Patriots QB Tom Brady’s clean cut, nice guy image doesn’t fool Richard Sherman. Less than two weeks before Super Bowl XLIX, the Seattle Seahawks CB isn’t letting up when it comes to trash-talking Brady — something that he claims Brady started two years ago after a 24-23 come-from-behind win against New England.
After the game, Sherman tweeted “You mad Bro?” to the Pats golden boy, but Tom never responded. The tweet inspired Sherman to create his own line of “You mad Bro” shirts that are available on his website, but if shirts aren’t enough to stir up a little smack talk, Sherman is making it clear that what you see is not what you get when it comes to Tom Brady.
The New York Post reports that Richard Sherman talked to the media during practice on Wednesday, and while he didn’t use the word “fake” when describing Brady, it was certainly implied.
“People somehow get a skewed view of Tom Brady, that he’s just clean-cut, does everything right and never says a bad word to anyone. And we know him to be otherwise.”
Sherman is clearly still carrying a grudge against Brady. However, he explained that Tom’s attitude towards the Seahawks players back in 2012 was not one that you would expect from a guy who appears to be an All-American, down-to-earth, nice guy.
According to the outspoken Seahawks CB, Brady taunted the team’s defense throughout the 2012 game, and was “pretty much saying” the Seahawks players were “nobodies.”
“He was pretty much saying that we were nobodies and that we should come up to him after they got the win. We should take that pretty well? Cool, can I get your autograph, too? He said stuff like that throughout the game.”
Brady hasn’t responded to Sherman’s latest comments, but did talk about it during an interview on WEEI this week, starting out with the word “truthfully” to make his statement more believable.
“Truthfully, at that time, I thought he was just coming up to say ‘good game.’ That’s all I thought it was. It was loud after that game, so I didn’t really hear anything. Then I went into the locker room after the game and… he said he was talking trash to me. That was all a bit of a surprise to me.”
Sherman’s response to Brady’s memory loss? Just a little bit of sarcasm, as expected.
“In that moment of him being himself, he said some things and we returned the favor. Unfortunately, he apparently didn’t remember what he said. I’m sure also in those moments when he’s yelling at the ref, he’s just saying, ‘Good job. You’re doing a fantastic job. Keep it up.’ “
The duo will meet on the field at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona on February 1. Sherman told the media during practice that he hopes Brady throws the ball in his direction because it will give him “more opportunities to get the ball” — and perhaps create an opportunity for Sherman to yell, “You mad Bro?”
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