Richard Sherman has been extremely mouthy lately, almost to the point that you begin to wonder if he’s doing so to make up for his sub-standard play on the field. Sherman hasn’t been nearly as bad as, say, Darrelle Revis, but he hasn’t been an elite cornerback either.
Last month, Pro Football Focus graded Sherman as only the 17th best cornerback in the NFL this year, and he struggled at times against the likes of Mike Evans, Julio Jones and New Orleans rookie Michael Thomas.
“I don’t like it when we throw the ball at the 1. We throw an interception at the 1, luckily it went incomplete and I wasn’t going to let them continue to do that.”
Here’s the play that resulted in a touchdown, and left Sherman fuming on the sidelines:
Sherman must have been having flashbacks to the Super Bowl, when they threw the ball on the 1-yard line against the Patriots and it failed. That was more about a tremendous play by Malcolm Butler than anything – I didn’t like the play call, few probably did – but it feels odd that Sherman would pop off about something the offense did in a Week 15 game against the Rams and reference the Super Bowl.
I’m sure Pete Carroll is thrilled. I’m sure the offensive unit – which has been terrible lately – is happy with Sherman as well.