After Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson was on the record on local radio saying that he does not believe that Seattle's Richard Sherman is a shutdown corner because of his assignment in the Seahawks' defensive scheme.
Sherman responded as many would expect him to and that led to the two going back and forth on Twitter. Observe:
@PFF_Pete this kid gave up as many Tds this year as I have in my career. He wouldn't last in our system bcuz he gives up too many Tds— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 22, 2014
@az_deuce also don't give up twice as many Tds as I get picks but hey— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 22, 2014
Lockdown everywhere but the field pic.twitter.com/5vUyyhNIvn— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014
@RealPeterson21 last I checked u have up more Tds this year then I have in my career. U have a long way to go kid. Maybe u should focus— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014
@RealPeterson21 wideouts regularly have career days on u. They ask u to stop them. Not let them score at will.— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 23, 2014
Peterson also made sure to respond:
That's what I always see someone helping. Last I check a lockdown corner is when it's him and WR. pic.twitter.com/ytHQcJsZCH— Patrick Peterson (@RealPeterson21) May 23, 2014
Whichever side you like more, you have to love having a public argument about who is good and who isn't. It only adds fuel and intensity to the regular season when it rolls around.
Should they be doing it? Probably not, but at least it is a good show for the fans during a long offseason,