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Does Richard Sherman need to tone it down?

By Brady Henderson

Seahawks general manager John Schneider wasn’t all that pleased with Richard Sherman when the outspoken cornerback launched a verbal assault on ESPN personality Skip Bayless during an episode of “First Take” back in March.


“It wasn’t very impressive. I think he knows that,” Schneider told 710 ESPN Seattle before saying he thought Sherman comported himself well in the second half of the interview.

The latest instance of trash talking from Sherman – saying he doesn’t think Falcons receiver Roddy White is one of the NFL’s top 100 players – is benign by comparison. Still, it’s reignited the discussion about whether or not it’s in the best interest of Sherman and the Seahawks for him to turn down the volume.

“At a certain point – and I’ve heard Pete Carroll dance around this – at a certain point, you’ve just got to say to Richard Sherman, you’ve got to close the door on this, you’ve got to focus on football,” Mike Florio of told “Brock and Danny” on Friday. “You can’t be going out there picking these fights because you’re ultimately going to lose.”

Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby disagree, and they explain why in the video below.

You can listen to Friday’s show here.