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Sherman calls out Manning
Richard Sherman stood his ground regarding his comment that Peyton Manning ''throws ducks,'' but did so in the nicest way possible -- couched in praise for Manning's accuracy and preparation and a bunch of other things people say about Peyton Manning when they're giving him kudos. Manning's arm strength has been questioned before -- it was one of the biggest concerns for him coming off his neck surgery -- but his results this season speak for themselves. He'll need to keep up his near-perfect play in the Super Bowl, unless he wants to see some of those so-called "ducks" float their way into the hands of Sherman or another member of the Seahawks' dangerous secondary.
Richard Sherman isn't universally loved, especially after his now-infamous postgame tirade against Michael Crabtree and the San Francisco 49ers. But that doesn't mean he's without his fans; quite the opposite, in fact, as the Seattle Seahawks cornerback ranked 10th on the NFL's list of most-bought jerseys. Two of Sherman's teammates, Russell Wilson (second) and Marshawn Lynch (sixth) also made the list. No. 1? Their opponent's quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning.
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Sherman slams Crabtree
Richard Sherman delivered an epic post-game rant after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, calling out San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Sherman, who deflected a Colin Kaepernick pass that led to the game-clinching interception, also got in Crabtree's face in the games closing seconds. Sherman on Monday apologized in a text message to ESPN's Ed Werder and addressed the issue on ESPN Radio. Did you like Sherman's post-game tirade? Was his apology sincere? Do you expect more trash talk ahead of the Super Bowl?
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J.J. Watt's 2012 season was one for the ages -- he had 20.5 sacks and an astounding 16 passes defended as opposing quarterbacks quailed at the site of him across the line of scrimmage. His stats this season aren't quite as good, but they still place him in the running for the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Has he had a better season than the likes of Robert Mathis or Richard Sherman? Submit your rankings!
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151 tackles, 8 passes defensed, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 forced fumble
126 tackles, 9 pass defenses, 6 sacks, 5 INTs, 2 forced fumbles
122 tackles, 3 INTs, 2 sacks
49 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles
46 tackles, 15 sacks, 7 forced fumbles
34 tackles, 6 INTs
93 tackles, 5 INTs, 2 forced fumbles
69 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 6 pass defenses, 3 forced fumbles
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Revis tells Sherman to 'earn it'
We've still got time before the NFL season kicks off, which means wars of words will have to do. Still raging: Darrelle Revis vs. Richard Sherman, with the latter declaring himself the best cornerback in the NFL and the former countering (through the media) that "you can't crown yourself anything in this league," and "you've got to earn it." The two undoubtedly are among the best corners in the league, even with Revis recovering from an ACL injury. But do they need to talk so much?
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