Richard Sherman today criticized media protection of the NFL Draft for steadily making incorrect predictions about which groups are going to draft which gamers.
It’s amusing to think about the one that thinks a mock draft is meant actually to be a prediction of the future, however the greater drawback is that, by his personal standards, Sherman is unqualified to supply his opinion on this matter, as a result of he has by no means “performed the recreation” so to talk — Sherman is a cornerback, not a draft analyst.
That is an concept Sherman has expressed on quite a few events.
“I feel it’s silly,” Sherman informed Jim Trotter on SportsCenter, per ESPN.com. “Nevertheless it seems like one thing anyone who’s by no means performed the recreation would say, one thing that they might recommend, as a result of he doesn’t perceive. He’s only a face. He’s only a go well with. He’s by no means stepped foot on the subject and understood how one can get a private foul.”
And once more.
“Because you’ve obtained a bunch of fits doing it,” Sherman stated. “Like I stated earlier than, you don’t have a bunch of men … let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin speak about it for about 20, half-hour. Perhaps Cris Carter. Randy Moss, let these guys have a roundtable dialogue about what a catch ought to be and provide you with a rule.
“I assure you it’d be simpler than the rule they’ve now as a result of these are the cross-catchers. These are a few of the greatest move-catchers we’ve had. I feel it’d be extra simple and to the level. You’ve received a bunch of men who’ve by no means performed. They’ve in all probability touched a soccer to carry it out or to shake any person’s hand, to take an image, however they’ve by no means performed the recreation.”
So now you’ve a man, this Sherman right here, who has by no means labored for knowledgeable media group, has in all probability seen a number of mock drafts however has by no means truly revealed one together with his identify on it, has not spent years creating sources and doesn’t know the very first thing about the enterprise he’s speaking about.
He has, nevertheless, dabbled in personnel analysis.
“He’s an unimaginable athlete,” Sherman stated in August, per the Seahawks’ web site. “He’s going to be an amazing ballplayer. I proceed to face by what I’ve all the time stated — he’s going to be higher than me by the time it’s all stated and completed. The child’s a participant, he simply must put all of it collectively and hopefully he can keep wholesome and it’ll be a unbelievable yr for him.”
Sherman was speaking about Tharold Simon, who was reduce in 2016 after eleven months with the Seahawks and didn’t play in the NFL final season.