Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman countered fellow cornerback Jeremy Lane’s negative comments on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
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The Seattle Seahawks defense is well-known for being the best in the NFL and possessing supreme confidence that gives them a brash persona.
Cornerback Jeremy Lane joined in on the Seahawks’ trash talking ways as he said that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is not that good.
However, cornerback Richard Sherman somewhat unexpectedly strayed from his infamous trash talking and paid respect to the All-Pro tight end.
“(Lane is) entitled to his own opinion, but I think (Gronkowski) is pretty great,” the Seahawks cornerback said to NFL.com.
Sherman is wise to acknowledge Gronkowski’s skills as the tight end has been on the All-Pro first team three times in his five-year career.
Gronkowski has also caught 54 touchdown passes in his career and holds the record for touchdown catches in a season by a tight end with 17, which he achieved in 2011.
He also gives life to the Patriots offense, which scored 29.2 points per game this season. Quarterback Tom Brady also bounced back from an underwhelming 2013 season as Gronkowski was able to stay healthy, contrary to his previous seasons.