Richard Sherman says he picked up a tell on Jimmy Garoppolo

AP

While Richard Sherman hasn’t been able to take part in much on field work while recovering from a torn Achilles, the new cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers is already showing his abilities in other ways.

Sherman became one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL during his time in Seattle by being a stout, physical player on the edge with great ball skills and a tremendous mental aptitude for the game. It’s the latter skill that is showing itself early on with the 49ers. Sherman said recently that he was able to pick up a tell on 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from watching him in practice.

“You just need to read him—hand off ball; he’s letting it go,” Sherman said, via Patrick Holloway of Niners Nation. “You have to be decisive when you make those decisions. If he takes his hand off the ball and doesn’t throw it, I think he’ll throw guys off, but when he takes his hand off the ball, you’ve got to be ready to break.”

If Sherman was still with the Seahawks, this would have been a revelation he kept to himself in hopes of exploiting it. But now that he’s in San Francisco, it’s to the team’s benefit to know one way Garoppolo could be informing the defense what is about to happen. With that information now known, it gives Garoppolo a chance to correct it.

35 responses to “Richard Sherman says he picked up a tell on Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. This big mouthed idiot just can’t help himself. Why put this out there for everyone to pick up on?

  2. The only tell here is you can tell Sherman is trying to act like he’s a football genius that picks up crap nobody else does ,I actually think Sherman is part of the fake news media !

  3. EBEB, you attack Sherman by repeateding a talking point of a self proclaimed “stable genius”. Did you not see the irony?

  4. pensfan1 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 7:01 am
    Noe everyone knows. So many skills to be impressed with. But like Pete knows it is his mouth that impresses the coach most.
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    … and now Jimmy can alter his delivery.

    Or did you not read the entire piece?

    Genius.

  5. “Sherman became one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL during his time in Seattle by being a stout, physical player on the edge with great ball skills and a tremendous mental aptitude for the game.”
    That, and the fact that he held receivers constantly and rarely if ever got flagged…

  6. “Why put this out there for everyone to pick up on?”

    Any competent coaching staff already knew. Apparently so did Garoppolo who can now use it to mess with defenders further.

  7. This is just the start. When it happens during a game and Sherm is ranting on the sideline, you’ll be getting the true cancer that this man is. So glad he isn’t in Seattle and even happier that he’s your problem now, Clara.

  8. mackcarrington says:
    June 21, 2018 at 2:59 am
    This big mouthed idiot just can’t help himself. Why put this out there for everyone to pick up on?

    mack: because it is nonsense. if he really had a tell, he wouldn’t tell. if he really wanted to see his name in the paper and on the net, he would tell someone he had a tell.

    and unless they are throwing two handers, every qb lets go with the off hand prior to the throw..

  9. mackcarrington says:
    June 21, 2018 at 2:59 am
    This big mouthed idiot just can’t help himself. Why put this out there for everyone to pick up on?

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    Its not like Sherman has the only trained eye in the business. Others would pick up on it too whether or not he said it publically. He knows this and thats why he so no need to treat it like a secret. Instead by making extra sure everyone is looking at that he changes the dynamic of what Garrapolo can do about it.

    Sure if he had told Garrapolo quietly Garrapolo could have simply fixed it. But now Garrapolo can not just learn to throw without doing that tell but he can also learn to do the tell here and there to fake out defenders. So instead of Sherman simply giving JG an improvement opportunity, he gave him a tool he can use.

  10. A good teammate tells the coaches and his QB so that it can be corrected. Sherman however tells the world. Why? Because he wants everyone to know how smart he is. Seems a little bit self centered and selfish to me, unless it is all a ruse . . . .

  11. kamthechancellor says:
    June 21, 2018 at 9:09 am

    This is just the start. When it happens during a game and Sherm is ranting on the sideline, you’ll be getting the true cancer that this man is. So glad he isn’t in Seattle and even happier that he’s your problem now, Clara.

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    LOL you were his biggest defender but now that he doesn’t wear that putrid neon green uniform you’re glad he’s gone, sure. After all you signed perennial non-Pro Donte Johnson from us so yeah real upgrade.

    Also funny to see how demonstrably lame you are now that “Clara” is catching on with the Seattle band wagon.

  12. Well Niners do you want a trade do over? We could use Garoppolo back in New England.

  13. “jackedupboonie says:

    June 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Oh Clara….that 5 game win streak to end your 1-10 season needs to go on DVD sale now. That was your new super bowl.”

    Take note seachicken fan. That is where your team is headed.

  14. Now everyone knows. So many skills to be impressed with. But like Pete knows it is his mouth that impresses the coach most.
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    … and now Jimmy can alter his delivery. Or did you not read the entire piece?

    Why should Jimmy have to? What they do as a team needs to stay with the team. Not Sherman’s job to tell everyone what they do. He can tell Jimmy and let the 49ers decide what to change if they need to. Now they might have to.

  15. I must be an all pro football player to report that I found a 100% “tell” on Donovan McNubb, former QB for the Philthydelphia football team. If during pre-snap he never moved his head, it was always a running play. If he moved his head at all, it was a passing play.

    I guess Richard Sherman isn’t much more than a Yip Yap. He’s best at that. Being a great cornerback, not so much.

  16. kamthechancellor says:

    June 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    We have a true franchise quarterback in his prime. We aren’t “headed” anywhere but back into the playoffs.”

    An inconsistent QB that relies on his legs and broken plays. Missed the playoffs last year and got worse during the offseason. The playoffs are a fantasy.

  17. kamthechancellor says:
    June 21, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    We have a true franchise quarterback in his prime. We aren’t “headed” anywhere but back into the playoffs.
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    You are delusional. Offensively SEA has nothing around Wilson. He has arguably the worst O-Line in the NFL in front of him, the run game is dependent upon a rookie, SEA lost Jimmy Graham, Luke Wilson and Paul Richardson who accounted for 20TDs last season. SEA has nothing at WR outside of Doug Baldwin, Lockett is a #3WR at best, Jaron Brown is horrible and is a #4 at best, they brought in Ed freaking Dickson at TE who most on this board have never heard of. The Hawks Offense is dog crap, Colin Cowherd made a list of the QB’s with the least amount of offensive weapons/help around them & SEA”s Wilson ranked 2nd on that list, as in the QB with the 2nd worst offense in the NFL around him.
    Defensively SEA is even worse, they have no outside pass rusher. They have one solid pass rusher in Frank Clark who will find sacks much harder to come by now that he is a #1 and teams will key in on him, Dion Jordan is a bust, Green is a 3rd round rookie. SEA has no interior pass rush at all whatsoever, heavily dependent on 32+YR Old has beens and young avg DT like Naz Jones who is a 1-2 sack guy & Jarran Reed who isnt known for his pass rushing ability he’s a run stopper. The Hawks D-Line is trash. Earl Thomas is now holding out and it looks they will have to trade him, if they do SEA will have one of the worst Secondaries in the NFL as their starting safeties will be Bradley McDougald who is AVG at best & Mo freaking Alexander, who’s horrible. At CB Shaq Griffin’s job just got much harder now that he’s a #1 when as a rookie he was decent at best, ranking 60th overall among CB’s as a rookie via PFF, Maxwell is another CB who’s average at best.

    In what universe is that a playoff team? The Hawks roster looks like crap heading into 2018 and is by far the worst & least talented in the NFC-W. Without Wilson that team would very likely be picking #1 overall next year, with Wilson its a 5-6 win roster. To say that is a playoff team is beyond laughable, if you truly believe that you are in for one horribly dissapointing season ahead.

  18. seabrawk12 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 4:11 pm
    The Hawks will sweep the Niners, as usual.
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    The only thing the Hawks will Sweep this season is their playoff chances which will be quickly swept away by mid-late October. That roster is by far the least talented in the NFC-W and arguably the worst in the entire NFC. Wilson has zero around him and a bottom 5 caliber defense on the other side of the ball, Wilson is an excellent QB but he is not a magician. If Wilson manages to win 6-7 games with that roster given their schedule that would be an amazing accomplishment.

  19. Calm down buddy. I’m worried about you blood pressure. The best thing for Arizona is for the Suns to draft Ayton. All the attention will go to the NBA and no one will care that the Cards stink.

  20. kamthechancellor says:
    June 21, 2018 at 9:09 am
    This is just the start. When it happens during a game and Sherm is ranting on the sideline, you’ll be getting the true cancer that this man is. So glad he isn’t in Seattle and even happier that he’s your problem now, Clara.

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    b> LOL you love Sherman. Nobody is buying what you’re selling, pony boy.

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