All the talk about why Richard Sherman was mad on Sunday has finally come to light. After many players and coaches commenting, the real reason has been dug up. Sherman and Kam Chancellor have worked together for so long that they can communicate and change coverage on a dime. Richard Sherman had broken away from Seattle's zone coverage and went to man. A move he would routinely do with Kam as his right hand man. The move would have the safety cover Jones who was lined up on the inside. Sherman knew the play and was going to make a move to pick the ball off. Sherman is a mastermind of figuring out QB's. He has been the death two QB's we know of. Matt Schaub formerly of the Houston Texans was figured out by Sherman and the Seahawks defense. Little cues he picks up on have given the league a play book on how to defend QB's. Colin Kaepernick is another example, Sherman figured him out so well he turned out to be Collins favorite receiver. The play on Sunday Carroll said there was a significant opportunity there and they just missed it. It was no fault of Kelcie McCray and as Pete Carroll said yesterday it takes years for teammates to develop the communication Kam and Sherman have. "Its not that Kelcie did anything wrong it just something that someone (Sherman) is depending on is not there. It causes an opportunity to think other wise." Richard Sherman obviously thought he had that play and it explains the reason he was so upset. The audible call or cue was not picked up by McCray and it turned into a blown coverage. Despite the explosion by Richard the team rallied back and brought Sherm back to earth.
Carroll on Sherman and the play:
"It was an amazing 3rd quarter of activity. I've never seen a sideline like that. I've never seen a bunch of guys respond like that. They wanted to be back together so bad. To draw their guys back together. They were working like crazy down there to get back ballin again. It was a marvelous, marvelous challenge. I backed off, and they were all in on winning the football game. Sherm was just battling and they were just tryin to pull him back in. They love him so much. They were like wherever you are just come back to us, you know! Earls got him by the hair and he's like come back man!"
"Kam commands everyone's direction out there and it hard to fulfill the same role. Its not that Kelcie did anything wrong it just something that someone (Sherman) is depending on is not there. It causes an opportunity to think other wise. We just missed it that's all. The amount of details to make it work is extraordinary. There's a lot of complexities and intricacies(in our defensive system)."