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Richard Sherman No. 50 on NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2013

Post by Eric Williams on May 30, 2013 at 6:55 pm with 20 Comments »
May 30, 2013 6:56 pm
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs past Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) as he returns an interception for a 19-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) runs past Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) as he returns an interception for a 19-yard touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Seattle, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Add some more pebbles to the enormous boulder on Richard Sherman’s shoulder.

Seattle’s talkative cornerback finished tied for second in the NFL with eight interceptions and led the league in pass deflections with 32, yet Sherman checks in at No. 50 on the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2013 list.

Go figure.

Sherman makes it five Seattle players on the top 100 list, joining Max Unger (No. 95), Percy Harvin (90), Earl Thomas (66) and Russell Wilson (51).

Running back Marshawn Lynch likely will make it six Seahawks with an appearance among the top 40 players yet to be announced.

However, it’s hard to believe that two cornerbacks in the NFL – Patrick Peterson and Antonio Cromartie to be among the final 40 players – are better than Sherman at this point in his career.

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  1. Skavage says:

    You just know that Sherman will use this as one more bit of motivation. And don’t be surprised when he “reminds” the others that are rated above him that his team just won the ball game. You mad bro? :)

  2. Dukeshire says:

    Cromartie? No and not even close. Peterson? I see why some players put him ahead of Sherm. Not saying I would, but he’s so damn good. Got to give him dap.

    And by the way, someone tell me again why we give a rip what anyone outside the “family” has to say? I can’t wait for this season!!

  3. montanamike2 says:

    The season can’t get here fast enough, even the pre-season. I want to see how the rookies turn out.

  4. jboard1 says:

    Amen Duke!

  5. HonHawksLSB says:

    Funny that Sherman said he thought he would be somewhere around 50 on the list. Dude is all over everything.

    Don’t be surprised if Sherman runs for office one day, the one that’s oval.

  6. seahawksteven777 says:

    The list is a joke but I guess it’s a good way to draw in people to get ratings and to provide some filler for this time of year.

  7. NFL network has ranked the top 20 games of 2012 and Seahawks are at #12 vs the Pats. #4 vs Green Day. #2 vs Falcons.
    They have announced the #1 game of the year yet..

    NFL Replay will be airing some of these games this weekend.
    The Hawks vs ATL is scheduled for 230pm Sat & 930am Sunday.

  8. “Some of these games” meaning from the top 20 not just the Hawks.
    And they “haven’t” announced the #1 game yet.
    We need an edit button…

  9. I would put the beatdown on the niners #1 for me personally

  10. We all we got, we all we need.

  11. Opiewon says:

    I truly believe Sherman is underrated. However the cornerback position is very hard to rate. This is why I understand conflicting opinions at this position.I believe he will keep showing tht he is the best each game and eyes will be opened in due coarse.

  12. ryanryan says:

    Cromartie and Peterson better than Sherman? gimme a break. maybe Sherman would have been given his dues if he didn’t test positive last year for PED’s. speaking of ‘chain of custody’ – anybody think Cromartie has learned all of his kids’ names yet?

    30 seconds in starts the insanity – then at about 52 seconds he just starts scratching his head…it’s gold Jerry, GOLD! (kenny bania reference).

  13. Dukeshire says:

    Peterson is a great young corner. That and the fact he returns kicks (even though I sure it wasn’t supposed to be part of the criteria) got him a lot of votes.

    klm008 – Like a fist bump.

  14. yankinta says:

    That list is just a popularity contest. Who cares!! I don’t.

    This is REALLY INTERESTING… may explain why Cowboys suck. Their Draft Board is very telling why they are very bad at talent evaluation.

    I’d would to see JS/PC draft board. I’d pay good money to be able to see it. :)

  15. Dukeshire says:

    Wow, that’s reall cool. Thanks for passing along.

  16. yankinta says:

    you’re welcome. :)

    As you can see, many of the Seahawks Draft picks did not even make it onto their board. Poor Cowboy Fans….. smh….

  17. bogus rankings

  18. yankinta, thanks for posting the Dallas draft article.

    Dallas’ board didn’t look bad. It looked a lot like some of the press draft rankings that were out there. It would be really interesting to see what John Schneider’s draft board looked like. Probably one of the more unique rankings of talent to be found.

    Most interesting thing to me on Dallas’ board was that Jesse Williams was not on the board at all. I suspect that was true of a lot of teams who simply would not consider drafting him because of his knee.

    Sure looked like a good bet in the 5th round though, especially since he practiced in the rookie camp. Who knows, the Seahawks might win big with Williams or lose if that knee doesn’t hold up.

  19. Watching Sherman’s clip where he not only got all those picks, but all the deflections covering the league’s elite wideouts, reminds me that he was second to none in coverage among CB’s last year. No less an expert than a veteran AllPro DB like Rondae Barber commented that Sherman should be Top 15 with the year he had.

    Cromartie stepped up with Revis’ injury, and Charles Tillman had his peanut punch technique that created a bunch of forced fumbles early in the year, but faded as the season progressed. And Peterson is a physically gifted, up and coming player that has potential through the roof. Point is that he’s not at Sherman’s level yet, in terms of technique, length in coverage and knowledge of offenses and what they are trying to do, which resulted in unmatched production at the CB spot.

    I think that the fact RS was a receiver gives him that depth of knowledge and an edge over other DB’s without that experience. Call it veteran savvy the way he plays mind games and baits qb’s, even though it was only his second year in the league, first full year as a starter. Just ask Michael Crabtree about the difference between Peterson and Sherman. He dominated Peterson, especially in the red zone. Meanwhile, Sherman locked him down, had him frustrated and whining, complaining to the refs.

    The playoff game vs ATL should be Sherman’s resume, when he kept knocking down pass after pass. He rejected the best Matt Ryan could muster up, again and again, all the while making the “Are you kidding me? Are they testing me again? They must be crazy to throw in my direction!” hand gesture.

    Love it. Love me some Sherm.

    If all the Seahawks players keep getting underrated but we keep on winning playoff games and Super Bowls, who gives a rip?
    It’s the players that are voting, after all. Haters gonna hate.

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