Richard Sherman, the excellent young cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, had heard enough trash talk from Tom Brady during his team’s matchup against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
After picking off Brady with 4:52 left in the third quarter, Sherman said the quarterback told him and safety Earl Thomas to ” see him after the game when they win.”
Richard Sherman found Brady after the game, but it was a Seattle Seahawks win that Sherman was gloating about, the Yahoo! Sports blog Shutdown Corner noted.
“Anytime you run a gimmick offense, you’re a little bit afraid — you’re not sound in what you’re doing in your base stuff,” Sherman told Yahoo! Sports right after the game. “You’re running this hurry-up stuff, and there’s a reason it’s not effective, because there are great defenses out there who will stuff it. We figured out early in the game what the calls were, what they were doing, and what the adjustments were. We started executing better, and that’s why they got only six points in the second half.”
Richard Sherman told the Tacoma News Tribune that trash talk between Brady and Seahawks defenders continued throughout the game:
“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.
“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.”
When he cooled down in the locker room, the Seahawks defender gave a more nuanced answer as to how the Seattle Seahawks overcame a late 13-point deficit to defeat the Patriots 24-23.
“I studied a lot,” Richard Sherman said. “I studied them a lot, and I knew what was coming. We were just kind of baiting them into throwing what we wanted them to throw. We had a certain scheme set up, and I don’t want to say I’m prideful like that, but I’m prideful like that. I don’t want anyone to catch the ball on my side — if the ball’s on my side, I want to pick it off or have the ball hit the ground.”