May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman (25) stretches before organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman Takes Higher Road on Jim Harbaugh’s Comments


An intense rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks is brewing, but Richard Sherman is not going to react after Jim Harbaugh’s response on what’s been happening.

Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk provides a transcription of what Sherman said during his interview with the NFL Network.

“I don’t have a relationship with him,” Sherman told NFL Network on Monday regarding Harbaugh.  “I don’t try to go any route with him.  I don’t deal with him; he is not my coach.  So I deal with what is going on in Seattle and I keep it there.  I think his comments are what they are.  We are going to be the bigger team, the bigger players.”

Yes, Sherman is a little passive by saying that they’ll be “bigger” and “better players,” but it’s refreshing after seeing him trash talking to Roddy White since after the season on Twitter and into NFL Network’s Top 100 countdown programming.

Jim Harbaugh’s comments were pretty strong against the Seahawks, but undeserving of the response by Brandon Browner putting his hands “around his neck” and Golden Tate giving “him the Sean Lee treatment.” Tate was fined $21,000 for his hard hit on Lee last season.

At least Sherman never had any comments of inflicting pain on his opponents, and that’s something all of us would struggle at if we joined First Take.

Tags: Jim Harbaugh Richard Sherman San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

  • loverpoint

    Sherman- you can’t cover up for your teammates ignorance. Making threats of physical violence towards a NFL coach does not make you a bigger team. It shows how small and immature these players have been. Harbaugh was asked about players ( in general) who take PED’s or any kind of drug and Harbaugh said they were losers. For some reason ( Wink ) Seadderall players took exception to that comment.

    • hawkman54

      Harbaugh is a douche bag- many of his former Stanford players don’t care for him, That’s a fact! What Browner and Tate said was heat of the moment and not entirely serious . But IF you are on Team you stick up for them in all ways or get out!
      Plus get over the Adderall BS – Seattle actually had only Three players under the control of the team test positive , that is about league average. Considering seattle brought more players in the first two years then anyone had EVER done before that is a reasonable amount considering the rest of the league!

  • gymviking

    Actually, Harbaugh’s comments almost amount to “I’ve noticed a couple suspensions on the Seattle team. Young athletes should avoid taking PEDs.” That’s about as soft and fluffy as he gets.
    In any other walk of life, Browner and Tate would be looking at a visit from the local law enforcement and probably a restraining order. Sherman is simply a moron that would have trouble putting together the cognitive thought to write an essay for a 7th grade class. These guys should thank God there is an NFL.
    Should be a popping good rivalry, though. The 49ers have some guys that can hit pretty hard too.

    • Matthew

      Sherman went to Stanford and graduated, which means he had to get accepted to Stanford. I’m pretty sure he had to write an essay or two when he applied. Stanford is consistently in the top tier of academic schools across the nation. I’m not saying this as a Cardinal fan, It’s just the truth.

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