Richard Sherman caused quite the stir following the end of the NFC Championship Game when the Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback proclaimed he’s the best player in the game and denigrated San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, but one of his former coaches at Stanford had no problem with Sherman’s loquaciousness.
“Bill Walsh said you want guys with high character who are great players and great people, but every once in a while, you have to line up and defend Jerry Rice. And the guy who does that has to be on the edge. That’s where Richard is,” Shaw told the BayAreaNews Group. via NFL.com.
Shaw, now the Cardinal head coach was Stanford’s offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach under Jim Harbaugh when Sherman was a wide receiver before moving to cornerback as a senior.
Sherman is sure to be the most-sought after player at Super Bowl XLVIII’s Media Day, even more so than Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to see what the outspoken corner will say next and if he will have any inflammatory comments about Demaryius Thomas or any other Broncos in advance of the Feb. 2 game.