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The bold is more what i was getting at Adam.

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In what universe is Atlanta's run D going to be able to handle Lynch and Turbin?

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January 10, 2013, 2:06 AM EST

Richard Sherman thinks Atlanta receivers are best tandem in league

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman thinks the Atlanta Falcons receiving corps provides the biggest challenge his team has faced all season.

The Falcons’ duo of Julio Jones and Roddy White, along with tight end Tony Gonzalez, are among the most dynamic group of pass catchers the Seahawks have had to face this season.

“I would think so,” Sherman said Wednesday. “They’re two of the best in the league. They’re two of the best out there right now as individuals. For a tandem they’re probably the top tandem out there.”

Seattle has faced some of the best receivers in the game this season in Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall, but they haven’t seen a group that poses as big a threat as Atlanta will this week.

“I think it is really going to be an exciting match-up to watch. Their receivers are so good, and they target the heck out of those guys, them and Tony Gonzalez, so there is going to be a lot of chances in this game,” head coach Pete Carroll said.

Sherman praised the ability of Jones and White in their route-running and their ability to make an impact downfield. He said while both are dynamic players, they are effective in different ways.

“I think Roddy is more crafty of a route-runner,” Sherman said. “He uses different tricks and things. You can see that he’s a veteran when he’s route-running. Julio runs hard routes and plays the game more physical. I think he’s stronger in his routes and uses his body more.”

“This is probably the best pair [of receivers] and pair [of cornerbacks] that you could match-up, and because of the size, and because of their physical nature in the way that they play, it’s going to be really exciting to see, ” Carroll said.

The match-up of White and Jones against Sherman and Brandon Browner will be one of the most intriguing positional battles of the weekend. Which tandem is more effective on Sunday could go a long way in determining who earns the spot in the NFC Championship game. As always, Sherman is eager for the challenge.

“It’s going to be a fun match-up for us. It’s fun to play against good players. Good against good is always the best kind of game,” Sherman said.

Like I said, I am not doubting that Atlanta has the best receiving unit. You were just saying that Seattle has never faced anything like them before. All I was saying is they will be ready, you beat seattle by short passes, VERY rarely will you be able to take advantage of them in the vertical passing game... thats why I don't think that would be the issue at all. I would be shocked if Seattle gave up more than 24 points this weekend. It will come down to how effective Lynch is and how many points Seattle can put up.

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Like I said, I am not doubting that Atlanta has the best receiving unit. You were just saying that Seattle has never faced anything like them before. All I was saying is they will be ready, you beat seattle by short passes, VERY rarely will you be able to take advantage of them in the vertical passing game... thats why I don't think that would be the issue at all. I would be shocked if Seattle gave up more than 24 points this weekend. It will come down to how effective Lynch is and how many points Seattle can put up.

Short and intermediate is where we excel... We aren't the packers who go deep all the time. We take our shots though. We've score more touchdowns on screens than any team in the NFL.

I'm thinking like a 27-20 game. Which way it goes is anyone's guess. Yes i think my Falcons will win. I have faith in Nolan to come up with a great gameplan and have our guys ready. Every big game in we have had a fantastic defensive gameplan. That's why i say call it a hunch. I think it will come down to how well you can tackle our guys in the open field and be aware on defense and a mix of what you said. I'm just having a good time discussing the game. Chill man.

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The Pack don't have a single receiver over 1000. We have 2. Almost 3.

Just a hunch, that might have something to with their #1 receiver missing half of the season, and their #2 receiver missing 4 games also.

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Just a hunch, that might have something to with their #1 receiver missing half of the season, and their #2 receiver missing 4 games also.

Cherry pick much. Durability matters.

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I don't think the run game for the Seahawks will matter as much as you guys are saying....if you get a pass rush on Matt Ryan, he becomes a very bad quarterback. If they can't.....Ryan can pick them apart little by little

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Cherry pick much. Durability matters.

lol, you're the one cherry picking stats to make a misguided point about their receivers not being that good because they didn't have one with 1000 yards this season.

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Short and intermediate is where we excel... We aren't the packers who go deep all the time. We take our shots though. We've score more touchdowns on screens than any team in the NFL.

I'm thinking like a 27-20 game. Which way it goes is anyone's guess. Yes i think my Falcons will win. I have faith in Nolan to come up with a great gameplan and have our guys ready. Every big game in we have had a fantastic defensive gameplan. That's why i say call it a hunch. I think it will come down to how well you can tackle our guys in the open field and be aware on defense and a mix of what you said. I'm just having a good time discussing the game. Chill man.

Chill? In what world did my post come off as hostile? lol, I didn't even throw and exclamation point in there. Ha

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Chill? In what world did my post come off as hostile? lol, I didn't even throw and exclamation point in there. Ha

I guess i took a few of your posts the wrong way.

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lol, you're the one cherry picking stats to make a misguided point about their receivers not being that good because they didn't have one with 1000 yards this season.

Does durability not matter? And you cut out the rest of my post.

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Does durability not matter? And you cut out the rest of my post.

Correct. I was highlighting your silly point that because the Packers didn't happen to have a 1000 yard receiver THIS SEASON that this is definitive proof that the Packers receiving corp isn't as good as Atlanta's. Jennings and Nelson both played in that game against the Seahawks, yet missed a number of other games on the season. But obviously they are nasty when healthy, Jennings has had 3 other 1000+ yard seasons, Nelson had 1200 and 15 TDs last year. Even this year, Cobb was just a shade under 1000 yards (more than Tony G) and James Jones scored 14 TDs (more than Roddy and Julio).

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