The San Francisco 49ers Week 13 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks was flexed out of Sunday Night Football, and frankly, that’s disappointing for one specific reason: Richard Sherman vs. Russell Wilson.
Sherman and Wilson were critical cogs to the Seahawks Super Bowl contending teams, but things went south in a hurry. Sherman joined the 49ers this offseason, and there is some thought that facing the Seahawks twice a year factored into the decision.
On Thursday, Sherman met with the media to talk about the upcoming matchup. He tried to play off the matchup, but you could read into his mood about his former team. And naturally, he got questions about Russell Wilson. Someone asked him about Wilson’s big play ability and how important he is, and Sherman responded as one might expect stating, “Yea, I’ve also seen him throw five picks in a game, so you see what he’s capable of on both sides of it. You understand that he can be defended.”
He was then asked if he maintains a relationship with Wilson, and he was pretty clear stating, ”I don’t really have a relationship with Russell. We were teammates. We played through a very special time for the franchise.”
I don’t expect the 49ers to win on Sunday, but if I could have just one thing happen the rest of this season, it would be Sherman intercepting Wilson at a critical time when the game is close. A 49ers win clinched by Sherman picking off Wilson would probably be my favorite thing this season.