If you want to talk about a complex guy, here is one to our right. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman could probably make a lot of sociologists a lot of money. He is a hard guy to read, that’s for sure.
We all saw his rant about Michael Crabtree with Erin Andrews. In the heat of the moment, after making the play that sent his team to the Super Bowl, Richard was pumped up. Later on, he was much more composed, talking to reporters. It would seem that he is a very smart guy.
But now, as the “Road to MetLife Stadium” is hitting its climax, and the game at MetLife Stadium right on the horizon, some interesting comments hit the public light. Specifically, his comments regarding opposing quarterback Peyton Manning.
For anyone who hasn’t heard, Richard talked about how Peyton Manning has “thrown a lot of ducks” this season. Peyton responded quite well, talking about how he threw a lot of touchdown ducks and yardage ducks. He’ll take the ducks that he has thrown, all of the way into the record books.
Here is what guys with big mouths don’t understand, and Richard Sherman is no different: comments such as these accomplish NOTHING. What does he think is going to happen by saying something like that? He’s going to get inside Peyton Manning’s head? He’s going to throw him off his game with his words? Please. Peyton has forgotten more football than Richard Sherman will ever know.
Look at the record-setting season that Peyton had. Does making someone with those statistics mad seem like an intelligent idea? That is like taking someone who literally can kill you with their bare hands, and insulting their mother.
Comments like this are only going to get Peyton mad. He won’t say that he is mad, but he will keep the comment in the back of his mind. He will do everything he can to torch Richard Sherman and company, to make him eat his words.
I would be worried if I were him.