Richard Sherman has been trying to bring the rhetoric down a notch this year as much as he possibly can. He normally shoots from the hip and tells the truth as he sees it, making him everybody's go-to guy for a great soundbite.
When asked by NFL Network's Lindsay Rhodes if NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers were the focus this season, he broadened his answer to a wider scope. "There are a lot of teams to beat (in the NFC)," he said.
Gregg Rosenthal writes: ' Sherman also didn't want to get in a back-and-forth with his former college coach, Jim Harbaugh, about the NFC West and called the battles with Falcons wide receiver Roddy White a "nice rivalry." Sherman also said he's not going out of his way to take the high road. "I'm just taking a road I always take," Sherman said. "I don't let anyone push me to answer a certain way. I answer with the truth." '