“Every one of us is competing against ourselves. Get better at something, whether it’s a small thing or a huge thing. Nobody’s ever had a perfect day, but you’re trying to get there.” – Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks
It’s hard not to sit in awe and watch one of the NFL’s best defensive backs dominate a game. It’s amazing how he has gone from special teams player to a top cornerback and playmaker on one of the league’s best defenses. But reading the quote above, and you’ll quickly realize that Richard Sherman has the right mentality to be great.
After being passed over for the first 153 picks of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks finally drafted the Stanford cornerback in the fifth round. He anger of being skipped over for other players sank deep within Richard’s spirit. He would prove his doubters wrong. He went from playing on special teams to starting his first year in the league, snagging four interceptions in the process and showing glimpses of elite talent.