49ers’ Richard Sherman compares coaching styles of Kyle Shanahan, Pete Carroll
Former Seattle Seahawks and current San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman has had the luxury of playing his entire NFL playing career in the NFC West division while suiting up for two successful franchises. Most notably winning a Super Bowl as a member of the Seahawks, Sherman returned to the grandest stage as an NFC Champion with the 49ers this past season.
At this stage of his professional tenure, Sherman obviously knows a thing or two about the styles of NFL head coaches. As a result, Sherman recently compared the coaching styles of the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan and Seahawks’ Pete Carroll.
“[Carroll] has a way of coaching, a way of talking to his coaches, a way of having his coaches talk to his players,” Sherman said, via the 49ers’ official team website. “They don’t do the whole rah-rah, curse-you-out style. He would never hire a coach like that,” Sherman said. “Kyle is similar in that he has a philosophy of the best man plays. He doesn’t care about your draft position or any of that. He’s more of a straight shooter than Pete. Pete has a way of making sure everybody feels good, making sure he pushes buttons with certain players and not pushing buttons on other players. Kyle is different. He’s one size fits all.”
Becoming one of the best cornerbacks in the game during his time in Seattle, it initially appeared as though Sherman would only decline upon making the move the 49ers a few seasons back.
However, the exact opposite has happened as Sherman has bolstered the 49ers defense in a big way with San Francisco currently gearing up to enter the 2020 campaign as one of the favorites in the NFC.