Richard Sherman was very happy to see his Seattle Seahawks defeat the New England Patriots in a huge comeback victory at home on Sunday. After the game, he was just as happy to trash talk a little to Tom Brady, telling him exactly what was on his mind.
“They thought [New England] was the greatest ball club to step on the earth. They are 3-3, .500. I don’t know what great ball club is 3-3. We got great players. Me and Earl [Thomas] walked up to [Brady] and we said, ‘We are greater than you. We are better than you. You’re just a man. We are a team. We are a team, you are a single man.’ ”
Sherman was not done speaking his mind after the big win. Not by a long shot.
“It’s not a shock for us, we believe we have a great ball club, we believe we can play with anybody,” Sherman said. “You know, NFL Network and all these pundits think they know everything. Well we keep shutting them up week by week by week. We are playing great.”
Seattle is playing good football in 2012 through the first six games, as their 4-2 record will indicate. They have a couple of good wins, but to come out say that they are the best is simply ignorant.
“We’re built for a heavyweight fight,” Sherman told the Seattle Times. “I don’t think they’re built for a heavyweight fight.”
Should we note that this is a New England team who has reached the Super Bowl twice over the past five seasons? And this is a Seattle squad who has never even won a Super Bowl? I would be careful about who I said is not ready for a challenge.
And while Brady did fail to lead the Patriots to a road victory in Seattle on Sunday, he did throw for nearly 400 yards and a couple of touchdowns. For Sherman to come out and do that much trash talking may be a bit extreme.
While we are at it, should it also be noted that while the Seahawks are 4-2, they really didn’t beat the Green bay Packers? Or that Seattle barely beat the lowly Carolina Panthers and hold victories over teams who are just a combined 9-13 this season?
Perhaps Sherman should do a bit more homework before he takes the next opportunity to run his mouth.