Richard Sherman has made plenty of headlines over his six-season career based on what he’s said about opposing players and teams, but this week he’s drawing a lot of attention to himself because of what he’s got to say about his own team, and certain members of the media. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback was seen yelling at offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell during last Thursday’s 24-3 win against the Los Angeles Rams, after he disagreed with a playcall in the red zone. ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia asked what Sherman would think of it if things were reversed:
This answer from Sherman stood out after @SheilKapadia asked if he’d have a problem with offensive teammate criticizing defensive play call. pic.twitter.com/aVOTCgwhOj— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) December 20, 2016
When asked why he doesn’t think Jimmy Graham and Doug Baldwin might take offense to him not trusting the passing game, Sherman responded it’s because “They know the history.”
Unfortunately, it didn’t end there.
As the press conference ended, Sherman told veteran Seattle-PI beat writer Jim Moore that he would “ruin his career” for asking questions like that.
See what happened was… pic.twitter.com/luAQ6rYfYI— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) December 20, 2016
Many Seattle fans on Twitter, and I assume the world, have expressed that they don’t care for Moore. But perhaps the better thing to do here for Sherman wasn’t to tell a reporter they’d end their career for asking questions.
Sherman thought the offense should run the ball in the Super Bowl because they had Marshawn Lynch, but perhaps he should take another cue from Lynch: Ignore the media you don’t like.