Richard Sherman accepts honor for the defense

Published on September 18, 2013 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

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Richard Sherman was named NFC Defensive Player of the week on Wednesday, but the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback said his selection was a testament to the way the entire defense played against the 49ers.

A recap of the events at Virginia Mason Athletic Center for Sept. 18, when the players began practicing for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at CenturyLink Field:

And that’s what Richard Sherman did after the Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

“I think that’s more a testament to our entire defense,” Sherman said. “We as a whole played well and that award could have gone to anyone of the players who played a great game. It could have gone to Kam (Chancellor, the strong safety who had an interception). It could have gone to Earl (Thomas, the free safety who also had an interception). It could have gone to gone to Mike Bennett (the Leo end who had a sack while on the ground with a 325-pound tackle sitting on him).

“A lot of guys played out of their minds.”

But the award went to Sherman, who also was honored in Week 10 last season. His biggest play in Sunday night’s 29-3 victory over the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers was a leaping interception of a Colin Kaepernick pass that was intended for tight end Vernon Davis along the sideline to set up a field goal in the fourth quarter.

But the stats that really told the story of how well Sherman played where those not compiled by the 49ers’ Anquan Boldin. After catching 13 passes for 208 yards in the 49ers’ season opener, Boldin had one catch for 7 yards against the Seahawks. Sherman was on Boldin roughly 75 percent of the time, and Boldin’s one catch came against zone coverage in the fourth quarter.

“I’m grateful for the award,” Sherman said. “It’s a great award and I appreciate them naming me player of the week. But I think it’s more of a team award.”

Marshawn Lynch was nominated for NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 98-yard, three-touchdown effort against the 49ers, but the award went to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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