Russell Wilson may have taken the loss to his former team on the field, but a former teammate made sure to kick him while he was down.
Sherman discussed the Broncos’ infamous timeout/field-goal debacle at the end of Monday night’s loss to the Seahawks on his podcast on Colin Cowherd’s Volume network.
He placed the blame on new Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett.
“He still threw for 340 yards. He was moving the ball,” Sherman said of Wilson, “But, fourth-and-5, game on the line, in Seattle, hey they could’ve put it in his hands, but then who do you got to blame?”
Sherman referenced Peyton Manning from the “Manningcast” that no timeout was called.
“You could see Peyton Manning saying ‘timeout, timeout.’ You know the difference between Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning?” he said. “Russell does not have the power to call that timeout without the sideline. Peyton Manning can call that timeout without the sideline. He’s the coach on the field. He has that respect.”
He then stated that Manning, Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes and a number of others would have had the “power” to call a timeout as the clock ticked down.
“Certain quarterbacks, you blame the coach,” Sherman continued. “Certain quarterbacks, you blame the quarterback. And if it was any of those quarterbacks, you’re not talking about the coach. You’re being like, ‘Why didn’t Peyton call timeout right there?’”
Richard Sherman, a three-time All-Pro during his seven seasons in Seattle, was one of several former Seahawks on hand to watch Wilson’s Broncos debut Monday night.
After watching Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams lose fumbles at the Seattle 1-yard line, Sherman hopped on Twitter and evoked memories of Seattle’s heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl XLIX.
Sherman tweeted, “So goal to go situations are tough…..”