Report: Rodgers avoided throwing to Sherman; coach claims not the case
Richard Sherman, Aaron Rodgers. Image by USA TODAY Sports
In the Green Bay Packers' blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night, Richard Sherman was like the Maytag repairman. He was alone. No work to do.
He wasn't alone, as he was covering Green Bay Packers receivers, but he saw no action. No interceptions. No passes defensed. No passes thrown at him.
Did they avoid throwing at him? Reportedly, Rodgers said yes, but not his coach.
After the game, Sherman reportedly confronted Green Bay Packers quarterback Rodgers about it.
The Big Lead claims that Sherman told Rodgers “you avoided me, did you?” and Rodgers simply said, “yup.”
However, MIke McCarthy said in his Friday news conference that such a plan was not in order to just throw on the side where Sherman wasn't operating.
"I don't think you ever make a conscious decision to throw to one side of the field," said the coach.
This tweeted pic (RS = Richard Sherman) shows the effect of Sherman on what Rodgers could do, and didn't choose to do, Thursday night.
Easy to play defense when you have 6 covering four pic.twitter.com/cNKrHDLou0— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) September 5, 2014
Yeah, that - plus a great Seattle rush against an injury-riddled Packers line, doesn't exactly engender success.