A few months after winning the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman brought an unexpected intensity to a Seattle Seahawks' practice that triggered multiple scuffles.
Sherman picked off Russell Wilson and sought to get inside the head of one of the NFL's most celebrated young quarterbacks.
"You f---ing suck!" yelled Sherman as he threw the ball back to Wilson.
Less than a year later, Wilson was picked off by Malcolm Butler on the one-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX.
Sherman has told teammates and friends that he believes the Seahawks should have won multiple Super Bowls by now. Sherman and the Seahawks are also open to a parting of ways via trade.
Sherman believes Pete Carroll hasn't held Wilson or many young Seahawks to the standard of their defense.
"He's always looking at what other people are doing," says a former assistant coach who has had many talks with Sherman. "He's made it personal. It's your fault we're not winning. It wears guys thin."
Sherman and Carroll have held several private conversations this offseason. Sherman had told friends that he allowed himself to imagine playing for the Cowboys, maybe the Patriots, hoping Lynch would come out of retirement and join him in New England. The Seahawks weren't trading Sherman, however, unless a bad team offered multiple first round picks.