Cornerbacks have diva role covered

Sherman, Peterson and others filling void left by big-talking wide receivers

Originally Published: June 20, 2014
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

So it has come to this: The great NFL running back is all but extinct. Wideouts are harder to differentiate because today's all-you-can-eat passing offenses have created a lot of receivers with a lot of catches. And the personalities of the league's best quarterbacks? Sorry, but there's not a Broadway Joe among them. If you ask Peyton or Eli Manning, Tom Brady or Drew Brees to discuss a game, each speaks as if he's embedded with a computer chip. They become as self-serious and homogenized as a ...

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