The league is without one of its best cornerbacks since Richard Sherman’s season ended with a torn Achilles in Week 10 against the Cardinals. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that it’s given one of the sharpest players in the NFL more time to tweet about football.
Sherman’s a big talker on the field, but his Twitter account is usually pretty tame. But he wasn’t shy about sharing his thoughts on Sunday’s games with us on Twitter.
Sherman wasn’t a big fan of the Bills starting Nathan Peterman
Sherman’s no different from every other NFL fan. He was not impressed by the Bills’ decision to bench Tyrod Taylor for rookie Nathan Peterman.
So they bench my guy @TyrodTaylor and the guy they bring in has already thrown 2picks with 10mins left in the 1st. Great decision— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 19, 2017
Sean McDermott announced that Peterman would get the start against the Chargers after Taylor went 9-of-18 for 56 yards and a pick in the Bills’ 47-10 loss to the Saints in Week 10. In Week 11, the Bills had to yank Peterman from the game after he set an NFL record for the most picks in one half with five.
Wonder what they are gonna say after this game about @TyrodTaylor .... one bad game and he’s benched. Do you cut the new guy after this half?— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 19, 2017
The Bills only had one passing touchdown on the day. Sherman would like to remind you that Peterman didn’t throw it.
Score out of hand but first passing TD of the day.....@TyrodTaylor ♂️— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 19, 2017
The Bills were 5-4 and in the playoff hunt heading into Sunday’s game against the Chargers. But the loss has them at .500 and on the outside looking into the playoff picture right now.
Sherman pointed out what an obvious mistake it was for the Bills to throw Peterman into starting this week.
I love the NFL. Very difficult to hide bad decisions especially regarding personnel. The fire of the NFL exposes all.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 19, 2017
The Bills’ best shot at winning is to start Taylor. If they don’t, Sherman will probably have some things to say about it.
Richard Sherman watched Sunday Night Football, just like us
Sherman was like the Twitter version of Tony Romo during the Eagles’ 37-9 win over the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
He gave us smart football insight:
Great Defense force offense to divert from their successful philosophy. That’s what’s happening in this game. Both offenses built to run and pass after establishing the run. They haven’t been able to so they are using out of rhythm plays.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 20, 2017
And pointed out mistakes:
Philly D is creating turnovers and giving O great field position. Gotta be able to capitalize and get points in games like this or it will come back to bite you in the end— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 20, 2017
The defense was carrying the Eagles in the first half, harassing Dak Prescott relentlessly and forcing him, uncharacteristically, into turnovers. But the offense kept turning those chances into punts instead of points. Maybe the Eagles saw Sherman’s tweet at halftime — they went on to outscore the Cowboys 30-0 in the second half.
Sherman thinks the NFL’s roughing the passer rule is dumb
Sherman understands the NFL rulebook better than most refs probably do. He chimed in with former Giants and Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck to complain about the flaws in the league’s roughing the passer rule.
Very stupid. Hey stay away from the guy with the ball! Don’t hit him high! Don’t hit him low! And if you hit him in the middle don’t drive him into the ground! Sounds like football to me— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 20, 2017
While Sherman’s commentary was mostly spot on, he wasn’t right every single time.
I think this Dallas vs Philly Game is going to be a lot more competitive than ppl think. Division games are always tough. Teams know one another well so it comes down to the little things— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 19, 2017
You can’t win them all.
Sherman had successful surgery to repair his Achilles last week, and he’s on the mend. While he’s healing up, we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on his tweets on game days for the rest of the season.