Richard Sherman calls story of friction in locker room “nonsense”

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is denying a report that he and quarterback Russell Wilson aren’t seeing eye to eye, and that the differences between the two are emblematic of the friction between Seattle’s offense and defense.

Sherman told SiriusXM NFL Radio that the story isn’t true.

“It’s just a bunch of nonsense from ‘anonymous’ sources. Can never put much gravity of things like that,” Sherman said.

While it’s true that much of the detail in the ESPN story comes from anonymous sources, it’s a lot of detail from a lot of sources. It’s hard to believe that all of it is false — especially when it comes on the heels of the Seahawks exploring trading Sherman, something they likely wouldn’t be doing if everything in Seattle were going smoothly.

So while Sherman’s denial isn’t surprising, it also won’t be surprising if in the weeks ahead, more reporting focused on the Seahawks confirms that there really is trouble brewing in Seattle.

39 responses to “Richard Sherman calls story of friction in locker room “nonsense”

  1. Now why do I have a funny feeling that after Sherman is traded or released next year that his views will do a complete 180?

    “Russell is coddled by the coaches and it’s all the offense’s fault that we didn’t win multiple Super Bowls!”- Richard Sherman to anyone that will listen in March 2018

  2. Remember when bandwagon Seattle fans were celebrating the birth of a dynasty, and then it tragically died before its 2nd birthday?

  3. Ah yes…..the good ol’ circling of the wagons. But really, what else are they supposed to say?, “Yep, it’s a dysfunctional mess in here!”?. Whatever issues that they may have….allegedly…they’re more interested in winning so I’m sure all of the players will keep up the united front. At least until the losing starts.

  4. This is Awsome, it just shows how brilliant Tom Brady and the Patriots are. They can still have a lasting effect on them three years later.

  5. Actually, if you look at Sherman’s comment, it really comes across as “a non denial, denail”

  6. As Norv Turner once told Troy Aikman: “Nothing is ever as bad it seems, and nothing is ever as good as it seems.

    I’d say somewhere between Sherman and Bennett’s comments and this article lies the truth.

  7. I have to agree with Richard that one can never put much gravity of things like that. Well said, sir.

  8. Sherman’s own words and actions would seem to counter his denial. Pete Carroll’s emotional and verbose Hawks present a very interesting contrast to Belichick’s business like and bolted down Patriots.

  9. Whatever the Seahawks are doing to create their winning environment, they should keep on doing it. They have so many players who have produced above and beyond what was expected of them coming out of college. They won a super bowl with a running QB. Sherman was a fifth rounder. Pete Carroll knows how to handle young men from different backgrounds. Most super bowls are won with HOF QBs. The sign of a great coach is the ability to win without one.

  10. Sherman is obviously jealous of Russell Wilson’s popularity. He is making hand over Fist with his contract and endorsement deals. Sherman’s is salty cause he feels he and a few of his defensive teammates are more of a presence in the locker room and a better players at their position than Wilson. As such, he feels likethey aren’t as appreciated in media circles. He also can’t stand Wilson gets coddled by the coaching staff and the media so he tries to emasculate him at practice and In the locker room to show him His place. Carroll tried to get rid of him but failed. A similar but more serious thing happened with Golden Tate. If this offense gets off to another slow start there will be an implosion. You might have another Keyshawn Tampa situation if things go south.

  11. Look, both the original ESPN story and this fine piece of work are both based on a supposition that the Hawks never got over their SB loss two years ago. Guess what this is probably true because no one can really get that kind of loss out of their system until they win another SB.

    So if you are looking for quotes from inside the team about the feeling of the team 2 years ago after that kind of loss you’ll find them. And since we aren’t even on the field yet this year it’s easy to make a prediction about what will or won’t happen.

    All makes for great fodder for NFL junkies but the reality will be on the field soon.

  12. Yeah I’m sure they’ll “implode” all the way to 12-4, another division title, home field advantage, and another Super Bowl.

    That said, Sherman is right and Carroll should part ways with Bevell and Kris Richard.

  13. Way back when I was in high school and my school’s team was dominating its league (but not often beating teams outside the league, admittedly), our coach once told me, “I don’t care if the offense hates the defense, or if the defense hates the offense. I care if the offensive players play well together on the field, if the defensive players play well together on the field, and whether we win the game.”

    Actually, it was in more colorful language than that, but you get the point.

  14. Fame, notoriety, success destroys 98.8% of all those who posses it. Common denominator: Control of vocal cords. The Mouth and it’s non-ability to correspond with it’s brain, are 98.78% of the problem. Best day to all!

  15. I agree with Sherman and Bennett. How does any media type really know what’s going on? The purpose is to stir the pot and a lot of people believe it. Shameful.

  16. Sherman and Bennett are two of the biggest pricks in the NFL. I believe anyone around Sherman is in a friction zone.

  17. You Mad Bro?

    Pats still in your head.

    One Year Dynasty.

    The only question, is which team will abuse the 2012s in the playoffs this year and send them home with their tales between their legs again…..ahhhhh.

  18. Funny how Patriots fans are always showing up to troll on Hawks articles. Yet they claim their team gets trolled by “jealous haters.”

    Have some class, Seahawks trounced the Broncos 43-8 and you don’t see the fans bringing it up in every (or any) Broncos articles.

    THIS is why America hates your team.

  19. Or america hates the patriots cause there fans are fat, chowda heads, drunk off paps blue ribbon and who would French Bill believeicheats backside.

  20. Have some class, Seahawks trounced the Broncos 43-8 and you don’t see the fans bringing it up in every (or any) Broncos articles.

    _________________________________________

    Meh, that was boring. Everyone turned that game off by halftime.

    BUT, Wilson to Butler? That will live on in the hearts of all 31 NFL fanbases that hate 2012s forever!

  21. He sees that the window in Seattle is CLOSED!

    It’s almost like he’s kicking his own ass to get out of the doorway…and sign with a winner…Probably there are 31 teams who might be interested…If I’m Sherman I already know the one team that DOESN’T want him is up in the New England area.

  22. Sherman can complain, but the story rings true with all the incidents he’s had.

    Seattle did not push hard to trade him, or he would have been gone. They were sending him a message and I think he got it: the Team, the Team, the Team.

  23. aj66shanghai says:
    May 25, 2017 11:51 PM
    Funny how Patriots fans are always showing up to troll on Hawks articles. Yet they claim their team gets trolled by “jealous haters.”

    Have some class, Seahawks trounced the Broncos 43-8 and you don’t see the fans bringing it up in every (or any) Broncos articles.

    THIS is why America hates your team.
    ================================
    No, most of America hates the Patriots because of they are dynasty and wins. The fact that Patriots fans are obnoxious certainly adds to it, but if the Patriots had never won a thing, you wouldn’t care.

  24. “it also won’t be surprising if in the weeks ahead, more reporting focused on the Seahawks confirms that there really is trouble brewing in Seattle”

    No, because everyone is a tabloid now, so that won’t be surprising.

  25. Arizona’s definition of loyalty: No such thing…it’s just a matter of time before Fat Brucey throws you under the bus.

  26. One great coach has built a team with enough toughness, resilience and character to recover from brutal losses with long term sustained excellence. They get up off the mat and win time after time when everyone has them counted out.

    You can love em for it or you can hate em and make excuses; no matter, they define greatness and dynasty.

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