Richard Sherman, Roddy White exchange trash talk over NFL top 100 list
The NFL Network recently began releasing its annual list of the top 100 players in the NFL, which is always a source of great debate among fans, players and analysts. While the entire list has not yet been revealed, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White have already begun hurling insults at one another over it.
Sherman, who is one of the league’s biggest loudmouths, was interviewed as part of the NFL Network feature. He singled out White, who was ranked at No. 39, when asked if he disagreed with the placement of any players on the list. Sherman came in at No. 50.
“Roddy White,” Sherman said emphatically, via Shutdown Corner. “Ah, top 100? No. In my book, he’s just not a top 100 player.”
As you might expect, White feels differently.
“I’m not going to come out and say he shouldn’t be a Top 100 player because he should be a Top 100 player, but he talks too much,” White said. “He has talked himself into a place where he has to play some really good football this year. I have no problem when he says I’m not that good or I can’t do this or I can’t do that. But I know the rest of the players in this league know what I can do, and that’s why I’m higher on this list than he is.”
Sherman spoke highly of White’s teammate Julio Jones but did not give Roddy any credit. Champ Bailey, who was also interviewed by the NFL Network for the feature, said Sherman talks too much and that White was dominating before Jones came into the league.
“He’s a front-runner,” White continued, adding that Sherman is the first guy he would want to face. “When things are going good, he’s all good. When things ain’t going his way, he has nothing to say — that’s just how he is. You let him talk in the offseason because that’s what he likes to do. You let guys like that talk, but at some point when September rolls around, you got to come play football.”
Let us remind you that White burned Sherman in the playoffs last season when the Falcons beat the Seahawks, but apparently nothing is going to shut the Seattle corner up. Some guys just don’t know when to turn it off.