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#pounditTuesday, October 19, 2021

Richard Sherman: Patrick Peterson would be benched on Seahawks

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Richard Sherman continued his trash talking war with Patrick Peterson ahead of the Sunday night game between the Seahawks and Cardinals.

In the latest edition of the trash talk between the two, Sherman said the Arizona star cornerback’s performance this season would likely have him benched in Seattle.

Sherman spoke with NBC’s Bob Costas ahead of the game and was asked whether he would be watching Peterson.

“Not really,” Sherman told Costas via Pro Football Talk. “I really don’t care what happens in his game. I’m concerned about what we’re doing, the win-loss category, and what the scoreboard looks like. I think at the end of the day, the tape will speak for itself. I don’t know if everybody’s compared on an even scale, and I don’t know if he should be mentioned with [the great cornerbacks in the league]. You give up eight touchdowns in a year, it’s hard to put you in that discussion.”

Sherman then said that giving up eight touchdowns in a season would get you benched in Seattle.

“At any point, if I gave up that many touchdowns, I think I would be benched on our team,” Sherman said. “We have a level of accountability and that’s what we strive for. You can’t give up big plays like that and still play.”

Ouch.

The two have been trading words since the offseason. It all started when Peterson, who was vying for a new contract, said he was more valuable than Sherman. Peterson’s argument was that he follows the opponent’s top receiver all game, whereas Sherman just plays one side. That’s why Peterson said Sherman would not last in Arizona’s system. What’s funny is this is Sherman essentially hitting back on the same point, saying Peterson wouldn’t last in Seattle.

Sherman has always responded to Peterson with some telling statistics. Between the eight touchdowns this year and what Sherman argued with his stats last year, it’s hard to say anything other than the numbers don’t lie.

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