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Richard Sherman quotes from Tuesday

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Oct. 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm with 29 Comments »
October 15, 2013 4:07 pm

Here’s everything Richard Sherman had to say:

(On what Richard Sherman remembers when playing against the Cardinals back in 2011…) “Not too much. Was that my rookie year? Yeah I don’t remember a lot. I should’ve had a pick six that game, and I got freaking caught and Marshawn Lynch was on me about that the rest of the game. That’s one thing that I remember from that game, him getting on me talking about I should’ve scored.”

(On why Richard Sherman does not talk trash about Larry Fitzgerald…) “There’s not really opportunities, and it’s just one of those games where you’re too locked in to do it. It’s nothing really to talk about.”

(On his respect level for Larry Fitzgerald…) “There’s definitely a mutual respect. He’s a great player, he’s been a great player for a while, he’s been incredibly consistent over the years, and he’s been consistent through multiple quarterbacks, multiple systems. He should’ve won the Super Bowl for his team when they went, he played a heck of a game, and you have to respect a guy like that.”

(On developing a relationship with Larry Fitzgerald and how did that get started…) “Just meeting him in the offseason. I saw him in the offseason a couple of times and he was a great guy. He asked me to come out to his softball game and I did. It was a fun event, we had a great time. So I asked him to come back and reciprocate the favor, and we just had a good time. He’s a good player and a good guy.”

(On what Richard Sherman thinks about playing on Thursday night…) “I think it’s fun. I think it’s going to be a bunch of fun. You always are looking for your next opportunity on the field, win lose or draw you always want to just get back right out there and I think people would rather play than practice so shoot it’s a lot of fun for us.”

(On how the Arizona offense is different from last year’s offense…) “It’s not too different, it’s not crazy different. You obviously see different schemes that you would have seen in Indianapolis last year, but a lot of it is carry over. A lot of the routes Larry Fitzgerald likes to run, a lot of the ways the like to condense formations and expand and bring their receivers back underneath is similar to what they have been doing. I think they try to balance it out with a good running game, and they have two good running backs who’ve been running pretty hard so they have just been trying to balance it out a little more this year.”

(On how Richard Sherman got to know Andre Roberts…) “He was with Larry Fitzgerald. I guess they were traveling somewhere together and he tagged a long, but he was fun. I hadn’t met him, I think that might have been the second or third time that I met him, but he’s a cool dude man. It was cool to meet him and have him involved. He almost won it for us man he’s a heck of a softball player.”

(On scoring the winning touchdown…) “I don’t know, I don’t remember the game. The last time i think we played there wasn’t a winning touchdown.”
(On Sherman’s thoughts on Carson Palmer throwing picks and the Seahawks being able to pick the ball off and if that comes in to play…) “Nah not really because any given day if you start looking at stuff like that, and then he hits four touchdowns and no picks, and then you’re like man what happened to the 11 picks who threw earlier. He’s a good quarterback who trusts his arm. He has a big arm, he’s accurate, and he’ll get the ball down there. He’s due for a big game so we’ll give him all the respect in the world and we’ll play the receivers as tight as we can and do what we can do.”

(On Patrick Peterson and how he is similar to Sherman…) “I think he’s a much better athlete than I am. He moves better, he’s faster; he’s just different because he has so much speed so it allows him to play a little different than I play. I have to play straight technical football, and I think he gets to play a little looser because he can recover in a flash and get back into play. I think that’s what makes him an elite corner. He has elite speed and jumping ability. So I think we’re similar in the way we play the ball and our ball skills and things like that. We both go up for it pretty good, yeah he’s a good player.”

(On how Walter Thurmond, Byron Maxwell, and Jeremy Lane help the Seahawks’ defense…) “Well all of them bring a different asset to our team. They all have technique, they all have good technique, we all play similar techniques and they’re just as good in it as Brandon Browner and I are. They’ll come in whether it’s inside or outside, they’ll play discipline, they’ll play good coverage. I think they’ll go out to a lot of these teams in the league and start. I think they can start for a lot of other teams, and that’s how they play. They come in with confidence. I think their confidence level, and the confidence of our coaches and everybody in those three to bring them in allows them to play the way they do. Especially Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell.”

(On if it takes a lot of confidence to wear the suit that Walter Thurmond wore on Sunday…) “It takes a lot of swagger; it takes a lot of swagger to do what Walt did the other night. He did look like the monopoly man, but he was smooth. Did you see the pocket watch? He had the pocket watch and everything.”

(On Tyrann Mathieu…) “I haven’t seen too much of it to tell you the truth. He’s been on a lot of highlights man; he’s been creating a lot of turnovers. It seems like he’s been doing the same thing he was doing at LSU. He’s been creating turnovers, I know he has a couple of picks, a couple of forced fumbles, he’s been making plays. A lot of people were talking about his size and everything and how it was going to be a big factor, but he seems to be holding his own just like he was at LSU.”

(On how important it was for the Seahawks’ defense to hold the Titans to 6 points…) “It was just getting back to the technique and getting back to playing discipline ball. I think it was important for us because we know our standard in the defensive room, and in the defensive back room. The Legion of Boom always wants to make an impact on the game, and we felt like we definitely could’ve made more of an impact last week. We tried to comeback and clean up our mistakes and make a huge impact this week, and we were able to get some plays and limit the explosives and things like that. It was important for us, but we’re happy that we get another chance with a quick turnaround, and get back out there to do it again.”

(On if the Seahawks’ depth can help prepare for the short week…) “Definitely, definitely, it definitely does because you never really know in the NFL how the injury situation is. Legs get weathered in a game and things like that, and we know we have defensive backs who can step in, we have linebackers that can step in in a short week. The defensive line has incredible depth, and on the offensive side you see the receiving core can miss match any parts they want. I think that is huge for us in a game like this where the legs aren’t always 100 percent.”

(On if there is a weird balance between recovering and preparation…) “Yeah there is some balance there because you have to work, you get your wind, you have to see the plays in full speed, but you laso need to rest. We did play a game two days ago so you also have to rest the legs. I think Pete Carroll and our training staff are doing a great job of working that balance.”

(On the impact that Bruce Irvin has had on the defense…) “Well to tell you the truth I think they have been getting great pressure the whole year. Having him back is a great addition, he had a sack in his first game back, that was huge for us, but man they have been bringing chaos upfront. Our front four and front five are bringing a lot of pressure every game, game in and game out, and I think that’s what’s helping us. As a defensive back you look back there and all you see is a quarterback scrambling around, running around, and throwing balls off of their back foot and you appreciate the work that our defensive line is doing, and our linebackers.”

(On if the Seahawks change their game plan after the loss against the Colts…) “No we didn’t change the way we did anything. We know that it’s a rare occurrence when things like that happen. They happened in that game, but you don’t revamp your whole system because of a few plays in one game. We just went right back to our technique, kept it discipline, kept it hard nose, guys were on the technique just like we were, and we’re having fun also. We were dancing to the music doing the things that we always do.”

(On if playing on the national stage makes it more exciting…) “It is fun playing on a national stage, but it’s just fun playing the game in general. We appreciate playing on these national stages and the big games, not every team gets a lot of these games, but you always want to put on a show. Obviously Deion Sanders was primetime, but it’s always nice to put on a show. He was the best at it.”

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  1. sluggo42 says:

    Having trouble staying with the blog of late. I can’t take the Yanker chronicles, and everyone else snipping along with it. I’ve gotten to the point of just glazing over when it starts up, and all normal chat loses focus.

    I’ll,add my $.02 now and then, but I just can’t take it anymore…

    See ya around guys…

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I agree sluggo42.
    It really is turning into a joke blog here. I went away for a four day camping trip just to come back to the same old thing of late.

    I’m going to back off myself from this blog and try to post early in the mornings.
    BTW- for those that want early morning links, (go to field gulls), They post their links around 4am.

    Go Hawks!!!

  3. Dukeshire says:

    sluggo – As guilty as I am of feeding the yank troll, I have little room to criticize, but I’m in total agreement. The overall quality of posts here has suffered tremendously, recently. Thoughtful opinion and / or technical Xs and Os has absolutely taken a backseat. I for one will do my best to not pander to the lowest common element, moving forward.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Seahawks worked out six LBs on Monday. Fat chance we will find one like Lotuleili or Bradford.

  5. Dukeshire says:

    Good looking out, Georgia. I was curious if they’d bring anyone in on a short week.

  6. Personally, I have never liked the links aspect. I go to a place to find content – not to be directed to another place to read an article posted from another site. As much as anyone may complain, this is still the best place to get Seahawks content, IMO (granted, the context of what has been posted by the bloggers has taken this blog to another level, too). The grass is always greener somewhere else – but this is still the best source for Seahawks news, IMO.

  7. I agree with BobbyK, plus it’s not that hard to ignore posts and just strike up conversations with people on here who’s opinions you value (whether you agree w/them or not).

    Also, I think I’ve got to be fully vested in my pension on this blog, I’ve been posting here for a lot of years by now. . . . .

  8. MoSeahawk12 says:

    Guilty of feeding/sparing as well. What would happen if everyone just ignored the y? Would he/she starve?
    I’m certainly willing to refrain as I value 95% of the rest of this space.

    Been watching and cheering for this team too long to give it up now. Few more adjustments here and there and maybe giving the injury bug some pesticide and we might end up where we’ve all wanted.
    Thanks for your time and input.

  9. montanamike2 says:

    Me too, sigh. I’d hate to lose all you guys over one (crap) stirrer. My days of reasoning are wasted and over. This has been going on far too long.

  10. Todd Dybas says:


    I can’t let you swear in here, so I lightly edited your comment.



  11. montanamike2 says:

    Ok sorry Todd.

  12. MoSeahawk12 says:

    ACIB used to take over threads and drive everyone crazy with nonsense. People stopped engaging him and he went away. Maybe this can be the sequel.
    I’ll do my best to follow my own advice.
    Thanks all.

  13. The best police is ourselves, but at the same time, all of us have been guilty of feeding the trolls and even making troll type of comments ourselves from time to time.

    I think ACIB was kind of comical though – I never took him as seriously as some (at least I don’t think/remember). I don’t remember him going after anyone with personal attacks which, IMO, cross the line of a good blog (and of which I’ve been guilty of as well… at least I don’t remember that from ACIB).

  14. chuck_easton says:

    I’m in. If the person in question spends all day typing to themselves maybe they will get bored and go away.

    The head part is that unlike the infamous ACIB, this individual occasionally has something of value to add and we get sucked right back in thinking maybe they have matured.

    I’m willing to ignore any and all messages from that one person if it keeps the other worthwhile posters on here.

  15. montanamike2 says:

    Me too Chuck.

  16. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    I hope everybody enjoys my comments.. BTW I had a great weekend in Seattle

  17. montanamike2 says:

    I bet it was awesome mike.

  18. Does anyone know where or if it’s possible to watch the Thursday game via the internet? I’m out of town starting Thursday and would really like to watch the game from my hotel room but most hotels don’t have NFL network.

  19. Last season you could watch the games on but they didn’t show the full games. They were…I would say, maybe 50% of the game, the other 50% of commentators at some desk talking about the game.

  20. I prefer to read rather than comment most of the time, since I’m willing to admit I’m one of the least insightful fans here. When there’s something I’d like clarification on, I’ll ask. Rarely had anyone give me any problems over it.

    That said, I liked the way the D responded against the Titans, regardless of Fitzpatrick playing instead of Locker. With all the questions about Browner’s play and his taking a seat in the 2nd Quarter on sunday, I think it says something about the depth we have. Thurmond and Maxwell getting time should only push Browner to work just as hard, right?

    Thurmond though, with that suit of his, he should probably tack on esq. after that III.

  21. Yet, I am a full time lurker, part time poster. I don’t and have never considered myself an X’s and O’s football person so I’ve spent the past 4 years learning from 90% of you and it has been more than helpful but lately it is nauseating trying to wade thru the B.S. to learn something. I don’t care about who’s right or who called what or whatever. I want to learn from those you who are knowledgeable, don’t have an ego to validate and just want to talk Seahawks football. But alas as mentioned in an earlier post it has become a soap box for one annoying maroon who won’t get the hint and just leave. I can say that I learn from all of you, even those who sometimes can be overboard however, I can say with confidence that I have YET to learn a damn thing from Yankinta even when he/she says they know some things really well. well, no, you don’t. I’ve learned nothing but to despise your stupid flippin, self serving, look-at-me posts. it is beyond insufferable… smh :) :) smh…SMH SMH!!! (I will post this on the other threads as well) get the hint and go be a douche somewhere else…UGH!

  22. Screensmoke says:

    What ever happened to that crazy guy IRISH J or something ?

  23. I’m 95+ % sure that yank is ACIB. I don’t think I’m the only one that thinks it too. At least he does add something of value now, as Chuck said, unlike the broken record he was before. Or he harps on like 5 things now instead of one. I honestly think he is either a kid or someone who speaks English as a second language. I’m not sure he realizes how condescending he is, although it has been pointed out nicely to him. Nicely a time or two I might add.

    This blog is the best because of the quality of the people who post here IMO. It’d be a shame if everyone went away because of one guy. Especially after BobbyK just came out of his hole. Stevos has been MIA. I’ve been busy so I haven’t been posting as much. It’s best people just ignore yank when he’s being a brat or ignore him completely if they really can’t stand him. You can always skip right over his comments. He does throw in a nugget of wisdom from time to time though.

  24. ChrisHolmes says:

    This blog rocks.

    Trolls don’t need to be fed.

    I agree with a lot of what @bbnate just wrote…

    On with the show.

  25. I agree with bbmate and ChrisHolmes. It is just the condescending, back handed comments that get on my nerves. 99% of the posters on here don’t do that. I would respect the occasional nugget of wisdom if it wasn’t constantly preceded by arrogance and comments of “I was right, I called it a long time ago…” This blog has had its fair share of arguments between posters or posters who can’t let a certain topic go but I could deal with that due to the passion voiced by those who were acting a certain way. But the clear disrespect for those who actually study the game and team is what I find out of line. the constant “brain washed” fans comments are ludicrous to say the least. Is anyone going to say that BobbyK, Georgia, Duke, ChrisH, bbnate, ChuckE, montanamike, etc. are brainwashed fans because they didn’t see or agree with the almighty Y*****a? there lies my issue. but again I am just a lurker. I guess I should just remain that and not voice how I feel about the blog being off the rails recently. Just couldn’t help it. Sorry for the off topic, y’all….

    anywho, bottom line: go HAWKS. I am more worried about Thursday than I have been about the first 6 games. 58-0 is not lost on the Cards from last year. they are gonna want to bring the pain on their home field.

  26. MoSeahawk12 says:

    DFloydd, lurk, post, have fun and enjoy your team with us. I think it’s time for many of us to get this thing back on the rails. This is an amazing time to be a Seahawks fan. We are 5-1. Just four years ago in 2009 we only won five games the entire season under Mora. Won four games the year before that during Holmgren’s last season as head coach. Guys, those years were painful and embarrassing, yet I watched everyone of them. To see where this team is right now under coach Carroll is amazing and so fun. Having sky high expectations from all the fans, media and of course players is new territory for our beloved Seahawks. Let’s focus in and enjoy this ride. For many of us, this has been a lifetime adventure. Old and new, together….Go Hawks!!

  27. UltimateHawk says:

    ACIB didn’t disappear because people ignored him. He disappeared because Russell Wilson was a winner.

    Perhaps Yank is ACIB resurrected but I think he too will only disappear when he’s proven wrong.

  28. ChrisHolmes says:

    I don’t want to spend too much time discussing an old poster who is gone, but I thought it was interesting that around the time Curry was traded, AICB started to wane.

    He was a one-trick pony poster. He was the Right Said Fred of posters.

    He’s gone. And we should all behave the same way with current and future trolls: Simply ignore them.

    Trolls crave attention the way my daughter craves One Direction swag… You just can’t give it to them.

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