Richard Sherman made a lot of enemies with his outburst following the Seahawks Sunday win over San Francisco. NFL sacks leader Michael Strahan isn’t one of them.
The former New York Giant relayed on a Fox Super Bowl conference call that Sherman’s “raw emotion” merely exposed the on-field reality of the NFL for fans ever clamoring for a taste of it, so they shouldn’t complain.
The interview, occurring in such proximity to the game’s finish, merely showed how hyped up and aggressive NFL players are, Strahan said, arguing that it was “unfair to bash him.” Strahan praised Sherman’s route to the NFL, which came by way of Compton, California via Stanford University. “He is a great player,” Strahan opined. “He backs up everything he says.”
Richard Sherman emphatically agrees.
“Well, I’m the best corner in the game,” Sherman told Fox sideline reporter Erin Andrews after his game-saving tip of a Colin Kaepernick pass. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like [Michael] Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me.”
But people are talking about Richard Sherman now more than ever.