Roger Goodell responds to Richard Sherman's criticism

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Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about Richard Sherman's criticism regarding the new rule that will eject players for two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties:

"This is all in their control," Goodell said. "Sportsmanship is important to the membership. We all have standards. They have two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties before they’re ejected. The message from the membership and the clubs and from our coaches has said we’re going to be held to those high standards."

The Seahawks could be a candidate to play the Los Angeles Rams in China in 2018, writes Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times:

Assuming the Rams are the host, the question then would become which opponent would travel to play Los Angeles in the game.

Seattle could be a fit as a popular team that could still be a Super Bowl favorite at that point and would be as close to China travel-wise as any other possible foe.

The Seahawks have not stated a stance on playing in such a game (the reports surfaced after coach Pete Carroll met with the media here Wednesday morning).

Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle on Tom Cable's role in evaluating offensive line options:

I think what we've seen so far is that Cable may be given a wider array of prospects and options to pick from. That as opposed to getting players perceived to be better, he's given more of a range of selections to sort through. The perception promoted by some people in the local (and even national) media is that Cable sold Pete Carroll and the rest of the franchise a bill of goods about how good this offensive line was going to be in 2015. That essentially he got the sign-off on what he wanted to do. I think that characterization is fundamentally off base. I think that Carroll and the front office made the decisions they made in not investing more in the offensive line in believing that Cable was able to develop offensive linemen. That in effect, his coaching and development could make up the difference.