Broncos’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie bothered by Richard Sherman’s ‘best corner in the game’ statement

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Add Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the list of people who are still annoyed with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

Rodgers-Cromartie is not bothered by Sherman’s treatment of San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. Instead, he does not appreciate Sherman labeling himself as the NFL’s best cornerback, especially considering both men are defensive backs.

After Seattle’s recent victory against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game, Sherman ripped Crabtree, but apologized for his actions on Tuesday. Sherman stated he was the NFL’s best cornerback during his postgame interview, but Rodgers-Cromartie does not agree with that assessment.

"Being a defender, that really bothers me," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "I understand why he did it. He’s been playing well, but I tell myself anytime you got a Champ Bailey, Asante Samuel, a Charles Woodson in the game, you can’t feel you’re the best right now. As good as you are, those guys have been doing it for (years). I understand why he said that because ‘shoot’, that’s how I feel. That’s how you should feel as a defender."

Apparently, that is how receivers feel, too.

NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders told Broncos receiver Wes Welker he intended to have a one-on-one interview with Sherman prior to the Super Bowl. Sanders wanted to know if there was anything he should ask Sherman, and Welker’s response was a classic.

"Quit doing one-on-ones, man," Welker jokingly said. "Every time I look up, he’s doing one-one-one. Stick with the field, man."

Sanders asked Welker if he would like to match-up with Sherman one-on-one, and the receiver did not back down.

"Yeah, anytime, man," Welker said. "I want anyone one-on-one in the slot. Anytime."

Congratulations, Sherman.

Outside of the cold weather, you are the most discussed Super Bowl topic this year.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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