SHOCKER315 wrote:Sherman is a smart guy. I suspect there is another motive behind all of this.
The Pro Bowl and a potential bonus monetary incentive tied to it... (which my be in his contract, ).
He was the only Seahawks DB not to make it to the Pro Bowl last year, despite having a very good year. I suspect that really sticks in his craw. The Pro Bowl is largely a popularity contest based on a player's name recognition. Tweeting his pic with Brady and naming himself Optimus Prime gets him the media attention he needs to get noticed in Pro Bowl voting... and perhaps get paid a bonus incentive.
I'm not suggesting this makes Sherman a bad guy or that he should shut up. Quite the contrary, I think he is just playing "the game" smartly and to his benefit.
meh he trash talked in his first start last year, calling AJ Green overrated. I think its something he does to pump himself up, and get inside the head of opponents.
I have no problem with the trash talk as long as he backs it up, and he has. Its not like he's said anything inappropriate