This year's Seattle Seahawks will look a bit different from the previous Seattle teams we've come to know. In addition to adding Brandon Marshall, this offseason the Seahawks have shipped off Richard Sherman and Michael Bennett.
In an interview with SI.com's Robert Klemko, Sherman reflected on the team's demise. He said "mistakes and poor judgment" had led to the organization changing, as the Seahawks have "just lost their way."
It's just unfortunate. It's really unfortunate. I think it'll all come out when they do the 30 for 30. Mistakes and poor judgment on things ruined what could have been a really special deal. You don't have much left right now. And to say you're not going to pay Earl Thomas is just...There's no decline in play there. He's played the game the right way. Who do you have to pay? You have the two best linebackers in the game. You have the quarterback. You have a great wide receiver in Doug [Baldwin]. And you're paying Duane Brown. They've lost their way. It's as simple as that. They've just lost their way. When you make too many mistakes over a long period of time, you kind of dig yourself a hole. And then when you backtrack, you gotta make a bunch of rash decisions to try and fill the hole and hope that it holds up.
Sherman, 30, is a four-time Pro Bowler. After playing in only nine games last season due to injury, he agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with San Francisco.