Richard Sherman suggests replay went against him because he’s active in the NFLPA

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San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman made a serious allegation after today’s win over Arizona: Sherman believes his status as a member of the NFL Players Association Executive Committee results in him getting more penalties, and less of the benefit of the doubt from the officiating office.

Early in today’s game, the Cardinals successfully challenged a play on which Sherman initially wasn’t penalized. The league’s officiating office looked at the replay and saw that Sherman had committed pass interference. Sherman wasn’t happy about that, and he suggested that the league is picking on him.

“I had three penalties on the season coming into this game, and to get three in a half is really interesting. Especially with the way that the reversals have gone. I think there’s been probably over 100 PI challenges this year, and there’s been five, I think, reversals, and I’m two of them. I think being an E.C. member and part of that committee has its perks, and then it has its conversations where you’re the only one who gets overturned,” Sherman said.

Sherman hinted that officials might want to please the league office by sticking it to a vocal supporter of the players’ union.

“I’ve been here long enough and played long enough to understand they call the game like that sometimes,” Sherman said. “I know the way the system works with referees and how they get in the playoffs, and how they have point systems whether they got it right or got it wrong, so the league will make that decision and tell them if they’re right or wrong.”

Sherman’s theory sounds awfully farfetched, and the reality is that he did commit pass interference on the play in question. Sherman is right that he’s one of the few players who has been flagged for pass interference after a replay review, but the idea that the league officiating office is targeting him is a stretch.

85 responses to “Richard Sherman suggests replay went against him because he’s active in the NFLPA

  1. This will be a dude that writes a serious tell all book once he retires that airs ALL the dirty laundry of the NFL and what the average fan has no idea about.
    Drug testing, PEDs, shade free agency deals and tampering stuff. You can bet in that once he retires

  2. As a fan of the team, I can honestly say Sherm is crazy. That was full blown interference. So were his other two.

  3. Remember when Sherman accused Baker Mayfield of refusing to shake his hand before the game, only for video to come out of the two shaking hands? Initially Sherman doubled down on that before finally admitting he was wrong. This is just more of that, Sherman trying to get his name in the press. Maybe if Sherman didn’t hold and commit P.I. so often he wouldn’t be on the wrong end of reviews?

  4. finzfan49 says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    This will be a dude that writes a serious tell all book once he retires that airs ALL the dirty laundry of the NFL and what the average fan has no idea about.
    Drug testing, PEDs, shade free agency deals and tampering stuff. You can bet in that once he retires
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    And the whine when he isnt a 1st ballot or 2nd or 3rd.. maybe 4th

  5. finzfan49 says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm
    This will be a dude that writes a serious tell all book once he retires that airs ALL the dirty laundry of the NFL and what the average fan has no idea about.
    Drug testing, PEDs, shade free agency deals and tampering stuff. You can bet in that once he retires

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    And that book, like almost all of his claims in the media will be nothing but fiction.

  6. I mean – look at the non-call that was upheld in the ravens Texans game. Heck, we’ve all seen over a dozens of calls where they refused to overturn PI and the general consensus is that it’s foolish for coaches to challenge a PI non-call, because they don’t overturn ANYTHING. So when they refuse to change any other rulings, but randomly overrun this call, it actually gives credence to Sherman’s crack-pot theory that the league is using this in a nefarious manner.

  7. Dude, you were tackling the WR before the ball arrived.
    If that isn’t pass interference, then what do you call it?

  8. Believe what you will, but this dude is very sharp. Maybe a bit narcissistic, but no more than any other superior athlete who also has the brains.

  9. All together now…. Sherman, Bennett, Kap, A. Brown all think the NFL is against them.
    Yet nobody would know who they were if they didn’t play in the NFL. The only thing that is so sad here is the media gives them free time to make up and spill as they choose.

  10. He probably thinks there’s a massive conspiracy if he doesn’t get a toy in his Happy Meal box.

  11. What about the review of the last niners first down that they were gifted, even though they were clearly a yard short? That should have set up sf for a game tying fg attempt.

  12. Sherman is a loudmouthed tool!!!! Sherman committed a blatant PI on the play in question dragging Kirk down from the back right as the ball is getting there and he did it because he knew he had beat for a touchdown and if he didn’t that Kirk would of had a walk in TD in that play. Sherman was beaten like a drum all day long today.

  13. It went against him because it was a clear PI. The 3rd flag was a little more questionable but I still wouldn’t say it was a bad call

  14. Richard has definitely lost a step. He was always making up for his lack of top flight speed with grabby play.

    Now he is even slower with age…he needs to grab these days and QBs should test him.

    Still smart but nobody beats father time.

  15. Many men named Richard go by the name of Dick. I can’t think of a more appropriate name for Mr. Sherman.

  16. I had three penalties on the season coming into this game…you mean 3 penalties that were called…we all see non-called penalties and Sherman has quite a few non-calls.

    That does not mean he is wrong here though…but it also doesn’t mean he is right.

  17. Give it a rest. You sucked. Don’t try to play the victim like you always do. It’s pathetic.

  18. You see the issue really is you should have been getting PI over the years you didn’t now your aren’t getting preferential treatment like you use to and it just seems wrong to you.

  19. As a Niner fan… Sherman is on crack. That was clear-cut PI. If anything its a joke that the ref missed it in the first place.

  20. People are saying he is crazy. Not gonna argue that actually. Lol…. but look at what he is saying…. he’s saying that most calls don’t get reversed…and he is not wrong. There have been some really obvious P.I. calls that have not been overturned. He’s not saying he didn’t commit the penalty. He’s saying that the overturn rate is suspicious. He’s not wrong. I think the league is doing this on purpose to prove a point because of the fan backlash after that abysmal non call in the Saints game last year. Yeah we’ll give you your P.I. review, but we won’t be changing the call….

  21. changeosea says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    Believe what you will, but this dude is very sharp. Maybe a bit narcissistic, but no more than any other superior athlete who also has the brains.
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    He might be sharp. But he is also crying about conspiracy theories over a correctly made call just because it didn’t go his way. If you doubt this then listen to his clam and then look at the replay.

  22. How about the pass interference call on the Cardinals LB in the 3rd period ???

    That may have been the worst call of the game ???

    Cardinal LB, never made contact with the 49er reciever… had position, had his head around, and the 49er actually grabbed him as he ran through him, and they called Arizona.

  23. Or hows about even after years of getting penalised, he didn’t turn around to look at the qb and he clearly pushed the receiver

    Give over loud mouth

  24. “Hey guys, over here! Remember me? I used to get all kinds of headlines. Don’t forget out me!”
    –Richard Sherman, former top CB

  25. Thing is… you gotta give it some credence because Richard is really intelligent.
    He did go to Stanford, you know.

  26. changeosea says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm
    Believe what you will, but this dude is very sharp. Maybe a bit narcissistic, but no more than any other superior athlete who also has the brains.
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    If this is true then his behavior and statements are certainly a good cover. I submit that he’s not that smart and he clearly didn’t go to Stanford on an Academic scholarship.

  27. The league is very inconsistent with the replay for pass interference. Sherman’s PI is no where close to the mugging Deandre Hopkins got from Marlon Humphrey. Al Riveron has screwed up 1 too many times. He needs to be replaced!

  28. Or maybe because he’s older now has lost a step, getting later in season . Not getting away with what he used to funny how there is always someone else to blame .

  29. NFL inviting every conspiracy theory imaginable when they consistently ignore pass interference challenges such as what happened early in Baltimore/Houston game while overruling officials on lesser obvious but definite pi on plays such as Sherman was involved with.

    Personally, I wish to consider that there are different decision making eyes in NY depending on what time of day the games are. Are the same folks really sitting there staring at every game all morning then working afternoon games too? And then the Sunday night game???

    I doubt it, but when are you media folks going to ask the questions and discuss what I just brought forward.

  30. On the way to work today the light changed to red with no yellow at all. I understand Sherman’s conspiracy theory batter than anyone.

  31. unbiasedminds says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    finzfan49 says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    This will be a dude that writes a serious tell all book once he retires that airs ALL the dirty laundry of the NFL and what the average fan has no idea about.
    Drug testing, PEDs, shade free agency deals and tampering stuff. You can bet in that once he retires
    _______________________________________________–

    And the whine when he isnt a 1st ballot or 2nd or 3rd.. maybe 4th

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    I get tired of Sherm’s act/mouth as much as anyone…but fact is he’s a no doubt hall of famer with the career he’s had, and it ain’t gonna take 4 tries.

  32. Surprised? This is a microcosm of today’s society especially in the “community.” Nothing and I mean nothing is ever your fault. It is always someone or some other entity’s fault. No one can take responsibility for their actions.

  33. If replay was ever going to get over turned it would be against sherman, this dude holds on for life every play and prays his d line can get to the qb

  34. You are so right Sherm, its all about you and everyone out to get you. First the Sea Hawks and now the refs. Hey face it you aint the player you used to be and yes they throw the ball at you knowing that. HA. Career has been

  35. Probably a conspiracy theory, but it does raise a question of how impartial the NFL can be when it has the ability to overrule somewhat independent officials on the field.

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