Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks’ Richard Sherman Lists His 5 NFL ‘Dream Matchups’

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Thursday, December 8 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Richard Sherman Names His Dream Matchups

In his weekly series on The Players’ Tribune, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman listed five NFL wide receivers he wishes he had the chance to face on the field. Those five players from Sherman include Randy Moss, Moss’ former teammate, Cris Carter, Dallas Cowboys great Michael Irvin and 49ers legends Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice.  Sherman actually faced Moss when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, and Owens when he was a Seahawk for a portion of training camp that same year, but both players were past their primes.

Sherman goes in-depth about each receivers’ strengths and how he would try to disrupt them. Here’s a sample from what he said about Rice, and you can read his insight about each legend here.

Many people consider Jerry Rice the greatest receiver of all time, and it’s hard to argue with that. He had the speed and all the tools that a lot of the other guys on this list had, but with Jerry, his greatness was predicated mostly on his hands and his route running. He knew exactly where he wanted to go, and he was pretty much always able to get to that spot right on time because he had such a good rapport with his quarterbacks. They knew where he wanted to go, too. Jerry and the football would meet at that spot, and on his way there, Jerry would often leave defenders on the ground in his wake.

To cover Jerry, you’d have to press him at the line of scrimmage. They’d probably use motion and move him around to try and beat the press, and you’d have to get your hands on him somehow to disrupt his timing.

If you didn’t get your hands on him and throw his timing off, he’d get to his spot, the ball would be there on time and it would be over.

Jerry time.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s “Social Post of the Day” comes from rookie Nick Vannett, who posted this photo of him and fellow tight end Jimmy Graham on his Instagram account.

We only gonna rise from here.. ↗️

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