REPORT: Richard Sherman Blames Russell Wilson & Pete Carroll For Team Not Winning Multiple Rings
It seems as if the good times are coming to an end with the current cast of Seattle Seahawks, as their have been multiple reports of fighting between teammates, as well as the defense apparently wanting Russell Wilson to be exposed as a fraud QB.
ESPN Magazine recently did a report on Richard Sherman and the Seahawks, and it revealed that the star cornerback is not happy with the one Super Bowl win the team has. Sherman goes on to blame head coach Pete Carroll and QB Russell Wilson for the franchise not having more.
“According to witnesses, Sherman threw the ball back to Wilson and yelled, “You f—ing suck!” Another fight broke out. Sherman was cussing and yelling; Wilson seemed stunned. Pete Carroll stopped practice and would later hold a series of meetings to remind the players they needed to build each other up, not tear each other down — and that they needed to support their quarterback, further pissing off a defense that already thought the head coach went out of his way to protect him.
Sherman has told teammates and friends that he believes the Seahawks should have won multiple Super Bowls by now. And with just one trophy and the window closing fast, he has placed responsibility for that failing on the two faces of the franchise: Wilson and Carroll. Sherman, who like Wilson declined comment for this story, thinks Carroll hasn’t held Wilson or many young Seahawks to the defense’s championship standard. He’s been disillusioned not only by that single play more than two years earlier but also by his coach’s and quarterback’s response to it.
“He’s always looking at what other people are doing,” says a former assistant coach who has had many talks with him. “He’s made it personal. It’s your fault we’re not winning. It wears guys thin.”
The window to win Super Bowls in the NFL can open and close without a moments notice. Sherman clearly wants this team to capitalize now before it’s too late.