HONOLULU, Hawaii—All week long, Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett talked a lot of playful trash with Richard Sherman about what would happen if they lined up across from each other in the Pro Bowl.
And according to the stat sheet—and, of course, Lockett—the rookie receiver did indeed win his one matchup with Sherman, catching one pass for 10 yards.
"I just beat him, that's all it was," Lockett said.
But, according to Sherman, that wasn't "all it was." You see, while Lockett did catch a pass in front of Sherman, it wasn't on a typical play. Lockett was lined up as a gunner on the punt team with Sherman set to block him, but when Team Rice called a fake, Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker hit Lockett with a strike.
"This kid is so awful, that they had to run a fake punt in order to get him open," Sherman replied to Lockett's comments.
So what if Lockett had been the gunner on a punt there? "He'd probably end up on his backside," Sherman said.
To which Lockett responded, "But we're going to talk what did happen. What did happen is I talked trash the whole week, and I did go one-on-one on Richard Sherman."
Sherman: "He did not. He went punt gunner and ran a fake. And you know what happens when you try me with a receiver like that? Stone Cold Stunner!"
Fortunately for Lockett and Seahawks fans everywhere, Sherman did not actually execute a wrestling move on Lockett. This should, however, be a very fun battle to watch in training camp next season.
Game photos from the 2016 Pro Bowl between Team Rice, featuring wideout Tyler Lockett and linebacker Bobby Wagner, and Team Irvin, with quarterback Russell Wilson, defensive end Michael Bennett, and cornerback Richard Sherman at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium.