Thomas likely to be significant part of Broncos offense.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has insisted that he is looking forward to a potential match-up with Richard Sherman, but respects how good he is.
With Super Bowl XLVIII a week away, the pre-game talk has begun but rather than engage in trash talk with Sherman who was recently fined for his behaviour during and after the clash with San Francisco, Thomas has decided to praise his rival but insists that he is ready for the challenge.
“He’s a great player. I’d love to have that match-up to show what kind of player I am. I don’t know if we’ll match up, but like I said, he’s a great player,” Thomas said, according to ESPN.
Thomas led the Broncos with 92 receptions, 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, as Denver finished the regular season with the league’s highest-scoring offense and a single-season record of 606 points.
Quarterback Peyton Manning set single-season records for touchdowns and passing yards (5,477), however he will likely face his toughest test of the season against a Seahawks team that led the league in scoring defense, total defense, pass defense and interceptions.
Sherman came under heavy criticism for his reaction after the win over the 49ers last weekend, as he picked out Michael Crabtree and labelled him a “mediocre” receiver as San Francisco decided to go with him for the biggest play of the game.
Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker insists that his side will remain humble and would rather perform on the field as opposed to become involved in trash talk, and it remains to be seen whether Denver’s offense or Seattle’s defense prevails.