Originally Posted by teegre
Denver WANTS Seattle's All-Pro CB covering their slot guy. This frees up their big, tall WRs to be covered, on the outside, by Seattle's 2nd & 3rd CBs.
Worst case: Sherman absolutely smothers Welker... and Demaryius Thomas & Eric Dekker each have 100-yard games.
If Seattle is smart, they don't let Sherman cover Welker. (Swallow your pride, Sherman.)
Sherman usually covers one side (the right) of the field.
Alternatively he'll cover the #1 receiver all game.
No way he'll 'go rogue' and cover the slot or that Pete Carroll/Dan Quinn would consider it a viable scheme/option.