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Sherman has no relationship with his college coach


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.

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87 Responses to “Sherman has no relationship with his college coach”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 1, 2013 8:59 PM

    Sherman fears Garcon. #TheNationalFixedLeaguecanthelpyouthisseason

  2. tokyosanbblaster says: Jul 1, 2013 8:59 PM

    In that photo he looks like a girl. I kinda like that.

  3. bobhk says: Jul 1, 2013 9:01 PM

    “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.
    This is taking the high road and maturing??
    Wow. Taking the high road means not saying anything at all if it’s not positive. I guess by his standards this is mature.

  4. 49erlifer says: Jul 1, 2013 9:01 PM

    Dont bite the hand that feeds you punk where would you be without ole jimmy! Go Niners!

  5. 49erlifer says: Jul 1, 2013 9:03 PM

    We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”

    Yes you will be the bigger players but steriods also have side effects

  6. markaw31 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:03 PM

    Dude’s trying to get paid…gotta be on best behavior!

  7. vienners says: Jul 1, 2013 9:04 PM

    It it helps to be humble when you are caught cheating.

    Please tell that to your teammate Browner

  8. floratiotime says: Jul 1, 2013 9:05 PM

    Who is surprised by this ?

  9. dsimp724 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:11 PM

    Calm down everyone it’s not like he wants to drive him to an industrial park or anything

  10. vincentbojackson says: Jul 1, 2013 9:12 PM

    A lot of talk among two teams in a division that’s been the league’s doormat for the majority of the last 10 years.

    You don’t hear all this talk from teams that enjoy consistent success year in, year out. They typically do their talking on the field.

  11. packerbackernj says: Jul 1, 2013 9:14 PM

    Dick Sherman added, ” Harbaugh never had a problem with me doing roids when i was in college, hypocrite.”

  12. 12thmanseattle says: Jul 1, 2013 9:17 PM

    You know to be completely honest Sherman has just figured out that pretty much every journalist is a headline seeking scumbag and he’s tired of the media blowing up everything he says

  13. commonsensedude says: Jul 1, 2013 9:17 PM

    “In other words, Sherman possibly has matured. And simultaneously has gotten a lot less interesting.”

    Could it be that some good actually did come from him getting slapped in the face by Trent Williams?

  14. vikings1976 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:17 PM

    This guys mouth gets bigger every day.

  15. tjacks7 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:17 PM

    Holy smokes, Richard Sherman went to Stanford? Did he graduate? I would guess not. I’d also guess the NCAA could uncover some grade-fixing there, if they weren’t too busy investigating players who bum a piece of bubble gum from a coach or booster.

  16. larondontlikeugly says: Jul 1, 2013 9:18 PM

    Of course you will be the bigger team with the bigger players. That’s why steroids are so awesome!

  17. kingbeason52 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:21 PM

    Sherman is a above average football player with a horrible personality. Its like that girl at work that has a slamming face and body but the second she opens her mouth it drops her from being a 10 to a 4.

  18. southpaw79 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:24 PM

    You can’t be the bigger team, bigger players after your team made physical threats. Your teammates charged off the high ground in full attack mode a couple weeks ago Richard Simmons…. err I mean Sherman.

  19. jimthebuilder27 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:25 PM

    As the real Cowboys would say, “Bout time partner!”

    Really, only time will tell.

  20. dirk504 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:26 PM

    His roid rage must have wore off. I’m sure he’ll be back to his usual self after he gets his turn at the injection around the locker room.

  21. qdog112 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:26 PM

    I guess you forgot about the little feud with Revis? You may think he’s less interesting because that’s your job to agitate, but I think he’ll show you how interesting he is when the season begins.

    He won’t mince his words. The kid is smart. Now is the time for preparation. He’ll continue to talk. Right now he’s just making sure when he does talk, he’s on the winning side of the conversation.

  22. jprcox says: Jul 1, 2013 9:26 PM

    I’ll take matured even if it means less interesting.

  23. ryann252013 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:33 PM

    soooooo annoying

  24. jetslakersfan says: Jul 1, 2013 9:35 PM

    What can u say when Jim telling the facts?

  25. spideysdog says: Jul 1, 2013 9:39 PM

    thank you Richard. as a life long Hawks fan, thank you.

  26. nje22 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Sherman is a complete ass hole

  27. lamptonsbarbershop says: Jul 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Sherman will be exposed this year we know browner a fraud (should be playing safety)

  28. jayhawk777 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Harbaugh, Baalke and whiners made a huge blunder in the 2011 draft. Needing a shut down CB, the whi.ers select Chris Culliver in the 3rd round and Culliver only started as a CB his SR, too, and was injured. Lol. How Harbaugh who converted Sherman to CB couldnt see his upside was an error in judgment that will cost the whiners dearly for years to coe. Culliver was a goat or burnt toast in the SB. I bet Harbaugh is kicking himself bcuz the whiners weakness is their secondary as exploited by Flacco. Then Harbaugh didnt recruit Doug Baldwin as a free agent and he’s a nice complementary receiver that he coached at Stanford. Harbaughs brain +$&# are Seattle’s gain. Thanks Jimmy! You da man! Haha

  29. dedicatedhawkfan says: Jul 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Good for him! I love him whether he is talking smack or on his best behavior.

    Whether he has matured or not, the haters’ PED insults will begin in 5…4…3…2..1…

  30. scdocal says: Jul 1, 2013 9:46 PM

    Sherman taking the high road. Sounds like hell has frozen over

  31. pinchekeith says: Jul 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    ” We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”

    With the better drugs

  32. hedleykow says: Jul 1, 2013 9:47 PM

    His hairdo has probably fermented slightly more than it has matured. But that’s a matter of personal preference.

  33. kirkkinne says: Jul 1, 2013 9:55 PM

    Let me get this right, Sherman has no relationship with Harbaugh, his coach at Stanford. Wow, I wonder where this piece of shi# would be without JH. Sherman is a total embarrassment! Someone, this year, will take his head off. Comparing Harbaugh to Pete, the cheat, Carroll–give me a break!

  34. lumjack32 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:58 PM

    Why would they have a relationship?

  35. jdubb84 says: Jul 1, 2013 9:58 PM

    See he’s easy to write about when he talks crap, love Sherm

  36. vincentbojackson says: Jul 1, 2013 10:02 PM

    Put him in the game already. What’s the guy have to do?
    Put him in the home run derby too.

    It would be a nice opportunity for the entire country to see the guy play. Half the country is asleep when west coast games typically begin.

  37. direwolf748 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:05 PM

    “We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”

    yeah no kidding cheaters!

  38. bigblue5611 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:13 PM

    The Seahawks and this clown talk way too much for an organization that has a big ZERO on the resume………..shut up and win something

  39. modellforprez says: Jul 1, 2013 10:21 PM

    Why you mad bro!

  40. alldonesmith says: Jul 1, 2013 10:25 PM

    Who does Richard Sherman think he’s kidding? Harbaugh is asked a question about the very high number of positive PED tests up in Seattle, and gives an honest but tame answer; two Seahawks players respond by saying they want to choke and lay illegal hits on him. On what planet is Seadderall the “bigger” team here? Stay classy Seahawks.

  41. brendank11 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:28 PM

    Pretty solid interview all around…which yes, does make it less interesting.

    For all the Sherman bashers on here, know that he has spent the offseaosn at many youth football camps around the USA, is hosting a charity softball game in the next couple weeks, and is doing a lot for the troubled Compton community/youth.

    There is no reason you should dislike a guy for using his mouth, when his outside of football time looks like this, over those NFLers getting arrested.

  42. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 1, 2013 10:30 PM

    Somebody told him to chill out and pipe down.

  43. broncosaddict says: Jul 1, 2013 10:34 PM

    “We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players”

    Duh!! Players dont take PED’s to get smaller…

  44. stlsteelerfan says: Jul 1, 2013 10:43 PM

    “We are the bigger team, the bigger players” is a poor choice of words when your team is known for PEDs

  45. nomesayin says: Jul 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    “…In other words, Sherman possibly has matured in the last 336 hours since he said something immature”

  46. aaroncurryisbust says: Jul 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    A lot less interesting? See, this is why Sherman jaws off in the first place, because apparently you don’t find a uniquely elite cornerback interesting otherwise.

  47. romosmicrodongs says: Jul 1, 2013 10:45 PM

    Sherman and mature don’t belonging the same sentence together!

  48. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 1, 2013 10:51 PM

    “I think his comments are what they are. We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”

    GO HAWKS!!!

  49. swaggyy says: Jul 1, 2013 10:58 PM

    Richard Sherman is awesome! Best corner in the NFL!

  50. jdsmodes says: Jul 1, 2013 10:59 PM

    I’ve seen Sherman asked about Harbaugh on other occasions and I got the distinct feeling he doesn’t like him. The whole bully thing and run up the score and so forth. The false story about Harbaugh honking his horn at the bus as the Seahawks were pulling out of candlestick (blatantly false story that got perpetuated by media outlets, JH doesn’t leave the facility for several hours after games). To Quote JH : “”No. No, that did not occur. That’s a fabrication. I can’t think of a time when I’ve left the game and the other team’s still been there this entire season.”

    Sherman is a heck of a talent and a very bright guy. His combination of play and mouth have gotten him the media attention he desired. But perhaps he has gotten enough negative feedback to stifle some of the brashness of his persona.

    You watch him on the top 100 interviews and he is a very articulate, well spoken young man. I won’t find him less interesting if he slows down on the braggadocio.

  51. breastfedted says: Jul 1, 2013 11:05 PM

    Haha, sorry but the only “high” road Douche Sherman has ever taken was the result of drugs

  52. sampsonswag01 says: Jul 1, 2013 11:05 PM

    I still don’t see what the big deal was all about. Harbaugh was asked a question about Seattle’s PED suspensions and he answered the question that he was aware of it. So many knuckleheads on here think he went out of his way to point it out and that wasn’t the case at all.

    Sherman and JH weren’t buddy-buddy at Stanford either…considering JH suspended Sherman from the team due to detrimental conduct.

  53. northstarnic says: Jul 1, 2013 11:12 PM

    Sherman’s an idiot. A juiced up idiot.

  54. stoptrippn says: Jul 1, 2013 11:15 PM

    Harbaugh and Pete Carroll are idiot coaches

  55. fumblenuts says: Jul 1, 2013 11:25 PM

    Shermanator on Patrol…………GO HAWKS!

  56. royalryno says: Jul 1, 2013 11:27 PM

    Dude, if your girls look like that, I would be worried…

  57. 206206blue says: Jul 1, 2013 11:32 PM

    You da man sherm. Haters goin’ always hate especially on any Seahawks article. Who cares though we used to that. Men lie, women lie, numbers dont lie MY BROTHA.

  58. dirtysouthniner says: Jul 1, 2013 11:43 PM

    Gee how will they get Bigger? Hmmmmmm wait for it….wait for it…

  59. panthrobro says: Jul 1, 2013 11:46 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jul 1, 2013 8:59 PM
    Sherman fears Garcon. #TheNationalFixedLeaguecanthelpyouthisseason

    Who? oh yeah that guy they put on IR.


  60. hendeeze says: Jul 1, 2013 11:47 PM

    I think his comments are what they are. We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”

    You don’t get to have 2 of your teammates threaten physical harm on the opposing coach, then claim to take the high road. That’s now how it works. And you don’t need a Stanford degree to figure that out.

  61. kylexitron says: Jul 1, 2013 11:52 PM

    Everyone’s been hating on Sherman for some harmless trash talk.

    Meanwhile, since he’s become a recognizable name (via said trash talk) he’s spent his entire off-season visiting inner-city schools, using his newfound celebrity to create celebrity charity softball games for great causes, and attending football camps for youth players.

    But lets all hate on him because in his expert opinion he doesn’t think Roddy White is anything special.

  62. David says: Jul 1, 2013 11:59 PM

    “In other words, Sherman possibly has matured. And simultaneously has gotten a lot less interesting.”

    If that’s how the media feels, I don’t want to hear them complaining about his trash talk anymore.

  63. gbpbacker84 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:06 AM

    I am against routing for players to get injured, but this dude makes it really tempting.

  64. goldrush36 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:17 AM

    Or Pete actually got tired of hearing him flapping his gums. As crazy as that might sound it seems Sherman has enough mouth to irritate even the most enthusiastic of coaches

  65. goldrush36 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:18 AM

    LVS is probably the one person on earth that can actually make me cheer for Sherman lol

  66. hawksfanallday says: Jul 2, 2013 12:32 AM

    Good for Sherman , as a hawks fan I hope he can do good this season or he is in for a lot of critisism everywhere. Lol

  67. bsandersislegend20 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:38 AM

    Im surprised he didn’t have something ridiculous to say like tate or brandon. It seemed like yesterday that he couldn’t stop running his big mouth.

  68. orivar says: Jul 2, 2013 12:39 AM

    Sherman is still a professional. His comments all came during downtime, right now teams are practicing so it’s not a coincidence that you aren’t hearing anything from him.

    Once the season starts things will change.

  69. braceyourselffor12 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:48 AM

    Dick Sherman and the horde of SEA bandwagon trolls will suffer the same fate as all those who display hubris.

    Much like the 2011 Detroit Lions they will overachieve then crash back down to the cellar. Especially without PED’s and replacement refs to assist them expect this team to be mediocre, I’ll be generous and say they go 9-7.

  70. brootaltroof says: Jul 2, 2013 1:34 AM

    Let him be boring . As long as he’s good.

  71. billybobyall says: Jul 2, 2013 1:57 AM

    Freakin’ sherman talks just to hear his own voice! He has comments about everything & everyone – & sadly, the media keeps having him on & the more he talks the less he is liked. Harbaugh doesn’t have a winning personality either. The problem with sherman is that he loves himself too dang much. And I like “sea-adderrall.”

  72. jg78219 says: Jul 2, 2013 2:17 AM

    Really the bigger team? After the comments made by your teammates I think it’s too late. Unless he was talking literally then I guess he would be right, I mean aren’t you suppose to be bigger when your roided up? I could care less who likes or dislikes Harbaugh the man is my hero he turned the 49ers around in 1 year. Usually it’s the coaches you hate that have the staying power and can coach. Although I hated Singletary, Nolan and Erickson and they couldn’t coach a game of checkers. Be that as it may Jim is a hell of a coach and it makes the haters go crazy. I love it keep it up Coach!!! Can we please stop with Jim was saying derogatory crap about the Hawks. He generalized if anyone actually listened to the interview and he was answering the questions that were posed. He gets a bad deal from the Bay Area media because he doesn’t play their game and treats them like they are stupid. I would too if someone asked stupid questions all the time and thought they could call a better game than I could and they didn’t to what I do for a living.

  73. jay62107 says: Jul 2, 2013 5:25 AM

    tokyosanbblaster, I would hate to see the girls you date if you think he looks like a girl there.

  74. 9ueenbee says: Jul 2, 2013 7:21 AM

    So who want to have a relationship with a douche like Sherman?

  75. bikeman53 says: Jul 2, 2013 7:22 AM

    Anybody else find it kind of funny he says “We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.” when talking about Harbaugh’s comments on Seattle’s PED troubles?

  76. winkeroni says: Jul 2, 2013 8:22 AM

    Anyone else think it’s funny Sherman said that they’d be bigger players?

  77. walkinginthewasteland says: Jul 2, 2013 8:37 AM

    I cant see why these Seahawks are going about it so brazenly with what they want to do. Just say nothing, and when you the opportunity arises, paterno Harbaugh when you go out of bounds!

  78. vermonator says: Jul 2, 2013 8:54 AM

    Sherman needs to be tested for ADHD so he can take his medication legally. Nothing to be ashamed of, millions of talented people have it. But to mistaken his behavior for anything else is really being ignorant. The signs are all there.

  79. nananatman says: Jul 2, 2013 9:04 AM

    So you deal? Do you deal a lot or deal a little?

  80. thejuddstir says: Jul 2, 2013 9:19 AM

    You can’t change a tigers stripes. Maybe he’s quit with the smack talk because now that he’s (presumably) off the PED’s, and the season is getting closer, he’s not as confident in his abilities to perform at the level he previously had…..just sayin’.

  81. wininer says: Jul 2, 2013 9:40 AM

    @walkinginthewasteland ..Nice comment, just like a Seaderall Seacawk. Spose if you can’t beat Harbaugh then you must resort to taking him out one way or another huh?

  82. tokyosanbblaster says: Jul 2, 2013 9:51 AM

    jay62107 says:
    Jul 2, 2013 5:25 AM
    tokyosanbblaster, I would hate to see the girls you date if you think he looks like a girl there.
    I hear you. And Sherman would probably be an 8 on my scale.

  83. jrazz22 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:02 AM

    Jul 1, 2013, 8:32 PM PDT
    You da man sherm. Haters goin’ always hate especially on any Seahawks article. Who cares though we used to that. Men lie, women lie, numbers dont lie MY BROTHA.
    You’re used to all the hate because the Hawks and their fanbase talk trash, yet have accomplished absolutely nothing.

    And you’re right, numbers don’t lie….0 Super Bowl wins.

  84. bpeterson464 says: Jul 2, 2013 11:17 AM

    Why are people calling Sherm a douche here? It literally makes no sense at all, he’s saying that he doesn’t talk with his old coach, and that’s not a big deal. He’s saying that Harbaugh can have his own opinion, and that’s not a big deal either. All this while helping at a football camp for kids in Bremerton. Read the article before you make assumptions.

  85. themackstrong says: Jul 2, 2013 3:08 PM

    Richard Sherman has been all over the country helping young kids improve in football so they have a chance at the next level. In the video, he is at a Nike camp doing exactly that. What is the last positive anyone on here has done for their community? Take shots at players on forums isn’t exactly worthy. NFL All Pro CB and he is still improving at the position…Next year is going to be fun to watch.

  86. tokyosanbblaster says: Jul 2, 2013 3:20 PM

    Sherman is NOT a douche, so quit saying he is.

    He is the bag part, though.

  87. chrismatthewsucks says: Jul 8, 2013 6:27 PM

    Why would any player have a relationship with a Coach who has multiple DUI’s, who cheats in the NFL (see Vikings game), and treats other coaches like a teenager (see lions game).

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