Richard Sherman, Come on Down . . .

In a move that will piss off a lot of people, let’s call them stupid people, the 49ers signed newly released free agent and their biggest nemesis from their biggest rival, Richard Sherman. of the Seattle Seahawks.  Sherman reportedly signed a 3 year, $39 mill deal ($5 mill guaranteed) a couple hours ago. His tour of suitors lasted exactly one team, and he obviously wanted to stay on the West coast, so he did the deed as his own agent to boot.

Frankly, it is a pretty risky move to sign a guy coming off an achilles injury, but Sherman assured everyone he’d be ready come June. Sherman has been a little injury-prone lately, but he’s relatively young as 29 (well, 30 in March 30th), and the premier CB in the past 7 seasons. He leads the lead since 2011 in interceptions at 37, passes defended, and completion percentage against.

As risky as this move is,  you have to think that the team has done its diligence, and John Lynch, no slouch himself where it comes to being a defensive back, has to be licking his chops at gaining Sherman. I think it’s a great move. I also think it is a poke in the eye to Pete Carroll. Which I really dig. What do you think?

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62 Responses to Richard Sherman, Come on Down . . .

  1. Flavor says:

    they have so much cap space to play with, I don’t even consider this a risky move.

  2. unca_chuck says:

    The biggest risk is him being ineffective and injured. We still need to draft a CB high. At least that’s is my hope. Denzel Ward would be perfect. Unless somehow Quentin Nelson falls to us.

  3. alleykat69 says:

    I’d be all over WR Allen Robinson now if I’m the 49ers.You get him check off the WR list in the draft.Has the size,strength, that Jimmy G probably fantasies over throwing too!

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, he’s another guy coming of a major injury, but it’s a shot you take.

  5. Flavor says:

    at this point, I want the Niners to draft OL early and often. We must protect Jimmy at all costs. I am prepared to go out there and do it myself if the OL troops begin to dwindle….

  6. unca_chuck says:

    If Quentin isn’t there, they’ll likely go CB. They could even trade down and go after someone like Will Hernandez, a guy I like. He’s a guard out of UTEP who is a late 1st rounder./early 2nd rounder.

    I like that the signed Kilgore, and we’re getting Garnett back, but we need more depth and a guard not named Fusco. Ort whoever the fuck we trotted out there these couple years.

    Quick and fast for a big guy. A mauler.

  7. alleykat69 says:

    I like Ward a lot but now with Sherman on board as a secondary’s mentor to Witherspoon,Tartt etc..
    They might go Rogan Smith LB especially with the unknown status of Foster(really like Tremaine Edmunds LB as well)
    Who knows maybe they go after a pass rusher like Marcus Davenport?

  8. NJ49er says:

    I hated Deion’s mouth back in the day too but, he always backed it up on the field.
    Sherman? I’m not sure he’s able to back it up health-wise at this point in his career?
    Obviously, time will tell.

    Most of his game, early in his career, was cheating the Zebras.
    A LOT of grabbing, and groping, came with his game, most of it going unflagged.

    I’ll remain optimistic, simply because he’s a Saleh system fit and, won’t need much, (if any), special grace period to coalesce.
    Might even be, (dare I say) a role model for the younger guys, relative to the Saleh scheme.

    • Lurker John says:

      The entire Seattle secondary got away with that shit. Well, since he’s now a Niner, let’s hope he rounds back into form. If he does, he’ll be a major upgrade.

  9. Winder says:

    NJ= I hated Hacksaw Renyolds(sp) until he joined the team. But, I hate Sherman more. Not my money and not my decision. He is a Niner I hope he doesn’t disrupt the apple cart..

    • Winder says:

      Only 5 million is guaranteed so I guess it isn’t that much of a gamble I guess that means we are not going after Johnson now. Fuck it what do I know.

    • NJ49er says:

      I’ll do my best to keep an open mind Winder.
      All about winning games in the end.
      It is, as they say…..A business 😀

  10. NJ49er says:

    Reading that Seattle is going to shed DeShawn Shead on Monday too.
    WTF? Let’s add another System fit without FA ramifications why don’t we?

  11. rob says:

    I feel like i just did a deal with the devil lol

  12. Nipper says:

    He better be healthy. I’m sure he was checked out. Good move if he’s in good health and ready to play when the season begins. Football is a risky business.

  13. rob says:

    you know the best part about signing Sherman ? now at least we don’t have to listen to people saying we’re going to pick DB’s like Denzel Ward and minkah fitzpatrick n and derwin james

  14. rob says:

    Now all we need is WR , O-line and … pass rusher

  15. rob says:

    Free agents 2018
    In his first two NFL seasons, Lotulelei registered 46 run stops and 40 quarterback pressures.[

  16. Lurker John says:

    No shit. I’m surprised by this, with the injury and history of locker room vitriol.

  17. Lurker John says:

    This has to be the irony of all ironies, the Niners sign their #1 archenemy. How bizarre.

  18. Lurker John says:

    To be ready in June, like Sherman claims, he will have had about 8 months of rehab on his achilles under his belt. A quick web search indicates 6-9 months or longer for full recovery. That sounds encouraging, but given the explosive cutting and driving required of the CB position, that seems optimistic to me. $5M doesn’t seem like a huge risk in today’s NFL and I’ll defer to Shana-Lynch on this one, I’m sure Sherman was fully examined, but I’m still tepid on this signing.

    Michael Crabtree had this injury with the Niners, and came back pretty quickly. I remember his first game back he had a huge game with a long TD and a bunch of yards, but after that it didn’t seem like he was at full strength until the following season.

  19. rob says:


    13 Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama.
    14. G Will Hernandez,
    17 Vita Vea, DT, Washington.
    Isiah Wynn G

  20. unca_chuck says:

    Sherman is not the complete answer at CB. As has been noted he’s been injury prone. We need a lockdown corner on the other side. We have some depth but need more.

  21. rob says:

    Next target
    Justin Pugh
    Justin Pugh is one of the best guards in the NFL, but had to play out of his position at right tackle this year.

  22. rob says:

    I also want this WR

    is a 13-time Pro Bowler and 12-time All Pro. A holder of more than 100 NFL records, including career catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, four 100-plus-reception seasons, gained more than 1,000 receiving yards an astonishing 14 times and once caught 22 TD passes in one season

  23. rob says:

    latest from jason La Confora

    Expect the 49ers to land at least one more big-ticket item, ….
    Allen Robinson and …

    Good move if we do

  24. rob says:

    “Expect the 49ers to land at least one more big-ticket item,
    Allen Robinson and … are two more talented free agents who could soon join San Francisco”
    Jason La Canfora

  25. Lurker John says:

    Who’s the second, Rob? Robinson has some decent looking numbers, but I don’t know much about him. He’s tall. Is he fast?

  26. Lurker John says:

    I have to wonder how the fans will respond to Sherman, at least initially. I can’t think of too many opposing players more reviled in 49ers history than Sherman. I truly hated him as a Seahawk. The turkey dinner bullshit won’t be be soon forgotten by The Faithful.

  27. rob says:

    , as you’d probably expect. Seahawks fans were really upset with Sherman signing with their biggest rival.

  28. Winder says:

    We took in Wendell Tyler who was pretty much hated for a good 5/6 years . If Sherman plays good he will be ok with most fans. But if he plays bad that’s a whole different story. It’s all about winning.
    Lurker- our team truly sucked that Thanksgiving Day. It sucked that they did that but it was our fault for being such a shitty team.

    • Lurker John says:

      Not like Sherman, not to mention that Wendell was always a pretty likable guy. Sherman rubbed everyone outside of Seattle the wrong way.

      And I agree with you about the state of the team that game and that season, but that is one indelible image for Niners fans. Hey, a couple of well-timed picks and this guy will be the toast of the town, but it’s not easy for me to just forget the recent past with this guy. But I’ll give him a fair shake.

  29. unca_chuck says:

    Beyond that it was ESPN that set up the table on the 50 yard line. It’s not like it was Sherman’s idea to suddenly cook and eat dinner on the field.

  30. unca_chuck says:

    Robinson is 6’3″, 210 lb. He’ll be 25 in August.

  31. Lurker John says:

    Glad to see Goodwin was extended. He’s going to be even better this year.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    Hacksaw and Fumbell were both hated players who were welcomed when they played well here.

    As was Deion, Kermit Alexander, and a few others.

  33. NJ49er says:

    Kinda wondering if the game plan is to wait on post FA cut downs now with the Sherman signing?
    Either the DB position at 9 will focus elsewhere or, there could be an opportunity to deal back, if an offer is made for what could be a QB needy team looking to move up.

    Have to figure they’ll be willing to watch guys like Carlos/Reid and Dontae walk in FA, in favor of Comp Picks perhaps?
    This Class is loaded with RB/DB and DL talent, which is favorable to getting younger, and cheaper, at the expense of waiting for Comp Picks and Rookie development.
    Reids’ younger Brother looks good on stats and, won’t be near the price of Eric while likely being one of many good S options coming next month.

    I’ll give Sherman his due since he’s got some value to teach and coordinate the Saleh system, along with Malcom Smith.
    I simply never liked the guy and probably never will, unless he learns to shut his piehole, and simply do what he’s paid to do, take away his half of the Field.

  34. NJ49er says:

    More concerning was the report of Lynch attempting to Trade for Aqib Talib.
    Of all the risky morons in the NFL, he would rank in my top 3.

    Irony of all irony was, Talib didn’t want to come to SF and nixed the deal (thankfully).
    Maybe I’m just getting cranky in my extended years but, what happened to Niner Dignity?

    Foster is now a festering boil on the lips of the Franchise and, they seriously thought of parting with a Pick or more for Talib?

    Gotta wonder just how many hits to the head Lynch took in his career?
    From Talib, to our most hated rival in just a few short days? WTF was he thinking?
    At least Sherman has some connection to Saleh.
    For whatever that gets us, he won’t need to change the way he does the job at least.

  35. Winder says:

    Fuck it, I hope we still want T. Johnson might as well bring another stinkin Ram over.
    NJ- I read that stuff about Talib I think we dodged a bullet with him.

    • NJ49er says:

      Thankfully it was Talib who didn’t want to come here Winder.
      Speaking of bullets…He’s the shooter too. Nut job.

  36. unca_chuck says:

    Talib is a dipshit of the highest order. Say what you will about Sherman and his outspokenness, he’s a very smart guy and hopefully good teacher for the young DBs. Talib is a fucking head case.

    • NJ49er says:

      Precisely why I was wondering what the h3ll Lynch was thinking Chuck.

    • Lurker John says:

      Sherman has also done a lot of community work in the Puget Sound area, especially with kids. He does seem like a different person off the field, plus he’s never been in trouble. This is me trying to get on board. 🙂

  37. rob says:

    Lynch played 15 years for Tampa and Denver ! He probably has the inside skinny on Talib because of his close ties to both franchises ! (Talib played 5 years with tampa and 4 with Denver)
    Don’t forget Talib is a 5 time pro bowler and superbowl champion.

  38. unca_chuck says:

    I think Lynch saw a secondary that got shredded weekly and would sign just about anyone to improve it. I sure didn’t want Talib, but I’d want him over Brock.

    • rob says:

      At least Sherman was willing to come here . That dipstick Talib blocked a trade here to go to the Rams !

  39. rob says:

    Just for fun …
    miami Dolphins likely to release DT Ndamukong Suh

    The Miami Dolphins’ roster purge won’t be limited to just Jarvis Landry and Jay Ajayi.

    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday the team is likely to release three-time All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the new league year begins Wednesday.

  40. unca_chuck says:

    Hard to believe Ndamukong Suh is only 31. It feels like he’s been around for 15 years.

    I like getting FAs but we can’t go too deep in that pool. A guard and a WR should be sufficient.

  41. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up . . .

  42. Irish Kevin says:

    On KNBR this morning they say the contract is mostly incentive layered, he has to play a certain number of games. Interceptions, passes defended….etc

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