Posted January 22, 2014

Richard Sherman’s pivotal tip appears on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Seattle Seahawks, Sports Illustrated Cover, Super Bowl XLVIII
(Paul Kitagaki Jr./ MCT/ Zumapress.com)

(Paul Kitagaki Jr./ MCT/ Zumapress.com)

Richard Sherman, the talk of the NFL since the NFC title game, appears on one of Sports Illustrated’s national covers this week. (Peyton Manning and the Broncos appear on the other.)

With the NFC championship on the line, Sherman made the play of the game against Michael Crabtree … and then proceeded to blast Crabtree to anyone who would listen. (He later explained his comments in an exclusive piece on TheMMQB.) SI NFL experts can’t wait for Sherman to take his act to New York for Super Bowl XLVIII.

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“Pete Carroll’s Seahawks led the league in every major pass-defending category because they perfected a hybrid scheme that features suffocating press-man corner on the outside,” writes TheMMQB’s Andy Benoit. “One of them, Richard Sherman, speaks the truth when boasting that he’s the best in the NFL. … It will be fascinating to see how the record-setting Broncos offense attacks this secondary.”

Peter King also makes his pick for the NFL’s biggest game.

“Turnovers can change everything, and here the Seahawks are superior: They ended the regular season plus-20, while Denver was dead even at zero. The Legion of Boom had a large hand in most of those mistakes — but so did Seattle’s intimidating 12th Man, which Manning won’t have to worry about in the Meadowlands.”

9 comments
RockinManny
RockinManny

No surprise  given the fact P King MMQB/SI.com  has been sucking up to Sherman all season for providing content to them all season!!

And look at the all the traffic generated due to the negativity surrounding this guy - who benefits? SI.com  !!

So they have to support him!! After all its business and money talks!!

Mech
Mech

The real Richard Sherman is more like a bookish nerd then a thug,,, he is a Stanford grad and a skinny kid from Compton with a chip on his shoulder. While he IS the best corner in the league he is also just a part of the best Defensive backfield in the history of the game. Big players step up for big games,,, wait and see. Go hawks !!!

pirate
pirate

Wow! That is a great picture, even by SI's high standards. Go 'Hawks!

mitchjackson
mitchjackson

Love it. #25 deserves to be on the cover. Kid graduates #2 in his high school, goes to Stanford and seeks Masters. The guy gets a mulligan in my book! Too bad the whole race card thing gets brought up. FYI, a "thug" is Aaron Hernandez, not RS. Amazing story once you dig a bit deeper. Glad he made the cover since he did make the game winning play :-) http://mitchjackson.com/richard-sherman

FOOLKILLER
FOOLKILLER

Wow, SI pimmpin' Sherman for all she's worth.

jack.moskovita
jack.moskovita

When is this going to be on the newsstands in the Tacoma, WA area?

riley8
riley8

@Mech Richard Sherman may be a nerd but he is also a thug.  I don't care where he went to college.  Perception is reality and he gave millions the perception that he is an idiot.  He MAY be the best corner in the league.  Peyton Manning is going to eat his lunch...wait and see.  Go Broncos.