Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been discussed heavily since his post-game interview following the NFC Championship, but not all of the coverage that he has received has been positive.
Some are criticizing Sherman for taking away from his team’s performance and becoming a distraction, while others have been supportive and others are offering up advice.
For NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, his only hope is that Sherman can continue to be himself while resenting himself in the best positive way.
“It’s an emotional game, and you see a young man who comes off the field and he’s pumped up, and there’s so much excitement in the stadium, but no, I’m not cheering for that because he’s a great young man, he’s extremely well spoken, does great things off the field, obviously a great player on the field,” Goodell said, via Pro Football Talk.
“I want him to present himself in the best possible way, and make sure that he’s reflecting on himself and his family in a positive way. He took away a little bit from the team. That was what he said yesterday. I thought that was a very interesting comment and I think it’s fair.”
Sherman being so candid was one of the most entertaining moments of the playoffs to date, so we never want to see him go inside of a shell and bite his tongue. Considering who Sherman is and his personality, it is highly unlikely that we will ever have to worry about that.