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Seahawks cornerback: A.J. Green is “nothing special”

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Bengals rookie A.J. Green caught a long touchdown against the Seahawks, but Seattle rookie fifth-round pick Richard Sherman did not come away impressed.

“I would say he’s probably one of the most overrated receivers out there,” Sherman said on 950 AM in Seattle via the Seattle Times. “He wasn’t anything special. Dalton was a good quarterback. He makes good decisions, but A.J. Green is just a lot of noise talking and bad routes.”

Sherman actually did a nice job on Green, who caught his score against another defender.  Sherman had one pick and Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor got an interception on a play where Sherman blanked Green.

We’re not sure what Green said to Sherman to annoy him, but the numbers don’t back up Sherman’s claims that Green is overrated. Green has 516 yards and five scores in only seven games playing on a so-so passing team.

Meanwhile, it seems like Seattle may have found a solution to their extremely thin secondary. It’s a good sign Sherman is confident enough to trash talk like this after only one NFL start.

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79 Responses to “Seahawks cornerback: A.J. Green is “nothing special””
  1. mikehockhurtz says: Nov 1, 2011 12:59 PM

    “nothing special”….pretty much sums up the whole Seahawks roster

  2. greenpacker says: Nov 1, 2011 1:00 PM

    randall cobb > aj green

  3. joetoronto says: Nov 1, 2011 1:01 PM

    Seahawks CB Sherman: A.J. Green is “overrated” and “nothing special”

    Kind of like your team.

  4. southpaw2k says: Nov 1, 2011 1:02 PM

    Yeah, a wide receiver on pace for around 15 touchdowns in his rookie season isn’t anything special. Not at all.

  5. beastson says: Nov 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    AJ Green = the man Falcons should have traded their future for (instead of Julio)

    But, as a Panthers fan, I’m glad they didn’t.

  6. Kaz says: Nov 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    “Meanwhile, it seems like Seattle may have found a solution to their extremely thin secondary. It’s a good sign Sherman is confident enough to trash talk like this after only one NFL start.”

    And after his team got droped by 22 points by the 32nd ranked team in the league at season start…

  7. 14whodey18 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:05 PM


  8. rolloxd says: Nov 1, 2011 1:07 PM

    Green must of pissed him off.
    At least Greens contributing to a winning team.

  9. cowboydipl0macy says: Nov 1, 2011 1:07 PM

    “nothing special” and “overrated:” I’ll take Pete Carroll’s pro-coaching abilities for $1000, Alex.

  10. gorms3308 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:08 PM

    This is the same guy who gave Sydney Rice 18 million dollars guaranteed, who has only played one whole productive season and that was Favre….Makes sense

  11. pskotte says: Nov 1, 2011 1:08 PM

    Sour grapes.

  12. readysethike says: Nov 1, 2011 1:08 PM

    Ok Sherman, but who got the W?

  13. 11wheatd says: Nov 1, 2011 1:08 PM

    a fifth-round pick rookie tailing trash after his first start?

    wow, he’s got some balls

  14. enders9 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:09 PM

    Richard Sherman…. who is he?

  15. Pacific NW Mark says: Nov 1, 2011 1:09 PM

    I miss the days when players let their play do their talking, or at least waited until they had something to swagger about.

    Sherman may be a player someday, but the Seahawks are so bad overall (and were so thoroughly owned by the Bengals) it might be best to just dummy up and play.

  16. vincentvega513 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:10 PM

    It was 34 – 12 right?

    Oh, ok.

  17. spungy says: Nov 1, 2011 1:11 PM

    Hmm, I didn’t know Green talked any crap. Maybe on the field. But publicly not so much.

  18. 303bengalguy says: Nov 1, 2011 1:11 PM


    (And stat line! And highlight reel! And W/L record… GFY you no-name bum!)

  19. contraryguy says: Nov 1, 2011 1:11 PM

    Beaten by 22 points, playing for a clueless coach and unable to stop Mr. Nothing Special from scoring. yeah that’d get my panties in a bunch too. We’ll check back when you have game.

  20. relaunche says: Nov 1, 2011 1:12 PM


  21. cincyandrew says: Nov 1, 2011 1:12 PM

    Thats what I’d say too if he burnt me like he did…

  22. whocares69 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:12 PM

    The Seahawks are nothing special.

  23. mrcosio says: Nov 1, 2011 1:12 PM


  24. scoobyscraps says: Nov 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    What ever happened to going out, playing your butt off and keeping your mouth shut. The fact that you have to trash talk to a guy that is having a very fine rookie season makes YOU “nothing special”.

    Signed, Old School NFL fan

  25. sportfan23 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    The best rookie WR is not “overrated”. You who is overrated? Pete Carroll. The Seahawks suck, and will continue to suck. Winning a division at 7-9 is pathetic. They are lucky they play in the NFC Worst. The 49ers are finally bringing some respect to that division. Thanks in part to Pete ‘s ol’ nemisis Jimmy.

  26. djteknision1200 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    Who the hell is AJ Green??

  27. dustyschmidt22 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    haha! dalton actually made a few bad throws, one that lead to shermans interception. hes lucky AJ, with his rookie route-running skills didnt get another 3 grabs and 50 yards on top of what he had.

    id hate to see what he says to his own offense during practice…

  28. citizenstrange says: Nov 1, 2011 1:16 PM

    Whatever became of Brandon Marshall vowing to get thrown out and fined in the Monday night game against the Jets?

    Geez, these guys are starved for attention that their quality of play can’t get for them.

  29. artanis72 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:16 PM

    …and when Green caught that 45yd TD that was nothing special too right?

    Sherman, your team is 2-5…that is the definition of nothing special.

  30. easyeintennessee says: Nov 1, 2011 1:16 PM

    Who is Richard Sherman? Oh well… hey Sherman… scoreboard.

  31. mvp43 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:16 PM

    Um, ya, okay Richard……..I’m looking at NFL stats and have been scrolling down the list and I still haven’t see your name.

  32. wtfchiefs says: Nov 1, 2011 1:17 PM

    Sounds like sour grapes to me

  33. dallascowboysfanatic says: Nov 1, 2011 1:17 PM

    Richard should probably also point out how Seattle’s offensive line is also “nothing special”

  34. lucky5934 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:19 PM

    If by nothing special, Sherman means a WR who is on pace for double digit touchdowns and a 1,000 yards receiving …. as a ROOKIE; then yes he is nothing special.

    On the flip side, the entire Bengals team thought the Seattle Seahawks were “nothing special” as they dropped a 22 point beatdown on them in one of the supposedly toughest places to play.

  35. lebrack27 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:19 PM

    Didn’t he look at the scoreboard ? you gotta love it when you see a team loses by 2 touchdowns and and idiots like this guy celebrate a pass breakup. Simply ridiculous

  36. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 1, 2011 1:22 PM

    Green may or may not be “nothing special”… time will tell, but he’s a whole lot better than any WR on the Seattle roster.

  37. ticalcaldwell says: Nov 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    ummmmm hmmmm….Really…We had a lead the WHOLE game….our game plan was not to let a crappy team pull one out….We took a few shots down the field but we played not to lose………and still whooped that a________. Hate sore losers…..

  38. jhart615 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    if they won the game maybe he’d have some leverage saying this…

  39. mn1bjb says: Nov 1, 2011 1:23 PM

    Who is Richard Sherman?

  40. bengalsredgreenshow says: Nov 1, 2011 1:24 PM

    To which aj green replies.. “Who exactly is Richard Sherman?”

  41. jmkratt says: Nov 1, 2011 1:26 PM

    Yeah, Richard Who?

  42. 1buckeye76 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:27 PM

    sour grapes mixed with guano

  43. bullcharger says: Nov 1, 2011 1:32 PM

    Sour grapes

  44. chowface86 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:33 PM

    AJ Green > Golden Tate

  45. qtownchawk says: Nov 1, 2011 1:35 PM

    note to my hawks: lets concentrate on winning games and executing before youre out trashing other players.

  46. packtopack20112012 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:35 PM

    He would be the best receiver on the Seahacks roster, they suuuuuck!!!! Who Dey!!

  47. peytonwantsaflag says: Nov 1, 2011 1:36 PM

    “but A.J. Green is just a lot of noise talking and bad routes.”

    WTH? – I’m a Bengals fan and I don’t think I could tell you what A.J. even sounds like. Why do you all insist on giving these turds recognition?

  48. tatatoothy says: Nov 1, 2011 1:36 PM

    And this is why morons should not be allowed to talk

  49. rgwhodey says: Nov 1, 2011 1:39 PM

    Funny how the Headline reads “Seahawks cornerback” rather than his name. Cause no one, including PFT knows who you are.

    Just sayin’

  50. mikehockhurtz says: Nov 1, 2011 1:39 PM

    Whats the over-under on Pete Carroll heading back to the college level….

    Seems as though he is still coaching on that level

  51. jmsincla says: Nov 1, 2011 1:41 PM

    It seems like every time someone says something like this, it’s an inferior player saying it about a better player…hmmmm.

  52. deebo92 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:41 PM

    When your name is Dick Sherman, you’re the one who’s over-rated. AJ Green is a rookie. I don’t think you can “rate” him.

  53. CKL says: Nov 1, 2011 1:41 PM

    Man, I’m tired of hearing these soft, whiny, punks complaining to the media about the gameplan, coaching, refs, other players, smack talk…especially when they LOSE. SHUT UP…BE A MAN FOR GOODNESS SAKES!

    AJ Green DOES have amazing hands so even if his routes aren’t the best , or even the throw, dude makes the grab. I’d call that talented….not “nothing special”. As a Pats fan I’d LOVE it if they had a burner WR with those hands.

    He’s “nothing special”… what does that say about you dude that he was a reason they beat your team???

  54. axespray says: Nov 1, 2011 1:43 PM

    greenpacker says:Nov 1, 2011 1:00 PM
    “randall cobb > aj green”

    so is this common on pft, for a person to go around trollin’ in a weak attempt to get everyone to hate on a good team’s fanbase?

    example: that steelersownleague7rings troll clearly is just some fed up browns fan trying to get everyone to hate on the steelers and their fans.

  55. mac3333 says: Nov 1, 2011 1:44 PM

    1 word for Mr Sherman


  56. 303bengalguy says: Nov 1, 2011 1:45 PM

    Green I’m fairly certain leads all rookies in yards and TD’s… and is on pace to do better in his first year than some of the all-time greats and HOF’ers. All with a rookie QB at times lobbing ducks his way for him to snag above defenders (something your highly paid “veteran” QB is doing in Seattle too by the way…)

    But he’s nothin special…

  57. londonbengal says: Nov 1, 2011 1:53 PM

    Both those picks were on Dalton; both balls were inside, and not on Greens’ outside shoulder where only he could get it.

    AJ Green may ‘not be anything special’; but I guarantee that with 7 games on tape, all the other 31 teams would take AJ in a heart beat.

  58. dredddog says: Nov 1, 2011 1:56 PM

    Think he got AJ mixed up with Ahman.

  59. mwcarolina says: Nov 1, 2011 2:01 PM

    if he’s nothing special than you should be able to, i dont know, stop him??

  60. freewayjim says: Nov 1, 2011 2:01 PM

    A.J. is just out there doing his job and doing it well I’d say.

    The fact he is a talented WR that does NOT act like a “Diva” makes him special in my book.

  61. seidinho says: Nov 1, 2011 2:07 PM

    Although his comments are not very accurate, I must say (having seen the game) Sherman played very well and may be a good find.

    The Seahawks are by now means a good team, but they are young and have talented guys, on both sides of the ball. Give them one or two more years and they will at least be a competitive team.

  62. bucthat says: Nov 1, 2011 2:13 PM

    Ur nothing special either if ur on Seattle

  63. pooflingingmonkey says: Nov 1, 2011 2:22 PM

    This guy went to Stanford? I thought Stanford graduates were supposed to be smart?

  64. lucky5934 says: Nov 1, 2011 2:23 PM

    Allow me to further my point from earlier to demonstrate how talented Green is. He is of course on pace for 1,000 yards and double digit touchdowns, and I didn’t even mention that was with a ROOKIE quarterback throwing him the ball. Also, I don’t know too many rookie WR’s who enter the league running precise routes from day one. Especially one who did not have a full amount of training camp and mini-camps. He will improve with a full off-season and more time together with Dalton.

  65. jaymc1988 says: Nov 1, 2011 2:29 PM

    nothin special.. hes only a rookie with over 500 yrds recieving and 5 tds with another rookie tossing him the ball w no ocho cinco or T.O next to him takin off the heat.. nooooooo nothin special.. lmao seahawks are trash

  66. dericivy says: Nov 1, 2011 2:30 PM

    Amazed at the ignorance of most fans.

    Just look at the final score and draw their conclusions from that.

    Game was within 8 points with minutes to go in the fourth, a special teams blunder and a pick six in garbage time do not equate to “The Bengals dominated Seattle”.

    Most NFL fans only know their own team and talk trash about every other team based on a final score.

    No wonder fantasy football is so easy for some of us, others just talk the talk with out actually knowing match-up’s and fact’s from the stat line.

  67. pigskinswag says: Nov 1, 2011 2:33 PM

    What the hell is a Richard Sherman?

  68. samoanjungle says: Nov 1, 2011 2:48 PM

    A Rookie WR with no offseason to gel with his Rookie QB and Rookie OC is on pace to get 1k yards. I’d like to know who Sherman is comparing him to and how he even thinks he is qualified to talk about who is special after one start.
    Sherman is lucky those passes were short or he would’ve been watching “nothing special” pull away from his 4.6 speed.

  69. riihab says: Nov 1, 2011 2:53 PM

    And your nothing special either.

  70. johnnyb1976 says: Nov 1, 2011 3:06 PM

    Dericivy…… I watched the game and yes Seattle was dominated Tjax put together a lil something in the 4th quarter but for 50 minutes of that game Seattle was getting pushed around in front of the 12th man. Seattle was never really in the game.

  71. smackingfools says: Nov 1, 2011 4:08 PM

    The headline says it all.. ‘seahawks cornerback’ make a name for yourself before you call out somebody.

  72. byreinier says: Nov 1, 2011 4:20 PM

    The Seahawks are not even overrated, just ‘nothing special’…

  73. nabz034 says: Nov 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    Green is a stud who will be catching TD’s in the playoffs, Sherman is a nobody who has better chances of being Luck’s new teamate then ever playing in playoff game in his career.

  74. cliffordc05 says: Nov 1, 2011 5:44 PM

    I am a Seahawks fan and I wish that Sherman had enough sense to shut his mouth. Green caught a touchdown against Seattle and is on pace for a great rookie season. I don’t even understand the point of making comments like this after having your ass handed to you by the Bengals.

  75. jcioffi1485 says: Nov 1, 2011 5:54 PM

    Green may be the Bengals next Isaac Curtis. For you children, look up Curtis on YouTube. In time, cornerbacks will need a pair of binoculars to see AJ Green’s ass.

  76. gigharbor88 says: Nov 2, 2011 12:48 AM

    aj green wasn’t even the best rookie wideout on the field. let’s finish a season before we crown him mvp. I like aj green but neither he nor the Cincy offense won that game. Charlie whitehurst did!

  77. thehighhat says: Nov 2, 2011 12:49 AM

    Wow, guess this guy didn’t take advantage of his Stanford education, because he isn’t very smart.

    I wondered why Harbaugh passed on his former players like Sherman and Baldwin in the draft. Turns out they were whining little babies! Perfect for Pete Carroll!

  78. savannahrose44 says: Nov 2, 2011 4:00 AM

    AJ Green had 4 catches for 63 yards and 43 of those (and the TD) came on one play in which he wasn’t matched against Richard Sherman. In this game as he related to Sherman AJ Green was “nothing special.”

  79. seahawks4lyfe says: Nov 2, 2011 10:19 AM

    I don’t expect too much from Seattle they are a young team who will likely become a great team in the next few years look at Travaris Jackson, he’s getting better every game give them time, but as to the A.J. Green. I am a UGA fan but he’s not that a great of WR he drops too many passes and is horrible when in comes to running the ball when he catches it. He just makes great catches every once in a while.

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