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Doug Baldwin remembers when Richard Sherman was “awful”

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Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin has known cornerback Richard Sherman since arriving at Stanford in 2007. And Baldwin says that when Sherman first covered him on the practice field, he looked nothing like the All-Pro cornerback he is today.

Sherman started his Stanford career as a wide receiver, and when Sherman first moved to cornerback he was lost. So Baldwin can remember when beating Sherman was easy.

“To be honest, when he first switched over he was awful, he was terrible,” Baldwin said of Sherman. “He couldn’t backpedal, he couldn’t track the ball, and he didn’t really try to quick jam, because he would get lost at the line of scrimmage. We had wonderful coaches at Stanford, they kind of honed in his skills, made him focus more on the details and then when he got here he kind of blossomed into amazing defensive back that he is now. He never in his mind had doubt that he would be one of the greatest, he’s always said that he was going to be one of the greatest whether he was going to be a receiver or a defensive back. I had no doubt in him as well because I know how hard he works.”

That hard work has paid off in a big way.

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12 Responses to “Doug Baldwin remembers when Richard Sherman was “awful””
  1. mzew233 says: Jan 27, 2014 6:51 AM

    I remember the ‘off years’ when New England didn’t make the SB because of injuries. When we get to the SB 2015, it will mean tom made the SB in 6/13 years in his career.

  2. jjpt4540 says: Jan 27, 2014 7:04 AM

    Sherman still knows Baldwin is still awful.

  3. roarfrom384 says: Jan 27, 2014 8:10 AM

    Déjà vu……

  4. therealtruth210 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:27 AM

    so i guess we wasn’t even a mediocre wr if they had to switch him to cb……

  5. harveyredman says: Jan 27, 2014 9:35 AM

    therealtruth210 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:27 AM

    so i guess we wasn’t even a mediocre wr if they had to switch him to cb……

    Was good enough to be offered a free ride to USC and other big schools, so he didn’t suck.

    He was meant to play defense. The years of playing wide-out helped him tremendously with his ball-hawking skills…

  6. listenup823 says: Jan 27, 2014 9:54 AM

    The arrogance of the Seattle Sherman’s will be their downfall.. Denver by 14

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 27, 2014 10:18 AM

    He moved because his settle-for-FGs-coach who is now in SF did nothing but run the ball. He would have been overlooked as a WR much like Georgia Tech “WRs” mostly are, outside of Calvin and Demaryius.

  8. osiris33 says: Jan 27, 2014 10:27 AM

    Denver by 14, LOL. The only chance the Broncos have is if the NFL brings back the SB XL refs. Seattle will win by at least 17.

  9. wartface says: Jan 27, 2014 1:10 PM

    Seattle’s defense will win this game. The score will be 23/16. The time of possession will be lopsided. Manning can’t win from the bench. Seattle’s defense will score at least 7 points.

  10. johnnyprc says: Jan 27, 2014 3:01 PM

    Id rather go into any game with a better defense than offense. Denver’s offense is truly great, but it all revolves around 1 player, and that is never good.

    Denver will live and die by how well Manning plays, and so the game is 1 wrong hit away from not even being competitive. Seattle doesn’t have that problem.

  11. rogerrodgers says: Jan 27, 2014 4:55 PM

    Sherman is going to teach Badwin a lesson by playing DB for the Broncos just to cover him.

  12. rogerrodgers says: Jan 27, 2014 4:55 PM

    Madden predicts Broncos will win the SB.

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