Richard Sherman is never one to hold back his opinion, and now he’s revealing how he truly feels about his former team, the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks—led by Russell Wilson and Pete Caroll—won the Super Bowl in 2014, but if you ask Sherman, the team has since lost its way. In an interview with Monday Morning Quarterback’s Robert Klemko, he 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 even name-dropped Seahawk Safety Earl Thomas, who he says is having a tough time in the Northeast. “When we were rolling, it was an environment for pure competitors. When it becomes something else, then it’s more difficult to thrive in, and I think that’s what was tough on Earl [Thomas]; that’s what was tough on a lot of guys,” Sherman added.
The 30-year-old realized the franchise was moving in a different direction, but now that he’s on another team, it doesn’t worry him because he’s “got bigger fish to fry.”
On March 9, the outspoken cornerback was released by the Seattle Seahawks. The very next day, he agreed to a three-year, $39 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Much of that money isn’t guaranteed as Sherman is coming off an Achilles tear, but he is ready to prove himself.
While plenty of the super bowl-winning Seahawk teammates have disbanded, fans will never forget the Legion of Boom.