Doug Baldwin doesn’t like how Richard Sherman’s stint in Seattle ended

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It’s not just another game for Richard Sherman and the Seahawks, and Doug Baldwin admitted Sherman isn’t just another cornerback he will face Sunday.

Sherman and Baldwin remain close and have talked even more this week than they usually do.

Sherman said Thursday he didn’t expect the Seahawks to cut him while he was hurt. Seattle released Sherman, who was rehabbing a torn Achilles, in the offseason to save $11 million in salary cap space for 2018.

Baldwin was more blunt in his assessment of the situation.

“I thought it was really s****y to be honest with you, how it ended,” Baldwin said, via video from Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. “I would really have liked for him to stay here and had an opportunity to finish his career with this organization, but it’s part of the business. It doesn’t work that way.”

Sherman, 30, spent the first seven seasons of his career in Seattle. He signed with the 49ers soon after the Seahawks cut him.

He has allowed only 16 catches for 266 yards this season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Baldwin hopes Sherman receives a warm reception from the fans for “everything he’s done for this organization.”

24 responses to “Doug Baldwin doesn’t like how Richard Sherman’s stint in Seattle ended

  1. I hope Sherman does what he did during his entire seven-year career in Seattle, which is grab Baldwin’s jersey on every single passing play.

  2. He most certainly will NOT get a warm reception in Seattle.

    He simply won’t shut his yap, and apparently isn’t finished airing his grievances.

    .. at the rate he’s going, he may NEVER get the reception he deserves. Which is sad, because he was one h@lluva player, and the embodiment of pretty much everything they built.

  3. It’s time too boo him now. He left a blazed path of destruction behind as he left. The way he talked about the team and the franchise. But after all is said and done, and he returns one day after all is said and done, he’ll be cheered again. Just for the simple fact he help propel Seattle to it’s only super bowl.

  4. Players who want to stay in one place for their careers need to talk to their agents.
    It is up to the player what they want. If you want top dollar, you take the risk. Take the Revis route and only sign short term big money contracts. Nothing wrong with that, but you have to keep playing at a high level, risk injury and probably move a lot. No warm and fuzzy,just business & money. If you want to stay in one place you will probably get one , maybe two big contracts. As your skills diminish, you need to realize you are going to get a haircut or go else where.

  5. Sherman should have known he could be cut. Seattle wanted to restructure his contract at first. Turn some of it into a signing bonus to help create some cap space. Von Miller did it with Denver this past year.

    Seattle was willing to keep him. Give him probably a 5-6 million dollar check after the restructure.

    Sherman said no.

    He can say Seattle didn’t want him, but they did.

    I appreciate everything he did in Seattle. I truly do. He brought an edge,and attitude to the secondary, along with stellar play.

  6. If he wanted a better way to end the relationship, maybe he should of thought about it before ragging on Russell, the coaches and John Schneider for most of his last 2 years. And he did it out in the open, on the sidelines and on TV, where all the fans could see his ‘hate’ for what the offense was (or wasn’t) doing.

    He’ll make the Seahawks Ring of Honor some day, just not soon. Right along with Kam and ET. He deserves to be there, but he doesn’t deserve the fans respect right now.

  7. He CAN’T handle the SPEEDY shifty receivers, give him a full dose of Tyler Lockett and JD McKissic!

  8. I’m fine with having Tre Flowers. This is a learning year, next year the kid is going to be a beast. I do think we need to address free safety in the draft or free agency this offseason. Pete needs more speed from that position for his defense to lock it down underneath. But I honestly don’t miss Sherman and his hypersensitive, fragile, victim ego taking offense to everyone and everything. Lockett is going to school him.

  9. Yeah, Seattle cut him and freed up $11M cap room. But the money wasn’t the only reason, very well may not have even been the main reason. The dude tore his Achilles and is on the wrong side of 30, not a good look for a CB. And he’s gotta mouth that quickly grows wearisome.

  10. The Keener Observer says:
    November 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm
    Yeah, Seattle cut him and freed up $11M cap room. But the money wasn’t the only reason, very well may not have even been the main reason. The dude tore his Achilles and is on the wrong side of 30

    >>We can’t get enough good players to fill 32 teams fifty-three man rosters now yet the media and people like you want to get rid of everyone over 30, SERIOUSLY?

  11. There’s a favorite internet meme that says “Giving someone else equal rights does not reduce your own…this isn’t pie!” Unfortunately, in the NFL, it is pie. If the Seahawks took a chance and paid Sherm 11 Million Dollars, just because they didn’t want to cut someone while they were hurt, that’s 11 Million LESS dollars to pay guys like Baldwin. C’mon Doug, you went to Stamford, you’re smart enough to know this!

  12. “I do think we need to address free safety in the draft or free agency this offseason.”

    agree. FS is the weakest starting position on the team right now.

    Re Sherman, i’ve defended him a bunch on here – know that his brand is to be super candid and anti-cliche in his interviews, and I generally like that – but don’t really see any need for the way he talked about Wilson. He could have just left it at, ‘we don’t have a relationship,’ – it’s pretty objectively true that he’s a good QB, so to hint otherwise in his comments comes off petty and bitter.

  13. Not exactly sure how much I care what Doug Baldwin says. He’ll be cut after this season as well. This is very likely his last season as a Seahawk.

    And quotes like that aren’t helping him. And that doesn’t matter either because guys like Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin prioritize being able to speak their mind above loyalty to the team.

    There was a play last week where Doug Baldwin basically stole a pass meant for David Moore on the sidelines… did anybody else see that? More stepped back for the past and instead of blocking like Baldwin looked like he was supposed to do, he grabs the ball as it is going past and tries to run with it… leaving the play with no blocker and a confused WR(moore) standing there.

    I could be wrong maybe the play was supposed to be for him and more was supposed to block. But that’s not what it look like to me. More stepped back at the hut and Baldwin was the one with the head of steam.

    It’s almost as if Doug Baldwin is all frustrated and upset about the Seahawks going back to the running game and not getting many targets anymore.

    Then this?….stay tuned! Baldwin might be the next guy to go if he doesn’t shut his yap.

  14. pdway says:
    November 30, 2018 at 11:54 am
    “I do think we need to address free safety in the draft or free agency this offseason.”

    agree. FS is the weakest starting position on the team right now.
    ________________

    Nope. Weak Side Linebacker is the weakest starting position on the team right now. And it’s not even close. KJ’s injury has messed up the defense far more than Thompson. Norv Turner was exploiting it all game last week. He thoroughly abused our LB’s with that option.

  15. I honestly did not know if Sherman was going to make it back to full strength. The stats guys say he is back but many 49er fans claim he lost a step or two.

    Doug and Sherman are friends going back to their Standford days. Seattle had Kam’s cap number (15 million) knowing his career was likely over. Cliff Avril even accounting for half a million and add on potentially Sherman’s 11 million.

    Right now like many Seahawk fans are stating he probably get mixed reception with a loud amount of hate. He has been as salty as a player can be and vocal against the Hawks on every outlet he can find late into a new season.

  16. I honestly feel like Sherm deserves an eye roll more than boos at this point. One of the best to ever put on the pads for the Hawks and delivered some of the greatest moments for the fans.

    That said his ego and need to ALWAYS have the first and last word have gotten beyond exhausting.

    I’ll never boo the guy and appreciate everything he brought to the squad but at the same time I get why his personality has worn thin with many.

  17. sweetnlow44 says:
    November 30, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    pdway says:
    November 30, 2018 at 11:54 am
    “I do think we need to address free safety in the draft or free agency this offseason.”

    agree. FS is the weakest starting position on the team right now.
    ________________

    Nope. Weak Side Linebacker is the weakest starting position on the team right now. And it’s not even close. KJ’s injury has messed up the defense far more than Thompson. Norv Turner was exploiting it all game last week. He thoroughly abused our LB’s with that option.
    ==============================

    Kendricks is back for the Vikings game and beyond.

    Make no doubt, with KJ hurt, he made a huge impact.

  18. Baldwin, read Shermans recent quotes regarding Carroll and Wilson…addition by subtraction…He had become his own worst enemy, never tempering his attitude in a public way..challenges and questions all the coaches, again, in a very public way…involved in the smaller negative cliques on the team. He needed to move on, injured or not, great player notwithstanding.

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