Richard Sherman: Mistakes and poor judgment ruined “really special” Seahawks

AP

Cornerback Richard Sherman spent the last seven seasons with the Seahawks, but his only appearance in Seattle this season will come as a member of their NFC West rivals from Northern California.

Sherman signed with the 49ers after being released by the Seahawks during an offseason that saw plenty of other players and coaches depart Seattle as well. It brought an end to the run of the team that won one Super Bowl and lost on the final play of another, which Sherman calls “unfortunate”

“I think it’ll all come out when they do the 30 for 30,” Sherman said, via Robert Klemko of SI.com. “Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal. . . . They’ve lost their way. It’s as simple as that. They’ve just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up.”

Sherman appears to believe the Seahawks are making another mistake with safety Earl Thomas as he asks “who do you have to pay” in reference to Thomas’ push for a new contract. He also says he has “bigger fish to fry” now that he’s a member of the 49ers and a depleted Seahawks team shouldn’t hurt the Niners’ chances of achieving their goals.

36 responses to “Richard Sherman: Mistakes and poor judgment ruined “really special” Seahawks

  1. The Seahawks will go back to bottom feeding, much like their AFC west days where they belong. You’ll see their “fans” buying Bears, Steelers, Cowboys merch like they did before jumping ship to that sinking ship of a franchise known as Seattle.

  2. it happened to revis island, it’s happening to you, and it will happen to Earl Thomas…the body can only absorb so much punishment…not a Seattle fan but it was and is time to move on…father time waits on no one…

  3. Is Sherman saying that he didn’t contribute to ruining what they had with his big mouth, not getting along with Russell Wilson and others, and just being a big baby in general? I’m pretty sure that some of the blame should go to his behavior.

  4. It’s unfortunate that Sherman is still so negative against a team and head coach and front office who took a chance at him in the 5th round. Gave him a chance to start in his first season and supported him with a very lucrative 4 year second contract, as they did with Thomas. As far as the Seahawks in 2018. They may surprise some people with how much talent is still on this team…including some really good young players on both sides of the ball. we’re looking forward to this year as the new under the radar team in the NFC West. That’s why they play the games

  5. Don’t feel bad Dick. Your Seahawks weren’t the first, and won’t be the last team, to whiff on the chance to be great.

  6. We all could move on, if the media stops asking him about his old team
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    duanethomas33 says:

    July 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

    My advice to Sherman…move on, and focus on your new team.

  7. “Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal. . . . ”

    He needs to take a good long hard look in the mirror. Poor judgment could be his middle name.

  8. Carroll/Schneider’s egos got REALLY big. I warned of it. They also started paying everyone for helping demolish Gomer and The Donkeys in that mortifying SB, when they won 43-8.

    And then, BB and the Pats crushed their arrogant souls in the most epic of fashions.

  9. You’ll see their “fans” buying Bears, Steelers, Cowboys
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    I get your point really. But Bears? WTF are they doing (let alone) first on your list? What have the bears done since 1985 to make fans want to envy the Bears? I get the other two references (Steelers and Cowboys are not my cup of tea but they are historical to the NFL)
    but the Bears? Please.

  10. Sherm, just like many other Seahawk players and fans are bitter that they only won 1 superbowl with the team that they had. I get that he was only answering questions to which he was asked and probably doesn’t think about it too much anymore but he should get over it.

  11. factschecker says:
    July 16, 2018 at 9:31 am
    You’ll see their “fans” buying Bears, Steelers, Cowboys
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    I get your point really. But Bears? WTF are they doing (let alone) first on your list? What have the bears done since 1985 to make fans want to envy the Bears? I get the other two references (Steelers and Cowboys are not my cup of tea but they are historical to the NFL)
    but the Bears? Please.
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    In 2007 Grossman took them to the Superbowl. The Bears also have the longest standing rivalry with the Packers. The Bears are also one of the oldest teams in football. It is one of only two remaining franchises from the NFL’s founding in 1920, along with the Arizona Cardinals, which was originally also in Chicago. I mean I get your point. They havent done much since 1985, but they are a very storied franchise. And to answer your question, I was just throwing random teams out there, since Seattle has new fans from all over the place.

  12. He should look at the 49ers who signed the mouth that roared. An aging CB passed his prime who negotiated a bad deal for himself. Mistakes and poor judgement go along with Sherman and San Francisco not just Seattle.

  13. Sherman conveniently ignored the fact that he was a major reason there was dissention and issues for the team. He argued with coaches and called people out that he worked for while he was a member of the team. Very talented player, very ignorant and very self-centered when it comes to football. There were some issues outside of him but the fact that he can’t see why Seattle is waiting on Earl is exactly why he’s not a Seahawk anymore. Earl is complaining about money and not honoring his deal by holding out and that’s not what Pete Carrol and John Schneider want for their team.

  14. Russell Wilson was the reason they started winning and it turns out he was also the reason they fell apart.

  15. Sherman is a 49er now, so it’s time to let go of the Seahawks, unless they are playing against them. The Seahawks wanted to trade him, so doesn’t he get that had all they could take of his stupid antics? He will never take any of the blame, even though a lot of it belongs to him.

  16. Poor judgment…you mean like Richard Sherman walking up and down the sidelines throwing a temper tantrum at the offensive coaches? Too bad the offensive coaches didn’t do the same thing to him when he got a penalty called on him.

    This is just another case of Richard Sherman being Richard Sherman. He just LOVES to hear himself talk.

  17. For someone who claims to be intelligent…he really has no idea of the financial limitations of an NFL team. They can’t just keep meeting everyone’s salary demands. At some point…you have to make decisions about who to keep and who to cut loose. Also, at some point, overpaying someone like Thomas, when there are lots of holes to fill isn’t a sound strategy.

  18. Name one playoff game that you could definitively say they won because of Russel Wilson, just one…..

    We can name multiple playoff games they lost because of him, or games they won in spite of him, but there are zero playoff games that were won because of anything Wilson did.

  19. Name one playoff game that you could definitively say they won because of Russel Wilson, just one…..

    Easy….the OT win vs Green Bay.

  20. Sherman seems to forget that it was his defense that gave up the lead twice to the Patriots in that Super Bowl. Yes, the final unfortunate passing play gets all of the attention, but it should never have come down to that if the defense would have kept the lead which the offense provided them. Or does Sherm seem to forget that part?

  21. I think there is some truth to that.

    They did “lose their way”.. look at the Drafts that led up to the Super Bowl, and the ones since. As outgoing stars moved on, they couldn’t backfill the spots/production.

    Sherm can take shots, but where were these veterans as the walls closed in? Why weren’t they circling the wagons, COMBATING these destructive influences, rather than feeding into them?

    My $0.02

    .. really enjoyed this guy, as a Seattlite. Sad he seems so content to burn the place that made him. Not the professional I thought he was.

  22. Penny-pinching Mode thought they could keep players on the team by making them accept a “home-town discount.” They were probably smoking something funny.

  23. With the “addition” of a moron like Grigson, it’s obvious the franchise is looking to stock pile some first round talent to reload in a few years. Hopefully by then he’ll have middle school level comprehension skills & not destroy Seattle like he did the Colts

  24. Not sure where all this is coming from…

    Last year Kam, Sherman, Avril all missed the bulk of the season. Thomas missed a few games. Bennett was the only one who played and his play tailed off significantly.

    And even with all that they missed the playoffs only because their kicker was crappy.

    This team will be in the playoffs and will likely be better than they’ve been in some time.

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