(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.
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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