That's me having fun with Richard Sherman over his wearing that bucket hat throughout the Seahawks' eighth (of 10) organized team activities practice -- it even stayed on while he sprinted step for step with Doug Baldwin down the field during scrimmaging.
Sherman then had some fun firing back at New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who said last week on Sirius XM radio Sherman should not be considered one of the league's top cornerbacks because he doesn't play both sides of the field and follow the opposing team's best receiver man-to-man.
"That," Sherman said today, "was unfortunate.
"You would think after me helping him get a Pro Bowl bid ... We went to the Super Bowl and he wouldn't have made it to the Pro Bowl otherwise. And now he's talking bad."
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Cromartie played for Arizona last season. He was an alternate on the NFC team for the Pro Bowl but ended up elevated to playing in the game because first-team Pro Bowl pick Sherman and his Seahawks were too busy in Arizona preparing to play Super Bowl 49 there seven days later.
Sherman has, at times, switched sides to follow receivers. But that's not the scheme the Seahawks' top-rated defense -- which prides itself on "everybody doing his job" -- prefers.
"How many great left tackles do you see switching to the right side because a great D-end switches to the right side? You don't see it," Sherman said.
"Great players stay on their side and do what they're supposed to do. How many guys have you seen switching from side to side on a No. 1 defense? You've never seen it. We're the No. 1 defense for a reason. Who coaches a No. 1 defense to be worse?
"We've led the league in scoring defense three years in a row. We must be doing something right ... If it ain't broke, don't break it.
"I guess when you are doing something great you are will always have naysayers. ... They have to have something to give themselves credibility somewhere."
It wasn't even full-go Sherman. He seemed reserved in his retort, almost bemused.