Pete Carroll “anxious” to see Richard Sherman bounce back in 2017

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A day after General Manager John Schneider said the team listens to everything in response to questions about outside interest in trading for cornerback Richard Sherman, coach Pete Carroll did the same before adding that he doesn’t “see anything happening at all.”

While Carroll expects to have Sherman back in his familiar spot in the Seattle secondary, he also made it clear that he doesn’t want to see a replay of what happened during the 2016 season. Sherman had multiple sideline blowups at assistants during games, criticized offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and sparred with the media in what Carroll called “self-inflicted” issues that he hopes won’t stretch into next season.

“I’m anxious to see him come back,” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “I know there have been some issues and stuff. I’m anxious to see him handle everything and do really well and represent himself and his teammates in great fashion. … He’s a fantastic battler. The only thing that happened is that he didn’t come back, he didn’t re-set as he has. He always found his way to reset [in the past] and he kind of stayed on the edge throughout the season, which was very challenging for him. … So I’m hoping that things balance out moreso for him so that he doesn’t have to carry an additional burden of just trying to be one of the best players in the NFL that he is. So I’m expecting him to do a really good job. He always has. Sometimes the turnaround time just takes a little bit longer than others.”

A trade looks unlikely right now, but Sherman has two years left on the deal he signed before the 2015 season. That means there will be a decision coming about his future in Seattle before too much more time passes and the issues Carroll discussed on Wednesday will likely play a big role in it.

29 responses to “Pete Carroll “anxious” to see Richard Sherman bounce back in 2017

  1. Pretty obvious Carroll is sending a message to Sherman that he better “straighten up and fly right” next year or he’ll be wearing a Browns uniform in 2018.

  2. I’d take him and his problems in a second. Sounds to me like a team full of issues who went away from the core strategy that got them a superbowl is trying to use Sherman as a scapegoat. Not saying he was right, but that team has way bigger issues than Sherman.

  3. u4iadman says:
    Mar 29, 2017 2:39 PM
    And if not…then he will be traded to a 3rd rate team next year.

    If not…then he will be traded to a different 3rd rate team next year.


  4. Sherman is as old now as Revis was when Revis signed with the Patriots.

    At that age, Revis had one great year left in him (2014). The next two (15 and 16) were average and below average.

    At their respective peaks, Revis was better than Sherman.

    This does not bode well for Sherman.

  5. I’m anxious to see him shut his frickin trap and quit acting like a narcissist. I would love to run into that clown somewhere in Seattle one of these days. Id be more likely to run into him in Redmond though. He’s the dumbest smart guy I can think of.

  6. It would be interesting if he were to change teams…….may stop him from talking all the time…….probably not.

  7. But but but, Pete said Dick Sherman was “injured” last year! Funny how the non-existent injury wasn’t mentioned. In Seattle “injury” is code for sucking.

  8. This sounds like Pete-speak (passive aggressive lexicon) for saying that he doesn’t know if Sherman is the player he once was.

  9. They’ve always been a vocal group but you can’t let the private issues become public, which is what started to happen. Anybody that’s played on a football team know that players criticize the OCs all the time (amongst other players) and after that Superbowl call, I’m pretty sure every that put their OC at #1 on their complain list, especially as during that season even their fans couldn’t stand half of his calls.

    But even with that you can’t let private things become public and let the other things distract you from being a good player and winning another ring.

  10. If Earl Thomas comes back at 100%, Sherman will look good. But if he doesn’t, Sherman will look like the average DB he was when Thomas went down last year.
    Thomas makes all those guys look better than they are.

  11. Thomas is great and we’re proud to have him. But the other players on the LOB are certainly carrying their weight as well. Seahawks problems are typically in other areas of the team, like OL last year. Hope that is much improved this year with some vets being added to help carry the load.

  12. Do any of you people actually watch the games? Sherman was still good when Earl went out. It was the other corners i.e. Shead and nickle corners that were getting burnt.

  13. May a trade never happen. We’ve never had such a vocal and effective team leader in the secondary since Kenny Easley. Let #25 retire a Seahawk.

  14. seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    Mar 29, 2017 7:55 PM
    May a trade never happen. We’ve never had such a vocal and effective team leader in the secondary since Kenny Easley. Let #25 retire a Seahawk.
    Thomas wears 29. Please try to keep up on who the leader is in Seattle’s secondary.

  15. Hope the hawks keep him. Disruptive, has lost a step…doing, saying, and experiencing all the things that make an aging cornerback of little value. JJ Nelson ran circles around the guy

  16. Sherman is as old now as Revis was when Revis signed with the Patriots.

    …and Sherman already has 4 more INTs than Revis does for his entire career.

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