San Francisco 49ers Pro-Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman didn’t hold back when he talked of his feelings for his former head coach Jim Harbaugh at Stanford.
When asked by reporters if he ever regretted any of his antics against Harbaugh and the 49ers, it became obvious immediately that he regretted nothing.
Upon being asked by @Eric_Branch how he looks back on some of the stuff he did as part of the #49ers–#Seahawks rivalry when he played for Seattle, Richard Sherman made it clear it was all about the feelings he had for his old college coach, Jim Harbaugh. pic.twitter.com/LgqYLny7sy
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) December 26, 2019
“I meant every single one,” Sherman told reporters. “I meant it to Harbaugh. We’ve had our history. I don’t regret a second of that. I would do it again twice, maybe more. If he were their coach and we were in the same position, it would maybe be worse right now. There’s bad blood there. There’s history there. … It was very personal. It was less 49ers and Seahawks. It was very personal.”
Their bad blood can be traced all the way back to their Stanford days when Harbaugh accused Sherman of quitting on the team following his decision to have season-ending surgery in 2008. Sherman also believes that he didn’t receive any help from Harbaugh in the pre-draft process of 2011; Sherman would be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.
Following a Seattle win over San Francisco in 2013, Sherman immediately crossed the field to rub the victory in Harbaugh’s face.
It’s safe to say that Sherman and Harbaugh didn’t exchange any Christmas cards this holiday season!
– – Quotes courtesy of Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area Link – –