Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts against the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Is Richard Sherman A Shutdown Corner?/Brandon Marshall Contract

This week on the podcast, Ricky Widmer, Dave Oster, and Mark Weber take a look at comments made by Arizona Cardinals defensive back Patrick Peterson about Seattle’s Richard Sherman.

According to ESPN, Peterson had this to say on the radio last week:

“I believe if you put him in our system I don’t think he’d be able to last, honestly. I actually do much more than he is.”

The guys look at these comments and discuss whether or not Richard Sherman could be considered a “shutdown corner” because of the type of system in which he plays in.

Next, the guys look at the recent contract extension for Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Brandon Marshall. The guys talk about what this means to the Bears moving forward and during the 2014 season. They also look at Alshon Jeffery and discuss when Bear fans can expect his extension to be handed out.

Finally, the guys play “Start’em or Sit’em” with some of the young quarterbacks in the NFL for the 2014 season. The big names obvioisly are Minnesota’s Teddy Bridgewater, Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel, and Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles.

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  • brian

    I think Sherman would be excellent in any scheme, but he’s not nearly the player the media thinks he is. He’s a corner on a Super Bowl champion whose contract was up. Joe Haden is the best corner the league has seen in decades. HE is a shutdown corner. And he’s the best tackler I’v seen in a long time. The only thing Sherman has on Haden is his hands. Period. Oh and he HITS. Two different words ‘tackle’ and ‘hit’, two different meanings. I love Peterson, and he’s the only guy I’d compare to Haden, as far as ability goes. Look at Haden’s stats against the #1′s he faced this year. It’s ridiculous. And don’t let his size mistake anyone, he punishes guys at attack, just ask AJ Greene, he’s been bullying Greene for many years. Now with Justin Gilbert, the Browns will be the only team in the NFL with 2 bona fide shut down corners. In 2 years, the Browns D will be the best in football. And in 3 years, the national media (actually media in general, even Cleveland’s media is clueless to Hadens ability) will catch up.

  • brian

    Excellent points made. Hadn’t realized he’s been validated by ESPN. And they cite his critiques ? Hard to argue with those credentials. He watched every play by every corner since they’ve been in the league? If so, I’m wondering if he could enlighten as to how 6.5 , deep threat wideouts, some with elite speed can’t seem to catch a ball against an average 5.9 corner. And with rule changes that benefits the offensive player.
    You can take excerpts from a press conference, interview, anything and be selective in what you present. It all depends on the point you want to make. ESPN = NYC. Of course he’s going there. Sherman or Revis. No kidding. Do you really think that ? You come armed with a pitiful arsenal.
    Blows my mind where, and from who people form their opinions.
    The guy shut down every number 1 he faced. All with several inches on him. Quit reading opinion and relating what someone sees on film and watch the plays on the field. Even if you’re wrong, at least it’s your own opinion. Not trying to insult.

    • eYeDEF

      Except you fail to really make any points. It’s clear you didn’t even bother reading the article. So you’re pretty much wrong on merit.