The Seahawks as a whole have been the target of NFL rule changes and strict enforcement since their Super Bowl victory last year. From changing the defensive interference rules to crack down on the kind of physical secondary play that propelled Seattle’s defense to be among the best in the league last season and issuing fines to players–namely Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman–for “violations” of the league’s media and sponsorship aims, Roger Goodell’s office has not made it easy on the defending champs this year.
Well, today, Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin were fed up with it and they let the media know exactly how they felt about their repeated problems with the league during a post-practice press conference. Featuring talk of products clearly in competition with NFL sponsorship deals, and Doug Baldwin hiding behind a cardboard cutout of himself for the entire two and a half minutes, the wrangle on stand-up comedy that the two showcased is hilariously impeccable.
There’s no doubt both of them will receive a call from the NFL commissioner’s office if they haven’t already, and fines are definitely likely. Who cares, though, because today these two proved that they definitely have an entertaining future in broadcast upon retirement (if not blockbuster comedic roles) while simultaneously ripping the shit out of Roger Goodell. That is always a beautiful thing. .