Richard Sherman has UK's DBs stressing the little things
04/10/2015 07:09 PM
The “Legion of Boom” may be building a second home in Lexington.
Super-Bowl-winning cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks visited the University of Kentucky earlier this week to instill some of his expertise on the Wildcat defense.
Despite not being an overpowering defensive back physically, the self-proclaimed “best corner in the game” is an intellectual giant on the field, dissecting opposing offensive schemes before the snap and adjusting to receivers’ routes on the fly.
UK itself was descent at defending the pass in 2014, ranking 43rd in the nation by allowing 215.8 yards per game. But with all-everything pass rusher Bud Dupree now playing on Sundays, even more pressure will fall on shoulders of Wildcat defensive backs to enforce a “no fly zone” this season.
Sherman emphasized to the UK secondary the importance of stressing the details — even the smallest of ones — to advance from the mediocre to elite, and the Wildcats have taken his message to heart this spring.