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Richard Sherman is the NFC defensive player of the month

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Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hasn’t been shy when it comes to talking about his belief that he ranks at the top of the list of cornerbacks in the NFL right now and he put together a September that backed up his claims.

Sherman helped the Seahawks defense allow 47 points across four games, all of which were Seattle victories, and has been named the NFC defensive player of the month as a result. The Seattle defense has held opposing passers to a completion percentage of 56.5 percent and the fourth-lowest passing yards per game through the first four weeks.

Sherman has picked off a pair of passes, including one that he returned for a game-tying touchdown against the Texans in Week Four, and knocked four other passes so far this season. He also shut down Anquan Boldin in the Week Two win over the 49ers that put the Seahawks in the driver’s seat in the NFC West.

Sherman is the first Seahawks cornerback to be named defensive player of the month.

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33 Responses to “Richard Sherman is the NFC defensive player of the month”
  1. 4tea9er says: Oct 3, 2013 11:05 AM

    I am a 49er fan (hence the name) but as a football fan I would love to see a Seahawks vs Broncos gm!

  2. trollhammer20 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:06 AM

    You wanted this noise!

  3. u4iadman says: Oct 3, 2013 11:14 AM

    Guy is a stud on and off the field, well educated, well spoken, and appropriately competitive.
    I appreciate that he calls it like it is, and doesnt put up with babies like Brady.

  4. athwartships says: Oct 3, 2013 11:14 AM

    Won’t lie. I am a little surprised by this….but hey, congrats.

  5. trollsetter says: Oct 3, 2013 11:16 AM

    This dude can ball. Just sayin’.

  6. bygd1 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:18 AM

    Kiko Alonzo did better then this at Linebacker He had 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, If he played for anyone other then Bills you would say a lot more,

  7. adderal says: Oct 3, 2013 11:27 AM

    One of those guys you hate unless he’s on your team, then you love him. Great player tho Im not sure he takes away a whole side of the field like Revis did for years. Seems to me qb’s dont avoid him yet like Sanders or some of the others greats. Maybe they will in time.

  8. chicagotomahawk says: Oct 3, 2013 11:34 AM

    You know Revis is mad lol. Well deserved

  9. bucrightoff says: Oct 3, 2013 11:35 AM

    How is it that like every time there’s one of these awards someone says something about a certain player who should have won, despite that player being ineligible (i.e. from the other conference)?

  10. hawkforlife says: Oct 3, 2013 11:38 AM

    Bills (Alonzo) AFC, Seahawks NFC. That’s why they call it the NFC Defensive player of the month.

  11. rohinaz says: Oct 3, 2013 11:42 AM

    How can a cb shut down anyone when they only play on one side of the field and play mostly zone. If he wants to be a true shutdown corner like peterson and revis then he needs to convince the coaches to let him cover a top wr all over the field in man coverage.

  12. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 3, 2013 11:53 AM

    Hate him or love him, you have to admit he’s a complete stud and a perfect fit for Pete Carroll’s defensive scheme.

  13. paythevig says: Oct 3, 2013 12:39 PM

    Well deserved – hate him as a niner fan, but i’d be foolish to deny what he brings to the table. Hands down, in today’s NFL – this guy is the best corner in the game; and at this pace – he will be for a long time. No question about it.

  14. hoppylegs says: Oct 3, 2013 12:47 PM

    He’s been dominant most of the time, and made one of the NFL’s biggest clutch plays of the season to keep the Seahawks undefeated. Appropriate recognition.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 3, 2013 12:50 PM

    He may have had the game tying pick 6 but he didn’t shut ANYONE down against the Texans….

  16. thefox61 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:33 PM

    8to80texansblog says:

    “He may have had the game tying pick 6 but he didn’t shut ANYONE down against the Texans….”

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    Uh, seems he shut Matt Shaub….

  17. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:40 PM

    Well deserved award. The way he is playing it is lights out. Check out a new video from Steve Sabol’s crew on Richard Sherman. For any of those people who blindly hate the guy, maybe you will see how ignorant you are being.

    I said it alright, met Sherman this summer and couldn’t have left with a better opinion of the guy. He is only going to get better the more time he plays CB.

  18. anygivensundayfan says: Oct 3, 2013 1:41 PM

    Sherm! Well-deserved. I like that he’s a colorful, vocal character in the NFL that backs it up by being a badass on the field. After reading the Sports Illustrated cover story on him this summer, I see him in an entirely different light as a person and player.

  19. chawk12thman says: Oct 3, 2013 2:57 PM

    Well Deserved and hope it continues. Looking forward to seeing what he does (and rest of team) against Luck this coming weekend.

    Go Hawks!

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2013 3:22 PM

    Scary thing for the rest of the league is that they are getting guys back every week. Clemons, now Irvin, Bennett won’t miss any time. Browner is getting his legs under him. Please finish with the best record in the NFC.

    Signed,

    Everyone who is sick and tired of Saints fans.

  21. pnwl4a says: Oct 3, 2013 3:44 PM

    rohinaz says:
    Oct 3, 2013 11:42 AM
    How can a cb shut down anyone when they only play on one side of the field and play mostly zone. If he wants to be a true shutdown corner like peterson and revis then he needs to convince the coaches to let him cover a top wr all over the field in man coverage.

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    Oh you mean like Anquan Boldin in the Week Two….. ya been there, done that…

  22. pnwl4a says: Oct 3, 2013 3:46 PM

    8to80texansblog says:
    Oct 3, 2013 12:50 PM
    He may have had the game tying pick 6 but he didn’t shut ANYONE down against the Texans….

    ——————————————

    Definitely true in that game….
    but in the end Seattle picks up the W and Houston loses again.

  23. shootermcgavin206 says: Oct 3, 2013 4:27 PM

    Richard Sherman has been locking WR’s down ever since he got the starting job. No doubt the best corner in the NFL (Right Now). Revis, what you’ve done is extraordinary, but that was THEN, this is now. 2008-2011 Revis was the best, but times change. Best corners in NFL (as of today):

    1) Richard Sherman (1st team all pro, having a phenomenal 2013 season)

    2) Charles Tillman (1st team all pro, also having a great year)

    3) Darrelle Revis (Sorry, he’s done nothing this year to put him above the top 2 + he just just got burned for the GW touchdown by Larry Fitzgerald last week)

    4) Tim Jennings (2nd team all pro)

    5) Patrick Peterson

    These could change, and you could argue your case, but in my opinion based on what I’ve seen this year, this is how it goes…

  24. warmcoorslight says: Oct 3, 2013 4:52 PM

    rohinaz says:
    Oct 3, 2013 11:42 AM
    How can a cb shut down anyone when they only play on one side of the field and play mostly zone. If he wants to be a true shutdown corner like peterson and revis then he needs to convince the coaches to let him cover a top wr all over the field in man coverage.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    The entire hawks secondary is good. Unlike the teams Revis has played for. Sherman stays on his side of the field because Browner handles the top dog almost as good. The only reason Sherman followed Boldin during the 9ers game was because Browner was out with an injury. For Sherman to follow any WR while Browner is playing would be disrespectful toward Browner and send the message to him that he is not trusted by the coaching staff.

  25. shootermcgavin206 says: Oct 3, 2013 5:08 PM

    The entire hawks secondary is good. Unlike the teams Revis has played for. Sherman stays on his side of the field because Browner handles the top dog almost as good. The only reason Sherman followed Boldin during the 9ers game was because Browner was out with an injury. For Sherman to follow any WR while Browner is playing would be disrespectful toward Browner and send the message to him that he is not trusted by the coaching staff.

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    Don’t forget Sherman personally asked for the Boldin assignment after Boldin burned the Packers secondary for 200+ yards the week before. Sherman covered Boldin for 75% of the game and Boldin had 1 catch for 7 yards (in the 4th quarter on a zone play where Sherman was on the other side of the field). That means Sherman had more catches than Boldin from Kaepernick that game lol

  26. utehawk says: Oct 3, 2013 6:59 PM

    Rohinaz, you obviously don’t know how the Seahawks play defense. The play press man coverage most of the time with their cornerbacks and zone concepts with their safeties and linebackers.

  27. jmarl206 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:27 PM

    Very impressed with how many Niner fans gave kudos to Sherman for winning this. Let’s keep it classy NFC.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  28. chawkbob says: Oct 4, 2013 12:52 PM

    adderal says:
    Oct 3, 2013 11:27 AM
    “One of those guys you hate unless he’s on your team, then you love him. Great player tho Im not sure he takes away a whole side of the field like Revis did for years. Seems to me qb’s dont avoid him yet like Sanders or some of the others greats. Maybe they will in time.”
    _______________________________

    Against this Sehawks defense you can’t avoid anyone. You try to avoid Sherman you’re thowing it to Pro Bowler Browner, you throw under the coverage you’re sacrificing your slot guy to Cam-Bam, try to pop it deep center field and there’s All Pro Earl Thomas … When you’r looking at All Pro/Pro Bowlers throughout the secondary, who you gonna avoid?

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 4, 2013 1:12 PM

    I watch the Seabags every week. They play a mixture of man off and zones, some straight up man across the board, and some exotic looks with their rangy LBs.

    Hilarious that someone claims all they play is zone, but continue to point to the ONE TIME out of 150 other shutdown plays that Sherman was “beaten” by Roddy White.

    When they were playing zone.

    That’s rich.

  30. dualprime says: Oct 4, 2013 2:01 PM

    thefox61 says:
    Oct 3, 2013 1:33 PM
    8to80texansblog says:

    “He may have had the game tying pick 6 but he didn’t shut ANYONE down against the Texans….”

    ————————————-
    Uh, seems he shut Matt Shaub….

    ————————-
    Yeah, he held Schaub to 355 yards passing and 2 TD’s. He did manage to catch the pass Schaub threw to him. Andre’ Johnson abused him.

  31. athwartships says: Oct 4, 2013 2:27 PM

    Which part of Defensive Player of the MONTH is hard to read?

    All these complaints based entirely on one game against the Texans is hilarious. If it was Player of the Week, I would call foul right with you, but go back and watch the other 3 weeks of games and zip it.

  32. Arias says: Oct 4, 2013 8:35 PM

    Andre Johnson hardly abused Sherman. According to profootballfocus breakdown Johnson was targeted 4 times while being covered by Sherman and caught 3 of them for 44 yards and ZERO touchdowns.

    More than any other receiver has gotten on Sherman this year for sure, but I’d hardly call 44 yards without a score “abuse”.

  33. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 4, 2013 8:55 PM

    Arias confirmed what I saw with my own two eyes. 5 passes caught with Maxwell and Browner on him, one with Malcolm Smith, three with Sherman, two of those in zone (does not qualify as “abuse”) and one straight up in press man.

    But leave it to the haters to hang on to one or two plays and overlook the 100 that he makes.

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