Surprise, surprise: Richard Sherman did not yell and scream about how great he was after losing the Super Bowl.
Defensive cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks didn’t know what to do with himself after the Super Bowl was over.
It’s not that there weren’t any cameras or reporters surrounding him. They were there, as usual, hoping for another outrageous sound bite from the very opinionated football player, who famously wears his heart on his sleeve. But none were forthcoming.
It was a different kind of “deflategate“: The self-proclaimed “greatest corner” in the league’s ego had shrunk at least ten sizes. For the first time since anyone in the sports world can remember, Richard Sherman had nothing much to say.
He didn’t scream about how bad the receivers on the other team were. He didn’t yell into any reporter’s mic about being the best ever. He even looked — well, there’s no other way to put it — humbled.
Of course, he didn’t actually express any humility. That would be un-Sherman-like. He did say he was “a little bit surprised” by the Seahawks’ final offensive play call, however.
“A little bit surprised”? If it had been the other team that chose to pass when they had the ball one yard from a near-certain win, with perhaps the best running back in the league — who had been running roughshod over the opponent the whole game — poised to easily run it in with three chances to do so (it was only second down), we think he might’ve put it a little differently.
Assuming it was him making the interception to seal the game, we guess he would probably have shouted something like: “That was the worst play call in history! Who do they think they are?! Don’t they know that’s ME on defense? The Greatest Defensive Back in the World?! When you try me with a sorry receiver like that, that’s the result you gonna get! Are they f*cking crazy over there??!!”
But this time, it was his own coach who made a bad decision. So, Richard Sherman ate humble pie, able only to utter something weak about being “surprised.”
So, will this change Richard Sherman’s attitude going forward next season?
We’ll let him answer that one for you: “Are you f*cking insane??!!”