For the first time in recorded history, Richard Sherman was quiet. He was inconsequential. A nonfactor.
That’s how Green Bay wanted it on Sept. 4 in Seattle. In the NFL’s opener, with every player, coach and fan in the league watching, the Packers had Aaron Rodgers drop back 36 times to pass.
Not one of those throws was in the direction of the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback.
A sign of respect? More like a source of chafing for a star far more used to being dominant and dynamic, not dormant.
Four months after the …