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My personal thought 21 pages later. Sherman is currently the best CB in the league hands down.

You can show passion without talking trash in the media tho. On the field is perfectly fine.

Brady shows passion and talks trash on the field but never in the media. This is where I dislike what he did.

I also wouldn't have made a thread about it tho. It is what it is.

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‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’

I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it.


Richard Sherman

· More from Richard·


What a night, and what a finish.

Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview ever!” Many of my Twitter mentions were less supportive. My body ached. I was thrilled and proud and upset, all at once.

Here’s what happened …

I spent most of the game on an island: I was targeted only twice during the entire NFC Championship. The first produced a BS holding call against me; the second ended the game. Michael Crabtree stutter-stepped out of his break on first down and sprinted toward the end zone. I was in good position for a pick until he pushed me in the back. My interception became a tip and an interception for Malcolm Smith in the end zone.

Game over. The Seahawks are in the Super Bowl.

I ran over to Crabtree to shake his hand but he ignored me. I patted him, stuck out my hand and said, “Good game, good game.” That’s when he shoved my face, and that’s when I went off.

I threw a choking sign at 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Why? Because he decided he was going to try the guy he was avoiding all game, because, I don’t know, he’s probably not paying attention for the game-winning play. C’mon, you’re better than that.

“It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was just a small part of the person I am.”

Erin Andrews interviewed me after the game and I yelled what was obvious: If you put a subpar player across from a great one, most of the time you’re going to get one result. As far as Crabtree being a top-20 NFL receiver, you’d have a hard time making that argument to me. There are a lot of receivers playing good ball out there, and Josh Gordon needed 14 games to produce almost double what Crabtree can do in a full season. And Gordon had Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer and Jason Campbell playing quarterback.

But that’s not why I don’t like the man. It goes back to something he said to me this offseason in Arizona, but you’d have to ask him about that. A lot of what I said to Andrews was adrenaline talking, and some of that was Crabtree. I just don’t like him.

It was loud, it was in the moment, and it was just a small part of the person I am. I don’t want to be a villain, because I’m not a villainous person. When I say I’m the best cornerback in football, it’s with a caveat: There isn’t a great defensive backfield in the NFL that doesn’t have a great front seven. Everything begins with pressure up front, and that’s what we get from our pass rushers every Sunday. To those who would call me a thug or worse because I show passion on a football field—don’t judge a person’s character by what they do between the lines. Judge a man by what he does off the field, what he does for his community, what he does for his family.

But people find it easy to take shots on Twitter, and to use racial slurs and bullying language far worse than what you’ll see from me. It’s sad and somewhat unbelievable to me that the world is still this way, but it is. I can handle it.

One thing I can’t accept is what I read after the game about Seahawks fans throwing food at 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman as he was being carted off the field with his knee injury. If it’s true, it’s beyond terrible. That’s as low as it gets. I’m sure whoever did this is in a small minority of fans, because I don’t think that kind of action is an accurate representation of the character of the 12th man. Navorro Bowman is a great player who plays the game the right way. When he went down, I dropped to a knee and prayed for him. He deserves better than having food thrown at him as he’s carted off a field. All players deserve better than that.

So here we are, in the Super Bowl. New York-bound. There will be a lot of talking, but at this point, after 18 games, there’s nothing left to say. We have the right mindset, and nothing can change that. We’ve treated every week like a championship opportunity and we’ll obviously continue to think that way. We deserve to be here. We didn’t sneak into the Super Bowl; we earned our way. Now every goal we set forth at the beginning of the season is in front of us.

The Broncos stand in our way, and it’s a large obstacle. They’ve got the smartest quarterback in football and receivers who are large (mostly), explosive with the football and run great routes. Wes Welker is quick and elusive, Eric Decker is a great receiver with hands and speed, and Demaryius Thomas is as strong as they come. And Peyton knows how to get each of them in spots.

It’s the No. 1 offense vs. the No. 1 defense. It’s a match made in heaven, and we couldn’t be more excited. If you’re any kind of competitor and you have any kind of dog about you, you want to play against the best. Finally, we get the opportunity.


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Really??? 21 pages tho??? No matter what side of the fence you're on about Sherman, why is this thread 20+ pages?

It looks like Richard Sherman is trending only behind "Super Bowl 2014" right now. Make no mistake, he was already going to get paid, last night he just made himself a household name and will become the highest paid CB in the game.
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A fake hillbilly judges homosexuals and you want to protect him with the First Amendment rights. An athlete gives the most entertaining postgame interview since Muhammad Ali and you're suddenly mad. Got it.

In no way, shape, or form are the Duck crew hillbillies of any stripe, real or fake. Hillbillies come from Appalachia, not Louisiana. Never Louisiana.

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A fake hillbilly judges homosexuals and you want to protect him with the First Amendment rights. An athlete gives the most entertaining postgame interview since Muhammad Ali and you're suddenly mad. Got it.

It amazes me how butt hurt people are over Sherman. I want to see more of that.
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I don't like Sherman he gets away with a lot. Last night he made that one play Crabtree wasn't lying when he said watch the tape. He's not Revis, not Champ Bailey if refs start calling some holding or PI he would look as good as he does

If the refs called offensive PI Tony would not have been a a Hall of Famer. To say that Revis and Champ are betteer, or that they don't do the same things is completely asinine
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Sherman could play on my team. He's a straight up as beater. I'd take him over Reevis and every other corner right about now.

If Dimi had followed BillyChick's advice and not done the pick five in 2011 he could have taken Sherman in the fifth. He still could have but traded up to take the Quizzonator and left Sherm on the board.

Another fireable offense.

but would we or any other team that drafted him had the foresight to convert him to cb? You do know he was a wr his whole college career?
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I was listening to 790 radio earlier this morning and caught just the end of an interview with him where he said that he remembered that play from the Atlanta game and he was going to be ready (or something to that effect)

The interviewer marveled that he still thought about that game

Did anybody else hear him reference the Falcons?

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