Here’s what Richard Sherman had to say after practice today, with some video below:
(On if playing Denver for their first preseason game makes things different) No, it doesn’t matter who we play. You know, the opponent never matters in these situations. You’re working on technique; you’re working on discipline and getting better as a team regardless of who you’re going against.
(On how much he wants to play for preseason) Whatever the coaches play me. You got to get your body right, your mind right, get ready to tackle and ready to play a physical game. So as much as they let us be out there, we will be out there.
(On normal procedure for him as far as reps and game actions) I don’t know, different games dictate different situations so they’ll have us out there couple plays, couple series I’m guessing, so we will see how it goes.
(On him being healthier this year than last year) Relatively, guys are always banged up. It’s a violent sport. Guys always have a little nicks and nags here and there but I guess relatively so we are pretty healthy.
(On Tharold Simon) Tharold is a very discipline fantastic corner. Tharald [Simon] has done a great job being consistent day in and day out with his technique. He is obviously a lengthy corner, you know how John [Schneider] and Pete [Carroll] like them, he’s done a great job with everything our coach Chris [Richard] and [Rocky] Seto asked him to do.
(On teams responding to what they did defensively) Truthfully I’m not sure. We try not to watch other teams or keep up with the way other teams are doing it. We are too worried about making sure our technique is sound and what we do over here is great and we’re locked in but you know either way it’s tough to duplicate the mind set over here. We got very savvy veteran football players who understand the mental side of the game as well as the physical side of the game and we study tape together, there’s a certain element of discipline to our defense that you can’t duplicate.
(On what he sees in Jeron Johnson) Consistency. You know consistency, he is assignment sound, he does a great job, being in the right spots, being where you’re supposed to be, playing disciplined football as we need him to play.
(On Byron Maxwell being a work horse) Yeah, yeah that’s exactly what he is. Byron is a work horse for us. Like I said, everybody on our defense has a role and everyone has to play their role and you know Byron is doing a great job, staying on top and being a disciplined ball player and guys are understanding that. Guys don’t try to do too much.
(On his thought of Patrick Peterson signing his contract) I don’t really have any thoughts on it. You know it’s cool he’s locked up with his team and I think it will be a great deal for him. I think he is in Arizona for the next seven years so I’m sure he will enjoy that.
(On how different the game will be playing the Broncos for the first preseason game compared to the Super Bowl) We don’t think about it. Like I said before we don’t ever think about the outside perception. We go out there and play assignment sound football. We work on our technique, we work on the things we need to work on within the ball game and chips going to fall where they made. If other people look at it differently then so be it.
(On when the officials came and talked about contact, will that make a difference) No, no it will have very minimal impact on our game and how we play it.
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