Sherman should just let his play do his talking for him.
Having said that, here's the part that seems to be left out of the stories nationally.
CB RICHARD SHERMAN "I kept saying I’m going to get that next time. Every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to (Brady): ‘Please keep trying me. I’m going to take it from you.’ That was when they were winning. He just gave me that look and said, ‘Oh, I’ll see you after game.’ Well, I made sure I saw him after the game."
It started out as typical trash-talking during the game and escalated from there. Personally, I think trash-talking is counterproductive. All it does is inspire the other guy. Maybe a few get so pissed that it takes them out of their game. Most of the time it backfires IMO. It's disappointing, but part of that is relatively little veteran leadership. There are 6 guys 30 or older on the 53-man and the only one older than 30 is Marcus Trufant at 31. So they are a young team. I'm not using that as an excuse, but there isn't that Reggie White-type leader on this team that can help with something like that.
Some of it is playing the respect card. Here's the other part of his quote:
“They’re going to say, ‘What’s wrong? He threw two picks. Well, he should have thrown five picks. If Earl catches every one, then it’s a long day for him. People don’t understand. We’ve got great players out here. We’ve got great players in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of talent. People, they don’t look at the film. They don’t analyze anything. That’s why these analysts and commentators need to shut their mouth.”
I'm not saying it's justified but this kind of shit happens all the time. I'm surprised anyone gets up in arms about it any more.
Edited by DanoooME, 16 October 2012 - 08:26 AM.