Richard Sherman got the last laugh, last word and last impression.
In an interview with MMQB.SI.com following Super Bowl XLVIII, Sherman gave praise to a team he bashed in the weeks before, while dissing another.
“The NFC Championship was the Super Bowl. The 49ers were the second-best team in the NFL,” the Seattle Seahawks cornerback proclaimed.
This came after Sherman blasted San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the NFC Championship postgame interview, which prompted a heated response from Colin Kaepernick to the New York Post a short while later.
Sherman also took the time to describe the simplicity of stopping Peyton Manning. “We knew what route concepts they liked on different downs, so we jumped all the routes. Then we figured out the hand signals for a few of the route audibles in the first half.”
“Me, Earl (Thomas), Kam (Chamcellor)…we’re not just three All-Pro players. We’re three All-Pro minds. Now, if Peyton had thrown in some double moves, if he had gone out of character, we could’ve been exposed.”
Sherman did go out of his way to call Manning a “living legend” and the “classiest person/player (he’s) ever met,” on Mike and Mike in the Morning and Twitter respectively, which downplayed his words on Manning having a weak throwing arm from a month earlier.
Let’s remind ourselves while Sherman’s comments are utterly unnecessary, the 25-year-old makes the NFL more interesting by doing so. Feel free to chime during the offseason.
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