Bruce Arians Shares Richard Sherman Sadness

November 18th, 2021

Cornerback Richard Sherman.

Joe doesn’t know what our beloved Buccaneers actually lost when cornerback Richard Sherman popped his hamstring and then weeks later strained his calf.

Why doesn’t Joe know what the Bucs lost? Because 33-year-old Sherman was bad in the two games and a series in which he played.

Yes, Sherman was lauded for being a coach during the week the Bucs faced the Bears, but that Coach Sherm chatter sure died in a hurry.

Bucco Bruce Arians had a somber tone talking about the loss of Sherman on SiriusXM NFL Radio last night.

“I hate it for Sherm because he’s worked so hard, and man he’s been a great addition to us in the locker room, just a very cerebral player and a hell of a leader.”

This is a great example of Joe believing leadership is often overblown. With all the Bucs’ defensive leadership, what good did it do them the past two games?

Joe’s focus is on Sean Murphy-Bunting returning, hopefully Monday, and him and Carlton Davis getting back to full strength for December. And Joe also thinks Dee Delaney has done some good things in limited time. Hopefully his concussion is not serious.

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15 Responses to “Bruce Arians Shares Richard Sherman Sadness”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    The sports world will be hyper-focused on the Bucs monday night (with Giants fans taking over The C.I.T.S.) i hop we don’t drop a deuce on national TV again.

    Pete’s having a ribeye steak & some Captain Morgan’s right now thinking about Chris Thomas & how happy he’d be about legalized gambling in Florida #TheGreatG.O.B. #STIB

  2. Leighroy Says:

    Dee Delaney caught the infamous “I thought there were 12 guys” interception vs. the bears, and that’s it. He is otherwise part of the problem, and the specific Joe who shared this opinion should really revisit his position on NFL Gamepass. Who said he wasn’t part of the problem? The clear inference here is his play compared to Sherman’s. –Joe

  3. buccs99 Says:

    Not sure what leadership he is providing ? maybe more mentorship and sharing knowledge but id take leadership by example any day I.E. Tom Brady

  4. Tamlpabaybucfan Says:

    Sherman wasn’t in game shape…especially at his age…..too bad…..we desperately need SMB & Davis back…..many complain about them but they are better than the alternative.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Don’t start this. Richard Sherman has been a great addition. Your measuring stick is whether he came in and turned Desir and Delaney into Pro Bowlers? He has helped these guys. It’s clear.

  6. Ash Says:

    I don’t think leadership is overblown it’s extremely important players holding other players accountable for their play. At the end of the day even if you have good leadership when you have 4th, 5th, at times 7th string players out on the field it’s an issue of talent and all the leadership in the world isnt going to help you.

  7. Leighroy Says:

    “Done some good things in limited time” sure infers more optimism than openly stating he’s “part of the problem.” I wouldn’t be leaving anything open to interpretation after Dee’s WTF performance.

  8. Hawk Says:

    The question might be, “How much worse would this defense have been if Sherman wasn’t here?”. We will probably never know whether he helped, hurt, or added nothing.

  9. John Sinclear Says:

    We spent – how much? – for his service for two games??

  10. JA Says:

    If you remember correctly, Joe, Sherman played coach as a Covid fill in only against the Bears. The result was for the first and only time this year the DB’s appeared to know where they were supposed to be.
    After his one game tenure, mass confusion once again reigned supreme as two quarterback castoffs were made to look as superior as the greatest signal callers to have ever played in the NFL.
    Make Sherman the DB coach NOW!

  11. Lesco_Brandon Says:

    Maybe we can promote Sherman as the BUCS Defensive Coordinator. Fire low-energy Bowles and save some money to sign a DB that can really play.

  12. Kevin in jax Says:

    Who wants a guy who fakes an injury every game not to play

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    I say take the loss and cut Sherman. Pick up somebody else. Anybody else!

  14. WillieG Says:

    This is a great example of Joe believing leadership is often overblown. With all the Bucs’ defensive leadership, what good did it do them the past two games?

    You do know that some great generals lost battles, right? And in those battles, they lost hundreds, if not thousands of men?

    This is a great example of Joe believing leadership is often overblown. With all the leadership Patton had at all levels, why did they lose those battles?!

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Sherman gets forced into playing 98% of snaps after being back in football for a whopping 3 days, and ppl are mad he wasn’t playing at an all star level lol.