Richard Sherman Gives Thanks

January 12th, 2022


This time, the mind didn’t control the body. But the mind is hardly dead.

Bucs defensive back Richard Sherman, earlier this week placed on injured reserve, seemed to be calling it a career on Twitter — for his playing days. But he’s not done yet.

As he did once earlier this year when Bucs defensive backs coach Kevin Ross had The Sickness, Sherman is to be a part of the Bucs’ coaching staff offering his wisdom in the secondary room through the playoffs.

Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians has raved about how Sherman made a difference with defensive backs. Arians loves the fact that he has a wise old bird in Sherman to assist the young Bucs’ secondary.

Think about it: every starter in the secondary is still under a rookie contract. At least for a handful of weeks.

Joe doubts Sherman remains as a coach after this postseason. Sherman said he wants to stay in the game as a broadcaster or an analyst. Just listening to his weekly podcast, it seems Sherman has a deep interest in the business world.

If Sherman plays his cards right, and he’s a smart man with a degree from Stanford, he can make as much or more money in business than being a coach, and work a lot less and not have to uproot his family every couple of years. Still, it would be cool if he hung around and worked with Todd Bowles and Arians next season.

32 Responses to “Richard Sherman Gives Thanks”

  1. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Hey AB learn something,that’s how a pro handles things.

  2. Smashsquatch Says:

    Love this story, hope he continues to pursue a coaching career, he’s a natural.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Love it! I’d love to see him stay too but he def has a bright future ahead.

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    “… and coaching my butt off.”


  5. BA4President Says:

    A pro’s pro

  6. DBS Says:

    A pro brought in trying to help this team.. Now staying to help make others better not leaving because he is hurt. A True professional. Thank You Sir!

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Good summary statement, Joe. Hope it happens. A smart guy.

  8. HC Grover Says:

    AB burns his bridges, Sherman builds them.

  9. Joe Says:

    AB burns his bridges, Sherman builds them.


  10. rsjcheapseats Says:

    Degree from Stanford with a 4.0 GPA.

    I always remember after Seattle lost to NE in the Super Bowl the first thing Sherman did was shake Brady’s hand.

  11. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard sees a future NFL head coach

  12. Howard Cosell Says:

    Antonio mad bro

  13. Swampbuc Says:

    Well said everyone. Sherm is super.

  14. Howard Cosell Says:

    he mad?
    he mad.

  15. PassingThru Says:

    Yeah, those Stanford jocks are legit. I worked with one (baseball pitcher) and went to grad school with another (football OT). Both were very bright guys.

  16. David Says:

    Signing him just to have enough bodies to field a defense has proven to be worth it just because of the knowledge and experience he is bestowing on all the young DBs.
    So glad he’s sticking around through the playoffs to help

  17. 0-26 survivor Says:

    Former buc great 49er gm John lynch was also a Stanford guy I believe , thanks for your effort
    Richard , could have just stayed retired but he is a true competitor unlike the man who just quit us .

  18. firethecannons Says:

    Honestly we need him on the sidelines

  19. Bucthis Says:

    A key note is that he could just fly back to California and cash his checks. Instead he’s going to stay with his team and help wherever he can. That’s the signs of a good pro!

  20. Coquiro Says:

    Hey Sherman, at least please help get 23 out of Tampa. He gets burned so many times. I watch big plays after big plays that goes against us and he is right there letting it happen. Don’t the coaches see that on film?? I don’t mention his name on purpose…he’s not worthy. Terrible CB from a weak college team…

  21. Bradinator Says:

    Glad we signed him. He’s certainly been helpful to the the young guys. A great presence in the locker room too. Every little bit helps when you’re the Defending Champs!

  22. Gordon Brook Says:

    Sherman is unable to play but is helping the Bucs. defense to play better. He is very well liked on the Bucs, team and I am happy that he is doing everything possible to help the Bucs, to win everything!

  23. Red86 Says:

    Would be great if Sherman stayed and coach.

  24. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Bucs want to win games? Sherman in, Ross out! Perfect scenario.

  25. SOEbuc Says:

    Great secondary coach for this Mike Smith zone Bowles is running.

  26. gp Says:

    Definitely a CLASS ACT!
    So hard and rare to find those nowadays.
    Seems we actually have been lucky and have more than our fair share on our team for a change.

  27. Rod Munch Says:

    I love the fact that he didn’t just take his money and go home, he’s going to stick around until the end, and help however he can. When former stars can no longer go, they can still contribute, and it’s not like he’s a Bucs icon who might feel an attachment to the team, he’s just a FA hire, and literally no one would have given him a hard time if he just packed up and left.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    says alot aboutthe work environment

  29. Bucs Win Says:

    Class act.

  30. Eddie Marz Says:

    We’ll said Rod Munch. Sherman just hooked up with Tampa.

  31. Buczilla Says:

    Sherman’s a good dude.

  32. Reddington Neck Shores Says:

    What if americas favorite db Richard Sherman went to Alabama to rehab his Achilles instead of staying with the team? Would he still be Americas favorite? Thank god that awful tripe of a moniker is done and we are focusing on how much rain will impact the goat