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Richard Sherman will shadow Julio Jones the entire game

Richard Sherman is not the best corner in the game according to Antonio Cromartie

Richard Sherman will work to shut down Julio Jones

Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks will task shut-down cornerback Richard Sherman with shadowing Julio Jones on Sunday. Sherman usually lines up on the left side, but occasionally shadows the number one will have the task to shut down the league leader in receiving.

“It gets easier the more you do it, [like] anything,” he said. “If you never dribble with your left hand, and they only ask you to dribble with your right, you’re not going to be great dribbling with your left hand. But if they ask you to dribble with both, then you’ll be adept at it. But it’s been something that’s been fun for me whenever they ask me to do it, whenever the challenge presents itself.”

“I think just over the course of time, getting flipped over on the other side early on when he was just playing on the left side, he just had more opportunity to become comfortable,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “It’s different, it’s not the exact same. It feels different when the ball is in the air, particularly on the deep ball, and guys have to get accustomed to that. He is there, he can do all that now. But it’s also not just him. It has to do with the other guys. If the other player is flipping, that’s part of the variable also. We’re at a point where we can do whatever we need to do now.”

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