BOSTON (CBS) – The Seattle Seahawks defense is the top ranked unit in the league, and in less than two weeks at MetLife Stadium, the best defense will square off against the best offense for the right to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy for Super Bowl XLVIII.
The tone setter on that Seahawks team is cornerback Richard Sherman, a fifth-round draft pick out of Stanford that has cemented himself as one of the top defensive players in the league in just his third season.
After making the game-winning play to end the NFC Championship, he made more headlines with his postgame interview with Erin Andrews than the actual play itself.
Say what you want about the outspoken star, but his performance is unquestionable.
And after Peyton Manning just torched the Patriots secondary for 400 yards through the air, most fans here locally would love a Richard Sherman on their team.
“I think Sherman is totally legit. He’s a good player, a smart player, tough player and a dedicated player – all that. He’s legit,” said Michael Felger Tuesday afternoon.
As far as his persona, much has been said this week about Richard Sherman’s lack of sportsmanship and how he needs to clean up his act.
Jermaine Wiggins exposes that hypocrisy:
“That’s just the way he is and the way he plays. Joe Namath guaranteed a Super Bowl victory in the 1960’s, is that not talking trash? Now we’re sitting here critiquing this guy? There’s been a lot of ignorant stuff said about him,” said Wiggy.
“If you’re going to talk the talk, you got to walk the walk – and he does,” Jermaine Wiggins concluded.
Listen below for their full discussion about Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman: