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Richard Sherman excited for new defensive backs in Seattle
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Richard Sherman excited for new defensive backs in Seattle

Published Jun. 16, 2015 10:46 a.m. ET

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is speaking very highly about some of the newest additions to the Legion of Boom. Sherman talked about free agent pick-up Cary Williams and fifth-round draft pick Tye Smith.

“I think he’s doing a great job,” Sherman said of Williams, via “He’s been in the league for seven years now, and he’s played the technique we play.”

Williams is still acclimating to the Seahawks physical style, but Sherman believes he will catch on quickly.

“The way we do it is slightly different than what he’s accustomed to playing,’’ Sherman said. “But he’s catching on quickly and he’s acclimating really well. I think just more repetitions and he’ll be fine.”


Sherman went on to talk about Smith. He is pleased with his play, but knows the rookie still has some learning to do and that is going to come with some mistakes in practice.

“I think Tye is going to be a good player,” Sherman said. “He’s a little raw. Sometimes he gets … I don’t want to say, but he just loses focus out there. Overall, I think he’s playing good ball.”

All in all, Sherman is a happy camper when it comes to the Seahawks' secondary. He went out of his way to praise all the defensive backs on the roster and even proclaimed that this could be one of their better teams at the defensive back position. 

"I think they’re all doing great,” Sherman said. “We’re really excited for these young guys. They’ve been fantastic. Obviously, all our guys, [Marcus] Burley, Steven Terrell, Will Blackmon– it’s great to have him back – but I think this is going to be one of our better years at defensive back. We’re going to have great depth.” 

(h/t ESPN)


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