The infamous turkey incident will forever be embedded in the minds of 49ers fans.
I remember when I first met Richard Sherman. It was the local pro day and Sherman, a cornerback from Stanford who might get drafted in the mid rounds, was putting on a show. He and Shane Vereen were the two that impressed me the most. Sherman was a wide receiver who converted to cornerback. He wore this really bright red cleats that day, reminding me of Dorothy trying to get back home.
That image made me wonder if Sherman could wear more red in his NFL career. With Jim Harbaugh as the 49ers head coach and having coached Sherman, it seemed like it was inevitable. I wrote down in my recap for the story I was writing that the team that drafts Sherman would get a steal.
He went to Seattle and they benefited tremendously from him.
I have been a Richard Sherman fan since his days at Stanford. During the Bay Area pro day, I said that he would be a steal in the draft.
Since then, he has been nothing but phenomenal in the league. His antics, his loudmouth, I don’t care. It’s really just him being him and the league just can’t handle it. He backs it up and I like it.
This just happened today. He trolls the league hard. He trolls the media hard. He and Doug Baldwin send a message of hypocrisy. I love it. I want more of it. Sherman is good for business.
I have been a fan of Richard Sherman since his college days and I still am today. He is a great player, he has a swagger to him that isn’t the best, but it is amazing. But most importantly, he is very intelligent and very outspoken. This piece on his friend DeSean Jackson is wonderfully written.
Why was Twitter created? For exchange of information of course.
Or as Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis showed us Wednesday afternoon, it’s also their outlet to one up each other on who’s a better shutdown corner.