Richard Sherman Will Back Up Big Talk with Big Play in 2013

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 8, 2013

SEATTLE, WA. - DECEMBER 23: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a tackle during the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2012 in Seattle,Wa. The Seahawks won the game 42-13. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Richard Sherman has been talking smack quite a bit lately and he will have no problem backing it up in 2013.

The cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks has had some great moments this offseason.

There was this great video at the Super Bowl with Bleacher Report:

Then there was the great twitter battle with Darrelle Revis, which led to this tweet:

Most recently there was a great debate between him and Skip Bayless:

Despite all of the big talk and whatnot, Sherman is still one of the most talented corners in the NFL. His numbers are testament to that an it’s why all of this talk is just offseason nonsense.

Sherman’s eight interceptions last season were tied for the second most in the league, behind only Tim Jennings of the Chicago Bears.

The former Stanford Cardinal also did a great job containing elite receivers.

When the Seahawks played the Detroit Lions, Sherman and others did a great job containing Calvin Johnson, holding him to only three catches for 46 yards. Against the Green Bay Packers, no receiver had more than 60 yards. Aaron Rodgers had to hold on to the ball for far too long thanks to the secondary, causing the Pro Bowler to be sacked eight times.

The physical play of Sherman is complemented by his ability to talk smack on the field. Some players quickly got tired of it, including Trent Williams of the Washington Redskins. His ability to even frustrate offensive linemen is quite impressive.

The combination of strength and speed make Sherman a difficult matchup for any receiver. He is listed at 6’3’’, 195 pounds. That kind of frame has is almost perfect for a tough defensive back like him.

Next season will be no different for Sherman.  He will only be in his third season in the NFL, but his numbers look more like an established veteran.  At 24 years old, the cornerback has a lot more football left in him.