Earlier this month, Richard Sherman spoke his truth about he felt about the Seattle Seahawks when asked if he was surprised by his former team trending upwards.
“Not really.” They’re 6-5. It’s not like they’re 8-1 or 12-1. If they were that, I’d be very surprised. But kind of middle of the road, they’re fighting every game, they’ve won some close ones, they’ve lost some close ones. Kind of expect that.”
With a victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, the Seahawks pushed their record to 8-5 and sit in second place in the NFC West.
Following that victory, Frank Clark says there’s a new era in Seattle. The Seahawks defensive end addressed former Seahawks DB Richard Sherman’s comments calling the team “middle of the road” before their Week 15 meeting with the San Francisco 49ers.
“At the end of the day, ‘middle of the road,’ that’s Richard Sherman being Richard Sherman. He’s not in this locker room anymore, so his opinion really doesn’t matter,” Clark told reporters Monday night, perThe Seattle Times. “At the end of the day, this is my team now. This is my defense. Richard Sherman and his era is over here.”
Seattle and San Francisco will meet up for the second time this season on Sunday and Clark expects everything to go Seattle’s way during the matchup.
“If [Sherman’s] got anything to say about our defense, he can say it on the field,” Clark said. “We’re 1–0 against Richard Sherman right now, and we’re 1–0 against the San Francisco 49ers this year. Our plan is to be 2–0. So we’re going into their stadium next week with pure aggression.”
Sherman is in the midst of his first season with the 49ers after the Seahawks elected to release him in March while he was recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. The 49ers would give him a 3-year deal in the same month.
Kickoff between the Seahawks and 49ers is slated for 4:05 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium.