Three days after Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark declared that Richard Sherman and his era is over in Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback made it clear he wasn't bothered by Clark's comments, and actually went so far as to agree with the premise.
Asked during his weekly Thursday media session to address the "elephant in the room," Sherman quickly pointed out that he didn't view Clark's comments as a big deal.
"It's like a mouse in a room," Sherman said. "It's like, 'Kids say the darnedest things.' It didn't bother me at all. It just seemed like a guy who is probably tired of hearing the same questions. Like, I wasn't even part of that game and they're still asking him questions after the game about me. I'd probably be pretty annoyed, too, if we won a game and somebody comes and asks me about a guy who either wasn't involved in this game or on my team. It's kind of weird but it doesn't bother me.
"The era was over in my mind. Obviously. I'm here."
When a reporter pointed out to Sherman that Clark's response was directed toward Sherman's previous comments that the Seahawks are a "middle of the road" team, Sherman said he didn't hear the question but that he views any season not ending with a victory in the Super Bowl as a disappointment.