Patrick Peterson is looking for a contract extension from the Arizona Cardinals, and he has been trying to use Richard Sherman as a pawn. By downplaying what Sherman has accomplished with the Seattle Seahawks, Peterson is hoping to prove that he is just as good a player — if not better — and parlay that into a fat contract. Sherman isn’t having it.
As we know all too well, Sherman is never one to sit quietly while a fellow player criticizes his game. After Peterson said on Thursday that he is asked to do much more than Sherman with the Cardinals, Sherman fired back with some stats.
Lockdown everywhere but the field pic.twitter.com/5vUyyhNIvn
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014
Of course, this is still an endless argument. Sherman can pump out all the stats he wants, but the argument against him is that he only plays one side of the field and is not asked to shadow his opponent’s best receiver. People like Peterson argue that his stats would not be as great if he stepped outside the Seahawks’ system.
Sherman has gotten into Twitter wars over his abilities with several players already. He loves every second of it and uses it as motivation on the field. Seahawks fans should pray he never stops getting called out.