Richard Sherman “Back In A Week Or Two;” Viewed As Backup By Coach

December 1st, 2021

Richard Sherman

So where does Richard Sherman fit in with the Buccaneers as they march toward the playoffs?

Answers came from cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross yesterday on the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Ross lauded Sherman as a “big-time” signing for his incredible work as a mentor for the young Bucs cornerbacks. And Ross loves where Sherman will slot in on the bench when his calf gets healthy early in December.

“Think about it. When he comes back in a week or two, somebody else goes down, you have a Pro Bowl/maybe Hall of Fame type of guy that can go in there and handle his business,” Ross said. “So that’s not a bad backup situation.”

Joe thinks Ross has the right attitude about Sherman’s role. Hopefully, Sherman is good with being a bench guy when he gets healthy. Not every former superstar is.

Joe wonders if Sherman might consider special teams play when he is 100 percent. The Bucs look like they could use a lift on their coverage units.

19 Responses to “Richard Sherman “Back In A Week Or Two;” Viewed As Backup By Coach”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I am glad we signed Sherman!

  2. Swampbuc Says:

    Put him in at nickel CB on third down to cover slot guys and watch him get a pick or two.

  3. Robert Says:

    get the vets healthy! will be great to have him back….he may have lost a step or two, but his football IQ makes up for that to a good extent.

  4. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Let him coach until then…

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Agree with Apple Roof – Glad we have him.

  6. asdf Says:

    Who are we kidding, we took a flyer on him and have gotten essentially zero return given his body seems to be done. It was the right call to take the risk and sign him, but thus far no on the field return from his signing. Could have added him to the coaching staff….

  7. David Says:

    Awesome news.

    Davis will be back in a week.
    SMB is back.
    Safeties all healthy.
    Delaney healthy.
    Dean just has pain and should be back in a week or 2.

    Say what you want about anyone’s individual play and lapses throughout the year, getting them all back and healthy for the stretch run is vital and will make the defense much much better.
    It frees up White and LVD and gives that extra split second for the pass rush.

    Let’s Go!!!

  8. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    The way our DBs keep going down with injuries we simply can’t have enough depth. That being said I hope Sherman is ready bc if he had to play he will be targeted for sure.

  9. Buc50 Says:

    Backup coach or backup player?

  10. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Maybe he can figure out how to cover the TE or slot guy in 3rd and long.

  11. Beeej Says:

    We signed him off the street and he played 3 games in 10 days (I think we won all 3) whatever we paid him was worth it just for that.

  12. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Hopefully we can get this secondary back as a whole in a few weeks. Excited to see Sherman excel in the red zone. Highly intelligent and can excel on a short field at his age

  13. #8 Says:

    Knox–great point. I never thought of that-

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    Highly unlikely he’s crying about being on the bench. He knows the deal with the vet all star roster coming to win. This team is nothing but professional.

  15. Upstate NY BUC Says:

    A big help would be to get off the field on 3rd down!! Bucs have only 5 sacks on 3rd down this year….last in the NFL. Not vey good JPP, Shaq and comp……

  16. steele Says:

    A healthy Sherm, chippy and motivated in time for late season and playoffs. I’ll take it.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Not sure Sherman is fast enough special teams these days…

    Maybe he could still jump over a lineman and block a kick though?

  18. Beeej Says:

    In the old days, corners would transition to free safety when they got their 30’s

  19. chaingang Says:

    hopefully he turns it on in the playoffs and the coaches put him in the right position to make splash plays.