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Richard Sherman thinks Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, others should figure out catch rule

This past week, the NFL Players Association voted on their executive committee, and Seattle Seahawks Richard was elected. On Sunday, he sat down with ESPN's Jim Trotter, and lit into NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL is considering a rule that would allow for ejection if a player commits two specific unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

Sherman dumped on Goodell for never having played, and that led to him commenting on the issues with defining a catch. The NFL decided they will not make any changes, but will instead work to educate fans, players, and others about the details of the rule.

Sherman is not pleased with any of it, and had an interesting comment. He said the NFL should let former players talk it over and figure out the rule. I don't know how serious or not he was, but there is something to be said for some kind of common sense type of deal. At times it feels like if two people at a bar can explain a catch, it should not be all that complicated. I realize it's not that simple, but it doesn't feel like it should be this complicated.

"Because you've got a bunch of suits doing it," Sherman said. "Like I said before, you don't have a bunch of guys ... let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20, 30 minutes. Maybe Cris Carter. Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.

"I guarantee you it'd be more effective than the rule they have now because those are the pass-catchers. Those are some of the best pass-catchers we've had. I think it'd be more straightforward and to the point. You've got a bunch of guys who have never played. They've probably touched a football to hold it out or to shake somebody's hand, to take a picture, but they've never played the game."