FOX and NFL Network reporter Peter Shrager broke the news on Sunday that Bucs cornerback Richard Sherman has stepped in to coach Tampa Bay’s cornerbacks with cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross out. Ross has been out all week with COVID-19 and will miss the game against the Bears.

Bucs CBs coach Kevin Ross – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

“Kevin Ross the defensive backs coach, he too is out due to COVID protocols,” Shrager reported. “So I’m told all week someone had to step up and coach the DBs. Richard Sherman, injured, yet he was coaching the defensive backs all week long in Tampa. And today, despite being injured, Sherman dove right in. Ross will not be out there. Todd Bowles obviously will be coaching the defense and will be running the defensive backs room, but Richard Sherman will be serving as an assistant coach today on the sidelines.”

The 33-year old Sherman, a five-time Pro Bowler, joined the team on September 29 prior to the Bucs’ Week 4 game at New England. He started three games in 12 days for Tampa Bay, but injured his hamstring on the first series of action at Philadelphia on Thursday Night Football last week.

Sherman is expected to miss a few weeks due to that hamstring injury. In the meantime, he’ll be using his experience to help Tampa Bay in other ways against Chicago – as an assistant coach.

 

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PissedOffBuc1988
PissedOffBuc1988
7 months ago

That’s fantastic. He is extremely cerebral and has tons of knowledge to share. Itll be very intriguing to see how this plays out on the field today.

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
7 months ago

Old Ross may be out of a job when he gets back, especially If Sherman can coach up this young group. Our DB’s have been some of the lousiest units in the league since he’s been here so we can’t do any worse.

fredster
fredster
7 months ago

If we look lot better I’d tell Ross take test season off. Lol. This secondary has been the worst unit on this team for while now.

seat26
seat26
7 months ago

It makes sense. He has a ton of experience and knowledge.

Spitfire
Spitfire
7 months ago

I mean that right there is what he brings to this team. He’s got the experience and the credentials and the skills to lead the CBs. When everyone comes back healthy he is going to be an invaluable asset moving forward. When he gets comfortable with this Defense our Secondsry will be at another level heading into the Post-Season.