Richard Sherman was thrust into the fray on Sunday night and played surprisingly well for a guy who had only played in 5 games last season. Sherman suffered a calf injury last season with the San Francisco 49ers. He recorded 7 solo tackles and a fumble recovery and played in 98% of the defensive snaps, and shared the team’s lead in tackles with Antoine Winfield. It is pretty impressive for a guy who signed with the team just 4 days before the game in New England. Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was amazed by Richard Sherman’s ability to go in and play well.
“It’s amazing. He played really, really well. He had the one penalty but, no, I was really, really pleased with ‘Sherm’ and Pierre [Desir]. I thought they both went out there and played really, really good. The bright side is, it’s just going to get better, too, the more they learn what the hell they’re doing. I think this week, again, fortunately, we had Mike Edwards to step in there for Antoine, and we’ll see who’s going to back up those guys this week.”
Sherman will likely see another large amount of snaps in Week 5’s game against the Dolphins due to the number of injuries in the secondary. with the bad news coming in about Carlton Davis and Jamel Dean still recovering from a knee injury, it’s good to know that the veteran cornerback can come in and play at such a high level.