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.