OT: Sherman's Explanation

OT: Sherman's Explanation

Submitted by MGlobules on January 20th, 2014 at 4:02 PM

and some of the backdrop to the Seattle cornerback's post-game comments yesterday:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24414782/report-crabree-tr…

I don't think that Sherman came off well in the event. But--apropos of the thuggery accusations--it's interesting to see that he reportedly refused to be drawn into a fight with Crabtree and (apparently) settled the issue on the field. If all is as alleged, I can see why he might have felt a little wild in the aftermath. 

EDIT: Just to add a little fuel to the fire, note that he has a history with Tom Brady, and his twitter comment to Crabtree: 

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24414853/tom-brady-on-rich…

Someone might want to point out that he DID concern himself with the "sheep;" that's what unleashed this whirlwind. At this stage his agent is probably begging him to give it a rest. 

OT- Thoughts on Richard Sherman interview

OT- Thoughts on Richard Sherman interview

Submitted by Wee-Bey Brice on January 20th, 2014 at 10:07 AM
By now we've all seen the now infamous post-game rant/interview that Richard Sherman delivered on national television last night. Since the interview, I've been paying attention to a lot of the commentary about it and I'm baffled by some of the remarks, quite frankly. - Was he way too amped up? Yes. Although, he did just make the game saving play to send his team to the SB. If Countess made the same play to send us to the NC, I would probably throw my tv into my neighbors yard in celebration. He gets a pass on this one. - Did he lack humility? Yes. However, so does Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. When you can walk the walk, you earn the right to talk the talk. Not saying he's the MJ of cornerbacks but he has been consistently playing at a high level. - Did he scare the piss out of Erin Andrews? Yep. But at least it was funny. My point is that while he was over the top with his approach, he didn't do anything to deserve to be labeled as a classless thug. He didn't curse, he didn't make personal attacks outside of football and he didn't put his hands on anyone. In other words, he did EXACTLY what we wanted him to do; he gave us quality reality TV. He yelled at the top of his lungs but essentially all he said was "I'm the best in the game, don't throw to my side of the field unless you're throwing to Jerry Rice". Nothing about that statement screams "thug". Of course having grown up on the Eastside of Detroit I'm a little more familiar with actual thugs than most, but I just don't see how he's being labeled as anything other than what he is. He's a very intelligent, Stanford graduate that plays football better than most and will make sure you know that he's better than you. Cocky? Indeed. Classless thug? Don't think so. What'd you take away from the interview? ******sorry for crappy format, posted from iPhone****