Richard Sherman says Patrick Peterson would be benched in Seattle

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The war of words among the best cornerbacks in the NFL continues.  This time, one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL tries to kick another one out of the club.

Bob Costas of NBC’s Football Night in America asked Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman if he’ll watch the work of Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson during tonight’s showdown in Arizona.

“Not really,” Sherman told Costas.  “I really don’t care what happens in his game.  I’m concerned about what we’re doing, the win-loss category, and what the scoreboard looks like.  I think at the end of the day, the tape will speak for itself.  I don’t know if everybody’s compared on an even scale, and I don’t know if he should be mentioned with [the great cornerbacks in the league].  You give up eight touchdowns in a year; it’s hard to put you in that discussion.”

So what would happen in Seattle if a cornerback gave up eight touchdowns?

“At any point, if I gave up that many touchdowns, I think I would be benched on our team,” Sherman said.  “We have a level of accountability and that’s what we strive for.  You can’t give up big plays like that and still play.”

The game needs no further intrigue, but Sherman just provided some.  It would only be better if Peterson plays a little receiver, with Sherman covering him.

99 responses to “Richard Sherman says Patrick Peterson would be benched in Seattle

  1. Why doesnt Sherman stop running his mouth and stop letting Tharold Simon cover the #1 WR’s? It’s not too hard for Sherman to cover the #3 guy. Dude is a scrub

  2. All I want for Christmas is Sherman to be quiet and let his play do the talking. For a guy that “isn’t worried” about what Peterson is doing, why is he so familiar with his statistics.

  3. Is anyone really thinking of Peterson anywhere that class anymore? Rhetorical. He could probably play dime for the Hawks.

    It’s charitable of RS to mention him but in reality CB ratings breakdown this way: Richard Sherman’s Level, then down to the HOF, then down to All-Pro. Somewhere way afterward is Peterson.

    #HawkDynasty

  4. Peterson is very over rated and I’ve always said that. Having said that, he would not be benched in Seattle. He’s still one of the better guys in the game but his contract is terrible

  5. You get on players for not being real, but when they are you all rip them. What is Sherman supposed to say? He’s absolutely right both him and maxwell are playing lights out right now and are two of the best in the game.

  6. “We have a level of accountability and that’s what we strive for.”

    That’s a joke, right? Where was that “accountability” after the Chargers beat them and Sherman got beat for what, two touchdowns? Hid in the locker room and refused to speak to reporters like a 12-year-old kid

  7. Well Richard if Peterson played zone only in Seattle, you’d be benched and he’d be in the running for dpoy. Arizona has good safeties, but I believe Peterson is better suited to convert to safety after this season.

  8. It’s so hard when a smart player backs up his talk and uses real stats. PP himself has admitted a down year, and Sherman has the lowest QBR against so ce Deion. The trash talk is unnecessary, but he is right.

  9. You get on players for not being real, but when they are you all rip them. What is Sherman supposed to say? He’s absolutely right both him and maxwell are playing lights out right now and are two of the best in the game.

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    Tharold simon is extremely under rated and has the potential to surpass both.

  10. Peterson is one-on-one in a cover zero scheme a huge portion of the time, which means there is no help when you get beat. None. Sherman in a zone knows he is not on an island.

    Different defensive philosophies. Both work in the right hands. But the stats are not directly comparable.

  11. No one is hiding, especially from the haters here. As for Sherman, he was asked and he answered, intelligently.

  12. “Don’t hide out from social media if you lose tonight Seahawks fans.”

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    I for one would be trying to catch a glimpse of those flying pigs and feeling the ground to see if it feels cold from hell freezing over.

  13. You idiots saying Sherman is “only a zone CB” don’t know the first thing about football. If zone is so easy, how come Darrelle Revis was completely garbage in zone with the Bucs? You were all quick to cry about him “not being used right!!” then.

  14. Sherman given up 100 yard games to 2 rookie wrs this year. Last week kaepernick completed 5 for 5 for 80 yards against him.

    Sherman keeps talking about tape, no one wants to watch you covering no3 wrs with safety help.

    Vs the eagles maclin lines up against sherman, motions across the field gets a quick pass and td. Where was sherman? Didnt follow maclin was left gaurding nobody on the scoring play.

  15. Sherman is EASILY better than Revis. Aaron Rodgers was too terrified to even glance in Sherman’s direction all night, yet had no qualms with fearlessly exploiting Revis as he got BURNED one on one against Jordy Nelson for the TD that

  16. Richard Sherman will be hiding in the locker room after the game… He won’t be able to explain why the Seadog’s got whipped by a 3rd String QB.

    I hope he gets fined for not talking to the press… Now that would be funny, funny, funny.

  17. @rohinaz – how’s life in fantasy land? Sherman picker leap twice. Unless you meant “completed to anyone” by 5 for 5.

  18. Coming from the guy who never shadows a #1 wr, only plays his side of the field. Overrated joke. Just shut up and try not to lose to their 3rd stringer you self hyped clown. You’re the 4th best corner in the league.

  19. Headline:
    “Richard Sherman says Patrick Peterson would be benched in Seattle”

    Actual quote:
    “At any point, if I gave up that many touchdowns, I think I would be benched on our team,” Sherman said.

  20. muslimponder says:
    Dec 21, 2014 4:16 PM

    Patrick Peterson has given up more touchdowns THIS SEASON than Richard Sherman has in his entire career!!!
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    You’re wrong – do your research before speaking.

    One game –

    When the two teams met back in 2011, Sherman had one of the worst individual games of his career, allowing over 100 receiving yards on four completions with a score. Both Cruz and Hakeem Nicks caught scoring passes from Eli Manning that day, and Sherman surrendered a perfect 158.3 passer rating to Manning.

  21. Sherman can’t carry Revis’s jock. Revis is a true shutdown corner covering #1’s. Sherman is a loudmouth poseur.

  22. I am a cards fan, I and I can admit when one of our players is Overrated. PATRICK PETERSON IS OK, BUT NOT WORTH WHAT HE GETS PAID.Can Seahawks fans admit Sherman is overrated? Doubtful.

  23. I hate how much Sherman talks, let’s just get that out of the way first.

    Peterson and he have had an ongoing rivalry since Peterson tweeted at Sherman his contract numbers as “proof” that he was the better corner. To which Sherman responded with Patrick’s stats that he again quoted here.

    Now, for those of you who think Sherman is not good. Go look at sites like ProFootballFocus or FootballOutsiders and learn about proven football statistics. Sherman wasn’t beat for 2 TD’s in San Diego, he gave up 5 catches for about 60 yards and 4 first downs. Which is apparently a bad day at the office. Also, according to the Elias Sports Bureau he has the lowest passer rating against him in 20 years. The only person better than him? Deion Sanders in his first 5 years.

    Men lie, women lie numbers don’t

    Go Hawks!

  24. Since when did Seattle start playing Zone only? That’s interesting. They run a 4-3 scheme with 3-4 tendencies, they run cover three a lot but they also bring Kam into the box a lot and have a single high safety in E-Thom. I really wished you “fans” knew what you were talking about.

  25. All that loudmouth Sherman does is run his mouth to create energy about himself. Try covering the number 1 on the opposite team and then if your as good as your mouth you can talk. But until you start covering the other teams number 1 you should just zip it. He is a very very good CB. But until you cover the top guy on the other team you might as well be covering practice squad players.

  26. He’s right. Peterson is an overrated crybaby who only cares about what others are getting. Just because you came from the SEC it doesn’t mean you’re special.

  27. When does he ever take on the #1 receiver on the opposing team? Never. Revis is consistently on the opponent’s #1 and has routinely shut down the best in the league. And Jordy Nelson got away with a huge push off on that long touchdown. Other than that, Revis has been flawless this year

  28. I have to agree with him on this one – I’ve been watching Peterson get lit up on a weekly basis. Teams are going after him, and usually winning.

  29. “I really don’t care what happens in his game. I’m concerned about what we’re doing, the win-loss category, and what the scoreboard looks like. I think at the end of the day, the tape will speak for itself. I don’t know if everybody’s compared on an even scale, and I don’t know if he should be mentioned with [the great cornerbacks in the league]. You give up eight touchdowns in a year; it’s hard to put you in that discussion.”
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    Really Richard? You don’t care? Well you sure could have fooled me because I’m not sure any other player comes close to you when it comes to monitoring the success of others, and then spending time trying to cut them down in the media in an attempt to make yourself look better.

    I am largely a neutral observer here, but I really think Richard is a pathetic human being. He does nothing to alter that impression either.

  30. He’s right. Peterson is garbage and so overrated. I don’t understand why people consider him one of the best. There’s at least 15 corners I’d rather have

  31. Thank is acting SB Champion to you all!

    C’mon Sherman. Light ’em up today! 2 interceptions run back for touchdowns!!!

    Time to dress in the Cardinals locker room for the SB in a matter of weeks!

  32. I like how people, probably never played a snap of football in their lives state how RS only guards the number three receiver.

    How about watching football and noticing he covers one half of the field, the same half. He is that good where offensive coordinators gameplan away from him. That is dominant.

    Oh by the way, when there is a truly dominant receiver on the field he does move sides to cover him. The cardinals don’t have a megateon not even a dez Bryant in the field. LF is greatness but not this year.

  33. When he’s right he’s right. Love having him on my team. I would hate him if he played for anyone else. The truth is he’s better than Peterson. I watch every game and Peterson gets lit up on a weekly basis. As for Sherman. He and the Seahawks don’t care that he doesn’t cover the #1 rec on every play. Why would they change what they do? They are the best def in the NFL.

  34. Does no one remember Sherm covering Dez towards the end of the Dallas game due to injuries to the secondary? After the game Dez said he’s one of the absolute best corners in the league and they exchanged jerseys and shoes at the end of the game to show respect to each other.

  35. I’m with rynehawk on this one. The headline is bogus and inflammatory. Sherman was talking about what would happen to him in Seattle with PP’s current protection/production skills. Bad headline writing by PFT and poor reading comprehension by some of posters here.

  36. bonecrushinghits says:
    Dec 21, 2014 4:38 PM
    I am a cards fan, I and I can admit when one of our players is Overrated. PATRICK PETERSON IS OK, BUT NOT WORTH WHAT HE GETS PAID.Can Seahawks fans admit Sherman is overrated? Doubtful.
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    Uhh, Sherman’s not overrated. So why would Seahawks fans say he is? Since Sherman was put in as a starter he’s statistically been the best corner in the league. That’s overrated?

  37. He’s right. Peterson has lived off draft hype his entire career.

    You may not like Sherman’s bravado, but he’s not wrong. Peterson gives up waaaay too many big plays for a guy of his alleged talent level.

  38. Sherman says he is all about that scoreboard until the team doesn’t win. When the team doesn’t win, he sees what others didn’t do. When people irrationally called Sherman “exposed” after the SD game, Sherman was lightning quick to point out he didn’t give up a touchdown or dynamic passing play.

    Does that sound like the type of person who really only cares what the scoreboard says?

    As for most effective CBs this year, I believe the PFF has him ranked as 3rd behind Revis and Harris Jr. Pretty sure I’d take either of those guys as they don’t talk nearly as much.

  39. You could go down to the 7-11 on the corner and find someone to play corner with Earl Thomas behind them and never having to worry about getting beat over the top.

  40. It would be funny to see Seattle lose today in Arizona, and then have to travel as the #6 seed to Dallas for a wild card game, and get summarily booted out of the playoffs by the Cowgirls on a late TD on Little Richard…cuz we know they have the Skyrats number. That’s the one team they don’t want to see.

  41. 1st off technical fix on the article: Revis is the best CB in the league…

    Shut up Sherman mind your own business of other players talents or lack there of, etc. Stick to ur corner which we r all familiar with is the only corner U can play the protection of ur talented safeties

  42. All these people whinng about Shermans answer to a question. When someone says Sherman is “overrated” and other trash it’s not because he’s overrated, it’s because that poster doesn’t like him. Truth is in the numbers. Not someone’s opinion on if they like him or not. No one can take any person seriously when they belittle Sherman. Your agenda is to trash him.

  43. Sherman says he is all about that scoreboard until the team doesn’t win. When the team doesn’t win, he sees what others didn’t do. When people irrationally called Sherman “exposed” after the SD game, Sherman was lightning quick to point out he didn’t give up a touchdown or dynamic passing play.

    Does that sound like the type of person who really only cares what the scoreboard says?

    As for most effective CBs this year, I believe the PFF has him ranked as 3rd behind Revis and Harris Jr. Pretty sure I’d take either of those guys as they don’t talk nearly as much.
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    Pretty sure you don’t like Shermans attitude. Pretty sure your opinion is flawed because of your dislike for him. He got burned by San Diego? 3 catches 33 yards is getting burnt? LOL.

  44. If the Seahawks can’t beat quarterback-less AZ tonight on their home field, they don’t deserve to have an opportunity to become repeat SB Champions!

    Time to put up or shut up Peterson! Go HAWKS!!!!!!

  45. I guess I need to refer to him as rich..

    lol I wonder if Russ is telling him shhhhh I have to deal with this man!

    Other side of the ball Larry’s telling his cb, shhh I have to deal with this man!

  46. dans761 says:
    Dec 21, 2014 6:10 PM
    Sherman says he is all about that scoreboard until the team doesn’t win. When the team doesn’t win, he sees what others didn’t do. When people irrationally called Sherman “exposed” after the SD game, Sherman was lightning quick to point out he didn’t give up a touchdown or dynamic passing play.

    Does that sound like the type of person who really only cares what the scoreboard says?

    As for most effective CBs this year, I believe the PFF has him ranked as 3rd behind Revis and Harris Jr. Pretty sure I’d take either of those guys as they don’t talk nearly as much.
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    Pretty sure you don’t like Shermans attitude. Pretty sure your opinion is flawed because of your dislike for him. He got burned by San Diego? 3 catches 33 yards is getting burnt? LOL.

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    You should reread what I wrote. You’ll see that I referenced people “irrationally called Sherman “exposed” after the game.”

    Never said anything about Sherman getting burnt for 3 catches and 33 yards. That was because it was actually close to 5 catches and 60 yards. While Sherman didn’t give up a touchdown or a dynamic pass in that game, the team still lost. When approached after the game, rather than talk about the team as he does when they win, he spoke about himself and the “exposed” comments.

    Sort of funny though, if Sherman would have stopped just 1 of the first downs he allowed, the Seahawks likely would have won that game, but don’t mind the rest of us NFL fans, just sipping our tea here as Seattle fans know everything about all facets of the game.

    As for Sherman being the 3rd best corner in the league this year, as you and Sherman are so fond of pointing out, that’s what the stats prove.

  47. If you look at the stats, giving 8 TD’s is a lot for elite CB’s. A lot of QB’s really don’t throw Sherman’s way so if it’s a #1, #2 or #3, elite corner backs shouldn’t give up that much and get paid that much.

  48. Technically if people want to talk about the best,
    if you look at all the players everyone is mentioning, Sherman, Peterson, Revis.

    Cromarti is above all of them on the list, but don’t tell him that because we don’t want to get him started or the others riled up….

  49. Sherman is not that good. He forgets about that d line Seattle has that forces bad throws from pressure. Sherman himself is not that good of a cover corner.

  50. Whelp. Game is almost over and now we know. The amazing AZ defense just gave up 600 yards. Please be quiet now.

  51. The Cards don’t have any real pass rushers on their defensive front, which is why they blitz more than anybody else in the league. They’ll send linebackers, safeties, nickels, anybody they need to get pressure on the QB, which means Patrick Peterson stays on an island against the other team’s best receiver almost the entire game. So, it’s only natural for him to get beat more than you’d think an “elite” corner would in that pretty unprecedented system. Patrick Peterson gave up 8 TDs. If Sherman played for the Cards in the same system he would give up at least twice as many.

  52. All the cry babies are in here crying LOL. Sherman is right, if you give up eight TDs you should be on the bench. Sherman gave up ZERO. LOL

  53. You’ve seen what Peterson is doing now with all the injuries on his team, still an elite defender. When Seattle had injuries earlier in the year Sherman was playing average at best.
    Peterson > Sherman.
    Throw Peterson into that Seattle defense, and it wouldn’t even be close.

  54. Typical misleading, inflammatory Yahoo! headline. All Sherman was saying was that any db who gave up eight touchdowns would not be playing much in Seattle (or anywhere else). Sherman critics should read the actual story and not just the bs headline.

  55. Sherman is great….but he’s also in a tremendous system.

    Hell..he was covering Ted Ginn half the night…

    Michael Floyd also beat him at least twice yesterday.

  56. Lol at all the haters comments and Seattle blew out the Cardinals like we all thought they would! Some of you people worry so much about what one guys says that you dont even realize that the WHOLE Seattle Defense is lights out!

  57. This argument is long since over after the game proved who was better……If Peterson had at least caught the pass he was set to intercept or better, then run it back for the pick 6, we could have kept discussing this……..It appears to me that Peterson would be the third best CB if he was on the Hawks.

  58. Some fans in sports today appreciate insulting tools. Sherman falls into this category.

    Regardless of his “skill”, which is at times far from top tier, he is such a bad sport, running down other players for no other reason than to try and make a case for himself as to seem not only classless, but kinda desperate.

    His future is not bright, as there is a reason 99% of professional athletes don’t run their mouths like Sherman, including every player as or more talented than he is. Does Brady talk like this? Peyton?, Ray Lewis? Pick a top player, any position, and you won’t find anyone as foolish as this educated idiot.

  59. Sherman is right about P Peterson. Even mediocre crabtree scored 5 td’s on PP in a 2 game span (2012)…..but this doesn’t make me not wish that Sherman breaks his neck in this game.

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