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Lil Wayne Says Richard Sherman Is Not A Great Player

(AllHipHop News) Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman’s post-game interview after the NFC Championship made the Compton, California native an instant media figure and the center of a public debate over his actions. While many critics had a lot to say about his trash talking, most observers at the least acknowledged his skills on the field.

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Rapper Lil Wayne recently gave his opinion on Sherman’s football abilities as well. According to the Young Money boss, the cornerback’s mouth outweighs his talent. He shared that sentiment during an interview with Peter King for MMQB.

Wayne said:

It seems like it used to be Richard Sherman loves to trash talk, but now, it’s kind of a technique. Not natural. I’ve seen people go back at him, and when they tell him something back or he gets his face busted, there’s no more barking. That tells me, I’m really not like this, I’m really not aggressive. I think it’s Richard Sherman mouthing off … I know the media likes to say he’s backing it up with his play. Well, Richard Sherman comes from the same place I come from, the street, and he’s doing a lot of talking where he really can’t back it up. I think he’s a shutdown player. But a great player? No. Great? I don’t think he’s a great player. Now if he plays great against Peyton, that will be huge. If he performs tremendously, that will [change things].

Sherman led the NFL this season in interceptions with 8. Since arriving in the league in 2011, Sherman’s 20 interceptions and 61 passes defended is the most among all players. During that time, quarterbacks only have a 39.4 QB rating when throwing in his coverage, also a league best.

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  • Black Jay

    Ummm…. First of all Wayne, can you even play? Second of all, it seems like Wayne put down a large amount of money against Seattle. This is a tactic to get in Sherman’s head and get him to choke. Everybody knows players read the mags before they play. Why not try to knock Sherman off his game with some trash talking?

  • Jimmy Cadet

    I think Wayne is confusing “being bout that life” in regards to how Sherman responds to physical altercation as opposed to his actual play.

  • anemia716

    i dont get why people keep saying things regarding him being the best and talking trash. look at his numbers!

  • Sy

    Sooo…he thinks that Richard Sherman is a shutdown corner….but not great? Isn’t the definition of a great cornerback…a shutdown cornerback? What talk “can’t” he back up…if he’s shuttin em down? If you think he’s a shutdown player, then he IS great, at least he is at this very moment.

  • Flight_91

    .Richard Sherman is The Best Corner in the league.only person on his level right now is Revis.and this nigga got A new favorite team in Basketball and Football every week so his sports opinion is invalid…

  • dareal504

    The irony of this nigga (of all rappers) speaking on and accusing someone of not being about the shit they tlk about!! haha…. gtfoh and I’m from the N.O… You can’t find one person from home or more specific the 17th ward that will say weezy will bust a grape in a fruit fight. I however have seen this nigga Sherman consistently shut mf’s down..

  • MrNoName2K

    Leave it to “Lil Weezer” to say something like. Great player status, i wouldn’t say all that because he hasn’t been in the league long enough to be considered “great” but aye, Lil Weezer isnt a “great” rapper either and he BEEN in the game soooooooooooooooo.. whats he talkin bout

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    Says the not great rapper and crackermores boyfriend

  • thegroove112

    Numbers don’t lie and the last paragraph proves he’s a baller! Wayne, stfu cuzz! Ole Fake blood or piru ass! Whatever one!

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  • U.P.T.nw4eva

    Lil Wayne, you kiss another grown man on the lips, you shot yourself when you were a kid, you have 4 baby mommas lol have several seats and stfu!

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      • U.P.T.nw4eva

        Lol whiteboy you stay on this site hating with your wack ass name. You want to be down so bad but everyone hates you! FOH

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        im not white u BIT(H U! COME TO QUEENS with that RAH RAH TALK! PUZZZY ASSS FU(K BOY!

  • Chris

    Clearly, Dwayne Carter is still on that lean.

  • CooL_KiD_305

    Lol, you people actually care what Wayne had to say? It’s his opinion not facts, I’m pretty sure Wayne doesn’t mean it!

    • how are you sure? pillow talk with your weezy posters

      • CooL_KiD_305

        Oh wow awesome joke bro! You funny

  • Obi Won

    Wayne is a funny dude. But i’m sure he’s speaking as a team hater and not saying this seriously. I pretty much SAY the same thing about Sherman, how he’s all talk, he hasn’t been lined up against any high caliber Wide outs. BUT in reality I know the Ninja Sherman is a vicious DB the numbers don’t lie. I hate the Seagulls but only bc i’m a 49ers fan so I agree with Wayne. I know its not factual information, just trash talking, we say this type of ish all the time, Wayne just has more of a voice than your average sports fan.

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  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    wayne is right but i respect a man more who talks ish with no rebutals why?? cause he actually show and proved his talk ….. now i hate a mofo that keeps talking with no action which = most mofos in these streets !!!!!!!!!!!!!! all talk no bite no action no nothing just a big ole mouth he got from his momma lol

  • Crenshaw on my shirt

    Sherman as a DB > Wayne as a rapper

    Not even close.

  • D. Rose in the paint

    How ironic….thas EXACTLY how I feel about Wayne as a rapper. He can shut down a show….but lyrically he’s no even in my Top 100. He’s nowhere near the Rakims, Kanes, Big L, Lord Finesse, Jay, Raekwon, Ghost, Redman, Common….just no….lmao

  • One Nite Stanley

    Wayne is 100% right. And as one of the REALEST members of the bloods gang in the history of bangin…he has every right to speak on this topic as a model of authenticity. (Triump the Comedy Dog’s voice) “I kid, I kid!” LMFAO

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  • Brindle

    how’s this fool from the street when he been rappen since 14… he’s lil bow wow’s troll ugly remix… for him to compare himself to a someone, like the rest of us, who truley grew up in the street, not on MTV, shows how many yes men and suckas he keeps on his team… Nigro’s delusional…

  • SleepyTheGreat

    Somebody Call Ja Rule!!!!! Please…. Get Ja Rule On The Phone.

  • Live Well

    Sorry, Wayne. Sherman backs it up.

  • Mec-One

    Dude, lay off the skateboard …… you done bumped your head

  • Ryan

    Well Lil Wayne is not a great rapper. Disgrace to Hip Hop.

  • Dadon850

    Wayne been rich since he was 13. Yeah, he from the streets. Smh

  • Executive

    Wayne’s just drunk fellas.

  • Executive

    Birdman said Wayne’s a bad kisser.

  • Executive

    Wayne just tryin to get hot again, ol rambling ass nigga.

  • Jakne

    Mannnnnnn, Lil Wayne isn’t from the streets. Dude was a square in his early life, possibly still…….hiding behind Baby and the drugs. Homie went to the smartest school in N.O. at the time. Damn shame, baby got him believing his own lies, out there head first. Little wayne chill w/ the BULL. If the game took acceptance to william aka the fake Rick Ross for finally coming out w/ the truth about being a C.O., I’m sure the game would accept your story. THE TRUTH-BEANIE SIGEL!!!!!!!

  • C. Rice

    Lil wayne, slowly sliding into irrelevance.

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  • i’mreloaded!

    Yeah, this comin from a drug addict who likes to kiss boys in da mouth. Get real Wayne.

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  • JohnnyWalker

    Wayne Doesn’t Know How or What it means to be great….At ANYTHING!!!!!!

  • PliggaNease

    the article contricdicts everything wayne said smh

  • Bingo98122

    If someone doesn’t have enough credibility to hypothetically be taken seriously as a sports announcer/commentator, what he/she says about an athlete of that sport is irrelevant. Goes for anyone…specially Lil Wayne lol

    You wouldn’t ask Justin Beiber what he thought about a Mayweather fight.

  • AlbertoRipRon

    Dude, you kissing your daddy on TV. C’mon now, who are you to know what’s aggressive and what’s not? Without your entourage, you would get mopped up.