Richard Sherman is the newest star to take his skills to Tampa Bay.
The free-agent cornerback has had an infammatory offseason, highlighted by his arrest and subsequent apology, however on Wednesday he introduced he’s returning to the gridiron, becoming a member of Tampa Bay for the rest of the 2021 season.
On Episode 1 of “The Richard Sherman Podcast,” “Richard Schefter” introduced he was becoming a member of the Bucs and defined his resolution to affix up in Tampa Bay.
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I lastly had sufficient conversations and got here to a call that I’ll play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Woo! All of the craziness, after which all of the hate, after which all of the tweets ‘trigger all people’s mad I did not go to their group — I’m sorry. I went with one of the best provide I had, one of the best alternative to go on the market and put some nice tape on, to steer one other group. I really feel snug and assured in my skills to go on the market and execute and assist that group win. … This was a possibility I could not cross up. I weighed all of the choices with my spouse and my household, and that is what we got here up with.
Clearly, they’re coming off a Tremendous Bowl. They returned all their starters. They’ve an important, veteran group. Tons of expertise. Clearly, Tom Brady on the helm, you all the time bought an opportunity. Nice receiving corps — elite receiving corps. An excellent, grizzly, veteran entrance seven and a really gifted entrance finish. It is a possibility I could not cross up. It is a confirmed group. I simply gotta go in there and show these previous legs nonetheless bought some juice.
Amongst different issues, Sherman stated he looks like he is scheme match with Todd Bowles’ protection, which is extra blitz and man-coverage heavy than the Cowl 3 zone he had performed in Seattle.
The veteran cornerback says that Brady reached out initially to test if he was in form, they usually each thought it might be “cool” if that they had a possibility to play collectively. The celebrities aligned for each events to get collectively, regardless of their historical past.
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Sherman stated the 49ers confirmed curiosity in a reunion with Sherman companies this offseason, together with the Panthers and the Seahawks. Carolina traded for cornerback CJ Henderson on Monday.
Tampa Bay seems to repeat this season, and after a tricky loss to NFC Champion hopeful Rams, including Sherman to the secondary can solely assist in the hunt.
If it does not work out, then possibly the true Schefter wants to look at his again.