Richard Sherman: I need at least a week of practice to really hone things in

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Cornerback Richard Sherman joined the Buccaneers on Wednesday and took part in his first practice with the team, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be playing his first game for the team in New England this weekend.

Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that the team would need to have several other cornerbacks out in order for Sherman to face the Patriots. Sherman said that suits him just fine because he needs some time to ramp up after going unsigned through the offseason and training camp.

“It’s anybody’s guess. I need at least a week of practice to really hone things in, to play at the level that I’m capable of,” Sherman said at his press conference. “I think it’d be foolish to expect me to come out this week and play at a super high level.”

In addition to believing he can still play at a high level, Sherman said that he brings leadership and accountability with him to Tampa. Those traits are a plus, but he’ll have to be right about the on-field piece in order to make the signing a winner.

26 responses to “Richard Sherman: I need at least a week of practice to really hone things in

  1. It looks like the NFL is becoming the NBA with players deciding to stack themselves on a certain team to get a ring. Good thing the revenue sharing still appears to be equally divided.

  2. The Buccaneers’ secondary is extremely young. Sherman’s experience and leadership, even if he’s lost half a step, will be invaluable.

  3. The Buc’s are demonstrating just how desperate they are even considering Sherman (roll the tape on the front door incident).

  4. Smart player, has lost a step, and for a DB in today’s fast game I see the top QB and receiver tandems going after him. He will . .help, but not the player he once wasas

  5. In other words….I need to watch practice squad receivers run past me so I can get used to it during games.

  6. Everyone remembers the “U Mad” game but they forget Sherman, unlike a lot of Seahawks, showed class to Brady by offering him his hand in congratulations at the end of the super bowl.

  7. Tampa Bay fans should be excited about this signing. He brings a lot more to the table besides playing ability. He plays with a unique type of “edginess” that will help the rest of a great team be even better.

  8. No one needs practice to cover New England wideouts. I can line up against them, and I’m 49.

  9. Good! Games he plays in are fun to watch especially if you like watching defensive players. No, he’s no longer the best but he is still a great player who has some great moves

  10. The Niners need CB’s more than anyone and they signed every bum on the street before Sherman. That says volumes on what he has left.

  11. The Niners need CB’s more than anyone and they signed every bum on the street before Sherman. That says volumes on what he has left.
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    The Seahawks aren’t much better.

    They passed as well.

  12. cueghost says:
    September 29, 2021 at 2:53 pm
    He should have plenty of time because Goodell can’t possibly not suspend him.
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    For what?

  13. September 29, 2021 at 4:09 pm
    No one needs practice to cover New England wideouts. I can line up against them, and I’m 49
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    It would be fun to watch that.

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