"It's not going to be something that goes away. I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out."
- Richard Sherman on Michael Crabtree
Just in case you forgot, Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree really, really don't like each other. An offseason to cool down hasn't changed anything.
Sherman, an All-Pro cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks, resumed his verbal sparring with the San Francisco 49ers wideout during an upcoming episode of Discovery Channel's "American Muscle," according to USA Today Sports.
"It's much more of just I don't like the dude, you know what I'm saying?" Sherman said. "And I think he's sorry. So it's really what it comes down to."
The two NFC West foes have a history of disdain. The most notable episode came when Sherman bashed Crabtree at the end of last year's NFC Championship game, which ended when Sherman tipped a last-minute pass away from Crabtree for a game-ending interception.
"I just thought it was inhumane. I just can't believe one human being would treat another human like that … I just find that really hard to swallow. I wouldn't do my dog like that."
- Tony Dorsett on the NFL's treatment of head injuries
The NFL is on the verge of handing out more than $675 million to former players as part of a landmark concussion settlement, but hall of famer Tony Dorsett isn't content. The former Dallas Cowboys running back, who's reportedly been losing cognitive function, told the Dallas Morning News that the settlement "doesn't make up for anything."
"My brain is priceless," Dorsett said. "There isn't enough money that they can give me to make me want to look the other way."
Dorsett was specifically responding to allegations that the league and its teams withheld information from players about the dangers of head impacts.
"Tell everybody I'm working as hard as I can to get back to Packer Nation."
- Jermichael Finley
Finley, who was left briefly paralyzed by the injury and missed the final 10 games of 2013, is currently a free agent. He's been medically cleared by doctors, but hasn't received much interest on the open market. He did visit the Packers this offseason but left without a contract. Head coach Mike McCarthy has stated he's open to a Finley return, but Green Bay will want more assurance that he's truly healthy.
With a possible replacement already on the roster in third-round draft pick Richard Rodgers, the Packers are in no rush to bring Finley back.
"I love Cris Carter to death, I thought that was a bit irresponsible of him to make the comment about releasing Josh Gordon."
- Michael Irvin
Cris Carter recently stated that the Cleveland Browns should release troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was already facing a substance abuse suspension before he was arrested for a DUI over the July 4 weekend. Michael Irvin, the former Cowboys wideout who struggled with drugs himself during his hall of fame career, disagrees, according to the Broward/Palm Beach New Times:
You know, what works for Cris, when we're talking about true recovery, may not work for the other, so you can't make a blanket statement and just say, ‘Worked for me, it'll work for him,' because that's not necessarily the truth and I thought it was a bit irresponsible.
Carter struggled with substance abuse as a player and credits his release from the Philadelphia Eagles as the impetus that rerouted his career into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He stated that a release could provide a similar wake-up call for Gordon.