Richard Sherman is one of the more outspoken players in the National Football League, that cannot be denied.
We all know that the Seattle Seahawks cornerback doesn't respect a "sorry ass receiver" like Michael Crabtree, but Sherman faces a wideout this weekend that he definitely does respect; Cincinnati Bengals star A.J Green.
It wasn't always that way, however, as after his first ever NFL start, Sherman bad-mouthed Green as the Seahawks lost to the Bengals despite Sherman picking off a Dalton pass intended for A.J.
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“He’s probably one of the most overrated receivers out there,” Sherman said of Green back in 2011. “He wasn’t anything special. Dalton is a good quarterback, he makes good decisions, but A.J. Green is just a lot of noise talking and bad routes.”
Sherman was reminded of those comments in the lead-up to this weekend's game about Cincinnati, and the All-Pro corner revealed that his opinion of Green has definitely changed.
Respect for Green
“I have a ton of respect for him,” Sherman said, according to the Seahawks official website. “Obviously, I was hyped up that day, I’m always hyped up after the game."
"We’ve had conversations, and his resume speaks for itself. He’s had a fantastic four or five years since we’ve played him, so you have to give him all the respect.”
Green had four catches for 63 yards that day back in 2011 against Seattle, including a big touchdown reception over now-star safety Earl Thomas. Something tells me that may not happen this weekend as the Bengals and Seahawks face each other for the first time since that day four years ago.