Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman delivered a post-game interview after the NFC championship that created all kinds of attention around the world. Lots of critics described Sherman as a “thug” after delivering his trash talk to reporters. But thug? Really though?
Rapper Lil Wayne shared his thoughts on Sherman’s football abilities as well. Apparently Lil Wayne thinks that Sherman is more of a trash talker than he is football player. But honestly, who in the NFL doesn’t talk any trash? ITS FOOTBALL.
It seems like it used to be Richard Sherman loves to trash talk, but now, it’s kind of a technique. Not natural. I’ve seen people go back at him, and when they tell him something back or he gets his face busted, there’s no more barking. That tells me, I’m really not like this, I’m really not aggressive. I think it’s Richard Sherman mouthing off … I know the media likes to say he’s backing it up with his play. Well, Richard Sherman comes from the same place I come from, the street, and he’s doing a lot of talking where he really can’t back it up. I think he’s a shutdown player. But a great player? No. Great? I don’t think he’s a great player. Now if he plays great against Peyton, that will be huge. If he performs tremendously, that will [change things].
Sherman led the league with 8 interceptions this past season and had the game winning deflection from a pass thrown by Colin Kaepernick to Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Sherman and the Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl this Sunday in New York.
Here is one of the videos where Sherman spoke his mind after the game.