Richard Sherman “frustrated” by recording Bucs debut
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he believed cornerback Richard Sherman played “really, very well” on his debut for the team last Sunday night, but Sherman had less vision. charitable of the way things turned out.
Sherman was thrown into the fire as a starter after signing with the Buccaneers last Wednesday and he remained on the pitch for 58 of their 59 defensive snaps in a 19-17 victory. Sherman wasn’t on a team during the offseason or training camp and said his “legs were like Jell-O” in the fourth quarter, which is part of why his review of his performance was less. laudatory than that offered by Arians.
“The coaches gave me credit in the matches. They’re like, “Dude, it’s a tough place to live, and we understand,” Sherman said, via Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times. “But for me, you’ve got a level you’re used to playing at, and I haven’t played up to my level. So whatever the circumstances, I was frustrated when I watched the tape. There were rooms where I could see myself physically, I do the right movements, I take the right steps, I put myself in the best position, my legs just weren’t there, and I can relate to that. “
Sherman’s playing time is unlikely to decrease anytime soon. Arians said on Wednesday that Carlon Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting would be out for a while and that any idea of acquiring Stephon Gilmore went up in smoke on Wednesday. That leaves Sherman in a starring role and he expects to be “a lot better and a lot sharper” against the Dolphins this weekend.