Richard Sherman 'Exposed' By San Diego Chargers

Posted: Sep 15 2014, 6:28pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News

Richard Sherman 'Exposed' by San Diego Chargers
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The San Diego Chargers claim Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman was "exposed" after their 30-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 14.

The San Diego Chargers claim Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman was "exposed" after their 30-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 14.'s Gregg Rosenthal wrote about the development:

"The Chargers beat the Seahawks on Sunday by throwing on them. Philip Rivers even threw some of the passes at Richard Sherman (unlike Aaron Rodgers in Week 1).

"Rivers' relative success caused multiple Chargers players to call Sherman 'exposed' after the game, according to U-T San Diego.

"Sherman didn't speak with the media after the game, but he does read the Internet.

"Sherman has a point, but his facts seem a little off. The Chargers threw at him at least four times in the first two-and-a-half quarters, and completed all four passes for 56 yards. We don't believe that Rivers threw at Sherman after that.

"This game wasn't an indictment of the Seahawks' defense; it was more of a celebration by Rivers and Antonio Gates. There is no defense for the perfectly-timed pass."

For his part, Allen told UT-San Diego's Matt Calkins that Sherman is "not what he's hyped up to be":

"Keenan Allen doesn't seem to think much of Richard Sherman. Shortly after catching five passes for 55 yards in Sunday's win over the Seahawks, the Chargers receiver sounded off on the man assigned to cover him.

"Sherman, of course, was the least-targeted cornerback in the NFL last season and allowed no completions in Seattle's opener vs. the Packers. Allen? Yeah, he wasn't impressed.

"'All week we said we were going to throw at him because he's not what he's hyped up to be,' said Allen, adding that he enjoys going up against 'the best' while making quote signs with his fingers. 'I just went out and played my game.'

"It would be tough to argue that the second-year receiver dominated Sherman at Qualcomm Stadium Sunday, but he certainly gave him fits. Allen was repeatedly able to create separation off the line of scrimmage, once turning Sherman around completely on a short route in the second quarter.

"When asked about Allen's performance against Sherman, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said 'we liked that matchup.' And while it's clear that Rivers has confidence in Allen, it pales in comparison to Allen's confidence in himself.

"...(Malcolm) Floyd and fellow Chargers receiver Seyi Ajirotutu were singing Allen's praises after the game, lauding the 22-year-old's day against the man widely considered to be the NFL's best cornerback. That said, Allen's stats weren't the most impressive part of his day.

"Sherman, as you know, has built his reputation with his mouth just as much as he has his speed, never lacking an opinion and a forceful way to spout it. After the Seahawks' loss to the Chargers, however, he refused to talk to the media.

"Sherman is known around the league as the cornerback who shuts everybody down. Sunday, Allen shut him up."

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