Sherman glad to see Clemons surly as ever

September, 26, 2013
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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said defensive end Chris Clemons was his usual surly self when he got on the field for the first time this season last weekend against Jacksonville.

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“He’s still in the huddle bitter as all get out,” Sherman said of Clemons. “He came in the huddle and said, ‘Man, shut up!’ I said, ‘Nobody’s even talking right now. Geez.’

“But it felt good to have him back in the mix with his intensity and leadership. He’s a good guy to play with.”

Clemons, Seattle's leading pass-rusher last season with 11 1/2 sacks, played only 16 plays last week in his first game since offseason ACL surgery. He likely will see more playing time Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Sherman was asked what he sees as the key to the game.

"It’s turnovers," he said. "That’s what we’ll focus on. Hopefully, it works out for us. It something we take pride in and part of the competitive nature of our defense. We just want the ball. Every single play is an opportunity to go after the ball and make a big play for the team."

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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