The Packers avoided throwing to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s side of the field in last Thursday nights loss, choosing to put Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb on the other side and letting Sherman have the left side of the field to himself.
It didn’t work out for the Packers and coach Pete Carroll said after the game that the Seahawks were happy to see teams do that because it gave them a good idea about where the ball was going whenever the ball is in the air. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said that the Chargers won’t be quite as predictable when they face off with the Seahawks this Sunday.
“Well, I certainly understand why [the Packers did that],” Rivers said, via ESPN.com. “[Sherman] is a great corner. But at the same time, I think you have to be smart. It’s not one of the deals that you want to go after him by any means. But our approach is not going to be to completely eliminate [Sherman] and not throw over there any.”
Refusing to allow the defense to dictate your plans for the game is usually a sound strategy, but Rivers would be bucking trends if he has much success throwing anywhere on the field against Seattle this weekend.