Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Receiver Tyler Lockett Describes What It's Like To Face Cornerback Richard Sherman

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, July 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Lockett vs Sherman: "Every Play is a War"

Tyler Lockett joined The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday to talk about his rookie season that saw him earn All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors as a return man and enjoy success as a receiver in the Seahawks offense. 

Lockett describes what it was like adapting to life in the NFL before going into detail on what it's like matching up every day in practice with All-Pro and Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman.

"I learned going with Sherm every day, it's a war," Lockett said. "It's not a one play type of thing. If he jams the mess out of me, then I'm coming back like you aren't doing that again. Every play is a war. Just because I caught it one time doesn't mean I'm going to catch it again. Just because he knocked it out doesn't mean he's going to knock it out again. I'm starting to realize it's a constant battle. You got to get up there on the line and make a decision that you're going to compete.

"For me, I'm going against Sherm every single day. I got to come with it, because if I don't, he's going to embarrass me, and I refuse to let somebody embarrass me."

Lockett and Sherman enjoyed a friendly matchup at the Pro Bowl earlier this year and the Seahawks wideout described those types of one-on-one situations with the game's best as "99 percent mental" because "when you respect a player so much, sometimes you can psych yourself out, and you do way too much, and you don't play your game."

"I feel like I'm going against the best corner in the league, so if I can get off the line against him then I can get off the line against anybody," Lockett said. "If I am able to beat him deep, than I can beat anybody else deep. So all he does is be able to help me, not only out there on the field but to help me mentally in my mental game, to be able to help me as far as preparing, as far as being able to get myself ready. I, as well as the other receivers, have the best opportunity to be able to be one of the greatest receivers especially going into this year, because we get to go against Sherm every day, we get to go against our best defense every single day and so all it does is make it better."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL Network, which lists running back Thomas Rawls at No. 24 in its countdown of 2016's Top 50 Fantasy Football players.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara are among those in attendance at the 2016 ESPY Awards.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman were among those in attendance at the 2016 ESPY Awards last night

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times is counting down the 16 most important Seahawks heading into the 2016 season and starts his series with rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi. 

Germain Ifedi is also a topic of discussion at 710 ESPN Seattle, with the radio station ranking the rookie as the 16th most-intriguing Seahawk heading into training camp.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune comments on rookie offensive linemen Joey Hunt and George Fant, players who will join retired Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette on 12 Tour stops in Centralia, Portland, and Vancouver, Wash. this weekend

Doug Farrar at SI.com puts cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas in his "five-year dynasty" defense, a unit including the best NFL players built to dominate through the 2020 season. 

Join us in wishing Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane a happy 26th birthday on Thursday, July 14!

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