Sports Illustrated just published an article on Richard Sherman. The article notes Sherman recently was “running at full speed, but walking with a slight limp after a full day’s workout at Stanford.”
A slight limp doesn’t sound good. Sherman tore his Achilles tendon in November. Do you think he will be ready to fully participate when training camp starts on July 26? I’m doubtful.
In the article, Sherman also discusses his favorite topic — the Seattle Seahawks. “Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal,” Sherman said. “They’ve lost their way. It’s as simple as that. They’ve just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up.”
Sherman is right about the Seahawks — they have made lots of mistakes the past few years, particularly in the draft. But, they didn’t make a mistake releasing Sherman this offseason. That was one of first smart things the Seahawks have done in a long time, and it was overdue. They should have released him a year ago. I think they would agree.
Sherman should stop talking about his former team. He sounds bitter.
He sounds like Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who still is bitter his team lost to the 49ers last season. “It kind of sounds like you’re making excuses, that you’re making poor excuses,” Sherman said of Ramsey in the article. “You got beat. You got beat last year. That doesn’t matter. What are you going to do this year? You all didn’t win the Super Bowl. We’re talking about a regular-season game. Move on.”
Follow your own advice, Richard.