The San Diego Chargers taught everyone a lesson on how to dismantle the Seattle Seahawks feared Legion of Boom at the weekend.
Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates combined for three touchdowns yesterday as the Chargers shocked everyone by beating the SuperBowl Champs 30-21. But, it was the Chargers targeting of cornerback Richard Sherman that really caught the eye.
Sherman Shown Up
In Week 1 of the season, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers did not throw to Sherman's side of the field at all, in the whole game. The Packers went on to lose that one 36-16 as there offense never got going with one side of the field essentially completely out of action.
The Chargers saw what Green Bay did and completely disregarded it. They sent their number one receiver Keenan Allen at Sherman multiple times and the pay off was good.
Unofficially, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was 5-for-5 passing for 60 yards while throwing to receivers Sherman was covering, while Allen finished the game with five receptions for 55 yards at QualComm Stadium.
Not a Shutdown Corner
And Allen had a few words for the Madden 15 cover star, Sherman:
"He's just a normal guy," the wideout said. "We can go at him. We took some shots at him. We are not going to shy away from him. He's not really a shutdown corner. We definitely wanted to come out and show we could go any way we wanted to and that we were in control of the game."
Sherman heard that the Chargers were saying he was "exposed" in the game. So he sent out this tweet afterward: "Lmao Exposed? .... Complete 3 passes 0 touchdowns 0 explosive passes.... These guys make me laugh"
So what do you think of Richard Sherman after seeing Sunday's game? Is he all that he says he is or can teams expose him to be average? Tell us what you think in the comment box below...