Sherman responds on Twitter, Peterson insists he is more value for money.
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has continued his war of words with Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman by claiming he “does more” than him.
Earlier this month, Sherman tweeted a statistic which showed the most interceptions over the last three seasons, and naturally it had the Seahawks cornerback top with 20 while Peterson was in third place with 12.
While many insisted that it was indirectly targeting Peterson after his comments prior to that, the three-time Pro Bowler didn’t debate the stats but insists that his rival couldn’t handle playing in Arizona’s defensive scheme and is only so effective because the Seattle unit makes it easier.
“I believe if you put him in our system I don’t think he’d be able to last, honestly,” Peterson said, as reported by ESPN.
“I actually do much more than he is.”
Peterson had previously claimed that he was worth more than the $57.4m extension that Sherman signed with Seattle on May 12, which led to the outspoken star retorting on Twitter and telling Peterson to “get the stats I got” if he wanted a similar deal.
“I don’t want to get into that debate as far as the stats that he has and things he has. Obviously, his job is definitely much easier than mine. If you look at their scheme and look at our scheme, he’s a Cover 3 corner. Period.”
“He’s only covering space. He’s not really covering a guy,” Peterson said. “At the end of the day, he has great stats and he has great playmaking ability, not taking that away from him because he is a good corner.
“But as far as being a shutdown corner, man-to-man guy, in my eyes, I don’t believe he’s that.”
Peterson has played more roles for the Cardinals than Sherman has for the Seahawks, and since 2011, he has been on the field for 520 more snaps including 128 punt returns, 44 offensive snaps and 18 kick returns.
The Arizona star also has 151 solo tackles since 2011 to 138 by Sherman, and despite claiming that the pair are friendly, it is clear that Peterson’s latest comments will draw a reaction from the Super Bowl champion.