Richard Sherman ready to play first game since November


Cornerback Richard Sherman has not played in a game since tearing his Achilles tendon in November, but that is set to change this weekend.

Sherman, who also dealt with a hamstring tweak in training camp, said he felt ready to play last week, but that head coach Kyle Shanahan and the team opted to hold him back for another week. Given the dual injuries and the risk of a setback, Sherman was asked why he felt it was important to get on the field this week.

“I’m not concerned about how [the injuries are] going to respond,” Sherman said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “I’m more concerned about my game shape and making sure I can still go every single play, because I haven’t played in eight months. … It’s important just for defensive-continuity standpoint, everybody knowing where people are going to be on game day. You don’t want the first time you communicate with somebody else to be with live bullets out there.”

Sherman’s return to game action will come against his former Stanford teammate Andrew Luck and the Colts in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon.

31 responses to “Richard Sherman ready to play first game since November

  1. As an nfl fan… I hope sherman keeps his big annoying mouth shut during the season.

  2. Best wishes on a healthy season.

    Wonderful talent and fun to watch on the field… just wish we didn’t have to listen to him off the field.

  3. This is like watching a UFC fighter 5 years past his prime still trying to stay in the spotlight.

  4. Hasn’t been really good in at least 3 seasons but still gets fawned over like he’s elite. He’ll be exclusively in nickel coverage by the time this season is over.

  5. feels like ages ago when sherman alerted the legion. and when he called up the LOB ohhhh lawwwwd the seahawks ran the nfl, my whodats fell to them time and time again.

  6. As a football fan I hope he continues to hold the opposing team’s WR every play, especially against Seattle.

  7. You people are delusional. Sherman is the dominant defensive player of his era, so much so that the NFL changed their rules to try and stop him. He changed the way the position was played and how it was coached. He hasn’t been burned in man coverage basically his whole career.

    It will take him a while to recover from the first major injury of his career, but he will. He might even finish his career at safety like other Hall of Famers like Rod Woodson. Good luck to him.

  8. SF and Seattle are 2 of the most unlikable franchises. It’s no coincidence that one of the most unlikable players would end up in SF after Seattle. Can’t wait for him to get torched and throw a tantrum.

  9. I’m not a big fan of Sherman’s skillset and tactics as an NFL cornerback, but I love hearing him speak and sharing his opinions on football, politics, and the human condition. That guy is really smart.

  10. Wow….lots of hate for Richard Sherman. He is a wily veteran and will certainly improve the 49ers chances of reaching the postseason.

  11. If he lasts til December it will be fun to see him matched up against Doug Baldwin his old college pal. It will also be fun to see the reaction he gets back in Seattle and how he plays against his old team.

  12. bannedfromchoirpractice says:

    August 23, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I’m not a big fan of Sherman’s skillset and tactics as an NFL cornerback, but I love hearing him speak and sharing his opinions on football, politics, and the human condition. That guy is really smart.
    You must not know what really smart means.

  13. With or without Sherman the 49ers defense is going to get torched this season, it looks very bad especially the run defense. And as for Sherman, at 30yrs old with all the wear n tear n injuries sustained over his career coming off two achilles surgeries one of which was devastating n rebuilt, I just dont expect all that much out of him as he is never going to regain elite form again.

  14. kamthechancellor says:
    August 23, 2018 at 8:22 am
    I can’t wait for him to get beat and start ranting at one of his teammates.


    Funny how as soon as he changes into a different colored Jersey Sherman all of the sudden sucks when just last year you were all over the board trying to convince anyone who would listen how great he is and how he isnt in decline. Now that he wears a SF Jersey all of the sudden he sucks and is going to chide teammates when he gets beat, which is it you cannot have it both ways? Statements like yours are why everyone things the 2012’s are a joke Bandwagon fanbase.

  15. I respect both these comments 🙂

    youwillbecertain says:
    August 23, 2018 at 8:02 am
    As a Seahawk fan, I hope he plays well, except against Seattle

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    PhD says:
    August 23, 2018 at 8:10 am
    As a Niners fan I hope he plays well, especially against Seattle.

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