If there is one player on the Seahawks that always voices their opinion, it's Richard Sherman. The 29-year-old and seven-year veteran has seen his fair share of penalties for defensive pass interference, holding, and often explains why the NFL favors offensive players. Yesterday, Sherman took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the Barry Church, targeting Rob Gronkowski's upper body, as seen below.
Maybe one day ppl will support the need to change DPI to a 15yard penalty. But hey they want to see points right.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 21, 2018
The hit on Gronk is the only way Church could have done his job without just obliterating Gronks knee. If he would have just hit him low most ppl would calm him dirty. So there is nothing he can do to make everyone happy and do his job. Unless you think he should let him catch— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 21, 2018
Would love to see some of these fans play the game. They all have such great perspectives 🙄. Couldnt even imagine playing at the speed and intensity that these men are playing at. Split second decisions.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 21, 2018
Gronkowski suffered a concussion and did not return to the game. This isn't the first time Sherman expressed his opinion on the rule, even writing in 2013 for Sports Illustrated that he would consider changing the "defenseless receiver" rule. The defenseless player rule was implemented in 2010 and is defined by the league here.
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