Clark lauds new Seahawks defense: Sherman era 'over'
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It's a new day in Seattle.

On the strength of a defense rebuilt seemingly on the fly, the Seahawks shut down the Minnesota Vikings' offense Monday night to help Seattle improve to 8-5.

The Vikings, in fact, were pointless until the very last drive of the game. Seattle's defensive performance recalled a previous era. Just don't tell the current Seahawks that.

"Richard Sherman and his era is over here," proclaimed Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark, according to Mike Vorel of the Seattle Times.

"For so long, I feel like we've had this spirit over us - that Super Bowl lingering from 2015. You know what I mean? I feel like for the longest (time) we had that cloud over us, like people wouldn't get over it. But I feel like there were some changes here. We were called a team that was going to have a rebuilding season."

Clark took umbrage with Sherman calling the Seahawks a "middle of the road" team after their battle with the San Francisco 49ers last week.

"At the end of the day, 'middle of the road,' that's Richard Sherman being Richard Sherman. He's not in this locker room anymore, so his opinion really doesn't matter," Clark said. "You know what I mean? They've got problems over there in San Fran that he needs to be worried about. At the end of the day, this is my team now. This is my defense."

- With h/t to NFL.com

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