Well, it is neither good nor bad for anyone, except for teams that want to get him but can't. It is all just a bunch of banter, and it gets more attention because of Sherman's sideline outbursts last season and media folks trying to create something out of it that's not there. In the video Adam Schefter said Seattle is listening, and that Seattle "put it out there" they are listening. Well, they put it out there because teams have been asking and media seems to take interest in it to sell news. Can't say I blame the media for that. They have to earn a living too. They should give Sherman a percentage of their take for the opportunity Sherm gave them. LOL.BullsFan22 said:http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19031009/seattle-seahawks-considering-trade-offers-richard-sherman
Not sure if this is good or bad for the Seahawks. Probably a bit of both, if that makes sense. Sherman hasn't been as good these past two seasons, but he hasn't been horrible either. Thomas and Chancellor have been great, mostly, and those are essentially the three that drive the backbone of the Seattle defense. These guys have all dealt with injuries in recent seasons, but then again, the majority of the NFL has had similar problems. The Seahawks have had a decent offseason in terms of trades and pick ups so far, but if it were up to me, I'd keep Sherman. He is still relatively young and can step up, particularly in pressure situations. They'll be favorites to win the division again, but the way they've played in the playoffs the last two seasons was disappointing, to say the least. Sure, they came up against two teams that flat out beat them in most, if not all categories and they played catch up, and they made a game of it against the Panthers two seasons ago, but if they want to win another SB they have to do it sooner rather later. From the news I've read, Wilson is motivated and working hard. They should have the players to contend for a SB, but I thought the same thing the last two years and they fell way short of that.
Realistically, Seattle will not trade Sherman because 1) Seattle has a shortage at CB and will likely draft one in the first 4 rounds, and this is assuming they hang onto Sherman, 2) Seattle has holes to fill at OL and DL and they certainly do not want to create another huge hole by letting Sherman go. Letting Sherman go just does not make sense if the trade was 1 for 1, equal for equal. A Sherman trade is like a snowball's chance in he!!.
But listen? You bet. You never know what some team might be willing to offer. Three first rounders? Now they got Seattle's attention. Three first rounders plus the entire 2017 draft of the team wanting Sherman? Then I would say Richard would be wearing that team's unis next season. But likely? Not very.
As for falling short of the SB. Too many injuries to key players (Thomas, Kam, Sherman even though Richard did not miss time, Wilson, the running backs - all of them) while at the same time lacking depth, and a weak OL. The OL was actually pretty healthy, but just lacking talent. What you saw in free agency was Seattle going after guys to fill those holes, including going for backup depth. RB Lacey, a very good S McDougald (he could start most any team) to backup Earl and Kam, a couple of LBs for depth and maybe a new starter at the SAM position, and Luke Joeckel & Oday Aboushi for the OL.
They are not done, and in the draft will prolly target OL-CB-DL-RB-LB, or CB-OL in their 1st two picks.