Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman seemed to have no shortage of confidence all week heading into his matchup with Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions. Megatron is probably the most difficult receiver in the game to cover, but Sherman indicated he was up for the task when he changed his Twitter name to something that suited the occasion.
The Lions may have come out victorious, but that didn’t stop Sherman from pointing out that he did his job after the game.
“You see his numbers, they speak for themselves,” Sherman said according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “He was a non-factor.”
For what it’s worth, Sherman did shut Johnson down. Calvin had only three catches for 46 yards on eight targets, so it doesn’t get much better than that for the Seahawks corner. However, Detroit came out on top. Johnson was also supposedly hampered by a sore knee, so that could have been a factor.
It made sense when Sherman gloated after Seattle played the Patriots because his team came away with the win. In a situation like Sunday, it’s better to ignore questions about personal accomplishments when you failed to pick up a W. The Lions climbed to 3-4 and the Seahawks fell to 4-4. At the end of the day, nothing else matters.