Seahawks' Richard Sherman disses Bills for starting Nate Peterman over Tyrod Taylor

By Alex Butler  |  Nov. 20, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- All-Pro defender Richard Sherman offered some pointed analysis regarding the NFL, but mostly on the Buffalo Bills.

The Seattle Seahawks star is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. He suffered the injury in the Seahawks' 22-16 win against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 9.

Sherman began his analysis Sunday talking about the Bills' decision to bench veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nate Peterman.

Peterman started Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, a game the Bills lost 54-24. The rookie gunslinger completed 6-of-14 passes for 66 yards and five interceptions before being benched in the second half.

"So they bench my guy @TyrodTaylor and the guy they bring in has already thrown 2picks with 10 mins left in the 1st," Sherman tweeted. "Great decision."

"Wonder what they are gonna say after this game about bad game and he's benched," Sherman tweeted. "Do you cut the new guy after this half?"

"I love the NFL," Sherman continued. "Very difficult to hide bad decisions especially regarding personnel. The fire of the NFL exposes all."

"Score out of hand but first passing TD of the day...@TyrodTaylor."

Sherman went on to offer analysis of the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward told reporters earlier in the week that his team would feel disrespected that the Bills started the rookie.

"This week? Really? Changing to a rookie quarterback for his first start? Against us?" Hayward said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"I'm pretty sure we might've felt a little disrespected,"...We've got two really good pass rushers, probably the top tandem in the NFL. We've got really good corners...We've got really good safeties. They do it against us?"


Taylor completed 15-of-25 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown in relief of Peterman. He did not throw an interception, but lost one fumble.

Despite Peterman's horrid showing, Bills coach Sean McDermott said he will evaluate both passers this week at practice before deciding on his Week 12 starter.

"It wasn't what he [Peterman] had hoped for or we had hoped for," McDermott told reporters after the loss. "At the same time, you know when you put a young player out there, a young quarterback, that there are going to be some ups and downs. To me it's not indicative of who he is as a player, but you know you're going to go through some of this. All good players do."

The Bills are on the road in Week 12 for a battle against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs own one of the most generous secondaries in the NFL this season. That game kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday from Arrowhead Stadium.

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