Sherman, Rodgers Now Part of Mutual Admiration Society
Remember back after the Seattle Seahawks demolished the Green Bay Packers in week 1. The Packers didn’t throw in cornerback Richard Sherman’s direction once and Sherman accused Aaron Rodgers of avoiding him after the game. Rodgers shrugged and blew him off.
No fist bump for you! Controversy, manufactured!
Well, now Sherman and Rodgers might as well be slurping on each other’s poles.
Although Rodgers insisted then as he insists now, he did not and will not purposely avoid Sherman, he’s obviously wary of him.
“You have to be aware of him,” Rodgers said Tuesday on his radio show. “Not scared of him, but you have a ton of respect for him.
“Look at the numbers, they don’t lie. Not a lot of guys catch passes on his side, and for the amount of times he’s targeted, his interception totals are very impressive. You just have to play your game, but if he’s locking his guy down, he’s probably not going to get a lot of passes thrown his way.”
Right, right, right. We know. Dick Sherman is a really good corner.
Sherman, meanwhile, got a visit from MMQB’s Robert Klemko last Sunday while he was watching Rodgers beat the Cowboys. First, Sherman gave Rodgers his stamp of approval for MVP.
“In my mind he’s the MVP. People want to talk about J.J. Watt getting it, but he’s sitting at home. No knock on what he was doing, but it wasn’t enough to put them in the playoffs. In the NBA, you’d never see the MVP go to a guy who isn’t in the playoffs.”
Then, just after Rodgers hit Richard Rodgers for what would be the game-winning touchdown, Sherman marveled some more.
“He’s everything to that team,” Sherman says. “You look at that throw. There are only a few people who can make that throw, and there’s no one besides Aaron Rodgers who has the balls to even try it.”
Agreed. That throw was pretty damn impressive.
What will be more impressive is if Rodgers gets the best of Sherman this week.
Surely, the Packers will have to test him this time around. You don’t win a lot of football games by only utilizing half the field.
More importantly, these guys will surely be hugging it out at midfield afterwards, regardless of what happens.