Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts during the third quarter against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

Richard Sherman took issue with Wes Welker’s words

Surprise, surprise… Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman took issue with the words of another wide receiver. This time it was the words of Denver Broncos’ Wes Welker during Super Bowl media day.

So what exactly did Welker say? He was responding to NFL Network’s Deion Sanders asking if he’d like to go head-to-head with Sherman.

“Yeah, any time, man,” Welker responded. “I want anybody one-on-one in the slot. Any time.”

Doesn’t really sound like trash talk and how else is Welker supposed to respond? “No, I’m afraid of Sherman, I have nightmares at night thinking about it?”

Still, Sherman took issue with it and used it as bulletin board material.

Don’t you ever say you want one-on-one with us,” NFL Films microphones picked up Sherman telling Welker, via the Denver Post. “Don’t you ever say that!”

It looks like the best course of action for receivers looking to avoid giving Sherman bulletin board material would be to say nothing at all or give him all the praise you can think of.

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  • http://www.joegamble.com Joe Gamble

    Sherman’s just looking to motivate himself anyway he can and it’s obviously worked well for him so far. I watched the interview with Welker that the quote was pulled from and it was harmless- Wes was just saying he was happy to play anyone, anytime. It wasn’t a dis or an attack but many players will blow even the smallest things up and turn them into these giant, disrespectful issues to fire themselves up with. Oddly enough Welker actually had a pretty good game…

    • Chase Lawhead

      Agreed. Sherman wasn’t taking issue with Welkers words. Just using it as motivation. Terrible article by another ‘journalist’ looking to stir up trouble to make a story where there is nothing.

  • Zack

    Talking trash about trash talkers. Lol. How about you leave that to professionals like Sherman.

  • Layton Harman