Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/11/13
The NFL needs more players like Seattle Seahawks starting cornerback Richard Sherman. The 6-foot-3 corner was considered one of the best at his position this past season. He racked up 8 interceptions and an NFL best 24 pass deflections. Another impressive number is that the average QB rating against Sherman was 40.5 (an NFL best). Sherman only allowed 40 receptions on 86 targets on his side of the field. Impressive as these numbers are for the Stanford graduate, Sherman has been known for his outspoken personality rather than his talents on the turf. His trash talk through Twitter and various media has given him tremendous amount of attention during the 2012 season. Not only can Sherman talk, he backs up all his talk with his defense. He is now known as one of the best cornerbacks in the game today. It all started with the game against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field where the Seahawks defeated the Pats 24-23. In that game, Sherman had one of his best...
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