On Tuesday, less than two weeks away from the Super Bowl, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and tight end Julius Thomas praised Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman as a “great” player. Thomas went on to say, “He’s done a great job ever since he’s been in the league. He likes to have a little fun out there. I don’t necessarily think there is anything wrong with that.”
It seems as though the Broncos are taking the same approach that the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald took by saying nice things to Sherman from the beginning. Sherman said in a recent interview that Fitzgerald is “too nice” to be the target of trash talk. The reality is that Sherman is considered one of the elite cornerbacks in the NFL, and the fact that he has eight interceptions on the year should make teams fear him and want to be nice to him.
Sherman is not a bad guy and does not want to be looked at that way. He is just a person trying his best to be the best and make receivers work for the football. Every day we are getting further and further away from the way football was played back in the day, and Sherman is just one guy trying to keep things fun and the way they used to be.
It’s no secret that the Broncos offense will have to come up with a good strategy to beat Sherman and the best defense in the NFL. We will see who is better prepared come Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium.