Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman kept his comments about Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson when asked about him during his regular weekly press conference in Seattle.
But in an exclusive interview with Bob Costas airing tonight on Football Night in America that will air in conjunction with the Seattle-Arizona game tonight, Sherman said that if he gave up as many touchdowns as Peterson does, he would benched.
Here’s what Sherman said, according to a transcript from NBC, which references some Twitter back and forth the two had last spring when each signed new contracts (details here).
On whether he’ll be watching Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson on the sideline: “Not really. I really don’t care what happens in his game. I’m concerned about what we’re doing, the win-loss category, and what the scoreboard looks like. I think at the end of the day, the tape will speak for itself. I don’t know if everybody’s compared on an even scale, and I don’t know if he should be mentioned with us [the great CBs in the league]. You give up eight touchdowns in a year; it’s hard to put you in that discussion.”
Costas: “You and Peterson went back and forth about that on Twitter, a little bit. It’s calmed down.”
Sherman: “Yeah, it’s just how you play. At any point, if I gave up that many touchdowns, I think I would be benched on our team. We have a level of accountability and that’s what we strive for. You can’t give up big plays like that and still play.”
Since the two won’t face off this is just a mere subplot more than anything. But fun comments nonetheless.
Here’s more of what Sherman said:
On whether moments like the one he had with 49ers WR Michael Crabtree in the NFC Championship last season undermine his other accomplishments: “I really could care less. People are going to have their opinions, good, bad or indifferent. This world is full of people who make criticisms and judgments of other people. One day, they’ll too be judged.”
On whether he has any misgivings about himself: “Honestly, no, at the end of the day I’m pretty happy with the man I see in the mirror. I know who I am and what I’m about. People that know me also know who I am and what I’m about. People who don’t know me and judge me off of what they see on the field or in interviews, I really could care as much about their opinion as the dirt under my shoe right now.”