OPEN THREAD: Could the Skins use a player like Richard Sherman?

OPEN THREAD: Could the Skins use a player like Richard Sherman?
January 21, 2014, 6:00 am

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) gets shoved in the face by San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) while trying to shake hands after an interception by Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith (not pictured) during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field.

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Since the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman has dominated the news cycle. Sherman's incredible play in the end zone sealed the NFC Championship win for the 'Hawks, but Sherman's post-game interview made even more headlines.

It seems everyone in America has an opinion on Sherman: some negative, some positive. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said that Sherman is a good person, and let his emotions get the best of him immediately following a big win. Sherman himself apologized for his comments taking away from the great play of his team:

It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was just a small part of the person I am.

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But did Sherman need to apologize? Anything wrong with a football player proclaiming his greatness, talking a little trash, especially in a situation where it appears two players had a personal history? Sherman has proved to be an instigator -- the Redskins saw after their Wild Card loss to Seattle last season -- but he is also one of the best defenders in the NFL. 

Obviously if Sherman himself was available, the Skins should make a play for him. He is just that good. His teammates stand by him and the cornerback's skill can hardly be replicated on the field. But Sherman will not be available.

The question for Washington general manager Bruce Allen comes to if a player with serious skill, and perhaps a braggadocios personality, becomes available, should the Redskins make a move? Let us know what you think in the comments. 

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