Sherman injured his hamstring late in the fourth quarter of a 48-46 win over the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 8, and had difficulty walking through the locker room after the game. But, this week during practice, he moved around the field with ease.
“His leadership skills have been unbelievable,” defensive coordinator Robert Saleh said about Sherman. “He’s always had the smarts, always has been able to put himself in position, but the difference this year is that he has regained that step to make plays and close on the ball and do the different things he does. From a healing standpoint, he has come a long way and played really good football.”
“Sherman played wide receiver in college. His depth perception is unbelievable. I think teams have become scared to even go his way. And because of it, he kind of shuts off half the field. He can play more aggressively and know he’s not going to get challenged on every play.”