- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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The hype for the rematch of last season’s playoff game already has started, thanks to Atlanta receiver Roddy White and Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman. Those are two players that like to talk, and they’re already going at it.
Sherman started it when he said White didn’t belong on the NFL Network’s list of the Top 100 players.
White, as you would expect, fired back. White was No. 39 and Sherman was No. 50.
"I'm not going to come out and say he shouldn't be a Top 100 player because he should be a Top 100 player, but he talks too much," White said. "He has talked himself into a place where he has to play some really good football this year. I have no problem when he says I'm not that good or I can't do this or I can't do that. But I know the rest of the players in this league know what I can do, and that's why I'm higher on this list than he is."
White also said that Sherman talked his way into being an All-Pro.
"He's a front-runner," White said. "When things are going good, he's all good. When things ain't going his way, he has nothing to say -- that's just how he is. You let him talk in the offseason because that's what he likes to do. You let guys like that talk, but at some point when September rolls around, you got to come play football."