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Thursday Round-Up: A.J. Green Lists Richard Sherman Among The Toughest Corners He's Faced

Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green listed Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman among the toughest players he's faced in the league.

Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, September 7 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

A.J. Green Lists Richard Sherman Among The Toughest Corners He's Faced

Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green makes a lot of NFL defenders look silly on the football field, so when he thinks about the toughest players he's faced, you know it's real. 

For The Players' Tribune, Green listed the five toughest cornerbacks the Bengals star has faced in the league. Green listed off Arizona's Patrick Peterson, Pittsburgh's Joe Haden, New York's (Giants) Janoris Jenkins, Denver's Chris Harris Jr. and Seattle's Richard Sherman. 

When talking about Sherman specifically, Green said it's like going against a mirror of himself and that the only way you can beat him is in the transition game:

You're going to have to run some really precise timing routes to be successful. The problem is, when you're playing Seattle, you don't really have the two-second window that I mentioned earlier. Their front four makes it more like a 1.5-second window. If you're trying to get off the line and run a 10-yard comeback on Richard and that front four, it's just not going to happen. He's going to jam you off the snap and you'll never have the time. A lot of teams try to solve this by throwing quick slants and back-shoulder throws against him, but he's so long that you really have to be in rhythm for it to work.

You can read Green's in-depth breakdown of each cornerback in the piece here. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Stanford football, who shared this throwback highlight of Sherman returning an interception for a touchdown against USC in 2009.

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