The injury suffered by Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Thursday night during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals created furious reactions online that ranged from whether or not he should have been on the field and if the franchise and NFL are doing enough to protect players.
Amazon’s Thursday Night Football broadcast team came under fire for the way they completed talked around the context of players being protected as well as what happened with Tua just days before that led to him taken off on a stretcher.
TNF analyst Richard Sherman received a bit of criticism directly given that he once stated he hated “Thursday Night Football” because of how the short week affects player heath.
Pro Football Talk managing editor Michael David Smith made sure to call him out about it on Twitter.
“As an active player, Richard Sherman was one of the most vocal critics of Thursday Night Football, arguing that it was dangerous for players to play with so little time off between games,” he tweeted. “Now he cashes a paycheck on Thursday Night Football and ignores the issue after Tua’s injury.”
On Friday, Sherman got around to responding to that tweet.
“Clearly scared to tag me,” Sherman responded. “If you watched the show you would know my comments on TUAs injury. To act as if me working for a network has any bearing on if the game will be played or not is asinine. We can have a face to face conversation about the issue.”
A face-to-face conversation will likely never happen between the two.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.