Richard Sherman didn’t say much today when asked about the prospect of facing Atlanta receiver Roddy White Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
But what he said said a lot.
The two have made it clear they don’t think much of each other — here’s a Pro Football Talk story from June with all of the details.
In a nutshell, White caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Atlanta’s 30-28 win over Seattle in a divisional playoff game last January as the two badgered back and forth and Atlanta eventually won the game 30-28.
Then in June, when White was named 39th on NFL Network’s list of top 100 players, Sherman said White wasn’t deserving of a place on the list. That led to White saying that he doesn’t lose sleep over the idea of facing Sherman.
White has missed the last three games with hamstring/ankle injuries but may make it back for Sunday’s game.
Asked Thursday if he looked forward to the potential challenge of facing White, Sherman responded: “What challenge?”
Asked at a different juncture if he is still mad at White, Sherman said: “Not really. I mean, you know, it’ll be a fun game for us, I guarantee you that.”
Then asked if the Seahawks would have more motivation for this game given what happened last season, Sherman said: “No, no. We are an 8-1 ballclub, they are a 2-6 ballclub.”
Sherman also said he felt as if the Seahawks should have beaten the Falcons last January.
“Frustration,” he said when asked his feeling as he walked off the field. “Frustration. Because we won and the score didn’t say we won.”
After a reporter followed up, Sherman said: “Yeah., we won. The scoreboard said differently, just like everybody thought the Bucs won last week but the scoreboard said different. Funny how that works, right?”
As for White, he told Atlanta reporters today that he is not out to settle a score with Sherman.
Here’s some video of what Sherman had to say today: