Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White was voted the 39th best player in the league on the NFL Network’s countdown of the Top 100 players of 2013.
Of course, that didn’t sit well with Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who came in at No. 50 on that list.
Sherman and White jawed at each other during the Seahawks NFC division round game at Atlanta. Sherman played well against White. But the Atlanta receiver did manage a 47-yard touchdown where he appeared to beat Sherman on a skinny post, although it appeared to be a Cover 2 look where safety Kam Chancellor had deep responsibilities.
Sherman had this to say about White being on the list: “Roddy White top 100? No. In my book he’s just not a top 100 player…Julio Jones is high on my list because they have to account for him.”
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Of course, White wasn’t going to let that slide. Here’s White’s response, which you can watch for yourself here.
“I’m not going to come out and say he shouldn’t be a top 100 player because he should be a top 100 player,” White said. “But he talks too much. He’s kind of talked himself into a place where he has to play some really good football this year. I have no problem [with] what he says; that I’m not that good, or I can’t do this or I can’t do that. But I know the rest of the players in this league know what I can do and that’s why I’m higher on this list than he is.”
Mark your calendar. Seattle travel to Atlanta for a rematch in Week 10 on Nov. 10.
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