Richard Sherman on Seahawks trade talk: “There is no bad blood”

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman understands he’s on the trade block. And he’s also old enough to understand it’s part of the circle of NFL life.

Sherman told Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com that he’s aware of the talks General Manager John Schneider alluded to yesterday, but that he doesn’t necessarily anticipate a deal.

“Very little chance it happens, but both sides are listening,” Sherman said. “I honestly don’t have much more to say about it than what I’ve already said. We have a great relationship, . . . There is a lot of love and respect. There is no bad blood.”

And while it’s easy to see this as the Seahawks sending him a message, Sherman said that’s not how he’s hearing it.

“Not at all. I’m not in the least bit concerned about that,” he said.

If he’s not, perhaps he should be.

The fact they’d be willing (if not eager) to move such a big piece of their defense and their culture is your annual reminder that no one in the NFL is untouchable. And with a defense that is getting older and more expensive, getting something to take Sherman off the books would give them the kind of flexibility to retool for the future.

54 responses to “Richard Sherman on Seahawks trade talk: “There is no bad blood”

  1. For someone who doesn’t need the press and was going to clam up to show us that we would all miss him when he was gone, he sure has been doing a lot of yapping over the last couple of months.

    This guy doesn’t just need the media, the media OWNS him. Ha!

  2. Clearly Sherman has aggravated the team brass. Brandon Cooks did that to the Saints brass last year by whining about not getting the ball. Now he’s a Patriot. Lets see how long he keeps his mouth shut in New England because we all know Brady spreads the ball around like Brees does. Sherman aint all that good anyway. He’s just a chess piece in a great defensive system. Geaux Saints!

  3. If they were sending him a message, it sounds as though he may have received it. Not sure I’ve ever heard him say the words “I honestly don’t have much more to say” before, so that’s encouraging.

  4. He might be a “system” player, it would be interesting to see if he went to a team not as good as Seattle and made a difference…..teams would definitely throw at him.

  5. Nah, he isn’t a key piece of the defense. He’s a product of the system and the stellar players around him. He’s only known so well for all the talking he does.

    Hawks can draft a corner and dump Sherman and have the same output for cheaper without the distractions.

  6. Sherman has always been good at not holding grudges. For example, he wears No. 25 to celebrate the total postseason wins of Tom Brady.

  7. I don’t see why it is a surprise that the organization wants to trade him, the guy is a ticking time bomb. No business out there wants a mouthy/childish employee.

  8. Richard is going to get the majority of the $$ left on his contract no matter what uniform he is wearing. That’s also why he’s not concerned.

  9. Hopefully, as a big fan of his playing, he stays with Seahawks. Hopefully, as one of the leaders on the team, he stays the same “on the edge” player and doesn’t change his approach to game day. Hopefully, he changes his tone generated inward to the team, but remains the same toward the opponents. There seems to be proper incentives with the money he gets for doing so.

    Go Hawks!

  10. ….suprising…
    another intelligent, outspoken Black Man has an intelligent response to the “seattle message” and the comment section blows him up.

    race trumps all..
    same as it ever was.

  11. Sherman to the Pats.

    Pats have capital. Jimmy G should yield a 1st and a 2nd rder, and Butler is still sitting there as a chip, that would get Seattle’s CB position younger and a bit cheaper.

    Just saying.

  12. No worries little Richard, not many teams are looking for a racist and egotistical defensive back that argues with teammates and coaches. Do find it distressing that your team is trying to get rid of you.

    You Mad Bro?

  13. It’s becoming rather apparent that Sherman missed a drama class or two at Stanford. Please, Richard, stick to football. You really suck at acting.

  14. At least one of the parties in this potential trade scenario isn’t tanking his own best interests.
    You would think that ownership would operate with more scrutiny when they are trying to recover the best return. When everyone knows both sides want out, the price foffered by interested suitors goes down.

  15. r502 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 10:07 AM
    At least one of the parties in this potential trade scenario isn’t tanking his own best interests.
    You would think that ownership would operate with more scrutiny when they are trying to recover the best return. When everyone knows both sides want out, the price foffered by interested suitors goes down.

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    I disagree. Seattle is doing exactly what they want……sending Sherman a message by firing a few shots across how bow…..

  16. A lot of people hate this guy, but I would be pretty upset if the Seahawks gave him up. Besides Marshawn Lynch, no other player was more responsible for putting us back on the map. Our swagger as a defense stems from him. He brought a level of personal accountability and hence trust to every position on the defensive field. He may be loud-mouthed, but I support him whole-heartedly.

  17. Packer fan here.

    Sherman is a disruptive, egotistical, narcissistic loudmouth. And, as much as GB needs a shutdown corner, I wouldn’t have him on our team if all we had to pick from were high school kids.

  18. mortyglickstein says:
    Apr 6, 2017 8:56 AM
    Brady is untouchable until he is 45, then the Jets will try to get him.

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    LOL! Will never happen. Brady doesn’t play for money, he plays to win. So, what would be the incentive to go to the Jets?

  19. if you’re outspoken, confident, and good…this league will find a way to emasculate you one way or the other

  20. The fact they’d be willing (if not eager) ….

    Whoa, where did this “eager” come from?

    I haven’t read that in any interview or analysis except here.

  21. Dick Sherman is going through the 12 stages of grief upon hearing the news that Seattle is finally tired of his mouth and diva attitude.

    He’s already gone through Shock and Denial. Now he’s on the upward turn portion. Just a few more stages to go, Dick!

  22. Browns offer a first and second. They get a stellar corner, a foundation to their rebuilding. Its like the browns using a draft pic early. I something is brewing. Where there is smoke….

  23. Sherman to the Pat’s, Pat’s go 19-0, Tommy get’s his sixth ring, breaking all existing NFL records and retires early, Jimmy gets the starting position…

    Dynasty Phase Two begins in the ’18-’19 Season with Jimmy at the helm…

  24. wib22 says:
    Apr 6, 2017 12:18 PM
    Most overrated player ever, so makes sense that he’ll be a future patriot!

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    How would that make sense? Would you call 5 SB Championships a team of overrated players? LOL

  25. squackduckhawk says:
    Apr 6, 2017 10:42 AM

    Unless they can somehow bamboozle Altlanta out of Trufant, he belongs in blue and green.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Keep dreaming big guy. As a long time Falcons fan and a Seattleite, I can say 100% I’d rather have Tru right where he’s at.

  26. I guess that a Seahawks team without Sherman hogging the microphone and dominating the locker room culture would be refreshing. I’m for him leaving.

  27. he forgot it’s called a team, not a sherman. over rated, can only play one side of the field.

  28. Anyone who says Sherman isn’t that good and just a system guy either hates him and can’t see through it or doesn’t watch him play. The dude has 30 picks since he got here and that’s 10 more than anyone else. He’s also a great run defender. I’m fine either way as a Hawks fan as long as he steps in line. His sideline stuff was BS last year. If he comes back and quits that nonsense I’m cool with that. If they trade him and use the resources to fix the run game I’m cool with that too. Hawks are the second best organization in football behind the patriots. If a was a lesser fan I’d say “Nobody has it better than us” but that’s not true. Funny how the worst franchise in football has fans that actually say that .

  29. Anyone who says Sherman isn’t that good and just a system guy either hates him and can’t see through it or doesn’t watch him play. The dude has 30 picks since he got here and that’s 10 more than anyone else. He’s also a great run defender. I’m fine either way as a Hawks fan as long as he steps in line. His sideline stuff was BS last year. If he comes back and quits that nonsense I’m cool with that. If they trade him and use the resources to fix the run game I’m cool with that too. Hawks are the second best organization in football behind the patriots. If a was a lesser fan I’d say “Nobody has it better than us” but that’s not true. Funny how the worst franchise in football has fans that actually say that .

  30. bondlake says:
    Apr 6, 2017 10:37 AM
    Packer fan here.

    Sherman is a disruptive, egotistical, narcissistic loudmouth.

    //////////////

    You just described every packer fan

  31. My Pats trade swap him for Butler and they meet again in the Bowl where Loudmouth gets beat deep, Butler breaks up the Pats winning drive, and I feel the Hawks agony for the rest of my life. Gotta just keep chanting “In Bill I trust” to ward off that demon.

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