That old adage “don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk”? Richard Sherman can -- and will -- talk the talk.
Sherman was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his week two performance against the San Francisco 49ers, the NFL announced Wednesday. Sherman picked off a fourth quarter pass intended for Vernon Davis and served as human fire blanket on 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin, who was limited to one catch after hauling in 13 the week before. It’s Sherman’s second time receiving the honor since week 10 of last year, the most in the NFL, and he’s now had an interception in each of the Seahawks past five home games.
The award caps a monstrous four-day span for Sherman. In addition to his big game, he's delivered an absolutely classic postgame press conference, offered genuine insights into the Seahawks uniquely philosophical take on competition with a well-drawn metaphor about golf, and danced with a bunch of cheerleaders.
In other Seahawks news, head coach Pete Carroll announced on Wednesday that starting left tackle Russell Okung will sit out Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Okung suffered a toe injury late in the first quarter of the 49ers game, forcing a shakeup along the offensive line. As with last week, Carroll said Paul McQuistan will shift to left tackle, with James Carpenter filling his typical spot as the starting left guard. Carroll categorized defensive end Chris Clemons and cornerback Brandon Browner as “day-to-day.”