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.