Optimus Prime needs to find a little room on his mantle.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has been named the NFC defensive player of the week for his work in the team’s 28-7 win over the Jets. Sherman intercepted a pass on the goal line to kill a Jets scoring chance in the first half and then forced a fumble while sacking quarterback Mark Sanchez in the second half to put an end to any thoughts about a comeback for the visiting side.
The 2011 fifth-round pick has made a name for himself this season because of his play, four interceptions for a tough Seattle defense, and because of the things he says off of it. He dubbed himself Optimus Prime before his matchup against Calvin Johnson and tweeted some trash talk at Patriots Tom Brady after the Seahawks beat New England earlier this season.
As long as his play stays at a high level, Sherman will be able to talk all he wants. Right now, it looks like he’ll be able to talk all season.