RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Richard Sherman can finally steer the conversation back to how he plays on the field.
For most of the last eight months, any time Sherman's name was mentioned it had little to do with his status as an All-Pro cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks.
Whether it was magazine covers, social media spats or memorable television appearances, Sherman was seemingly everywhere since leaving the field after Seattle's playoff loss in Atlanta last January.
It's been a lot of attention for both Sherman and the Seahawks organization. Whether it was his Twitter battles with other players, a confrontational TV appearance or landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Sherman has been in the headlines this offseason.
Now the focus can go back on the field starting Sunday with the Seahawks' season opener at Carolina.