Richard Sherman, the Seahawks’ very famous CB, said that he doesn’t care about other what other people think, and was also critical of Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson in an interview with Bob Costas from NBC that price per head bookmaking companies saw was aired on Sunday.
The player was also was asked if he thought that his angry outburst on 49ers WR Michael Crabtree after the NFC Championship Game last year had an effect on the way that people saw the player.
“I really could care less,” said Sherman. “People are going to have their opinions, good, bad or indifferent. This world is full of people who make criticisms and judgments of other people. One day, they’ll too be judged.
“At the end of the day, I’m pretty happy with the man I see in the mirror. I know who I am and what I’m about. People that know me also know who I am and what I’m about. People who don’t know me, judge me off what they see on the field or in interviews — I really could care as much about their opinion as the dirt under my shoe right now.”
When it came to Peterson, the CB also had a thing or two to say.
“You give up eight touchdowns in a year, it’s hard to put you in that discussion [of best corners in the game],” Sherman said of Peterson. “If I gave up that many touchdowns, I think I would be benched on our team. We have a level of accountability and that’s what we strive for. You can’t give up big plays like that and still play.”
The player was asked if on Sunday night he’ll watch him in action while he’s on the sidelines.
“I really don’t care what happens in his game,” said Sherman. “I’m concerned about what we’re doing, the win-loss category and what the scoreboard looks like. I think at the end of the day, the tape will speak for itself. I don’t know if everybody’s compared on an even scale, and I don’t know if [Peterson] should be mentioned with us [the best cornerbacks in the league].”
The CB who’s known by price per head bookmaking companies all over the world for his talent on the field said that still feels driven after the NFL draft overlooked him, despite getting a $56 million, four-year deal from Seattle before the 2014 season started.
“You want to punish everybody who overlooked you,” the player said about 2011, when he was a fifth-round choice for that year’s draft. “Every little bit of criticism you got, at the end of the day, you want it to sound like noise and ignorance. You want their criticisms to sound like they don’t know what they’re doing. They’re not doing a great job, and hopefully, get them fired.”