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Richard Sherman named NFC defensive player of the week

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wasn’t thrilled about the play of his team’s offense on Sunday night against the 49ers, but it is hard to imagine that he didn’t appreciate the defensive effort.

The NFL certainly did. Cornerback Richard Sherman has been named the NFC defensive player of the week. It’s Sherman’s second such honor since Week 10 of last season, making him the only defensive player to win weekly honors over that time frame.

Sherman had an interception in Seattle’s 29-3 win and helped hold wide receiver Anquan Boldin to just one catch a week after he had 13 of them in a win over the Packers. It was the fifth straight home game that saw Sherman intercept a pass and the ninth straight home win for the Seahawks.

Bears cornerback Tim Jennings, Falcons defensive end Osi Umenyiora and Vikings defensive end Brian Robison were the other nominees recognized by the NFL for their performances in Week Two.

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49 Responses to “Richard Sherman named NFC defensive player of the week”
  1. ctiggs says: Sep 18, 2013 3:16 PM

    Please dont tell him this.

  2. mmsierra says: Sep 18, 2013 3:20 PM

    I gotta admit, he Deserves it
    He shut down Anquan Boldin, COLD
    The Seahawks are a real powerhouse

    But, I wanna see them in Candlestick !!
    Go 9ers

  3. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Sep 18, 2013 3:23 PM

    He also won the “pancaked” player of the week award for getting slammed backward after running into Vance McDonald’s mid section. It was pure bliss seeing him flop like a rag doll!

    Can’t wait until this dude’s contract negotiations begin! Seattle fans will hate him quickly

  4. thebirdofprey says: Sep 18, 2013 3:24 PM

    Talk negatively all you want about Sherman. No denying the fact he held the NFC offensive player of the week to 0 catches and had a great interception. If any of you listen to him talk football, he loves the game and is always trying to improve. The media wants to paint him a certain way. I met him this summer along with Doug Baldwin and couldn’t have left with a better impression. Go Hawks!

  5. 808raiderinparadise says: Sep 18, 2013 3:26 PM

    most annoyingly great player in the league.

  6. ejmat2 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:29 PM

    I’m not always one that likes what Sherman has to say but the guy is downright GOOD!. Congrats to Richard Sherman. No doubt one of the best CBs in the league. Still has a lot to prove to take over for Revis for the best but definitely gives a run for the money at very least.

  7. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 18, 2013 3:29 PM

    Well deserved. Sherm is outplaying Revis too.

  8. 12seahawks says: Sep 18, 2013 3:29 PM

    I want to see the Seahawks play in Candlestick too.

    Go Hawks!

  9. jdubb84 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:29 PM

    Got his picks up

  10. ken49ers says: Sep 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    Week 2 champions!

  11. dirtydrynn27 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:33 PM

    Sadly I`m a Redskins fan and I wish we had some corners like Seattle`s!!!!…Richard Sherman is my favorite corner!!!!….Sure he talks loads of crap,but he can back it up!!!!!

  12. broncosaddict says: Sep 18, 2013 3:34 PM

    Very deserving, most definitely earned it….unfortunately I doubt he will accept it with class and we get to hear him talk about himself even more…if thats even possible.

  13. 80sbroncofan says: Sep 18, 2013 3:34 PM

    Seahawks always play great at home. On the road they are a totally different team as evidenced by barely beating a weak Panthers team in week one.

  14. unclepino says: Sep 18, 2013 3:35 PM

    Have to give credit where it is due. This guy is an elite corner. I’m a big Niner fan but there is no denying he’s one of the best…. December 8th at the stick we will see if they can win on the road, cause they’re hard to beat at home. I agree that Seahawks fans will feel different when his negotiations start on the next contract. He’s a smart guy and will maximize his value. It is after all a business.

  15. patsbrat says: Sep 18, 2013 3:38 PM

    I like that Sherman walks the walk. I just wish he wouldn’t talk the talk so much.

  16. oreo51 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:39 PM

    Sherman’s swagger has come to define the Seahawks. It is a welcome change from the Boy Scout image of the Zorn – Largent days.

  17. scoops1 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:39 PM

    Richard Sherman is better at Life then Skip Bayless

  18. deweyaxewound says: Sep 18, 2013 3:42 PM

    Seems to be all the rage these days — who can slobber over Sherman the hardest. slobber, slobber, fondle, slobber

    As far as I’m concerned, he’s just the latest flash in the pan. He’s the NFL version of the Macarena. Or the Dougie. Or the Twerk. Or whatever.

    I’ll be impressed when I see the guy playing at the same level for a DECADE+, like other truly great DBs have — Charles Woodson and Charles Tillman, to name a couple. Those guys are like Zeppelin and the Who.

    But comparatively speaking, for now, Sherman’s nothing more than a Justin Bieber.

  19. 12thmanryan says: Sep 18, 2013 3:44 PM

    GO HAWKS!

  20. njjet says: Sep 18, 2013 3:50 PM

    Just remember Seattle Fans. Jets fans loved Revis too. Then the contract negotiations began. Savor it while its lasts.

  21. areyoudue says: Sep 18, 2013 3:51 PM

    NFL films better get working on his “A Football Life” documentary… :-)

  22. dstep24 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:54 PM

    What has Richard said that is truly “crap”. As in, not true? I’m listening.

    And what the hell has Revis done recently anyway? All this Revis talk is stupid. You don’t get to sit on the sideline for 2 frickin years and be the best. Play football.

  23. kylexitron says: Sep 18, 2013 3:55 PM

    “As far as I’m concerned, he’s just the latest flash in the pan.”

    I don’t know if you noticed but he’s been the best CB in the league since his first full game as a starter.

    As Sherman would say, watch the tape. It’s all there. It’s simple fact. There is no debate. That’s over 3 different seasons. “Flash in the pan” makes 0 sense.

  24. dstep24 says: Sep 18, 2013 3:55 PM

    deweyaxewound says:
    Sep 18, 2013 3:42 PM
    Seems to be all the rage these days — who can slobber over Sherman the hardest. slobber, slobber, fondle, slobber

    As far as I’m concerned, he’s just the latest flash in the pan. He’s the NFL version of the Macarena. Or the Dougie. Or the Twerk. Or whatever.

    I’ll be impressed when I see the guy playing at the same level for a DECADE+, like other truly great DBs have — Charles Woodson and Charles Tillman, to name a couple. Those guys are like Zeppelin and the Who.

    ——-

    LOL@Charles Tillman.

  25. paythevig says: Sep 18, 2013 3:57 PM

    I hate to admit it but I can’t think of a better corner today than Sherman. Easy to hate the guy for all the chatter but at least he backs it up on the field. Same thing with people hating on Harbaugh – easy to hate by opposing teams but loved by those that are lucky to have ‘em on their side. Hopefully we have a better answer to Seattle @ the Stick. Until then, there’s a lot of football to be played. Congrats on the win Seattle, your team outplayed us again on your field. Can’t wait for the rematch!

  26. eastcoastninerfan says: Sep 18, 2013 4:00 PM

    I hate how awesome he is.

  27. swaggyy says: Sep 18, 2013 4:01 PM

    Atta kid. Lol at all these Niner fans saying week two champions or all the hawks live for is beating the Niners. Thats just non sense. You guys are just a dead possum on the road were running over again on the way to our super bowl this year

  28. ratsfoiledagain says: Sep 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    ken49ers says: Sep 18, 2013 3:31 PM

    Week 2 champions!
    ***************************
    49ers…week 1 champs. Sincerely ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC, PFT, etc.

  29. dwats says: Sep 18, 2013 4:06 PM

    Seadderall

  30. swaggyy says: Sep 18, 2013 4:08 PM

    And flash in the pan? What? Really? Seriously? All 34 regular season games this guy has played in he has been amazing. I remember when Revis island was established at about the same mark in his career. How many people were saying flash in the pan then? Now he’s considered the best. Just shut your jealous hatin butt up. You know you wish Sherman was on your team. Admit he’s great. Stop lying to yourselves haters.

  31. swaggyy says: Sep 18, 2013 4:10 PM

    Most interceptions since 2011. That’s a looooooooooong flash in a pan

  32. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Sep 18, 2013 4:15 PM

    i dislike the seahawks as much as im sure they do our niners being division rivals and all BUT i wish we had sherman. That guy is a beast! gotta give the man his props WE’LL meet again at the stick! and you guys are the better team until proven otherwise….FOREVER FAITFUL!

  33. scaredhitless says: Sep 18, 2013 4:16 PM

    “U mad bro” is still the best line ever!

  34. mn1288 says: Sep 18, 2013 4:17 PM

    Guy is a beast – But why the refs let him frequently get away with illegal contact before the ball is thrown, and unnecessary roughness after thrown, is beyond me. Ask Crybaby Greg Jennings after he got lit up last year 30 yards away from the play.

    All in all, they’ll lose enough games away from home to keep them away from home field advantage…Hopefully.

  35. 69finfan says: Sep 18, 2013 4:20 PM

    I am not a fan of Richard Sherman’s bravado in any way, but he is an absolute beast on the field. Congrats.

  36. seatownballers says: Sep 18, 2013 4:26 PM

    The love and respect from the niners this week is noted. Carry on Niners, as I’m sure the December 8th game will be bounced to primetime. Can’t wait

  37. swaggyy says: Sep 18, 2013 4:26 PM

    That was Browner who lit up Jennings. And if you watch football all corners touch a little bit down field. Watch closer. Wide receivers initiate contact a lot of the time as well making it less likely for a flag to be thrown

  38. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 18, 2013 4:28 PM

    PEDs.

    Arizona started last year 4-0 only to regress back to their rightful spot.

  39. 12seahawks says: Sep 18, 2013 4:34 PM

    I’m surprised so many people are worried about “when the contract negotiations begin”. For a talent like Sherman, we would gladly pay to keep him. And we can, generally speaking, afford to keep him.

    But if he wants unrealistic money, then we’ll send him packing. This is a business. And Pete Carroll has done very well at providing depth at Corner.

    Sherman is a great player and we’ll pay to keep him happy.

  40. taintedlombardis says: Sep 18, 2013 4:39 PM

    This guy has made a career out of holding and PI. Ya’ll are just too stupid to even know what you are watching.

  41. mvp43 says: Sep 18, 2013 4:45 PM

    This is coming from a fan on the otherside of that famous end zone call last year………but facts are facts. Sherman’s a great player and the Hawks are for real. People may object to all his trash talk, but thumbs up if you’d want him on your team. I know I would….

  42. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 18, 2013 4:47 PM

    @ taintedlombardis

    Of course they are, they’re Sea bandwagon fans. They didn’t start watching football till November of last year.

  43. screechdaddy says: Sep 18, 2013 5:07 PM

    All these Sherminator Haters are looking downright “Action Green” with envy.

    Love to beat them Whiners
    Whiners who we love to beat
    Bite they golden heads off
    Nibble on they whiny feet

  44. hillbillyjim says: Sep 18, 2013 5:21 PM

    He did get run over by McDonald but don’t you remember him destroying Kyle Williams. Go ahead and take your little slice of happiness out of another 20+ point blowout loss in Seattle.

  45. bus035 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:17 PM

    Thank you 49er fans for giving credit where credit is due. Richard Sherman is fantastic. However, don’t sleep on the guy opposite of him; Walter Thurmond. That dude has possibly been the second best corner in the league the first 2 weeks.

  46. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 18, 2013 10:41 PM

    Legion of Boom!

  47. bavarianniner says: Sep 19, 2013 5:19 AM

    They forgot to note that Sherman once again led all NFL defenders in tackles, too. He’s averaging a takedown per play…

    Pete Carrol’s taking football to a whole new level. Tackling potential ballcarriers will get the Hawks to the Superbowl.

  48. shootermcgavin206 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:12 PM

    The only time I would ever have a problem with Richard Sherman talking trash is if he didn’t back it up. D’Angelo Hall (Redskins) talks more trash than just about anyone, yet the guy gets burned over and over lol. Sherman has been locking up WRs ever since he came into the league. Boldin had over 200 yards receiving in week 1. Week 2 he had 1 catch for 7 yards (Sherman wasn’t even on him when he caught that ball). Like him or not, he locks down his entire side of the field GAME AFTER GAME. He has a right to talk, don’t like it? Tell your favorite teams QB/WR to shut him up. Easy as that. I, for one, enjoy watching trash talk. It’s good for the game. It’s elite competition.

  49. drstrangehawk says: Sep 20, 2013 2:38 PM

    I can always tell who the Whiners fans are. They keep bringing up PEDs. Remember that the players they keep referring to played under JH at Stanford.
    Blind eyes were turned…..
    I would rather have a PED issue than players driving drunk and putting others lives at risk.
    AKA Aldon Smith.

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