The Seahawks intend to use Richard Sherman in the slot more frequently this year when the right opportunity calls for it.
“Putting Richard inside it allows him to use all of the savvy and the instincts that he has,” HC Pete Carroll said. “He’s a marvelous player in terms of awareness and vision and anticipation and all of that. … He likes it. There’s a lot going on. There’s a lot to learn for him in there as well and we’re going to use it as it fits.”
Sherman said he got a text from the coaching staff last Monday night asking him to learn the position for the week. Ultimately, he ended up playing over 10 snaps in the slot in nickel situations against the Rams.
The Packers frequently feature three wide receiver formations offensively that could call for Sherman to play many more snaps inside this week.
Related Players: Randall Cobb
Sherman has traditionally played one side of the field, but has been moving around more of late. In an early season matchup last year, the Packers put Jarrett Boykin on Sherman's side of the field and basically ignored both players most of the day. If Sherman is on Cobb it will certainly be an interesting battle, though it's probably not going to be good for Cobb's fantasy production. Remember, he's still recovering from a shoulder injury.