Richard Sherman is a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
That is not a misprint. You’re not dreaming. This is reality.
Sherman spent years making 49ers fans miserable, and effectively slammed San Francisco’s championship window while simultaneously propelling the Seattle Seahawks to a victorious Super Bowl. Yes, the team that Sherman has picked off more than any other is the Arizona Cardinals (seven times), but several of his career-defining highlights came on national TV against Jim Harbaugh’s group.
Let’s revisit every single one of those moments in a special edition of Enemy Reaction. Epic 49ers game thread comments are courtesy of Niners Nation.
December 23rd, 2012: Blocked field goal returned for a touchdown
December 23rd, 2012: Sherman keeps the Niners out of the end zone in garbage time
September 15th, 2013: Foiling Kaepernick again
September 15th, 2013: Kyle Williams gets blasted
January 18th, 2014: The Tip
January 18th, 2014: The interview
January 18th, 2014: The sound of silence
Thanksgiving Day 2014: Colin Kaepernick’s favorite receiver
Thanksgiving Day 2014: ...Like I said, Colin Kaepernick’s favorite receiver
Bonus reaction: Who wouldn’t take Sherman on the Niners?
Those were exciting times, and they can never be taken away from us. Now there’s a new chapter in this Seahawks-49ers rivalry, and I suppose that’s the only positive one can glean off of Sherman switching sides. I know I can’t wait for Shaquill Griffin to deflect a Jimmy Garoppolo pass right into the arms of Shaquem Griffin for the NFC West-winning interception, as Sherman looks on in utter disbelief. The only question is whether or not Griffin will call Pierre Garcon a “sorry receiver” in the post-game interview.
Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks! There will be more offseason Enemy Reactions coming your way from now until August.