Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner says Richard Sherman will be motivated to beat Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers will battle in a pivotal NFC West showdown on Monday night, and Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner thinks that a certain former Seattle cornerback will be particularly fired up for this game:
“I’m pretty sure he wants to beat us,” Wagner said of Richard Sherman, according to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. “I’m not saying that he sat there and marked this game on his calendar but, when it comes up, you know that he wants to win down there. Look at how he was the last game that they won down there, he was pretty excited about it. I’ll try to make sure he’s not excited this week.”
Of course, Sherman spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Seahawks, developing a reputation as one of the best cornerbacks in football and winning a Super Bowl during the 2013-14 campaign.
However, a torn Achilles in 2017 ended Sherman’s tenure with the club, and things did not exactly end on a good note.
“I don’t know if it still bothers him or not, but he’ll make it bother him before the game,” said Wagner of Sherman’s departure. “He’ll find a way. Maybe I’ll help give him some more stuff to help bother him before the game.
Through eight games this season, Sherman has logged 29 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defended and a defensive touchdown and has looked a heck of a lot healthier than he did during his debut campaign with the 49ers last year.
The Seahawks have gotten off to a 7-2 start, but the Niners have been a bit better thus far, as they are an NFL-best 8-0.