ESPN: Seahawks CB Richard Sherman ok with Patrick Peterson, NOT Michael Crabtree


When Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman was interviewed by 710 ESPN Seattle this morning he spoke about his recent twitter war with Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson. A war that was ended with Sherman showing off his Super Bowl bling, Sherman says the two were just two friends joking around, as he said “It’s all fun. We’re just trying to see who’s the most clever. We’re friends. We’ve known each other since the [NFL] combine [in 2011]. We’ve worked out together and he’s a great dude.” But the positive vibe stopped there as Sherman was asked about San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree and his response was “Much, much different.”


Sherman was asked by ESPN if he would have handled the hand-shake differently had Crabtree shook his hand and Sherman said, “That’s probably true. The animosity would still be there, but I probably wouldn’t have gone off on him like that. But he didn’t [shake my hand].”

But it was Sherman’s post game rant that is still talked about today as he said, “I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me. Crabtree. Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’ll shut it for you real quick. L.O.B. [Legion of Boom].”

Sherman also was asked Monday if he would have shaken Crabtree’s hand had Crabtree caught the pass for a likely game-winning touchdown.

“Yeah, I would have shaken his hand,” Sherman said. “But that universe doesn’t exist. If ifs were fifths, we’d all be drunk.”

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