A post shared by Kameron Chancellor (@bambamkam) on Mar 7, 2018 at 10:20am PST
I know I know, I sound like one of those fans that wants Miami to
sign every single player in the league. I can assure you this is not that.
That’s not my style. But, I do have certain players that I think are worth
Miami taking a serious look at. Richard Sherman happens to be one of those
guys. I’ve always liked the guy and it certainly seems like he’s on the way
out. Predicable I’d say. He’s owed $13.2 million this year and he’s also
recovering from an achilles tear he suffered in week 10. But, he should be
ready to go come training camp in the summer. No reason why he shouldn’t. I
realize that a cornerback coming off a major injury is not ideal, but he is
only 29. In today’s NFL, the way these guys take care of themselves, he could
deliver 4-5 more quality years. Maybe not elite years that made him one of the
top CBs in the game, but a leg up compared to what Miami has now. Xavien Howard
emerged as a big-time player and Tony Lippett, who was hurt for the year with a
torn achilles of his own, was coming nicely in 2016. Bobby MaCain is solid in
the slot and rookie Cordrea Tankersly was alright. It’s a decent unit but not a
unit that can’t use a veteran with real deal success in the league.
Sherman can provide that if he bounces back from the injury I understand that’s
a big IF, but jeez Terrance Newman is still out there and he’s like 90.
Sherman also brings
an attitude that should bring legitimacy to a team that typically is short of
any alphas. Yeah, I think having a couple of tough, known no-nonsense guys is a
good thing. A guy that keeps other accountable. Sherman is a guy who’s been
around winning so you’d like to think he can teach some of the younger guys
what is needed to win a consistent amount of games. It’s not like he’s a get in
the trouble with the law guy. He’s a say something mildly controversial to the
media about real world problems guy. That never got in the way of Seattle
winning games. So it shouldn’t scare Gase and the gang, though it probably
would. Money on paper seems like an issue, but if a team wants a guy, they can
get a guy. Hopefully, Miami looks at Sherman as a guy who can contribute
immediately. I think he can, but I must stress, I’m not a talent evaluator.
Just a guy who really thinks Sherman would do well for the team.