Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy insisted that they did not avoid Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman intentionally.
The Green Bay Packers, who boast one of the top offenses in the NFL, were held to 16 points by the mighty Seattle Seahawks defense, and cornerback Richard Sherman had what many would call a boring night since the ball was never thrown his way.
However, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy claims that the offense did not avoid him intentionally. “I don’t think you ever make a conscious decision not to throw to one side of the field. Frankly, it was more of a decision to put Jordy (Nelson) on the left and see if he would come over and play him,” McCarthy said to ESPN.
Nelson led the Packers’ receivers with 83 yards, but this all came on nine catches. Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell held his own despite being picked on throughout the game, and he came up with an interception that set up a Seahawks field goal.
Jarrett Boykin, the Packers’ third receiver, was covered by Sherman most of the game. As a result, he was held to zero catches.