Sep 14, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) breaks up a pass to San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) during second quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Richard Sherman is overrated
Last week the media made a story out of nothing by over-analyzing the fact that Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw at Richard Sherman once. The rampant speculation was that Rodgers was afraid of Mr. Sherman, and perhaps the Seahawks would only have to play defense on half the field this season.
Well, things didn’t go as well for Mr. Sherman against the Chargers. However, this will be overreaction No.2 for the NFL community. Sherman is going to get plenty of critique this week.
Did Sherman play terribly? No.
For better or worse, Sherman has built quite a reputation for himself. The Michael Crabtree tip, the NFC Championship post-game rant and the Madden cover have all contributed to the swagger of this young defender.
Therefore, plenty of people will be coming out of the woodwork this week. Sherman is a polarizing figure. He is the type of player who is either loved or hated. This week he was not perfect, did not return two picks for touchdowns, and did not leap a tall building in a single bound.
How dare he. Sherman is still great. Whether he is the best cornerback in football is irrelevant. Whether he is a “system” DB is also irrelevant. The man can play, and he will be just fine.