All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, of the Seattle Seahawks, is back again with another well-written column over at Peter King and Sports Illustrated‘s MMQB. This time, it’s about the way the business side of football can surprise you when a veteran leader like Seattle full back Michael Robinson is released. It’s a great piece and gives the reader insight into what it feels like to lose a respected friend and colleague in the football world. Here’s a great excerpt:
Over the next three months we continued on a championship grind, working through minicamp, training camp and, last Thursday, the final preseason game. The following Friday afternoon I dozed off while watching television and woke up to this tweet from Mike: “Been real #12thMan will always have love for ya.”
I gave him a call immediately. He was just as shocked as I was, and I could tell he needed some space and time to figure things out.
The feeling was surreal: They really cut Mike Robinson? There’s no way, I thought. ...