Richard Sherman: We’re the best in the NFL at all 4 secondary spots

AP

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has never hurt for confidence, and he sounded particularly confident after Thursday’s win over the Cardinals.

Sherman told reporters in the Seahawks’ locker room that he thinks not only does Seattle have the NFL’s best secondary collectively, but the Seahawks have the best individual player at each of the four secondary positions. Sherman considers himself the best left cornerback in the game, Brandon Browner the best right cornerback, Earl Thomas the best free safety and Kam Chancellor the best strong safety.

“I think we’re the best in the game,” Sherman said. “We’ve got the best free safety in the game, probably the best left corner, best right corner — we don’t switch sides, so we can’t be like other guys who switch sides and do all that. But we can be the best right corner, best left corner, best strong safety in the game.”

Sherman may be slightly overstating the greatness of his teammates, but he has every right to boast after Thursday night’s performance. The Seahawks’ secondary is playing well enough to live up to Sherman’s big talk.

184 responses to “Richard Sherman: We’re the best in the NFL at all 4 secondary spots

  1. Wow I don’t agree at all. And watching that game last night I’ve never seen a defense celebrate every tackle like they had just won the Super Bowl.

  2. Sherman’s got a big mouth, but it’s hard not to like the guy anyway.

    It’s funny how some talkers in the NFL make you want to split their heads with an ax while others have the sort of personality that make you want to invite them over for a beer.

  3. I’d take Brandon Flowers or Lardarius Webb over Sherman or any of them Seadderall Seahawks any day.

  4. Seattle has won absolutely NOTHING. I can’t wait to see them get knocked off their high horse. They don’t even have a division tittle. They beat SF twice in a row at home and they think they are champs. Can’t wait till they get blasted at the stick.

  5. I don’t particularly like Sherman, but until another team steps it up, he can talk. If you back it up your chat, I have no problem with talk. It’s bums like Freddie Mitchell that I can’t stand.

  6. “Overstating?” Really? Who’s better? Patrick Petersen? He got torched all night by Golden Tate & Doug Baldwin. Derrel Revis? Don’t make me laugh. Who’s a better safety than Earl Thomas? Nobody.

    Ask yourself if the Seahawks would trade any of their guys for anybody else in the league at their positions. The answer is no. So Sherman is right again.

  7. Everytime I see a hawks highlight or see Earl Thomas’ name mentioned, all i can think about is…

    The eagles could have had it, and yet we took Brandon Graham.

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh

  8. I love you Richard Sherman but please let your play do your talking? It’s already making a very eloquent case for the Legion of Boom.

  9. That’s big talk from Sherman considering Seattle has faced only 1 quality QB in Andrew Luck-who beat them. Its easy to look dominant vs the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Carson Palmer, Cam Newton, Chad Henne, an erratic Colin Kapernick, and Matt Shaub.

  10. Win a ring and maybe you can talk…. Seattle is a bunch of front-runners. Never win anything, complain about everything and always blame others. Win a ring you seabags.

  11. He’s likely right, but…

    the secondary of Flowers, Smith, Cooper, and Berry over on Kansas City are pretty darn good, and without looking I’m pretty sure they have better stats.

    That rookie Marcus Cooper is so good they moved our Pro-Bowl CB to the slot…DPOY candidate right there.

  12. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 18, 2013 10:06 AM

    Anyone who’s watched Ike Taylor disagrees.

    ——————————————————

    As a Steelers fan, I have to disagree with ya.

  13. Chiefs have the best secondary hands down:

    Brandon Flower, Sean Smith, Eric Berry, Dunta Robinson, Kendrick Lewis, Quentin Demps, Husain Abdullah, and rookie standout Marcus Cooper….

  14. Sherman is easy to dislike because he keeps making it obvious that he has a huge ego for a huge person at 6’3 he is just playing his height.

  15. pooflingingmonkey says:
    Oct 18, 2013 10:10 AM
    He’s right.

    Name a better secondary. I’ll wait.

    ================

    Why wait? Houston (131 yards/game) and Kansas City (190 yards/game) are giving up less passing yards per game than the Seahawks (191 yards/game), and have played much better offenses/QBs. Pittsburgh is also not far behind at 196 yards/game and could pass Seattle this week.

  16. Clearly, Sherman is gifted and talented with a high raw IQ. He wasn’t, however, blessed with maturity, humility, perspective or the wisdom to know how to not sound like a brat.

  17. pooflingingmonkey says:

    He’s right.

    Name a better secondary. I’ll wait.
    _________________________________

    When you play against average QB’s, any secondary would look great!
    Luck is the only top 10 QB you faced this year.
    You have Brees coming! and thats it..

  18. I am not really a hawks fan, but I do tend to agree collectively they’re the best. revis, are you kidding me his acl did him in. Ike Taylor? ya he’s played a lot better this year but its only a matter of time until he pulls his old bonehead self back out. I’d still take both Seattle corners over Ike.

  19. Chiefs have the best secondary hands down:

    Brandon Flower, Sean Smith, Eric Berry, Dunta Robinson, Kendrick Lewis, Quentin Demps, Husain Abdullah, and rookie standout Marcus Cooper….

    They also have the best front NFL front 7 in the NFL.

    Mike Devito, Dontari Poe, Tyson Jackson, Derrick Johnson, Akeem Jordan, Justin Houston, Tamba Hali.

    Before playing the Chiefs
    “Soooooo overrated”

    After a complete shutdown:
    “*crickets*”

    They won’t get their due until they play every NFL Team.

  20. Most NFL fans like their own team, dislike their direct rivals and then have a variety of reasons why they like or dont like unrelated teams. The Seahawks are a tricky bunch. I like their upstart image, their growth and the whole loud 12th man thing. Russell Wilson is fun to root for, big arm, smart guy, good work ethic, lets his game do the talking. On the other hand, Pete Carroll is a lying cheating arrogant win at all costs wanker and now Sherman making inane claims about being the best at this and that. The balance is starting to shift for me.

  21. the celebrations were a bit over exaggerated. .but I agree with sherman..and im not even a hawks fan. defensive front is pretty nasty too

  22. If any of you know football. He is basically right besides Brandon Browner who is the weak link. But looking at (All Pro) Earl Thomas, (All Pro) Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor at strong safety those guys are all in argument for top 2 at their position.

    I don’t like him going out and boasting as a Hawk fan but the man speaks his mind and backs it up. Its funny people want to point at the completion yet look at the teams Manning or Chiefs have beat and they are looked at as top 2 teams in football.

  23. If I was starting an NFL team and could pick one CB from another team based ONLY on this year’s performance, I’d pick Talib. My apologies to Sherman.

  24. He has confidence in himself and his teammates. I would argue that they are collectively the best. Individually, one can always find a qualified rival to argue the point. Just that you won’t find the rivals all on the same team.

    That said; Man they look tough…..

  25. arrowhead816 says:Oct 18, 2013 10:17 AM

    Chiefs have the best secondary hands down:

    Brandon Flower, Sean Smith, Eric Berry, Dunta Robinson, Kendrick Lewis, Quentin Demps, Husain Abdullah, and rookie standout Marcus Cooper….
    —————————————————–
    I respect the first three, but there’s a drop off after that. We cut the highest rated CB in the game (Antione Winfield PFF) from last season because we had so much talent on our depth chart. I’ll give you that Berry is a beast though. Thomas is his equal, if not better however.

  26. Chiefs vs Seahawks:

    Sean Smith = Brandon Browner
    Brandon Flowers= Richard Sherman
    Eric Berry> Kam Chancellor
    Kendrick Lewis < Earl Thomas

    If that's not a wash, it's pretty damn close.

  27. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    Oct 18, 2013 10:02 AM

    if i were his teammate, i’d tell him to shut up and just play

    You are not an elite physical specimen or hyper competitive athlete and you certainly aren’t his teammate, you are just some random guy sitting at at a computer.

    Now his actual teammates have said on many occasions he can talk all he wants. I’ll take there opinion over yours

  28. Has anybody seen the Seahawks play? Hard to disagree with his statement, they make it hard for any passer.

  29. “Sherman’s got a big mouth, but it’s hard not to like the guy anyway”

    What’s so hard about it, I’m pretty sure I hate the guy. It’s not that hard to look like a competent defense when you have a cupcake schedule, combined opponent record 13-20 playing against all world qb’s like Palmer, kaep, jags qb’s, Fitzpatrick, schaub, even then schaub lit them up. When a real qb came in like luck, they lost.

    It’s a shame Wilson plays with this loudmouth team, but I love when the team and fans talk like they won something, makes it even more hilarious when they lose and we hear the excuses.

    Seattle fans=sensitive

  30. I’d take KC’s D over Seattle’s. Flowers is as good as Sherman. Lewis is as good as Thomas, Berry is the best safety in the NFL and Smith is as good as Browner. Cooper may be the best young (under 25) CB in all if football. KC’s LB’s are as good as anyone with 3 pro bowlers, and Poe might be the best NT in all of football, in just his 2nd year. If the season ended today KC would have 7 pro-bowlers, on defense.

  31. Revis has got to be the only player in history who can miss like two seasons, and still have a warm, cushy spot to come back to as the “best” in the game.

    That ship has sailed folks. Sherman is the best.

    Browner? Nah.

    Earl Thomas, is by far the best FS in the game.

  32. Eric berry> earl Thomas
    Reshad Jones> earl Thomas
    Aqid talib>dick Sherman
    Patrick Peterson>dick Sherman

    Just to name a few. I’m sure there is someone I’m missing.

  33. Stats to date:

    Seahawks Pass Defense:
    Average Yards Per Game – 190.6
    Average Yards Per Attempt – 6.2
    Interceptions – 11
    Points Per Game – 16.6
    Average QB Rating Against – 66.1
    QBs Faced – Newton, Kaepernick, Henne, Schaub, Luck, Fitzgerald, Palmer

    Chiefs Pass Defense:
    Average Yards Per Game – 190.3
    Average Yards Per Attempt – 5.9
    Interceptions – 10
    Points Per Game – 10.8
    Average QB Rating Against – 59.8
    QBs Faced – Gabbert, Romo, Vick, E. Manning, Fitzgerald, Pryor

    The stats are so close, it would be hard to make a distinction that one secondary is better than the other, although the stats do lean lightly toward KC’s favor. KC also appears to have faced tougher competition.

    There is also the 6-0 vs 6-1 record and I think I read somewhere that Arrowhead took Seattle’s (sound sytem enhanced) loudest outdoor stadium title as well.

    Earl Thomas over Eric Berry, now THAT is funny…

  34. let me make sure i get this clear, so sherman is saying hes the best? Yet he’s also stating he has the best HELP in the secondary of any other CB in the league? he’s also stating that he plays one side of the field? so one play he can be on the best guy, next time he gets the #2 or #3 option? hmmmm….call me crazy but didnt revis put forth years and years of locking down the other teams best weapon (and shutting them down) ? also the fact that seattle has such a dominant line doesnt hurt the secondary. how quickly we forget that revis did what he did playing against the teams best guy, without a pass rush, and little to no help in the secondary. lets stop this, sherman needs to do alot to be in Revis HOF trajectory.

  35. Since this is moving into an overall defense conversation, chew on this. The Chiefs’ have 31 sacks from 10 different players through their first six games, putting them on pace for 82½ sacks by the end of the regular season. The NFL record of 72 set by the ‘84 Bears. Now pick your “best D”

  36. Good, yes. The best, no. When you let Carson Palmer complete 30/45 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown, that is not being the best.
    Other QB’s went up against:
    Ryan Fitzpatrick- 17/29, 171, 0td.
    Andrew Luck- 16/29, 229, 2td.
    Matt Schaub- 31/49, 355, 2td.
    Chad Henne- 18/38, 235, 0td.
    Colin Kaepernick- 13/28, 127, 0td.
    Cam Newton- 16/23 125, 1td.

    I’d have to say Kansas City is by far the best pass defense team in the league right now. Houston is also much better against the pass than Seattle. Wait until you shut down Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or Phillip Rivers before you start talking crap. Seattle has gone up against 2 washed up QB’s, 4 QB’s still learning and 1 backup quarterback, hardly a tough task.

  37. I’d have to agree that KC’s secondary is as good, if not better than Seattle’s. I’m still not used to the Chiefs not being awful. Point taken.

  38. jdubkc says:Oct 18, 2013 11:07 AM

    Since this is moving into an overall defense conversation, chew on this. The Chiefs’ have 31 sacks from 10 different players through their first six games, putting them on pace for 82½ sacks by the end of the regular season. The NFL record of 72 set by the ‘84 Bears. Now pick your “best D”

    No doubt the Chief’s d is impressive but the Ram’s tied for the league lead in sacks last year and where did that get them? Point being–the Chief’s have a stellar D but the offense is mediocre at best.

  39. Calm down, you are 1-1 against teams that are actually good.

    The bad news for the rest of us is that they hit the lottery in the schedule. Yes, they have to play the Saints, but the Giants, Vikings, and Falcons have gone in the tank since last season killing what looked like a tough stretch games going into the season.

  40. thegrigga49 says: Seattle has won absolutely NOTHING.

    They’ve won 6 out of 7 games. That’s something.

  41. It’s his opinion people, call down. Besides indy exposed the secondary. He’s just happy after a win.
    6-1 says it all

  42. Sherman is a very good corner, but will never be great, because he consistently breaks the golden rule, which is:

    Greatness needs no self promotion.

    Much like T.O., Sherman is a very good player at his position, but he will never be great because he is a relentless blowhard, just like T.O. was. Yes, both players have backed up their play, but quickly spoil it for the rest of us when their braggart mouths start running. Being a consummate pro is what it should be all about, and your play is all you need to display that.

    We all know what T.O. will be remembered for – never winning a SB, and a swashbuckling mouth that just knew only how to stay open. It is sad, too, because T.O. has HOF #’s. If anybody with those types of stats wouldn’t make it into the HOF, it would be T.O. Sherman should take note.

  43. “Revis has got to be the only player in history who can miss like two seasons, and still have a warm, cushy spot to come back to as the “best” in the game.”

    I know that some of the statistics used in football can be pretty useless but Revis is still ranked as the #1 CB. And if you took a poll of the 32 GMs and give them the choice of any CB, Revis wins that too. I’ve never heard one expert (for what it’s worth) refer to Sherman as the best CB in the league. I hear it about Revis all the time.

  44. I’m a Seahawks fan, but we’ll see whether his comments about being the best hold up when they get the Saints at home in December.

  45. scmems07 says: Oct 18, 2013 10:48 AM

    “Sherman’s got a big mouth, but it’s hard not to like the guy anyway”

    What’s so hard about it, I’m pretty sure I hate the guy. It’s not that hard to look like a competent defense when you have a cupcake schedule, combined opponent record 13-20 playing against all world qb’s like Palmer, kaep, jags qb’s, Fitzpatrick, schaub, even then schaub lit them up. When a real qb came in like luck, they lost.

    It’s a shame Wilson plays with this loudmouth team, but I love when the team and fans talk like they won something, makes it even more hilarious when they lose and we hear the excuses.

    Seattle fans=sensitive
    _________________________________
    Different week; same song and dance. Let me hum a few bars: When Seattle wins, it’s because the Seahawks played a subpar team with a scrub for a quarterback that walked in off the street, but when Wilson and company lose…well that’s because Seattle is so terrible, see. Phenomenal insight bruh….

    scmems07=irrelevant

  46. bspray says:Oct 18, 2013 11:00 AM

    Stats to date:

    Seahawks Pass Defense:
    Average Yards Per Game – 190.6
    Average Yards Per Attempt – 6.2
    Interceptions – 11
    Points Per Game – 16.6
    Average QB Rating Against – 66.1
    QBs Faced – Newton, Kaepernick, Henne, Schaub, Luck, Fitzgerald, Palmer

    Chiefs Pass Defense:
    Average Yards Per Game – 190.3
    Average Yards Per Attempt – 5.9
    Interceptions – 10
    Points Per Game – 10.8
    Average QB Rating Against – 59.8
    QBs Faced – Gabbert, Romo, Vick, E. Manning, Fitzgerald, Pryor

    The stats are so close, it would be hard to make a distinction that one secondary is better than the other, although the stats do lean lightly toward KC’s favor. KC also appears to have faced tougher competition.

    There is also the 6-0 vs 6-1 record and I think I read somewhere that Arrowhead took Seattle’s (sound sytem enhanced) loudest outdoor stadium title as well.

    Earl Thomas over Eric Berry, now THAT is funny…
    ——————————————————-

    Seattle played Romo and Vick last year with basically the same guys and crushed both of them. You guys have a good D too. Chiefs fans need to quit being so sensitive.

  47. A SB win will determine how good of a you team are Mr. Sherman…You beat up on an awful Cardinal team yesterday, so relax….

    You can easily have another 2 losses without gifts from Carolina and the Houston….

    This team is making easy to hate them as routine tackles become full out celebrations high fiving with guys on the sidelines…

    Season will tell…but Seahawks becoming a lot like their cheerleader head coach.

  48. agreeing that the Seahawks secondary is bad Ass. I can’t help but wonder what Carson Quitter feels these days. I hope he gets sacked 72,times this year and never sees a .500 season again, let on a playoff chase. Who Dey.

  49. mf1849

    Don’t be mad bro, the truth hurts doesn’t it. Still too sensitive I see. Who had Seattle beaten again? How does this great franchises history look? What happened to this great d when a competent qb came in and played. Anyone who knows football knows your only as good add your competition, and your competition is 13-20. Good talk.

  50. Joe Hayden is the best corner in football right now, but he’s a Brown so he may as well be a ghost, unfortunate.

    …..On a side note I think Richard Sherman performed on X Factor as a girl named Lyric the Queen.

  51. Nobody on this site actually addresses what was said. Okay, the Seahawks have no rings, blah blah blah. But right now Sherman is probably the best corner. Saying Browner is the best right corner really just means he is the best no. 2 corner in the league. Then there is Earl Thomas and Chancellor.

    If that doesn’t constitute the best 4 at their respective positions in the league, it at least deserves a debate. You people are morons

  52. johngaltwho says:
    Oct 18, 2013 10:32 AM
    Most NFL fans like their own team, dislike their direct rivals and then have a variety of reasons why they like or dont like unrelated teams. The Seahawks are a tricky bunch. I like their upstart image, their growth and the whole loud 12th man thing. Russell Wilson is fun to root for, big arm, smart guy, good work ethic, lets his game do the talking. On the other hand, Pete Carroll is a lying cheating arrogant win at all costs wanker and now Sherman making inane claims about being the best at this and that. The balance is starting to shift for me.
    ——————————————————
    I so agree with ya. Being humble is a lost art.

    I’m not a modern era fan of the Steelers, but was a fan of their 70s rise from the ashes to their dyansty run of that decade. Watching it all come together, starting with drafting Mean Joe, was a football joy to watch. Of course, our memories from back then weren’t / aren’t exposed to the media circus that exists today.

  53. Sherman definitely makes a valid point and the way they played last night, it would be hard to argue. Unfortunately for him, Polamalu is still playing, and I’ve gotta agree with assured that Eric Berry is a bit of a beast. A few corners are better than Browner but I think Browner is easily top 10. As a unit, they may have the top spot. Individually, definitely debatable..

  54. @wpfairbanks,

    “Nobody on this site actually addresses what was said”.

    What was “said” IS the problem. I directly addressed what was said, and when Sherman learns to care that being a blowhard is both despicable and lacking professionalism, then he may just get it.

    He is talented on the field, no doubt. He could even be great in time, but if he continues to channel his inner T.O., he will never be great. See the golden rule above.

    The 4 players being the best at their position is deserving of a debate, but then what? So they are #1 at their position – what does that buy you in week 7? NOTHING. Win the SB (the point in the NFL), and THEN you and Sherman can LEGITIMATELY fluff your feathers all you want.

    What a homer post, dude.

  55. The Seattle steroids aren’t even the Bills of the 90s. Until you AT LEAST make it to a superbowl…..SHUT UP!

  56. mn2long says:
    Oct 18, 2013 12:06 PM
    All the KC fans talking about Flowers must have missed Dez Bryant absolutely ABUSING him…

    ————————————————–
    I’m sure Dez would do the same thing to Sherman. Just look at how Brandon Marshall and Roddy White abused Sherman last season. He gets fat off of tiny WR’s and subpar QB’s, but has nothing to say when big WR’s line up against him. I’m sure if Fitz was completely healthy last night, he would have bullied Sherman.

  57. Are they they best collection of talent in the secondary in the NFL? You could for sure make that argument.

    Best secondary as far as talent plus what happens on game time? Kansas City says hello

    I do want to point out though that if Sherman wants that defense intact as much as possible he needs to stop making statements like this. It the higher a group of players is thought to be the more money they demand and seek when they hit free agency. As shown with the 49ers losing Goldson and a few other key pieces in free agency you can’t keep everyone.

    Of course if you have a good enough GM(which there are 4 good GMs in the NFC West) you can replace them in the draft.

    Unlike the bandwagon Seahawks fans(not calling all of you bandwagoners…..just the idiots who troll other threads showing zero respect) I know to respect a rival. That said I can’t wait for the 49ers to return the favor in week 14 when Seattle has to go to the bay. The fact that I despise every Seahawk not named Russell Wilson(he is hard to hate even as a 49ers fan) shows how good this rivalry is and how good it is for football.

  58. Anyone saying that their defense doesn’t celebrate after every tackle is a pretender.

    The Seahawks have the best secondary. Their strength of schedule this year is a valid argument, but if you put this secondary up against any team in the NFL they are still the best. Every secondary is facing an uphill battle against a great offense. I would choose the Seattle Secondary over the other 31 secondaries against Denver, the Packers, the Saints, the Patriots… Any team. They are the best.

  59. Seahonkey

    “Scmems07=12man wannabe”

    No thanks, not much of an aggie fan.

    Now that I think of it, “12th man” (A&M)

    “Legion of boom” (legion of doom, pro wrestling for those who don’t know)

    Boasting loudmouth annoying player who is known more for his mouth than his play (T. Owens)

    Has Seattle done anything original?

  60. scmems07 says: Oct 18, 2013 11:49 AM

    mf1849

    Don’t be mad bro, the truth hurts doesn’t it. Still too sensitive I see. Who had Seattle beaten again? How does this great franchises history look? What happened to this great d when a competent qb came in and played. Anyone who knows football knows your only as good add your competition, and your competition is 13-20. Good talk
    __________________________________
    I ain’t mad bro; I think you’re hilarious. You keep gazing at your belly button wondering about Seattle’s “franchises” (sic) history. I was there at the beginning watching Jim Zorn, Steve Largent and the antics of Jack Patera and it was great. By the way, bro, anyone who knows football knows “your” (sic) only as good as your record and that would be 6-1 if you’re keeping track.

  61. scmems07, how can you call Seahawk fans sensitive when it eats you alive to the point where you can’t stop publicly whining and crying every time the Seahawks get mentioned at all?

  62. Mark my words!! With a little more maturity and experience, Johnathan Cyprien will become one of the best safeties in the game!!

  63. He somewhat has an arguement. He is the best corner in the game (Revis is equal in coverage, but he doesn’t make he big plays) Earl Thomas is playing even better this year, I think he’s the best safety, Kam Chancellor does everything he’s asked to do, he’s the best “true” SS in the game. Browner on the other hand is good, but there’s a handful of corners that are better than him.

  64. jbeagles23 says: Oct 18, 2013 12:49 PM

    The Seahawks are a joke. This is the worst statement of the year
    ***********************
    A joke? The real joke is your team is in a division that doesn’t have one team with a winning record.

  65. Dez got smacked on the one yd line by sherm for a fumble. A big receiver would have his way with sherman? Ask anquan about that. Your elite qb’s of romo, Rodgers and Brady all got dealt with last year. Hawks don’t play Denver, but they did get stomped 2 preseasons in a row. Peyton 2 picks last year.

  66. YES THEY ARE!!! Besides the Colt the Seahawks have either been up and put in second or third string or played prevent defense as they did last night vs the Cardinal (cardinal had 70 total yards in the 1st half) then they played prevent defense the whole 2nd half ) Seahawks are for real this year!!

  67. As a die hard niner fan i respect these two guys (sherman and thomas) but browner come on he benefits from these other wise he’d be torched all day. BUT i can’t wait till these guys contracts are up so they lose one of them!!

  68. Lots of kids talking smack about Seattle…Hope they’re watching as the playoffs run through Seattle…
    Seattle is the best in the NFC, Wilson is the best mobile QB in decades, and the Legion of BOOM is the very best in Football right now…If you don’t like it, learn to love it, because it’s the best thing happening today! WOOOOOOOOOO!
    Cheers, ya losers…

  69. I disagree, but I don’t care if he thinks they’re the best. He should be building his teammates up.

    As an aside and in all, ok half, seriousness…… does anybody else think Richard Sherman looks like comedic actor Doug E. Doug? The resemblance is uncanny.

  70. golforepar says: How many rings does Sherman have?

    Ignorant, meaningless comment. So according to you, nobody is any good unless they’ve won a Super Bowl? Guess what-if you go to the Hall of Fame you’ll see a lot of Hall of Famer’s who never won or were even in a Super Bowl.

  71. Big hawk fan here and I have to disagree. Brandon Browner is not the 2nd best CB in football. Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and Richard Sherman are the best at their positions though. As a whole, I’d say theyre the best. KC isn’t in the discussion after 6 games. This LOB been doing it for a while now. And to the fruit who said Eric Berry is better than Earl Thomas must not watch must football. He’s the best defensive player not named JJ watt. And to the other fruit who said mindset of a 5th grader. Well, that 5th grade mindset got him a Stanford degree and a first team all pro and making a lot more money than you so maybe you should try it sometime.

    #6-1
    #bestinthewest

  72. scmems07 | Oct 18, 2013, 9:56 AM PDT
    Seahonkey

    “Scmems07=12man wannabe”

    No thanks, not much of an aggie fan.

    Now that I think of it, “12th man” (A&M)

    “Legion of boom” (legion of doom, pro wrestling for those who don’t know). _______________________________________________scmems07=sensitive wrestling fan

  73. Texas A&M may have the trademark of 12th Man, but it is NOT original to that school.

    20 years before E. King Gill became the Aggies “12th Man”, the first recorded use was to describe University of Iowa fans during a game that took place in 1903.

    The Seahawks pay A&M for the right to use the 12th Man term. No Seahawks fan worth their weight in pigskin would argue that it is an original term to Seattle. Likewise, no one should argue that it is original to Texas A&M either. The same goes for “Legion of Boom” (which is a play on words and everyone is aware of that), and there are no teams that don’t have at least one loud mouth player. Richard Sherman just gets a lot of publicity because he usually backs up his big talk with good play… Usually.

  74. As a Seattle resident, I can attest to the fact that Seattle fans are very sensitive. Our fair city always has had below average sports teams, so we all get a little revved up when we have a winning team. We have many fair whether fans. (look no further than the Mariners – more empty seats than occupied).

  75. Also, Legion of Boom is a play on words referring to Legion of Doom, which -as noted by someone above- is a professional wrestling thing.. But the professional wrestlers stole that from the DC Comics group of super-villains.

  76. Rather than arguing whos better between KC and Seattle, why don’t you just go bang your heads against a wall? Its a stupid argument, both are fantastic defenses with great young talent.

  77. And to the guy who said Carson Palmer had his way with the Hawks obviously didnt watch the game. He had about 120 yards passing until the final 2 drives in garbage time when the hawks were playing a soft prevent zone.

  78. Colts homers, you won, good job, but luck threw for 200 yards, whooptie doo. Also, of TY is so awesome, why does he dissapear against average to less than average corners? Kind of shows you the aberration that it was. People have good games, and be happened to have one. Is Larry Fitzgerald better than TY? Umm, yes, and fitz had 2 catches for 20 yards on Sherman…

  79. Reminder, Percy Harvin back next week. Giacomini back in two weeks to replace the 6th round rookie that’s been starting at RT, and okung, the all pro LT is back in 3-4 weeks to replace the guard that has been filling in at LT. Oh and our best linebacker was out last night. Not bad…

  80. Chiefs opponents are 11-19, Seattle’s opponents are 17-18, yet people are saying that Seattle’s schedule is easier than the Chiefs? Denver’s opponents are also 11-19.

  81. Y’all are getting way too worked up over this. Every player says he feels he’s the best at his position. Some WR’s even apologize for saying it, but then add that they have to think that way.

    Who care what he says? Why is everyone in KC getting so worked up? Are you losing out on some fantasy award or something?

    Fans – and most players – know talk is cheap. Prove it on the field.

    So far, Sherman is.

  82. EJ says: Oct 18, 2013 11:20 AM

    Good, yes. The best, no. When you let Carson Palmer complete 30/45 passes for 258 yards and a touchdown, that is not being the best.
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    Please avoid engaging in public stat-urbation. Palmer completed 13 passes in a row for about half those yards….when the Cards were down by three scores in the fourth quarter, and Seattle had moved into a soft zone that was allowing short completions.

    Overall, the Chiefs can make a very strong argument, but after them and Seattle, it’s quite a distance to third.

    And I’d like to see KC’s strong safety jack up a 315 pound offensive tackle like Kam did last night. That. Was. AWESOME.

  83. Lmao this guy is full of shît I know polamalu and Ed reed are safeties but none of theses guys have come close to do what they have done and keenin Lewis is better then these guys

  84. Officials had allot to say in that Colts win. Even last night some of the calls for PI were kind of pathetic.

  85. mn2long says:
    Oct 18, 2013 12:06 PM
    All the KC fans talking about Flowers must have missed Dez Bryant absolutely ABUSING him…

    Shows what happens when you don’t watch the game.
    It’s true Bryant had two big plays in the first half but he had 12 yds in the 3rd qtr, 13 yds in the 4th qtr.
    How do you call that “abusing”?

  86. winorlose6burgh says: Oct 18, 2013 4:00 PM

    Lmao this guy is full of shît I know polamalu and Ed reed are safeties but none of theses guys have come close to do what they have done and keenin Lewis is better then these guys
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    I think he was referring only to guys currently playing.

    And let’s face it. None of those guys are currently playing.

    ha ha ha ha

  87. My favorite comebacks on here and many other posts is get a ring and you can talk. Really? Do you really think rings matter to anyone else besides the owner and the fans the next season? Or over twenty seasons ago? Once there is a champion crowned the season resets. Current players know this. I never hear a browns fan brag about their decade of dominance right before the Super Bowl era, but we haven’t heard the end of how awesome the 49ers were, WERE good enough twenty years ago. This is a new season and so far the Seahawks have put on their big boy pants. Oh yes before you down the offenses they played you may want to look at all the top ten defenses they played this year. You might be surprised.

    On another note Sherman is just stating what he believes is true, which as a Stanford Grad, he may be a lot smarter than all the haters posting here. Unless of course you’re a Harvard or Yale grad, than you may have an educated comeback.

  88. bspray says:Oct 18, 2013 11:00 AM

    Earl Thomas over Eric Berry, now THAT is funny…

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    Yeah, I mean who wants 3 INTs instead of 1, through the first 6 games of the year? And who wants 2 Forced Fumbles rather than ZERO. And for that matter, who wants 42 tackles over 27?

    And you’ve gotta be absolutely insane to want 14 career INTs and 5 career FFs over 6 and 1 respectively.

    Ah hell, let’s take all of 2010 and all of 2012 away from Earl Thomas, to level the playing field a bit. Give Eric Berry a 6 game advantage.

    You’d still have Earl Thomas with 8 career INTs to Berry’s 6. And you’d have Thomas’s 2 FFs, to Berry’s 1. Now, Berry’s 6-game advantage would give him three more PDEFs than Thomas at 19 to 16.

    Yeah…sing your song Chiefs fans.

  89. Grew up in Seattle so been a NW fan my whole life. To sum it up – our teams have never lived up to their potential. Mariners sold their soul in 2001 to tie the greatest record of all time only to lose in the first round of the playoffs and haven’t had a solid contending team ever since. The Sonics don’t exist anymore even though there still is massive following and huge passion for the game after Sonicsgate. The Sounders have won a couple pieces of hardware but nothing relating directly to the MLS. It’s been our Women’s basketball team grabbing the championships…
    With that being said, the Seahawks are finally putting a significant mark in the sports world for Seattle. Love us or hate us, over the first 7 weeks we’re the most fun team to watch in the NFL. Offense sells tickets but defense wins championships; and our unit is getting it done no matter home or away. We have the best secondary in the league, as Sherman loves to boast. Some comments have referenced our pass rush making it easy and we over celebrate, but as a Seattle fan it’s incredible to see a squad play together cohesively and actually look like they enjoy themselves on the field.
    Agreed we haven’t one a championship so the talk may be too much, but you can’t ignore the fact that in the past several years the Seahawks have risen to prominence with a strong D, a promising O in years to come and a coach who excites his players. Born a hawk, always been a hawk, and am super proud to be a contender. GO HAWKS!

  90. kidsamoa260 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:29 PM

    “…Your elite qb’s of romo, Rodgers and Brady all got dealt with last year.”

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    Thats funny – Rodgers got dealt with last year… Ya really wanna go there?

  91. Maybe.

    …but what does that say about the state of the secondaries in the NFL today? I haven’t been impressed with anyone since Deion Sanders and Darryl Green. Those cats shutdown their side of the field. Man to man…..no safety help…..all game. Remember or if ya can’t. …..imagine that. HTTR

  92. datsanono says:
    Oct 18, 2013 12:31 PM
    The Seattle steroids aren’t even the Bills of the 90s. Until you AT LEAST make it to a superbowl…..SHUT UP!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Ummm, we were in SB 40! Yes, we lost but your post shows your absolute ignorance of the game of football.
    I’ve been a fan of the Seahawks since day one in 76 and this is the most exciting time to be a fan. Yes, I wish some of our more vocal fans would show some humility as things can change in a real hurry in this league, but give the team its due, we are good right now and we are excited about it. Was at the game last night…proud of the 12th man!!!

  93. They are a lot better than this 49er faithful would like them to be. That is as close to a compliment as I will give.

  94. First off, Sherman can say whatever he wants because he is the best shutdown CB in the game, PERIOD!!! I’ve heard all the Revis crap, and I even see one moron on here trying to claim TB has the best secondary, LOL. TB has some nice names, but names on paper mean nothing. None of those guys have been anywhere close to what SEA has been. Revis is not the same guy from 3+ years ago, so get the F over it people. I see all you haters ranting, and that’s fine… People who are jealous, and scared usually whine, and rant like fruitcakes, HAHA. I see one 49er loser yapping about how they are the current division champs from 2012… Exactly, 2012, enough said… It’s 2013 big guy. We beat you down again, already this year, and we are the ones 6-1, not you bro. Then he goes on to talk about how we only beat them 2 times in a row in SEA, and that he can’t wait for us to get knocked off our high horse… What??? It’s ok for you 49er D-bags to have high hopes, , but nobody else can??? Maybe by saying that you are referring to the way you, your team, and your corny fans were knocked of yours just last season. You lost the SB buddy, LMFAO. As for us talking sh1t… You tools did it when you beat us a few times in a row, and you wanted to continue to talk sh1t all those years you weren’t division champs, and we were, but now you wanna BTCH when we do it? I mean, you clowns talked junk the year you got the #1 pick in the draft, LOL. You’re a pathetic joke. Have fun in our rear view little fella.

  95. Lot’s of Vaginer Whiners trolling this sight! Losers! Haven’t you learned that the Seahawks Rule!!!!!!

  96. All this talk from haters about the game Seattle lost, and trying to somehow make that the defense fault. They weren’t beaten by the defense. It was offensive mistakes that cost them.
    As had been mentioned, Seattle hasn’t fielded its starting offensive lineup yet.
    Seattle will improve on the offense.
    The combination of the defense line and the secondary is what will make it difficult for the opposition.
    Defense wins championships.
    Denver doesn’t have it.
    KC still a question mark due to their easy schedule.

  97. bigblackanvil says:
    Oct 18, 2013 7:13 PM
    ” Channel his inner T.O…..That is an instant classic. Lol
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    Meh T.O.
    Sherman backs it up on the field better.

  98. They have a very good secondary. However, their front seven is where it all happens. They pressure the QB like few other teams are able to. That relentless pass rush will make any secondary look good. The have beaten one really good team so far, the 49ers. Their other 4 wins are against the Jaguars, Texans (whom they had to beat in overtime), Titans and the Panthers. The Colts were able to move the ball very effectively against the Seahawks so If I were them I wouldn’t be too brash.

  99. there isn’t a better mix of speed and power in the NFL.. I don’t know if it’s the best at each position but collectively there isn’t a more feared secondary in the league

  100. Sure. The Chiefs have better stats on defense than the hawks, but if you wanna complain about schedule strength, which team that the chiefs have played have a top QB? Romo maybe, but they still only beat dallas by one point.

  101. Oh and by the way to some seahawks haters Russell last name Wilson is doing this without an offensive line if you want to talk football get your fundamentals in order. Still winning games….. Lynch, Sherman,Thomas,chancellor,browner,Baldwin,Tate,and most importantly the man born and raised a champion Russell wilson

  102. Sherm is just stating his opinion. No different than anyone here… except he is better at life than most of you.

    And for arguements sake, he very well could be right.

  103. Browner is absolutely not one of the best corners in the game… not even close. The only person in the Seattle secondary that I would say is, without a doubt, the best at his position is Earl Thomas. Sherman is definitely toward the top, but Thomas is an absolute beast of a man and he’s who makes the rest of them as good as they are.

  104. Revis? Sherman? easy choice if u think about it ur dumb…….why is seattle so confident? coaching staff, not the players its all that bad ass head coach of theirs. just ask usc how they feel since he left

  105. Earl Thomas is definitely the best free safety, and Kam Chancellor is almost definitely the best strong safety, but the rest is more of a debate.

    Darrelle Revis was far and away the best, but I haven’t seen much of him this year and my impression is that he’s more All-Pro elite than Hall of Fame elite this season. Sherman very well could be the best there, but I have a hard time with that.

    As far as best right cornerbacks go, honestly I’m not sure. Seattle has the best tandem, so he’s probably right that Browner is the best number two guy, but he’s also missed some time. There just aren’t that many teams that can boast two corners like that, but this is also a reward for “best second-best DB on a team,” which muddles things. Cromartie was the best right CB, the Jets traded Revis, and now he’s just an above average left CB.

    So maybe Sherman is the only one not pulling his weight in that statement.

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