News flash: Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman loves him some him. Which makes plenty of people feel the opposite of love for him.
Former Bills receiver Andre Reed, who’ll finally enter the Hall of Fame later this year, was asked by a participant at the 27th Annual Jim Kelly Football Camp whether Sherman could have covered Reed in Reed’s prime.
“Hell no,” Reed told the kids, to their delight, via Syracuse.com. (Calm down, Church Lady; they’ve heard — and said — a lot worse than “hell”.)
“Look, Richard Sherman is a really good player,” Reed added. “But he isn’t a Deion [Sanders] or a [Rod] Woodson yet, even if he thinks he is.”
The most common criticism of Sherman comes from the system the Seahawks use. Sherman stays on the left side of the formation, and he’s never asked to spend the game shadowing the opposition’s best receiver. Sherman also benefits from the presence of a potent pass rush and two of the best safeties, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor, of the last generation.