The Seahawks take on the 49ers on Thursday night and it’s going to hurt, says Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. Now Sherman is a bad-ass, just ask him. But still, playing on four days rest is no way to live. The NFL is talking out of both sides of its mouth, Sherman asserts, when the league says it has player safety in mind and then schedules Thursday Night Football. Can’t have both, says Sherman.
“Any time you play a football game and play another one a few days later, it’s going to be tough on the body,” Sherman said — before going full-on passive-aggressive with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL brass. “But it’s just another one of those things. Another one of those simple contradictions of the league, because they care about us.” Because they care about us? Do you sense a touch of sarcasm there? Sherman has occasionally been misunderstood by the media, but this isn’t one of those cases. He’s a very savvy deliverer of messages and his phrasing is no accident. Look, this is a man who graduated from high school with a 4.2 GPA and went to Stanford — he thinks things through. Hey, at least the Seahawks only have to play the 49ers. Sherman should be able to get at least one interception no matter how little rest he’s had.