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Richard Sherman: Pete Carroll’s message to team became stale

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The Seattle Seahawks have yet to comment publicly on the motivation behind the recent moves that have claimed some of the team’s most established veterans, but Richard Sherman has a theory.

The star cornerback — who signed with NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers this week — said on the Uninterrupted’s “The Tomahawk Show” that coach Pete Carroll’s message had become stale with some of the team’s longer-tenured players and suggested that it’s not the type of thing that would happen in college, where rosters turn over regularly.

The Seahawks cut Sherman last week and traded defensive lineman Michael Bennett, another mainstay during the most successful era in franchise history. Seattle also cut cornerbacks Jeremy Lane and DeShawn Shead, though Lane was never expected back,cheap authentic nfl jerseys and the decision with Shead was purely procedural. Those moves have been part of an offseason of upheaval for the Seahawks following a 9-7 season that snapped their string of five straight playoff appearances.

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“They said they were just going to give me a chance to feel out free agency,” Sherman said. “I don’t think they thought I would get a decent offer.”

Sherman’s initial comments about Carroll came in response to a question about the coach’s future, specifically whether the direction of the franchise could impact how much longer he wants to continue coaching. At 66, Carroll is the NFL‘s oldest head coach and has two years remaining on his contract.

“Honestly, he showed no signs of it,” Sherman said of Carroll.cheap nfl jerseys china

But he added: “I think that it depends on how this season goes for them. If they do great, get to the playoffs and continue to have the success, then I think he continues to go. But if things don’t go as planned and they don’t get to the playoffs and they have a rough year, then I think that’ll weigh into his decision. The legacy begins to get tainted at that point.”

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