Granted none of us were in on the process of testing or being part of the appeals process (and if we were, we probably couldn't say anything per Non-Disclosure Agreements we would have to sign as a condition of employment), but common sense would strongly suggest that how we went about it suggests an admission of guilt, and that he's trying to work the system so that he can find some kind of loophole to escape out of.
At this point, what's done is done. All teams can do now is to prepare to face him and the Seahawks again when the time comes. As good as he is, he can't be everywhere at once, and opposing OCs would be wise to develop plans to capitalize on the holes in their defense and neutralize him as a result, whether it be running the ball down their throats, a dink-and-dunk passing game, etc. Of course, I wouldn't put it past him to say something along the lines of "hey I know when someone's scared of me" in an attempt to get the Marty McFlys of the NFL to say "Nobody...NOBODY CALLS ME CHICKEN!" and fall for his intimidation games hook, line, and sinker.
Whether Sherman was truly guilty or not, I think it's safe to say that there's probably not a lot of people outside of the Seahawks fanbase that consider him to be a person of high character right now, between his drama queen-level Twitter rants and made-up stories, to his on-the-field antics, and his loophole exploiting in this case.
Does all this give him an edge? Certainly. Does all this label him as the first visible product of the Carroll Culture? Possibly.
[ Edited by Protoman on Dec 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM ]