Richard Sherman on challenge of facing Roddy White: “What challenge?”
It’s clear that Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman don’t think too highly of each other. The two have had an ongoing war of words ever since the playoff matchup between the two teams last January.
White thinks Sherman talks too much and Sherman isn’t particularly impressed with White’s ability as a receiver.
White expects to play this week for the first time in over a month after dealing with injuries to his hamstring and ankle. With White set to return for Atlanta, Sherman was asked if he looks forward to the challenge of facing White again.
“What challenge?” Sherman replied.
White caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in their playoff meeting last year. Sherman swatted away several passes from White but his 47-yard touchdown grab by came with Sherman tripping near the goal line. White said that he doesn’t lose sleep over facing Sherman and, in fact, believes he would be the first guy he’d want to face.
Sherman said he’s not angry over White’s comments but he clearly doesn’t expect White to have any success against Seattle this weekend either.
“It’ll be a fun game for us I can guarantee you that,” Sherman said.
White has played in only five games this season for Atlanta. He’s posted just 14 catches for 129 yards and no touchdowns so far this year. Sherman is tied for the league lead with four interceptions.