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Author: Jon Kuzma
When you hear Richard Sherman’s loud mouth antics it’s easy to mistakenly identify his methods as false bravado. The Compton California born cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks has been as brash as just about anyone who has ever donned an NFL uniform. However since joining the league in 2011 no one has backed up their trash talk more than Sherman. In fact nobody since 2011 has intercepted more passes (24) or defended more passes (61) than Richard Sherman. Those two stats that he leads are the optimity of how to measure an outstanding cornerback in today’s NFL. If that alone isn’t enough to believe Sherman when he says “I’m the best corner in the league” than maybe this will help you understand. Last year Sherman led the whole league in intercepted passes before eventually making the play that sent the Seahawks to the Super Bowl. There the Seahawks were able to absolutely demolish the Broncos and the high octane Peyton Manning offense. Now a week and a half away from the Super Bowl Sherman is in the same situation all over again. Poised and ready to become a back to back National Football League champion a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since the New England Patriots did so in 2004 and the following season in 2005. While humble people around the world will be rooting for the Patriots to throw all over Sherman, keep in mind that Sherman is far from ignorant. A graduate of Stanford University many in the football community believe Sherman’s antics were all about marketing himself, which would indeed be a testament to his intelligence. He is a premier player in the league and whether or you like him or not you have to respect him. He could have easily fell flat on his face like we see so many other athletes do after their outlandish outbursts but when it was all said and done he backed it up. It’s safe to say Richard Sherman talked the talk then walked the walk.
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