Richard Sherman finds (possibly fictitious) motivation

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The way the 49ers defense teed off on Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen, you’d think he refused to shake their hands.

Or something.

Along with the seven sacks Allen absorbed were his first three interceptions of his career, one of which went to veteran cornerback Richard Sherman. And after the game, Sherman said he was upset and looking for vindication against Allen, though a teammate may have just been winding him up.

Via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sherman said a conversation with teammate Dante Pettis offered all the motivation he needed in advance of playing Allen for the first time.

“I guess (Pettis is) friends” with Allen, Sherman said. “He’s like, ‘Hey, man, his plan is just to go at you.’ It’s like you’ve got to understand: I’m not new to this. I’m true to this. And my 15 minutes started an hour ago.”

Asked if he was certain Pettis wasn’t just trying to inspire him with some #fakenews, Sherman laughed and acknowledged the possibility.

“No, I’m not completely sure,” he replied. “He knows how I am, too. So he could have not known this kid at all and just said that. . . . I don’t know if he said it, but Pettis said he said it, so it pissed me off.”

And that’s all Sherman needed, no apologies required.

18 responses to “Richard Sherman finds (possibly fictitious) motivation

  1. And this is another example of why people insist on telling us Sherman is oh so smart.

    He went to Stanford, you know.

  2. Shouldn’t professionals be up for every game? Why does he need this obviously fake motivation?

  3. Why do people think Sherman talks so much? The media makes request for players to be available so Sherman is at the podium every week answering questions.

    It was the same thing when he was at the Seahawks. You just didnt hear them last year because the 49ers weren’t winning games.

  4. Can’t wait for the 49ers to be exposed for the flash they are so Sherman will shut up.

  5. redlikethepig says:
    October 28, 2019 at 10:26 am
    Shouldn’t professionals be up for every game? Why does he need this obviously fake motivation?
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    Lol a lot of great ones use this kind of stuff every game. Tom Brady does.

  6. I’m getting the popcorn ready for when the Niners play a good team. Sherman will be the first to start throwing teammates and coaches under the bus.

  7. – says:
    October 28, 2019 at 11:07 am
    I’m getting the popcorn ready for when the Niners play a good team. Sherman will be the first to start throwing teammates and coaches under the bus.

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    So, you are one of those huh? SF hasnt played anybody yet right? LMAO nevermind they trounced 2 winning teams by a combined 72-20.

    Might be time to give it up.

  8. Charmin has always wanted motivation. He was mad at Jim Harbaugh (his coach at Stanford and head coach of Frsico) for not picking him in the draft or not playiing him more in college or something like that. He needs a chip on his shoulder, I reckon.

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