Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s bold comments of being the best corner in the NFL received a mountain of attention last week.
Sherman, who led the league in interceptions during the regular season, began his collegiate career playing wide receiver at Stanford.
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who played alongside Sherman at Stanford, noted on Monday that there was a reason for Sherman’s position change.
“He was awful,” Baldwin said with a smile on FOX Super Bowl Daily. “He would tell you otherwise, obviously, that he was the best wide receiver Stanford has ever seen. While he was there, my sophomore year, he had four touchdowns of which were from blown coverages. But he would tell you that he would cause the coverages to be blown.
"He was awful at receiver.”
These comments should help make a little light of Sherman's post-game comments after the Seahawks defeated the Niners to advance to the Super Bowl. It will be interesting to see if the ever confident Richard Sherman responds to his teammates jabs as Baldwin had caught only four touchdowns in his first three seasons combined (31 games) at Standford before reeling in nine in 13 games of his senior season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Kevin Gausman allowed two earned runs on four hits while striking out six in seven innings against the Tigers on Saturday.
Gausman pitched very well against the Tigers today, en route to earning his second win of the 2015 season. He shutout the Braves over 7 2/3 innings in his last start, and even though he didn’t blank the Tigers, he pitched well enough to get his team the victory. If he can continue to pitch like this, he is going to help a lot of fantasy teams—and the Orioles—down the stretch. However, keep in mind that in the two starts before his matchup against the Braves, he surrendered 11 earned runs on 13 hits in just 9 2/3 innings of work. He will face the Angels on Friday in his next start. Analysis: Colby Conway
Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with a double against the Tigers on Saturday.
After a superb month of July, Kinsler is starting off August in a big way. In 27 games in July, Kinsler’s .366 average was the third highest for a second baseman, trailing only DJ LeMahieu (.400) and Devon Travis (.368). Kinsler has three straight multi-hit efforts and he is producing for his owners, despite the subtraction of a few regulars in the Detroit lineup. Even though he hasn’t homered since July 20, he needs to be in all lineups moving forward. Analysis: Colby Conway