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David Bakhtiari is Recruiting Richard Sherman

Cornerback Richard Sherman was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday. Naturally, just about every fan out there wants the Green Bay Packers to sign Sherman.

It appears you can count Packers tackle David Bakhtiari among that group.

While Sherman would be a name signing, there are obviously some questions. And yes, the Packers could use a cornerback of Sherman’s caliber, if he’s at his best.

However, he’ll be 30 at the end of the month. On top of that, he’s coming off a ruptured Achilles. So you have to ask what he has left and how that injury will affect him going forward. You also have to ask how much money does he want?

Many people have also suggested that Sherman is best when playing zone coverage. The Packers played a significant amount of zone (and were terrible at it) under Dom Capers in 2017. However, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine favors press-man coverage. Of course, unlike Capers, he seems like a guy who can adapt to his personnel and not make his personnel try to adapt to his scheme.

As far as Sherman goes, it sounds like he’d be game for signing with the Packers (without saying that outright).

I will mention that Pelissero is a noted Minnesota Vikings homer, so perhaps he’s referring to the Vikings after they sign Kirk Cousins.

Then again, he could be referring to the Patriots, Saints or the frickin’ Seahawks, who haven’t ruled out bringing Sherman back for less money.

But for whatever it’s worth, Sherman seems to like some guys on the Packers. He’s consistently messing around with them at the Pro Bowl, like he did with Bakhtiari here and Clay Matthews here.

So we’ll see. Isn’t speculation season fun?

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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  1. Truth March 9, 2018

    Fuck him