Speaking of more arrogance from the NFL, do we really need to add another playoff team? Instead of increasing the number to seven, the league should reduce it to four.
The league is already watered down, and it becomes embarrassing at the end of the season when some of the teams can't even win to get into the postseason.
The Ravens needed to win on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals in the final game of the 2013 season, and despite forcing four turnovers, they still lost by 17 points.
The Miami Dolphins could have gone to the playoffs, but they lost by 13 to the visiting New York Jets in the final game. If either the Ravens or the Dolphins had advanced to the playoffs, they probably would have been one and done.
League officials believe it would create more excitement by adding another team, but all it does is provide a false sense of security and put more money into the owners' pockets.
Mike Pettine reportedly agreed Thursday to become the next coach of the Cleveland Browns, but I thought the former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator was somewhat of a surprise candidate for the job.
When Pettine was a defensive assistant with the Ravens from 2002 to 2008, he was basically considered a "yes guy" for Rex Ryan, who took Pettine with him when he became head coach of the Jets.
Pettine never seemed to have the characteristics or personality of a head coach, but neither did former Ravens assistant Mike Smith, who has coached the Atlanta Falcons to a 60-36 record over the past six seasons.
Thoughts on Sherman
But it's not the majority of people, just the usual prejudiced goofballs we all have to deal with occasionally. Sherman isn't a thug, but he is arrogant, self-promoting, loud and obnoxious. And he also is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.
Contrary to the image that is sometimes portrayed, there are few total packages in the NFL.
Welker's hit legal, but cheap
Usually in that situation, on a pick play, a receiver such as Welker at least pretends to be in the pattern or a possible target, but Welker went straight for Talib.
I feel bad for Talib, but not for New England coach Bill Belichick. He has been connected with a lot of cheap stuff during his 39 years of coaching in the NFL.
So far in the playoffs, the officials have allowed cornerbacks to play aggressively against receivers.
Will the rough play be allowed to continue if the Seahawks start smacking around Denver quarterback Peyton Manning?
That could be a key in the game.
Michael Jordan had his own set of rules in the NBA, and so do Manning and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the NFL.