Former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman seems to be very upset with his departure from Seattle. It all started with him saying that part of the reason he signed with the 49ers is because he's vengeful. Meaning he wanted the chance to play his former team twice a year and beat their ass. Respect that move, respect that move a lot actually, but then he continued to not let it go. He went on Joe Thomas' podcast where he talked trash about Pete Carroll. I will say his criticisms were more than fair, nonetheless it was still trash talking his former coach. He said that Carroll's coaching style is more suited for the college game because there's continuous roster turnover. He stated that Pete Carroll's message was stale, he had told all the same stories, and the vets who had been there since day one were kind of over it. All these points are valid, however airing out your old teams dirty laundry is never a good look.
Sherman also voiced his displeasure with how the Seahawks handled the situation with him coming off an injury. He explained that other players such as Jimmy Graham and Earl Thomas weren't cut after injuries, yet he was. Clearly, Sherman is not taking being released from Seattle very well even though he's with a new team now making tons of money.
Honestly, I think Sherman is reading too much into this. The Seahawks were trying to move on from him last offseason before the injury, meaning this wasn't related to that whatsoever. The Seahawks core roster that had been together since their Super Bowl 48 win was getting old and expensive. The Seahawks front office decided that after missing the playoffs for the first time in 5 seasons that it is time for some culture change and roster turnover. It's no secret that ever since Pete Carroll decided to call a pass play instead of a run in Super Bowl 49 that Richard Sherman hasn't been his biggest fan. Seems like Sherman is still salty about that, mix that in with him being cut by the team, and you can guarantee he's going to have some strong words. Seahawks are building a new identity, one that revolves more around Russell Wilson instead of the defense. Can't do that when you're paying guys at every level of your defense $10 million. It's time to move on Sherman, start your new chapter in San Fran, and just do your talking on the field.