Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Richard Sherman is quickly becoming one of the brashest young players in the league. Two weeks ago, the Seahawks' second-year cornerback made headlines after taunting Tom Brady following Seattle's last-minute win over New England. Now, the Stanford product is turning his attention to one of the best wide receivers in the league. Sherman changed his name on Twitter to "Optimus Prime," a response to Calvin Johnson's nickname of "Megatron." Optimus Prime is the main protagonist robot in the Transformers franchise, while Megatron is the leader of the villainous Decepticons. The matchup between Johnson and Sherman will be an interesting one. Sherman is known for his physical play, and at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, he's used to towering over wide receivers. At 6-foot-5, 236 pounds, Johnson may be one of the few players that can out-match Sherman's strength and size. Johnson has 38 receptions for 592 yards and one touchdown on the season, while Sherman has allowed 21 receptions for 296 yards, zero touchdowns and has picked off three passes. Sherman may be one of the best young cornerbacks in the league, but it may not be wise to make too many enemies in the league this early.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Five under-the-radar National Player of the Year candidates

Report: NFL to appeal Adrian Peterson ruling

Dez Bryant's mother in 2012: Dez threatened to knock me out

Full offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

Brandon Bostick received death threats after botched play

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Judge rules against Adrian Peterson suspension

Ex-Louisville player charged with rape, sodomy

Hank Aaron 'rooting' for Alex Rodriguez to succeed in return

WATCH: Kevin Garnett welcomed home by Minnesota

Vandy PG has strong words for rival Tennessee

Devin McCourty expects to be back with Patriots

HBO picks up Dwayne Johnson’s pro football series, ‘Ballers’

The key offseason moves for every MLB team

Giancarlo Stanton gets first-ever customized facemask

Ronda Rousey, Arianny Celeste have verbal sparring match

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The many parallels of Derrick Rose and Penny Hardaway

Ex-homeless Baylor RB admits he broke rules

Why the Lions should let Ndamukong Suh walk

Schilling goes after guys on Twitter for hitting on daughter

Brad Stevens comments on Rondo benching

Gronk tweets he does not have a girlfriend despite rumor

Craig Sager will return to TNT job in March

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Bostick received death threats after botched play

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Judge rules against AP's suspension

Why the Lions should let Suh walk

Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

Bryant involved in 2011 Walmart incident?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.