Sunday marks the first time Richard Sherman will play a game in Seattle since the Seahawks, his former team of seven seasons, waived him last offseason while he was recovering from an Achilles injury.
Sherman stuck it to the supposedly rebuilding 'Hawks by taking his talents to San Francisco and hooking up with Seattle's biggest rival in the NFC West.
In a news conference Thursday ahead of his return to Seattle, Sherman expressed that there are still hard feelings surrounding his Emerald City exit.
"You just expect that after you've done so much for a franchise that they wouldn't cut you while you're hurt," Sherman said. "It's kind of more of a respect thing than anything. But they did. So you've kind of got to roll with the business."
Sherman was the face — and voice — of the Legion of Boom defense that led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title and terrorized offenses for the first half of this decade. The cornerback made four Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro team three times while in Seattle.
The Niners cornerback wasn't alone in his criticism of general manager John Schneider and the Seahawks front office for their handling of his release. Critical calls were also coming from inside the house.