Former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman of ESPN 710 Seattle discusses the cornerback position, and why players with low self confidence should not sign up for the job.
Seahawks rookie corner Richard Sherman will get his first career start this week, and faces the daunting challenge of matching up with talented Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green.
Wyman: “You’re all alone out there. Those guys like me that played in “the box” (tackle-to-tackle) have no idea how lonely it is out on that island and that’s why cornerback is such a difficult position to play – especially when you’re a rookie.
Adding more pressure to the position is the fact that you’re covering, or trying to cover, some of the finest athletes in the world. They’re usually guys that are between 6′ 2″ and 6′ 6″, run a four-point-nothing forty and can jump three-and-a-half feet in the air and have nicknames like “Mega-Tron” (Calvin Johnson-Detroit Lions).
This weekend Sherman will see Cincinnati Bengals wide-out A.J. Green who is a 6′ 4″ touchdown machine out of Georgia, and leads the Bengals in scoring.