Former LA Rams nemesis on Bobby Wagner: “Rams got yet another STEAL”
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams have been a bitter rival for both the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. But veteran defensive back Richard Sherman, who played for both teams, has remained a vocal critic of the LA Rams over the years.
It was just months ago that Sherman spoke up to reject any HOF talk for LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford after Stafford won his first Super Bowl. That was a rather unusual action for an active player whose team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, placed him on injured reserve. The LA Rams defeated the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs en route to winning Super Bowl LVI.
Sherman is currently slated to assume a role on Amazon Prime Video’s ‘TNF’ coverage, but has not ruled out a return to the NFL at some point in the future.
Now Sherman is talking about the LA Rams once more. But this time, he is lauding his former Seattle Seahawks teammate, veteran inside linebacker Bobby Wagner:
Sherman ought to know, as both he and Wagner were the defensive leaders of the Seattle Seahawks defense that was largely responsible for the team’s success over the years under head coach Pete Carroll.
The LA Rams love the fit too and have begun to rethink their defensive tactics to optimize the fact that the team has three All-Pro players on the field at the same time: All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald, All-Pro inside linebacker Bobby Wagner, and All-Pro defensive back Jalen Ramsey.
It’s a rather unique position to discover the fact that Richard Sherman is saying anything good about the LA Rams, but clearly, the respect and admiration he has for Bobby Wagner is greater than any vitriol he may hold for the Rams. It’s a bit shocking, to be honest.
But even more shocking is the fact that I find myself agreeing with Richard Sherman.