Cornerback Richard Sherman and coach Jim Harbaugh both left Stanford for the NFL in 2011. One went to Seattle, and one went to San Francisco.
And that pretty much ended things.
“I don’t have a relationship with him,” Sherman told NFL Network on Monday regarding Harbaugh. “I don’t try to go any route with him. I don’t deal with him; he is not my coach. So I deal with what is going on in Seattle and I keep it there. I think his comments are what they are. We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”
Sherman has taken a higher road than a pair of his teammates, who bristled at comments from Harbaugh regarding the team’s rash of PED suspensions. Cornerback Brandon Browner has said he wants to put his hands on Harbaugh’s neck. Receiver Golden Tate has said he’d like to give Harbaugh the Sean Lee treatment.
Sherman also took the high road on various other topics, saying the right things when it comes to whether the Seahawks and 49ers are the teams to beat in the NFC, whether he was disappointed with his position in the NFLN Top 100 ranking (Sherman came in at No. 50), and whether he wants to take another verbal shot at Falcons receiver Roddy White.
In other words, Sherman possibly has matured. And simultaneously has gotten a lot less interesting.