Pete Carroll: Relationship with Richard Sherman “as good as it’s ever been”

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The month or so leading up to the draft featured plenty of discussion about the possibility of the Seahawks trading Richard Sherman with the team acknowledging that it had spoken to other teams.

Among the discussion topics was a report that Sherman was the one who brought up the notion of a move to the Seahawks, who some initially thought to be driving the talk after a season that saw Sherman blow his top at both members of the team and the media. Nothing came to fruition and General Manager John Schneider said late last month that the team had “kind of moved past” trade talks.

Sherman dismissed the idea that time spent talking about his departure would lead to any “bad blood” and he’s been at the team’s voluntary offseason workouts. Coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that the relationship between player and team hasn’t suffered.

“I think it’s as good as it’s ever been,” Carroll said on “Brock and Salk” on 710 ESPN.

A good season has benefits for everyone involved, which should make it easier to look past the things that sparked the trade idea in the first place and come back together to focus on-field business. How that goes will likely determine if there’s another round of the same chatter at any point down the line.

32 responses to “Pete Carroll: Relationship with Richard Sherman “as good as it’s ever been”

  1. Irrespective of who said or did what, I still think Sherman is a douche bag. He’s a great DB and on the field worth the money he’s paid. He’s just a douche bag everywhere else.

  2. If there is a bigger BS King in football then Pete Carroll I haven’t found him. Just shut up already! If you have to talk about how tight you are then you both hate each other.

  3. for my money, the Richard Sherman/Erin Andrews postgame interview was the best interview in a generation.

  4. Seattle’s playoff window has been slammed shut. The “12th man” was last seen boarding the bandwagon to L.A. to root for the Chargers. When they arrive, they’ll be met by the bandwagon from Atlanta, which arrived the day after the SB.

  5. Yes!!! As Lynch would say……’thankful’…….he’s our douche bag. An all time cast of defensive players….will be looked back on as once in a generation, so they better win another bowl with them.

  6. I’m glad Sherman held Carroll’s feet to the fire because of his coaches’ ineffective red zone schemes and play-calling.
    Pete is a well-known spin artist; and sometimes a great player like Sherman is the only one able to call b.s. on all the spin.
    The Seahawks were disgusting and pathetic in 2 minute schemes and 4 minute schemes and in the red zone scoring. The most embarrassing of all was when they couldn’t score from the 1 on 4 consecutive plays…… capped off when Russell Wilson couldn’t even stretch the ball over the goal line on a QB sneak.

  7. People read way too into these comments….”Sherman is a douche bag for yelling at his team”…uhm I’d yell at the OC too if they called that stupid play again and it almost resulted in the same outcome. Was losing the Superbowl not enough to learn…Sherman is a competitor and actually quite funny off the field. If you actually listen to his press conferences all he does is just answer questions, but if you read the article that relates to what Sherman says the next day, it’s like Sherman shot somebody…”If there is a bigger BS King in football then Pete Carroll I haven’t found him”…Seriously what coach doesn’t BS the media. Why would you want all your stuff out in the open. And actually the Hawks have been pretty open about the whole situation. Carroll just being an optimist looks at it in a positive way…weird….

  8. fishyinalittledishy says:
    May 4, 2017 2:18 PM
    Apart from that super bowl they tossed to the cheating ones.
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    Bwahahaha that patsanoia just eats at you like an acid. I almost feel bad enjoying how it twists you up in knots…almost.

  9. Translation: Richard Sherman’s ego is so fragile Pete has to coddle him.

  10. ricko1112 says:

    Seattle’s playoff window has been slammed shut. The “12th man” was last seen boarding the bandwagon to L.A. to root for the Chargers. When they arrive, they’ll be met by the bandwagon from Atlanta, which arrived the day after the SB.
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    If not for Earl Thomas broken leg, they were back in the Super Bowl last year, playing a team they had already beaten, on the road, on short week, with the Patriots having 2 weeks to prepare coming off a bye week.

    So, kinda open…

  11. Who cares if Pete Carroll and Richard Sherman get along? I know I don’t. As long as they lose together, that’s all that matters to me.

  12. This could be Richard Charmin’s last year in Seattle. They are looking at the DBs they drafted, and if they are any good, Charmin will be cut to save the salary cap if he won’t agree to a pay cut.

  13. kamthechancellor says:
    May 5, 2017 1:14 AM
    NFCW is in the bag. Arizona is overrated and washed up. Rams and Niners suck. Just need to get the #1 seed and get back to the SB.

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    Talk talk talk talk talk……then hide from the keyboard for a few weeks after yet another crushing postseason loss.

    Nothing to see here.

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