Richard Sherman Changes Twitter Handle To “Optimus Prime”

The Seattle Seahawks are getting prepared for their week 8 match-up against the Detroit Lions on the field, and off.   Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who doesn’t shy away from controversy, changed his name on Twitter this week to “Optimus Prime.”  If you recall, in “Transformers,”  Optimus Prime is the leader of the Autobots who are on the good guy side of things.  Optimus Prime’s arch-nemesis is Megatron, the leader of the notoriously bad Decepticons.

It just so happens that Richard Sherman will be matched up against Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson in week 8, who has held the nickname Megatron since his rookie season when then teammate Roy Williams bestowed it upon him.

Richard Sherman was asked on Wednesday about his match-up with Johnson and told the Seattle Times:

“Same challenge as every week,  I don’t care who’s out there. It’s the league, boy, they’re going to have a good receiver out there every week where it’s Fitz (Larry Fitzgerald), Steve Smith, you’ve got Brandon Lloyd. No different. It’s good receivers.”

We are looking forward to the match-up on Twitter, and on the field.