Snoop Lion vs. Richard Sherman: Who Won Offseason's Funniest Camp Battle?

Chris Trapasso@ChrisTrapassoAnalyst IJune 18, 2013

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman locked down a host of typically productive NFL receivers in 2012, but before the 2013 campaign he was tested by hip-hop legend Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg. 

The Southern California-based rap icon recently had his buddy Pete Carroll and the All-Pro cornerback as guests during his Snoop Youth Football League mini-camp.

In true Carroll form, the coach suggested Snoop and Sherman square off in a one-on-one battle in the red zone.

At the start, Sherman asserted his dominance, intercepting Carroll's first two passes after the lanky, long-striding Snoop attempted to create separation with a double move and a quick stutter step to the front pylon. 

After taking a 3-0 lead, Carroll finally connected with Snoop in the end zone before again finding him on a nice fade to the corner.

3-2, Sherman.

Then, the two equally-sized competitors switched sides.

In his first attempt as a receiver, Sherman was blanketed in coverage which led to an incompletion. On the next play, Snoop won a jump ball in the back corner of the end zone to take the 4-3 lead.

Sherman did his best Cris Carter impression on the next pass, tip-toeing just before he fell out of bounds, much to the dismay of Snoop, who argued the touchdown. 

Unfortunately, Snoop didn't have a red flag to toss out.

On the final play, an out-and-up route won the friendly duel for Sherman.

Actually, the most notable takeaway from this showdown was Carroll's inconsistency slinging the rock. Let's just say he could learn a few things from Russell Wilson when it comes to accurately throwing the football. 

Officially, Sherman emerged victorious by a point, 5-4, but Snoop undoubtedly held his own against the elite corner.

Once again, though, the Seahawks defender put his fun-loving persona on display in what was the funniest camp battle of the offseason. 

 

Related

    With New Policy, NFL Still Doesn’t Get It

    Seattle Seahawks logo
    Seattle Seahawks

    With New Policy, NFL Still Doesn’t Get It

    Master Tesfatsion
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Broncos Hire Ex-NBA GM Hinkie

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: Broncos Hire Ex-NBA GM Hinkie

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Smith: Anthem Rule About Controlling Players

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Smith: Anthem Rule About Controlling Players

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Carroll: Peterson Brought 'Amazing Perspective' to Staff

    Seattle Seahawks logo
    Seattle Seahawks

    Carroll: Peterson Brought 'Amazing Perspective' to Staff

    Michael David Smith
    via ProFootballTalk