Richard Sherman is one of the league's best cornerbacks - there is no doubt about that.
Everyone already knew this before his recent post-game interview and the subsequent media meltdown.
But Peyton Manning is not afraid of going up against the best, because he knows he has some of the best on his side too.
Ahead of the Broncos - Seahawks Super Bowl clash this Sunday, Manning rejected suggestions that he should avoid the Seahawks #25 when throwing:
"On the teams I played on, I've always had some real good receivers, and we felt like we had to try to get them the ball," Manning explained.
"That was the best way for us to win. This team is no different.
"I think Seattle's secondary - they're excellent cover guys, and you have to know who is guarding your receiver on each play and what route that receiver is running."
With the Seahawks boasting the #1 ranked defence, Manning noted that whoever was covering for Seattle would pose a threat:
"They have three excellent cover corners... (Byron) Maxwell, Sherman and (Walter) Thurmond.
"Their safeties are excellent as well," he told the media Wednesday.
The Broncos' play-caller is inevitably playing down the potential match up.
Regardless, Manning is in the form of his career this season, having thrown for a record 5,477 passing yards and 55 touchdown passes, and confidence has never been an issue for the former Colt's man.
But it will be interesting to see on Sunday just how many times Manning targets a Broncos receiver who doesn't happen to be in close proximity to Sherman.
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