Dec 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) tackles Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
I don’t know what I am more tired of over the past couple of weeks. The Patrick Peterson-Richard Sherman saga or the wait for Arizona Cardinals rookie camp? I can say without a doubt the Peterson-Sherman saga. I’m tired of it. Who care what one says about the other? As far as I’m concerned, they are both great players who don’t face each other on the field so it is all just opinion.
I understand the media and fans have to have something to get themselves riled up about in the long off-season but seriously, the comments are just the players opinions about themselves and others. I think we all know both players think are the best but are respectful of on another. That’s always been the case. I would be disappointed if Peterson thought he wasn’t as good as Sherman and I’d be disappointed in Sherman if he didn’t think the same thing about himself.
They should just save it all for the fall. Statistics do tell the story but not the full story. There is perception in there too. Each team, the Cards and the Seattle Seahawks each have a perception of their own player. There is some posturing here too, let’s not kid ourselves. Sherman got his money so naturally everything thinks Peterson should get that money too. Even Peterson last week though said himself he wasn’t holding out. He’s got two years left on his contract and he knows his play will dictate. No amount of words in the press will sway his contract one way or the other in the long run.
Just save it for the field gentlemen. You are both great corners who each have similarities and differences that make each of you unique. Both teams should be happy what they have and so should the fans. I’m going to always side with Peterson but I sure as heck would love to have Sherman on my team as well. You can’t go wrong with either player.