[quote="kearly"]I haven't talked about it at .net, but privately I've wondered if Adderall really was helping Richard Sherman. Before anyone laughs, interceptions and passes defensed are not easy to get and require split second reactions, attention to detail, and a strong presence of mind. Richard Sherman is one of the very best corners in the league at breaking on a pass that targets his receiver. It's basically the reason why he's so great.
I had feared that the lack of Adderall in his system might have contributed to him having a poor performance in the Chicago game- a game in which Sherman suffered several mental lapses, including that huge play to Marshall which helped force OT. His Adderall co-defendant Brandon Browner had a tough game mentally as well.
Well the nice thing about today was that it proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Richard Sherman we've been accustomed to is the real thing, and that he was never dependent on juicing up in any shape or fashion. Sometimes you see that with players- they get caught juicing in some way and are never the same after once they have to stop. Today Sherman displayed his usual excellent mental awareness. I never really thought it was likely that Adderall was his crutch, but stranger things have happened, and I'm glad to see that whatever small chance Sherman had of experiencing a decline from being adderall free is essentially zero.[quote]
I started a post yesterday that was poking fun @ the notion of Sherman needing Adderall to get the job done, and I got a reply from one poster that mine was a stupid post.
I'm not offended in the least by someone jerking it up, because I just consider that he/she didn't bother to reason that I was trying to point out the obvious folly that Sherman wasn't a warrior lest he had some kind of drug that gave him an edge.
Sherman just blew that theory all to hell with yesterdays pro bowl type performance.
He and Browner are going to continue making life miserable for Receivers around the League, and that's a fact.
I believe Pete has designed our secondary to compensate for the pass happy NFL.