Pete Carroll takes Richard Sherman critiques with “grain of salt”

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After being released by the Seahawks and signing with the 49ers, cornerback Richard Sherman said that he thinks Seattle “kind of lost their way a little bit” when it came to evaluating players who would help the team.

Sherman also said that head coach Pete Carroll’s “philosophy is more built for college” because the constant change of players means that the messages, stories and anecdotes coming from the coach never get as stale as Sherman suggested they became with veteran Seahawks players. On Tuesday, Carroll responded to questions about Sherman’s comments with a shrug.

“So what else is new?’’ Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “Sherm has been saying stuff his whole career, so this is nothing different. I’ve been through so much of what he has said, I take it all with a grain of salt. He’s just battling. He’s just trying to figure it out.”

There’s no denying that the Seahawks have shaken things up this offseason, though, and Carroll made a college analogy of his own while discussing those changes. Carroll said “it feels like a graduating class has come through” with players like Sherman and Michael Bennett leaving and doubts about Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril playing again.

How the Seahawks replace them and how they fare in the standings will serve as the ultimate answer to Sherman’s feelings about the team’s talent evaluation.

28 responses to “Pete Carroll takes Richard Sherman critiques with “grain of salt”

  1. It’s just Richard being Richard. He likes to criticize anything and everything but he’s so thin-skinned if anyone were to say this to him he’d have a temper tantrum.

  2. Was this Sherman flapping his gums or his agent? After all they are the smartest people on the planet.

  3. As much as Pete Carroll’s messages wore thin with those players, it sounds like Richard Sherman’s messages wore thin with the coaches too.

  4. 700levelvet says:
    March 28, 2018 at 9:50 am
    Was this Sherman flapping his gums or his agent? After all they are the smartest people on the planet.

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    Right. Just ask them.

  5. >There’s no denying that the Seahawks have shaken things up this offseason

    Losing to the Rams 42-7 at home and showing the Seahawks just how far away they really are has a way of putting in motion a rebuilding process.

  6. Sherman sure left bitter. Claims to know everything in business world, yet cant comprehend that his release was a business thing, not a “we dont believe in you no more”. Sour grapes

  7. I love Pete’s comment on Sherman battling trying to figure it out. AKA he doesn’t understand how he is getting older, coming off a major injury and Petey wants younger guys who don’t run their mouths non stop yelling at coaches.

  8. We had to take all Pete’s Injury Reports without Sherman on them with a big pinch of salt too.

  9. .
    Sherman is right about one thing. That is Seattle has done a poor job in recent Yeats of building a supporting cast around Russell Wilson. Recent drafts have been subpar at best.
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  10. Sherman just staying on brand. One of those players that has proven his worth and ability to be able for the organization to put up with his attitude, but as soon as it appears those skills are diminishing, the day to day stuff can be someone else’s headache.

    No denying he was an absolute deterrent and took away half of the field for the passing game for basically 4-5 years, which allowed the Seahawks D to build around and game plan around.

  11. Good observation by Richard Charmin, but it is an easy observation for him since he is in the locker room. There have been a lot of turnover of players that last few seasons. Many of these players are bench players or backups at various positions. Some receivers and TE on their Super Bowl losing team for example were pretty much gone the next season. Lots of defensive backs have come and gone through what looks like a revolving door. Same thing with the O line and running backs. Not sure if Petey is doing it to try to indoctrinate them, but he seems to have no patience for any player that does not perform the way he wants them to. Such high turnover is not good unless the replacement players are much better. They are not. The result is a terrible O line, a terrible rushing attack, and a deteriorating Legion of Bust. The receiving corp is also deteriorating, as former starter Jermaine Kearse is in New York and his replacement Paul Richardson has left as a free agent. Petey is blaming the assistant coaches for not doing a good job turning the sow’s ears into silk purses, so he fired a bunch of them after last season. Unless his new assistant coaches are miracle workers, they will not be able to these journeymen players into NFL stars.

  12. Sherman tells it like it is. All those Seattle fans talking about their “dynasty” and what happened? ONE RING. That’s it. The 49ers earned FOUR RINGS in the 1980’s alone and have FIVE RINGS after going 16 straight seasons with 10 or more wins. NOW THAT IS A DYNASTY.

  13. Poor Richard really hasn’t been the same since Brady torched him and the rest of the LOB for over 350 yards in the SB….including two 4th quarter TDs…

  14. See Seattle – this is why the rest of us couldnt stand the guy while he was on your team. Just a mouth. Average player.

    Yea such an average player that the best that in both Super bowls and the NFC Championship game. Manning, Brady and Rodgers targeted Sherman 5 times combined for 12 yrs and Sherman had 1 int. Bro get the hate out tour heart.

  15. Charmin does have a point about Petey thinking like a college coach. He has gotten rid of players such as Beast Mode who gave him a hard time instead of acting like an obedient college kid. He put up with Beast Mode’s antics when he was producing but got rid of him after Thomas Rawls did well enough to give Petey the delusion that Rawls could replace Beast Mode.

  16. With the Rams literally going all in to get Season ticket sales for the expensive stadium and maybe a deep playoff run, now is the time to shuffle the deck in Seattle. The Rams will soon be in cap hell like the rest of the league with franchise players with Gurly, Goff, and Donald. Once all the QB’s in the NFC West are making 25+ million per year the parity will again be there just like the NFL likes it.

  17. This guy is a snake. One of the most unlikeable players in NFL history and probably world history.

  18. > Losing to the Rams 42-7 at home and showing the Seahawks just how far away they really are has a way of putting in motion a rebuilding process.
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    Rams should be focusing on winning a “home” playoff game first, rather than focusing on SB Champion Seattle Seahawks, which everyone knows should have been back to back SB wins. We in Seattle are loving the fact that we live in the great NW rather than that concrete jungle aka LA.

  19. nhpats says:
    March 28, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Poor Richard really hasn’t been the same since Brady torched him and the rest of the LOB for over 350 yards in the SB….including two 4th quarter TDs…
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    That entire defensive backfield was a shell of itself compared to the year before in SB48. Difference was in SB48 the entire team was healthy. In SB49, everybody in the backfield was injured before the game. Still, Brady didn’t win SB49, Malcolm Butler did, on the 1 yard line. We all saw Brady pouting when the Lynch ran the ball to the 1. No need to attempt to write revisionist history. You mad bro?

  20. Given the exodus of talent that left SEA the Hawks are going to be absolutely HORRIBLE in 2018 and will be the worst team in the NFC-W. The Hawks have ZERO Pass-Rush with Bennett, Avril and Sheldon Richardson all gone & replaced by massive draft busts Mingo and Dion Jordan. Their D-Line is now extremely weak. Their pass defense is even weaker and given the loss of pass rush it is going to really get exposed given that Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Jeremy Lane, DeShean Shead and Byron Maxwell all gone while they are trying to trade Earl Thomas because John Schneiders horrible trades HORRIBLE TRADE Moves have them behind on picks, that tends to happen when u trade a 2nd round pick for a guy who now plays in MN in Sheldon Richardson. SEA has no 2nd or 3rd round pick this year, which is a HUGE Problem in a rebuilding year. Offensively SEA is much worse off as well losing both starting TE’s in TD Machine Jimmy Graham, TE Luke Wilson, #2WR Paul Richardson they replaced w/ a cheap WR4, their offensive line is arguably the NFL’s worst but definitely one of them and definitely the worst in the NFC-W and they have ZERO RUN-GAME without ONE good RB on the roster, they signed ZERO free agent RB’s and will be looking to draft another late round back. If SEA didnt have Russell Wilson they would have a 1-3 win roster next year, thats how bad it is. SEA will be lucky to win 5-6 games next year and will be easily the worst team in the NFC-WEST, they are in FULL Rebuild mode.

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