Way back during the build-up to the free agent signing period there was a bunch of chatter from fans and national "experts" that the Seahawks had a major need at corner back, and would be spending big bucks to lure a player like Jonathan Joseph. One famous expert said, "You don't get starting NFL corners from the CFL and the 5th round of the draft." It turns out, you can if you run the right defense. After injuries to Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmond, Richard Sherman got his chance to step forward as a rookie starter on Sunday. He yielded an early touchdown, where it was unclear if his technique was off or if Earl Thomas blew his inside help, but then was the catalyst behind two turnovers, including his first interception. The way he made the play was just as encouraging as the play itself.
|Sherman is at the top of the formation, opposite fellow rookie, WR A.J. Green. Both Browner and Sherman are in their familiar press coverage, rolled all the way up.|
|Sherman is perfectly positioned between the ball and Green. The chances of a completion at this point are slim.|
|Green doesn't even attempt a reception, and Sherman looks far more like the receiver going up for the ball.|
|The hardest part of interceptions for defensive players is making the catch. Sherman makes a tough one here.|