Sherman also sparred verbally with Carolina's Steve Smith last season during the Seahawks' win over the Panthers, and that matchup will again be center stage on Sunday when Seattle and Carolina open the season. But neither player had anything disparaging to say about the other leading into the game. Smith said he is looking forward to the challenge and Sherman had a similar refrain.
"I'm always looking forward to having a competitive battle," Sherman said. "There are a lot of good receivers in this league,Stitched NCAA Jerseys
, and he's one of the best who's been doing it a long time. So it's going to be a great battle."