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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was a guest on NFL AM Friday and voiced his opinion on the NFL's Rooney Rule after the subject of Lovie Smith not getting a head coaching job came up. "Don't get me started on the Rooney Rule," Sherman said. " ... I mean, it's starting to become kind of ridiculous. It's past resumes and who's great. No offense to (new Bears coach Marc) Trestman, but they'd rather take a coach from the CFL than to take known, accomplished coaches." "And how ridiculous is that?" Sherman asked rhetorically. "There are teams hurting for defense. Hurting. He just coached one of the best defenses in the NFL, he got fired, OK. I would have thought his phone would be ringing off the hook soon as he got on the market. I think something needs to be done obviously, it's not my job to come with any kind of scheme or plan to put in place to help with that, but I think it's kind of ridiculous right now. "You have an all-white list when you have some great African-American head coaches," he went on. "You don't have to pick them just because they're black, but give them a fair shake. I don't know if Lovie Smith was white if he would still be on the market." var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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