Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman told the NFL.com’s ATL Debate Club podcast that Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is a product of a system.
“His strengths are in their system, within their system,” Sherman said, per NFL.com. “His strengths aren’t his own.
“Julio Jones’ strengths are his own. Julio Jones is a dynamic playmaker. It doesn’t matter what scheme he’s playing in, he’s going to play well. If he’s out wide, if he’s in the slot, he’s going to present problems. Roddy can present problems for certain people, but he’s a product.”
Sherman explained that the touchdown White scored on him in the playoffs wasn’t his fault. Around the league looked at the play again and confirmed that safety Kam Chancellor was late coming over to help him out.
“During that game, for example, the play where he caught the touchdown, the touchdown wasn’t really on me to tell the truth,” he said. “But I’m not going to throw a teammate under the bus, because I’m not that kind of player. If that’s what you guys want to say, I’ll take it.”
Sherman believes the Falcons bring White down tight to the formation because he’d struggle in press coverage against — as Sherman puts it — “the big bad corners of Seattle.”
“Julio’s gonna stand outside those numbers and go to work,” Sherman said. “Roddy would have a problem standing outside those numbers and going to work on us.”
White is a heck of a receiver, but I think a lot of great NFL players are a product of their system. I believe it’s pretty rare to find an all around great player that can fit with any team.