Broncos country was hoping for the ride of its life when it landed its new leading sheriff, quarterback Russell Wilson.
However, thus far, the ride has been the opposite of pleasant. And though it’s early into the new captain’s tenure, his command over the offensive reins has been shaky at best.
For many, Denver’s ineptitude has them questioning whether Wilson is the ideal man to steer the Broncos back to relevance.
Some of those doubts have stemmed from his former teammates.
One such naysayer is former Seahawks All-Pro corner Richard Sherman, a longtime Wilson critic who recently said Wilson got too much credit for Seattle’s success in the early 2010s. He also said that Wilson was treated differently from the rest of teammates by head coach Pete Carroll.
“There wasn’t enough years difference for the accountability thing to be like that,” Sherman said in reference to Wilson’s preferential treatment on “The Richard Sherman Podcast” presented by Volume Sports. “‘Well, he was young.’ It’s like, ‘Well, he’s like a year younger than us. He ain’t that young.’ When you got 52 guys being held to a certain standard, and you got one guy not being held to the standard, then it’s gonna cause some friction.
“After a while, it had to get to a point where [Carroll] chose Russ or the defense. And after the Super Bowl loss, he kinda made it pretty clear who he was choosing.”
Wilson and Sherman’s former teammate K.J. Wright agreed with Sherman, stating that Wilson “was not held to the same accountability as the rest of us.”
There is truth to both men’s statements according to “The Carton Show” host Craig Carton. But in his mind, both Sherman and Wright’s comments are entirely unnecessary.
“Are we upset? Does it seem like we’ve been holding a grudge for over a decade? The star quarterback got treated differently than the entire defense. … First off, what happened to the sanctity of, ‘What happens in the locker room, stays in the locker room’? For decades, you guys…
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Publish date : 2022-09-22 20:30:49
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