Mike Florio: Sherman Isn’t Likable When He Spouts Off
Mike Florio, from ProFootballTalk.com, joins Mac and Jim for his weekly segment to discuss all the goings on in the NFL and to make fun of both of the hosts.
On Richard Sherman: There are plenty of athletes who say outlandish things. There’s nothing charismatic, charming or engaging about his delivery. That’s what people react to. He’s not likable when he spouts off.
On Belichick calling out Wes Welker for a dirty hit in the AFC Championship: If it’s any violation it’s offensive pass interference. It’s not unnecessary roughness or any type of foul that would trigger discipline from the league. The idea that the league would is going to discipline Welker is ludicrous. It wasn’t helmet-to-helmet or to the knee. There wasn’t any dirty element to it, it was a timing play. If anyone is going to be hear from the league office, it’s going to be Bill Belichick. Head coaches shouldn’t be standing up there, saying these kinds of things, setting an agenda against a player when he’s flat out wrong.
On a member of the 49ers sideline tripping a Seahawk during the NFC Championship game: FOX pointed it out, but then they just moved on. It was like, wait, this is a big deal. You have a guy not involved in the game, who is blocking the path of a player and delivering a blow that knocked the player down. I instantly trying to found out who the guy was. I got stonewalled by the team and the league. They’re protecting this guy’s name. It’s very odd.
Florio also discusses the “injured” Pro Bowlers, the meaningless nature of extra points, and how to fix them.