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Smack Talker Gets Smacked: Keenan Allen Says Richard Sherman 'Not Really a Shutdown Corner'

Smack Talker Gets Smacked: Keenan Allen Says Richard Sherman 'Not Really a Shutdown Corner'

Richard Sherman can dish it out. Can he take it? 

After Keenan Allen caught five balls for sixty yards while covered by the shutdown corner in San Diego’s 30-21 upset of Seattle, Chargers receivers observed that Sherman isn’t superman–or even Darrelle Revis. “Keenan was lighting up Sherman,” teammate Malcolm Floyd pointed out.

“All week we said we were going to throw at him because he’s not what he’s hyped up to be,” Allen told reporters after the game.

Richard Sherman, the tormentor of Michael Crabtree, tried to escape his own postgame torment. 

The vaunted Seattle secondary looked pedestrian in the loss. Phillip Rivers threw 28 completions on 37 passes, good for 284 yards, 3 touchdowns, and zero interceptions. 

“He’s just a normal guy,” Allen said of Sherman. “We can go at him. We took some shots at him. We are not going to shy away from him. He’s not really a shutdown corner. We definitely wanted to come out and show we could go any way we wanted to and that we were in control of the game.”

Sherman jumps from the frying pan into the fire. The Seahawks face Peyton Manning and a talented group of Broncos receivers in the 4:25 p.m. Eastern featured game on CBS.  

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