He had the largest audience of his life at the zenith of his professional career
and he acted like an idiot. He disrespected the reporter who was trying to give
him credit for winning the game. He disrespected his opponent who just
experienced a crushing defeat. He never mentioned his team once in his outburst,
just me, me, me!!! He may be everything the article says, but when he had the
chance to show the world who he was he chose another side to show. America will
remember him for his outburst, unfortunate as that may be. But he was a
communications major, he should have known better.
10CCThat "reporter" was Skip Bayless, who stated that Revis
was a better cornerback than Richard Sherman. Sherman asked what he based that
on? Bayless was clueless. He simply called out Skip Bayless for making an
unfounded statement. He exposed Bayless for the sub-par reporter he is.
Every person is a mixture of good... and not so good. Sherman definitely fits
that description.His accomplishments and history in rising from a
tough neighborhood, to Stanford, then on to the NFL are extraordinarily
impressive, and his charitable work is very admirable.But this
persona he takes on to drive himself to greater accomplishment has a serious
defect. One interview, right after a huge play that got his team into the
Superbowl is not enough to condemn a player, but it turns out Sherman has a long
history, for a third year player. His interview with an ESPN
reporter that quickly went downhill, with Sherman declaring "I'm a
better person that you because I've accomplished more in my 24 years that
you ever will in your profession" showed a nasty temper that is fueled by
humiliating others. There are other videos, one video shows Sherman being
punched in the face by an opposing player after a game. Where did the
motivation for that assault come from?We need more kids to emulate a
Richard Sherman that works hard and plays with respect, and *not* see the
Richard Sherman who provokes great anger in others.
A great player, yes. Empahsizes the importance of education to youth, yes.
Deserves credit for surviving life in Compton and making it to Stanford, yes.
Graduating with honors, yes. A good man? Yes . . . I hope Peyton burn the shirt
right off him.
Another commentary on another news site made a similar point to this one and
additionally pointed out:Sherman's degree at Stanford was in
Communications.Notice that in the interview, he looked directly at
the camera.He did not let one profanity fly- he made his point while
watching his language. He knew what he was doing.Over the top?
Sure. But the author of this and other similar articles make a good case for
@ KamikrazeeHe is considered the best lock/shut down corner back in
the NFL. 20 Interceptions in 3 season, 8 last year and 8 this year. Probowler
last and this year. He is early into his career; and at this point; far from the
best Seahawk ever. I don't recall that he ever said he was. Make no mistake
though, he is a great Cornerback; his numbers speak for them self, and so does
he. @let's rollNicely put; well done!
Sherman is a good player, this year. He is setting himself up though, with
his outsized personna. If he doesn't deliver the goods in the big game,
and again next year, and next, he will be another athlete with an ego, Charlie
Sheen with a helmet and pads. The show he put on at the end of the
niner's game was terrible. I don't follow the 'Hawks and
really don't care who is the greatest player that town has ever seen, but I
am pretty sure it isn't him. I know great when I see it. If a
player needs to tell everybody he is great, he ain't.
The perfect role model? You have got to be kidding me, He is cocky arrogant and
full of himself. His comments after the game were embarrassing and I hope that
no children emulate that kind of behavior it has no place in the game.
The heat of the moment got to him. Jordan trash talked all the time when he was
playing. He didn't publicly call out a player like Sherman did, but Jordan
was a known talker. The moment got to Sherm. He's apologized, time to
I learned a lot from his comments. They were honest and enlightening. They
provided real insight into how an elite athlete prepares to play one of the most
difficult positions in football. There are 50 athletes at his position with his
physical skills so his mental approach is a large part of what sets him apart.
Ironically, sports media bemoans what programmed/non-responsive
answers they get from most athlete and rightfully so. Payton Manning and Tom
Brady provide no real insight as to how they mentally prepare for a game.Thus, to me the only thing offensive about Sherman's comments are
they way they're being handled by the media. They finally get a candid
insight into a player's mindset and they vilify him for it.Who
could blame Sherman if he decides in the future to parrot the "we take it
one game at a time and respect all of our opponents" nonsense athletes are
programmed to use with the media. Anyone who plays sports knows
that players and coaches are always looking for ways to make each game and match
up personal...Sherman just explained how he did that with the 49ers and
Big Seahawk fan and a big Sherman fan. He is a great player. He just needs to
tone it down a little. I'd much rather have him play for me; then against