Richard Sherman on getting burned by Sammy Watkins: No one plays a perfect game

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San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman got burned by Kansas City wide receiver Sammy Watkins for a 38-yard catch late in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, in the single biggest play in the Chiefs’ come-from-behind win. For the first time since then, Sherman talked extensively about the play on Wednesday.

Sherman’s basic view of the play is this: He got beaten, and that happens to everyone.

“It’s football,” Sherman said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “Nobody’s played a perfect game yet. It honestly didn’t bother me much, period. I went out there and prepared the best I could. The guy made a good play. It is what it is. I gave up a 38-yard catch in a football game. I gave up 60 yards in the game.”

Sherman isn’t letting that play hang over his offseason.

“I’m not going to sit there and beat myself up about it like I didn’t prepare hard,” Sherman said. “That I didn’t go out there and put my best foot forward. You win some. You lose some. You live to fight another day.”

Sherman had a good season for the 49ers, and he’s not letting the bad ending leave a bitter taste in his mouth.

41 responses to “Richard Sherman on getting burned by Sammy Watkins: No one plays a perfect game

  1. I’m not really a fan of Sherman, but he’s right. People love to pick out the one bad play, but don’t ever wanna talk about the 10 good plays. Many people have said in the past, but I’ll reiterate in this specific instance… Sammy Watkins gets paid too. So to pretend that Sherman is supposed to blanket shut him down is ridiculous.

  2. What does he have to say about Brady torching him and the rest of the LOB for 350 yards and 3 TDs with 2 coming in the 4th quarter of the SB?

  3. When they are 4-8 winding down another losing season at least they’ve got a team slogan! “Santa Clara 49’ers: No one plays a perfect game“

  4. Sherman is the man and it hurt when he left but I will always be thankful for the years he gave us as hawks fans and put us back on the map! Thank you my friend!

  5. “its a copy cat league. i see lots of teams going after you this season.”
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    An aging DB who has had multiple Achilles injuries?! They were already going after him last year.

  6. “It honestly didn’t bother me much, period.”

    Really? lol. How did that play not bother you? Michael Crabtree says hi.

  7. Watkins said he copied the big-play move that Devante Adams put on Sherman from the previous game.
    “Fool me once…Fool me twice….

  8. Finally, King Richard gets back to football. Not one political shot at all.
    However, Sherman will get exposed more and more. He isn’t going to pick up any speed this off season. So, expect him to get torched weekly.

  9. Considering all the plays Sherman has had to cover in his career he gets an A+ from me ,can play for me any day !

  10. “It doesn’t bother me much, Period”! (continues to explain and try to cover up his mistake)

  11. Thank you for all you done and continue to do for the 49ers, Sherm.. One of the best free agent singings in franchise history.

    No need for 9er Empire to wear a watch. We already know the time. The time is now.

  12. Probably that they were all playing hurt or not playing at all. Sherman had 1 good arm, Chancellor a torn MCL, Thomas a separated shoulder. Avril and Lane didn’t even play in the 4th quarter.

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    SWFLPC.INC says:
    June 11, 2020 at 9:37 am
    What does he have to say about Brady torching him and the rest of the LOB for 350 yards and 3 TDs with 2 coming in the 4th quarter of the SB?

  13. tb12bestqbevah says:
    June 11, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Tom Brady called, he wants to know if you mad bro?
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    Not as mad as pick 6 Brady was.

  14. las0023 says:
    June 11, 2020 at 11:25 am
    Probably that they were all playing hurt or not playing at all. Sherman had 1 good arm, Chancellor a torn MCL, Thomas a separated shoulder. Avril and Lane didn’t even play in the 4th quarter.

    Sounds like a lot of excuses

  15. Probably that they were all playing hurt or not playing at all. Sherman had 1 good arm, Chancellor a torn MCL, Thomas a separated shoulder. Avril and Lane didn’t even play in the 4th quarter.

    Seahawks scored zero points in the 4th quarter , who was hurt or not playing on that side of the ball? Asking for a friend..

  16. 50DrunksInABar says:
    June 11, 2020 at 9:13 am
    People love to pick out the one bad play, but don’t ever wanna talk about the 10 good plays.
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    Within the parameters of this discussion the earlier “10 plays” are irrelevant. The best players make plays at big moments, and there was no moment bigger moment than that. If you’re going to talk the talk — and nobody talks like Richard Sherman — you’d better back it up, or you’ll be criticized.
    As another poster mentioned, Sammy Watkins planned the move based on one Green Bay’s Davante Adams had recently burned him with. Sherman had seen it before, and again couldn’t rise to the challenge.
    More importantly, watch the overhead replay and you’ll see Sherman not only got totally turned around, but looked painfully old and slow trying to react and recover. At his age, and with a serious Achilles in his recent past, it’s likely Sherman will get beat more and more often moving forward.

  17. las0023 says:
    June 11, 2020 at 11:25 am
    Probably that they were all playing hurt or not playing at all. Sherman had 1 good arm, Chancellor a torn MCL, Thomas a separated shoulder. Avril and Lane didn’t even play in the 4th quarter.

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    So he came up with a list of excuses then….. Got it.

  18. Sherman’s biggest mistake was getting up in Tom Brady’s face at the end of the Super Bowl game they played.
    Never heard any apologies from him for that so I won’t bother defending him for the Watkins catch.

  19. Only people that never played football are surprised by this, you can’t be a good player if you get stuck on the times you screwed up.

    Players have to have a short memory in football and move on to the next play. Thosethat get stuck on their errors end uo having a short career as their psyche is exploitable.

  20. riverhorsey says:
    June 11, 2020 at 12:29 pm
    Sherman’s biggest mistake was getting up in Tom Brady’s face at the end of the Super Bowl game they played.
    Never heard any apologies from him for that so I won’t bother defending him for the Watkins catch.

    He congratulated Brady and shook his hand at the end of the SB after Brady took a knee

  21. Unless of course you’re going against Sherman. When he beats you, you’re a complete bum (Crabtree!!), but when he get’s beat, it’s just football. Dude is full of integrity.

  22. Every one gets beat sometime. It was a play in the game that worked out perfectly for the Chiefs at the time. Happy for Sammy Watkins.

  23. riverhorsey says:
    Sherman’s biggest mistake was getting up in Tom Brady’s face at the end of the Super Bowl game they played.. Never heard any apologies from him for that so I won’t bother defending him for the Watkins catch.
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    On the subject of that game, watch his sideline reactions immediately afterward, and read multiple comments he made later on, and it’s clear Richard Sherman blamed Russell Wilson for his one poor play at the goal line that cost Seattle that game. All the plays Wilson made previously in that game didn’t seem to count.
    Apparently, some single Super Bowl plays define a player, while others don’t. From Richard’s point of view, it seems to depend on whether said play was bungled by Richard or by someone else.

  24. I’d say it’s allore of a compliment to Sammy Watkins than it is Sherman all of a sudden a bum. We know Sherman is great at what he does, but for Sammy to see something to exploit most other receivers can’t is a testimony in itself to his skills

  25. Not all games are equal Richard. This was the flippin’ Super Bowl. You may want to forget it but you got posterized.

  26. Kind of funny for someone who had so much to say about the shortcomings of his former QB in Seattle. You gave up one of the biggest plays in the game.

  27. Sherman got beat on one play. Jimmy G sucked the whole game, passed for 219 yards and the 49ers running backs mustered 86 yards for the game. Don’t blame Sherman for losing.

  28. Great players don’t get beat when it really matters they step up and make the play. Losers fail when it matters then make excuses.

  29. He’s got class. After Pats beat Seahawks in SB, he was right there offering handshake, congratulations to Brady…after just losing in a heartbreaking manner. Very classy move.

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