Rodgers to Sherman: ‘I hope you get some work’

Hawks vs Packers Sherman all aloneGreen Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers joked to Richard Sherman about not throwing his way during the game last Thursday.

“I think I said, ‘I hope you get some work this year,'” Rodgers said on his radio show. “By that point, I knew that we hadn’t really looked to his side or thrown to his side, and I just said that to him, and I think we kind of laughed about it and went on the way.”

A lot was made about whether Sherman should be moved around rather than play exclusively on the left side, but the weekend’s games showed other top cornerbacks, such as Arizona’s Patrick Peterson and New England’s Darrelle Revis, playing one side of the field as well.

Sherman has been criticized — by Peterson and Revis, among others — for playing the left side only and not shadowing the opponent’s top receiver, so he had a response to seeing them playing it straight, too.

UPDATE:

Sherman said Wednesday that he prefers to be directly involved in the game

“If you don’t get the ball, it’s not as much impact. That’s how I feel,” he said. “Everybody has their own opinions of it, but I need the ball.”

Coach Pete Carroll has explained to him that taking away half the field is making an impact.

“It’s still taking me a second to understand that,” Sherman said. “You want to be a part of the game. You want to make plays and help your team win. If that means you’re not doing anything, apparently, then that’s what I’ve got to do.”

He also said he has not lobbied to be moved around.

“No, we don’t do that,” he said. “That’s a form of disrespect to your other corner. We don’t do the disrespect. We have great players everywhere, and you treat them as such. You don’t disrespect your other guy by saying, ‘You can’t guard him,’ so I go over there and guard him. That’s a slap in the face.”

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