As noted earlier, Richard Sherman met the media today for his one formal in-week availability.
And has been oft-noted, Sherman is one player who has experience with both coaches in this game, having played at Stanford for Jim Harbaugh and obviously in Seattle for Pete Carroll.
Sherman’s relationship with Harbaugh, though, has cooled since his college days — he memorably called Harbaugh “a bully” after the game in San Francisco last season.
Today, Sherman was asked to compare the two coaches. His answer won’t end up on a bulletin board, but did provide some interest into the two.
“I think there are two different sides of the spirit,” Sherman said. “Pete is an energetic, hyper, fun, positive, positive, positive, positive guy. And Jim is more of a stern; it’s going to be this way, old school coach. The Bear Bryant’s that preach discipline and hard nose football. I think that’s more of the mold he’s cut from. They’re just cut from two different molds.”
Asked which one motivates him better, Sherman initially laughed and said “myself, self-motivation.”
Then he continued to say:
“But Pete being positive I guess, I like Pete’s approach because it’s always positive. Win, lose, or draw he’s going to find the positives in it, and I think with any player, nobody loves to be dogged, there’s some hard coaching out there, but does it in a way where nobody screams, nobody yells, everybody has a positive mindset, and there’s always a positive in every game win, lose or draw. I think Pete tries to pull that out. He tries to pull a good message out of every game regardless if you feel like you’ve played the worst game of your life he’ll make you feel like you had a decent game. As a player you can’t help but love that.”