New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is weighing in on the Richard Sherman controversy after losing his bid for the Superbowl to the Denver Broncos Sunday.
Tom Brady is giving his two-cents in the latest NFL controversy, the Richard Sherman rant following Seattle’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the second playoff game Sunday.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, don’t follow football, or didn’t hear the news, a little background on the controversy.
During the last minutes of the NFC Championship game between San Francisco and Seattle, Richard Sherman tipped a pass from Colin Kaepernick resulting in a devastating interception that pretty much sealed the deal for the Seahawks.
In an on-the-field interview after the game Sherman went on a rant on Michael Crabtree — the 49ers receiver who Kaepernick intended his pass for — while speaking to Erin Andrews of the Fox Network.
Before the end of the game Sherman attempted to be a good sport and even though he and Crabtree have a history extended his hand and told the 49er, “good game”, however, Crabtree didn’t want anything to do with Sherman and shoved him back.
“I ran over to Crabtree to shake his hand but he ignored me,” Sherman later said. “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.”
Now everyone has an opinion in the matter and Tom Brady, another quarterback who is going home, inserted his on Monday saying:
“I don’t know him at all. I’ve watched him play. He’s that kind of guy. So, you know. I approach the game — and I have respect for my opponents. That’s the way our team always plays. We win with graciousness, and when we lose, we could do better. Some teams don’t always do that, or that’s not their program.”
“The only way to counter that is to beat them. When you don’t win, it’s hard not to say — you just gotta shut your mouth and listen to it. Maybe when you get an opportunity down the road, maybe that’s a source of motivation. But they got a good team, they played well all year. They played well at home. And that’s why they advanced, too.”
This may be all good on paper, but Tom Brady has also been known for his outbursts after losing. Earlier in the season he stormed out of a post-game press conference he stormed off the room because he was apparently too upset to talk to reporters.
After a game in 2012, Tom Brady and Richard Sherman had words, following a Seattle game. Sherman appeared to get in Brady’s face and later posted a photo with the caption “U MAD BRO?”
Tom Brady’s comments are not going on real well in social media:
— Mike Martignago (@MikeMartignago) January 20, 2014
— Obi-Dom (@DomWorld_Peace) January 20, 2014
Why Tom Brady making comments on Richard Sherman? Stay in ya lane Tom you out and Sherman in the Super Bowl
— GO CHARGERS (@BasedChasen) January 20, 2014
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) January 20, 2014
Tom Brady curses out officials on live TV: "He's such a competitor!" @RSherman_25 scares Erin Andrews by getting loud: "Uneducated Thug!"
— Geoff Crawley (@VoiceOfThePhan) January 20, 2014
Tom Brady has created even more controversy — if that’s possible — regarding the Richard Sherman rant. All parties seem to be enjoying the extra attention.