Richard Sherman was once a teammate of Russell Wilson with the Seattle Seahawks, who lost a Super Bowl because of a bad play call on the one-yard line.
In 2014, on second down and goal, Wilson’s pass was intercepted by then-Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, delivering New England a fourth championship and the fourth ring for Tom Brady.
Fast forward to 2022, and once again, Wilson, now with the Denver Broncos, was on the one-yard line knowing only a touchdown can win the game. Once again, though, Wilson had to pass, and this time, the pass was deflected by former Patriot turned Indianapolis Colt Stephon Gilmore, sealing a 12-9 win for Indianapolis.
Needless to say, Sherman was not pleased. As a matter of fact, he showed those emotions on social media.
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Richard Sherman blasted Russell Wilson for once again throwing the ball on the one-yard line
Richard Sherman can’t let go of the memory; frankly, he’s got every right to be upset. That decision cost him a ring and a chance at a repeat championship.
Had the Seahawks run the ball at the one and lost after that, as painful as it would have been, Sherman and other team members wouldn’t be as angry because they would have lost the right way. They didn’t. Instead, they watched their coaches cater to their quarterback, and that decision backfired in the worst way. Wilson shared a backfield with Marshawn Lynch!
Now, the Denver Broncos are feeling a similar pain. They invested heavily in Russell Wilson in the offseason through draft picks and trades, and so far, they haven’t been “riding,” as Wilson keeps saying. The car has broken down, and is stranded. At 2-3, the Mile High City is angry, evidenced by fans leaving the game before overtime because they had enough.
Richard Sherman is never going to let that moment go. Funny enough, Al Michaels called that Super Bowl, and he called Wilson’s similar moment on Thursday Night Football. Ouch.