Seahawks GM claims team wasn’t ‘malicious’ in hiding Richard Sherman’s injury

Seahawks general manager John Schneider doesn’t believe his team should be punished for how it handled Richard Sherman’s knee injury.

The team reportedly is being investigated by the NFL after coach Pete Carroll revealed on a radio show that his cornerback had been dealing with a significant knee injury. Obviously, it’s against league rules for teams to hide significant injuries from their opponents, so the league is looking into how Seattle handled the situation.

Whaley said he was not privy to the details of the conversation Pegula had with Ryan before he was dismissed. He added that he didn’t need any explanation from Pegula about the decision.

The team promoted offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn to be the interim coach for Sunday’s season finale against the Jets, but not even that was Whaley’s decision.

Rex recommended Anthony Lynn be the interim coach, Whaley said Monday.

As for Ryan’s replacement, Whaley did say he would be involved in that process.

I am leading the search, and it is an open search, Whaley said, confirming that a request has been made to interview Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin. He added, of course, that Pegula has the final say.

When asked whether team president Russ Brandon would be involved, Whaley said, He’s the president of the organization and needs to be privy to conversations, but he’s not in on the decision-making process.

Whaley was asked several times what exactly it is that he does as the team’s GM. He didn’t really have an answer. Apparently those all come from the team owner. rams_031