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Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:22 am
  • http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/i ... d-patriots

    I like the "swag" and attitude of our defense, and I like Sherman's attitude and aptitude in general, but this constant chattering and then trash talking Tom Brady after the game is a little low rent, IMO. For one thing, the Tom Brady led Patriots have accomplished WAY more than we have at this point in history, and certainly more than Richard Sherman has. Brady is worthy of a little more respect than Sherman gave him here. Another point is that it's not like our defense completely shut them down...we just minimized the damage somewhat. On top of that, this wasn't quite the same as most of our games, where the defense basically had to win it and hope that the offense could score "just enough". The offense had to bail the team out (which it did, fortunately). Brady and company, particularly in the first half, were almost scary good, and it was clear that whatever plan our defense had going into the game wasn't working and had to be modified. For crying out loud, we were down by two touchdowns with 8 minutes left. This could have easily been a loss. Would Richard Sherman have sought out Tom Brady after the game then? Not likely, for the same reason that all those yacky 49ers fans have mysteriously disappeared from all the various discussion boards today.

    In my opinion, trash talk is weak sauce. I'm guess I'm okay with it if you're just trying to get into your opponents head during the game, but Sherman hounded Brady afterwards and even tweeted with the pictures after the game...that's unnecessary.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:28 am
  • VinceDee wrote:http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/8508095/richard-sherman-gloats-seattle-seahawks-top-gimmick-new-england-patriots

    I like the "swag" and attitude of our defense, and I like Sherman's attitude and aptitude in general, but this constant chattering and then trash talking Tom Brady after the game is a little low rent, IMO. For one thing, the Tom Brady led Patriots have accomplished WAY more than we have at this point in history, and certainly more than Richard Sherman has. Brady is worthy of a little more respect than Sherman gave him here. Another point is that it's not like our defense completely shut them down...we just minimized the damage somewhat. On top of that, this wasn't quite the same as most of our games, where the defense basically had to win it and hope that the offense could score "just enough". The offense had to bail the team out (which it did, fortunately). Brady and company, particularly in the first half, were almost scary good, and it was clear that whatever plan our defense had going into the game wasn't working and had to be modified. For crying out loud, we were down by two touchdowns with 8 minutes left. This could have easily been a loss. Would Richard Sherman have sought out Tom Brady after the game then? Not likely, for the same reason that all those yacky 49ers fans have mysteriously disappeared from all the various discussion boards today.

    In my opinion, trash talk is weak sauce. I'm guess I'm okay with it if you're just trying to get into your opponents head during the game, but Sherman hounded Brady afterwards and even tweeted with the pictures after the game...that's unnecessary.


    So it was ok for Brady to talk trash during the game, telling Sherman to come talk to him after the game, but when Sherman actually does, then it's bad form? Ok got it :roll:
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:28 am
  • I agree. I love the attitude but I hope he settles down just a bit. We could still go 4-12 and then he'd look really silly.

    Not that I think we're gonna go 4-12, I'm just sayin.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:30 am
  • I'm kind of with you on this. Maybe it's just because I respect the hell out of Brady but I think he's overdoing it a little bit here.

    By the same token, if this kind of stuff helps him keep playing with the same attitude he's been playing with, have at.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:31 am
  • I love it. Brady showed them no respect. He responded. It's not like he spazzes out after every game.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:33 am
  • to be honest Sherman is standing up for all Seahawk fans and players and the organization as a whole.

    our team is a family and i wouldnt be surprised if pete brings up shermans trash talking at the team meeting today. they will laugh and look forward to thursday
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:33 am
  • Disagree. I love it.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:33 am
  • Talk all you want during the game, but after the game shake hands and go your own way. I haven't heard TB say one word to the media, and Sherm should do the same. Now is TB or any other Pats player was talking now, then ok fire back.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:34 am
  • I do not want him to tone it down.. I want teams to hate us.. I want to be an island here on the west coast that is talked about because teams hate to play us..

    I am tired of the warm, cuddly Seahawks we have had the last 10 years.. I love a guy who is willing to talk and then back it up by shutting down his side of the field..

    I am mostly tired of people finding out i am a seahawks fan and laughing because of the mediocrity we have been going through.. I want them to be pissed off and remember a time when a Seahawk punched them in the mouth and walk away irritated.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:35 am
  • VinceDee wrote:http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/8508095/richard-sherman-gloats-seattle-seahawks-top-gimmick-new-england-patriots

    I like the "swag" and attitude of our defense, and I like Sherman's attitude and aptitude in general, but this constant chattering and then trash talking Tom Brady after the game is a little low rent, IMO. For one thing, the Tom Brady led Patriots have accomplished WAY more than we have at this point in history, and certainly more than Richard Sherman has. Brady is worthy of a little more respect than Sherman gave him here. Another point is that it's not like our defense completely shut them down...we just minimized the damage somewhat. On top of that, this wasn't quite the same as most of our games, where the defense basically had to win it and hope that the offense could score "just enough". The offense had to bail the team out (which it did, fortunately). Brady and company, particularly in the first half, were almost scary good, and it was clear that whatever plan our defense had going into the game wasn't working and had to be modified. For crying out loud, we were down by two touchdowns with 8 minutes left. This could have easily been a loss. Would Richard Sherman have sought out Tom Brady after the game then? Not likely, for the same reason that all those yacky 49ers fans have mysteriously disappeared from all the various discussion boards today.

    In my opinion, trash talk is weak sauce. I'm guess I'm okay with it if you're just trying to get into your opponents head during the game, but Sherman hounded Brady afterwards and even tweeted with the pictures after the game...that's unnecessary.


    I disagree. But I respect your right to have an opinion.

    More nastiness please Sherm... In fact, I want a pic of you on Thursday night after the game yelling in Harbaugh's face about how big of a punk $#@$ he is and to tell him his schemes and his team and everyone that wears red and gold is a $#@$@# $#$#@ #@$#@ and a $#@$ with #$@$#@$ on top... ;)
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:35 am
  • TOTALLY disagree with the OP.

    We are who we are, smash mouth on both sides of the ball, and they are backing up thier talk.

    I LOVE the toughness and the talk.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:36 am
  • kidhawk wrote:
    So it was ok for Brady to talk trash during the game, telling Sherman to come talk to him after the game, but when Sherman actually does, then it's bad form? Ok got it :roll:


    I knew this was coming, so let me point out that it was Sherman who started the trash talking. Read the linked article. Sherman took offense to the relatively innocuous comments made by Brady earlier in the week (about quieting the crowd, etc), so he trash talked Brady during the game...several times...until Brady responded.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:37 am
  • CPHawk wrote:Talk all you want during the game, but after the game shake hands and go your own way. I haven't heard TB say one word to the media, and Sherm should do the same. Now is TB or any other Pats player was talking now, then ok fire back.


    Tom Brady lost, of course he's not being cocky. You talk the smack in the game, and tell the guy to come see you after the game cuz you're gonna win, and you lose, you should expect a little smack back. Most of Sherman's verbal rants weren't aimed at Brady, they were mostly against the media not giving them the credit he thinks they deserve.

    Listening on the radio and they even mentioned how Sherman gave Brady props for being a good qb on this twitter feed. He's not being disrespectful, just enjoying the victory and feeding Brady a little well earned crow.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:38 am
  • These guys believe they have something special and Sherman is the best cover corner in the game with Revis sidelined. Brash, young, talented. I love it. Never been so happy to be a Seahawks fan.

    Thank you Paul Allen. For Pete & John. This team can beat anyone. Period. And they are just getting started.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:42 am
  • you know, you're very right.

    I think Sherm should tone it down, get Brady's autograph, and turn in an application to work at ESPN so he can talk about how great Brady is all day long.

    As long as Sherm is backing it up, let him be as nasty as he wants. Especially to the ever-cocky Brady who taunted him and Earl Thomas.

    Sherm merely did what Brady asked him to do. Find him after the game.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:42 am
  • VinceDee wrote:
    kidhawk wrote:
    So it was ok for Brady to talk trash during the game, telling Sherman to come talk to him after the game, but when Sherman actually does, then it's bad form? Ok got it :roll:


    I knew this was coming, so let me point out that it was Sherman who started the trash talking. Read the linked article. Sherman took offense to the relatively innocuous comments made by Brady earlier in the week (about quieting the crowd, etc), so he trash talked Brady during the game...several times...until Brady responded.


    It was back and forth trash talking during the game. You even said that isn't so bad...Brady is the one who invited it to go post game and Sherman took him up on it. It was all done in good fun (at least most people are taking it that way) and as I said, it's being said that Sherman was respectful of Brady the player in some of his twitter statements, but he's proud of what our defense did and thinks that the national media isn't taking us seriously enough....I can't blame him for that.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:44 am
  • As our young players transition to veterans, their personalities will come forward. Pete may talk with Richard to try to cap any bulletin board material, but in the end Sherman would not be the first DB to run off at the mouth. I like the "walk softly and carry a big stick" type approach to shutting folks up but in this hype-driven league, those who feel they aren't getting any generate their own.

    If Sherman didn't play for the Seahawks, I probably would just consider him a jackass, but he is a Seahawk so I just accept him, warts and all.

    Brady does talk crap, so it isn't like he doesn't like mixing it up. It should have stayed on the field in my opinion but Sherman chose not to keep it there. To the victor goes the spoils I gather.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:44 am
  • I don't even consider it trash talk. He is only responding to things that have been said, he's defending himself, his team, and his fans.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:45 am
  • I want us to develop a nastiness and have a rep like the old Raiders my father has told me about back in his day (he has been a Hawks fan since '76).
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:45 am
  • The kid was born and raised in Compton, pulled himself out and made it to Stanford. He's extremely intelligent but you can't take the Compton out of the kid. I love his passion. He hasn't crossed the line in my opinion. If Brady didn't talk trash, we wouldn't have got trash back.

    If his confidence, and swag is a part of what makes him great, then you have to take him for him. And I LOVE Sherm for who he is. Sherm is a guy who's studying game tape when he could be out at the club. He says things like "This is about US as a TEAM, not one man".
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:48 am
  • Not my cup of tea, prefer that it's kept on the field. But that's his personality so as long as he's not violating team/league rules or anything he's free to say what he wants.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:48 am
  • Disagree. This defense has a swagger that I have only seen once in my lifetime. And that was the early 2000 ravens. That team was mean, cocky, and could back it up. I truly believe that they can too.

    This type of chatter IMO only helps this team. 1. It ties this defense together. 2. The Fans love it, and the more love the louder the crowd, and 3. Teams like this breed opponents mistakes. This might be a overly simplified example but its like dealing with that one cocky annoying guy at work, or in sports, you begin to care more about hoping and trying to get him to mess up and you push too hard or forget about what you are supposed to do.

    Psychologically its a win any way you look at it.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:49 am
  • -The Glove- wrote:I love it. Brady showed them no respect. He responded. It's not like he spazzes out after every game.


    Exactly. Someone took a swing at him and he stood up for himself and his team. Its not like he goes out starting stuff
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:49 am
  • THIS:
    EastCoastHawksFan wrote:to be honest Sherman is standing up for all Seahawk fans and players and the organization as a whole.

    our team is a family and i wouldnt be surprised if pete brings up shermans trash talking at the team meeting today. they will laugh and look forward to thursday

    and THIS:
    GoldenTater81 wrote:I do not want him to tone it down.. I want teams to hate us.. I want to be an island here on the west coast that is talked about because teams hate to play us..

    I am tired of the warm, cuddly Seahawks we have had the last 10 years.. I love a guy who is willing to talk and then back it up by shutting down his side of the field..

    I am mostly tired of people finding out i am a seahawks fan and laughing because of the mediocrity we have been going through.. I want them to be pissed off and remember a time when a Seahawk punched them in the mouth and walk away irritated.


    Sherm's smack talk is bigger than just getting in Brady's face. It's getting in EVERYONE'S face. Hawks have not been respected by anyone this year, even when we had the #1 defense and the #1 rusher, we were still underdogs in our own house, we were still labeled "pretenders" by the national media talking heads. And even little talking heads who said good things about us we shit on by the BIG talking heads for being delusional. Then Brady comes out with all this "turn the 12th man against the Seahawks" and "come talk to me after we beat you" crap talk. More disrespect. Sherm's tired of being disrespected, as is the rest of the team and the 12th man. Sherm's tude and swagger is helping transform this team from a doormat "nice guy" Tim Ruskell team into a punch you in the face, take your lunch, eat it in front of you and feed you the garbage group of bad asses.

    I love that! Thanks for the Swagger Sherm. don't ever change!
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:52 am
  • Couldn't disagree more. This is emblematic of the "nice" and "polite" Pacific Northwest culture. I guarantee you wouldn't see this kind of post on an Eagles' or Steelers' fan board. I love the fact that we finally have a team full of bad asses with a healthy dose of swagger. This is who Richard Sherman is, and it's part of what makes him great. I hope he never shuts up.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:56 am
  • How can you not love it? He is a cornerback - that is the name of the game. Russell Wilson can give the classy responses but not our shut-down corner.

    We have had so many choir boys here and all I have ever wanted was a team that wasn't afraid to face anyone.

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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:57 am
  • What did he do that was so bad? Do we know what he is actually saying in that photo he posted? Was it his rant after the game saying we don't get enough respect? Or him saying Brady should have had 5 picks? Both of those are true statements.

    I love it. Sherman has backed up every bit of trash talk he has done so far in his career.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:00 am
  • I couldn't disagree more with the OP. This kid needs to do what he's doing because it works. If teams want to work it on him all game then it just means more INT's for us. If it means they throw away from him, then good... we have another great corner and two great safeties. Did talking big hurt Deion Sanders career? I bet he makes a better living now financially than he did as a player. As a mid-rounder Richard isn't making big-time NFL money. His next contract will likely be the one that sets him up for life. How do corners get noticed? They talk... and talk....and talk.... and produce! He does these things well. Why fix it if it isn't broken?

    If it starts leading to fines, then I guess you ask him to zip it, but he's not Deion Branch, who has always been a talker and has produced in about 3 games in his career (1 with Seattle, and it was against New England, and one a Super Bowl).

    Steve Smith has trash talked his way possibly into the hall of fame by getting into guy's heads. He is small and I bet many of you don't know that Steve broke his neck and had to wear a halo his junior year of college and it hurt his draft status (I saw the screws in his skull up close and personal on the sideline when BYU played Utah... I also saw him break his neck from 10 feet away and it was absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking for an extremely talented kid). Steve talked and talked and talked and produced. He has gotten into the head of EVERY DB in the league at some point and it has served him well. Without that big mouth he wouldn't have had the career he's had I feel. It has made him more productive by giving him a slight edge. You saw two masters of it when Steve and Sherm went up against each other last week.

    The thing is to not become a T.O. (ME FIRST) or to become a problem off the field. Steve Smith was never a problem off the field and is a good teammate by most accounts. Sherm is all about the 3 guys next to him back there. He's about proving he belongs. He went to Stanford for hell's sake, so he obviously is an intelligent guy. He's not some knucklehead jawjacking for fun. I believe he's very measured at times in what he does, and others he's just making a name for himself. If it sets him up for life, gets him endorsements, and brings Seattle our new Gary Payton (another prime example of a guy who was a complete pain to EVERYBODY, but by all accounts is a great guy) then all the better.

    In fact my uncle met Gary at an Eagle Hardware store his rookie year and talked to him for a half hour about hoops, life, the Sonics, etc. and said he had never met a more kind, respectful, intelligent, congenial, or more thoughtful athlete (and he had met many as he was a dentist that did work on many of the Sonics players, since his office was right by Bill Russell's place). Gary impressed him more than all of the athletes he'd ever met or done emergency dental surgery and follow-ups on over 20+ years, and this was when Gary was still young and known as the biggest mouth in the west. It served him well professionally on the court, professionally off the court, and personally as it built him into a superstar and THE icon of Seattle. Anybody who saw that full building side pic of the Glove down by the Nike Store in the day remembers I hope that Gary WAS Seattle and who knows.... Sherm could be our Revis... and already is looking to be. He's even outplaying Nnamdi for about 1/20 the money. :) GO SHERM!
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:02 am
  • Keep in mind, that link directs you to ESPN Boston.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:02 am
  • The best thing about it all is other QBs are gonna see this trashtalk and think "Imma make a fool out of that guy, i hate trashtalking DBs"

    and by god they'll regret it
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:05 am
  • yeah I have to disagree with OP too here. Brady told Sherm to come see him after the game when they (the patriots) have won. That is in my opinion well deserving of some post game smack talk especially after the conclusion we witnessed.

    I love it. Sherm has got giant brass cohones and we NEEDED players like this after all those years of soft "character" guys. I LOVE IT.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:06 am
  • Screw that nonsense of him toning it down. Brady was being a douche, as usual, Sherman made him pay for it and shoved it right back in his face. I don't want Sherman to tone it down one bit and loved how he acted towards Brady the Lady. Keep it up Richard, and don't listen to these fans who think you should tone it down.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:08 am
  • Hawken-Dazs wrote:Keep in mind, that link directs you to ESPN Boston.


    So does this one:
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:08 am
  • Well, the whole thing was pretty strategically placed if you ask me. Sherman baited Brady - an outstanding HOF quarterback - into throwing at him, and picked one off. What happens when he baits Alex Smith to beat him with the passing game?
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:11 am
  • Seahawk Sailor wrote:Well, the whole thing was pretty strategically placed if you ask me. Sherman baited Brady - an outstanding HOF quarterback - into throwing at him, and picked one off. What happens when he baits Alex Smith to beat him with the passing game?


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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:12 am
  • Sherman is exactly what you need - badassitute - to be a power puncher. I loved this quote after the game: "We're built for a heavyweight fight," cornerback Richard Sherman said. "I don't think they're built for a heavyweight fight."
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:13 am
  • Just don't let it become a distraction and stay focused on the next opponent.
    Richard Sherman doesn't just wanna get in your head, he wants to build a vacation home there.

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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:16 am
  • SalishHawkFan wrote:Just don't let it become a distraction and stay focused on the next opponent.


    That is one of the things I love about this whole Sherman thing....In his locker room "rant" he said that they can enjoy the win now (last night) but have to get ready for a very good 49er team on Thursday. He sounds like he's VERY ready to start prepping for the next game
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:17 am
  • SharkHawk wrote:I couldn't disagree more with the OP. This kid needs to do what he's doing because it works. If teams want to work it on him all game then it just means more INT's for us. If it means they throw away from him, then good... we have another great corner and two great safeties. Did talking big hurt Deion Sanders career? I bet he makes a better living now financially than he did as a player. As a mid-rounder Richard isn't making big-time NFL money. His next contract will likely be the one that sets him up for life. How do corners get noticed? They talk... and talk....and talk.... and produce! He does these things well. Why fix it if it isn't broken?

    If it starts leading to fines, then I guess you ask him to zip it, but he's not Deion Branch, who has always been a talker and has produced in about 3 games in his career (1 with Seattle, and it was against New England, and one a Super Bowl).

    Steve Smith has trash talked his way possibly into the hall of fame by getting into guy's heads. He is small and I bet many of you don't know that Steve broke his neck and had to wear a halo his junior year of college and it hurt his draft status (I saw the screws in his skull up close and personal on the sideline when BYU played Utah... I also saw him break his neck from 10 feet away and it was absolutely disgusting and heartbreaking for an extremely talented kid). Steve talked and talked and talked and produced. He has gotten into the head of EVERY DB in the league at some point and it has served him well. Without that big mouth he wouldn't have had the career he's had I feel. It has made him more productive by giving him a slight edge. You saw two masters of it when Steve and Sherm went up against each other last week.

    The thing is to not become a T.O. (ME FIRST) or to become a problem off the field. Steve Smith was never a problem off the field and is a good teammate by most accounts. Sherm is all about the 3 guys next to him back there. He's about proving he belongs. He went to Stanford for hell's sake, so he obviously is an intelligent guy. He's not some knucklehead jawjacking for fun. I believe he's very measured at times in what he does, and others he's just making a name for himself. If it sets him up for life, gets him endorsements, and brings Seattle our new Gary Payton (another prime example of a guy who was a complete pain to EVERYBODY, but by all accounts is a great guy) then all the better.

    In fact my uncle met Gary at an Eagle Hardware store his rookie year and talked to him for a half hour about hoops, life, the Sonics, etc. and said he had never met a more kind, respectful, intelligent, congenial, or more thoughtful athlete (and he had met many as he was a dentist that did work on many of the Sonics players, since his office was right by Bill Russell's place). Gary impressed him more than all of the athletes he'd ever met or done emergency dental surgery and follow-ups on over 20+ years, and this was when Gary was still young and known as the biggest mouth in the west. It served him well professionally on the court, professionally off the court, and personally as it built him into a superstar and THE icon of Seattle. Anybody who saw that full building side pic of the Glove down by the Nike Store in the day remembers I hope that Gary WAS Seattle and who knows.... Sherm could be our Revis... and already is looking to be. He's even outplaying Nnamdi for about 1/20 the money. :) GO SHERM!

    Damn Shark, not to be on your nuts, but you're on a roll today. First the post to the Pats fan and now this? Good stuff, man. And extra kudos for bringing up Gary. He was and still is one of the most popular athletes (not talking about in the media-with other athletes and entertainers, he's a popular man.)
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:22 am
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVQp_vemQug

    :stirthepot: I think Sherman earned the right to boast to the east coast football god named Tom Brady. I know when I overcome an obstacle, i like to brag a little, heh :0190l:
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:01 pm
  • I always prefer it out of the media spotlight, but I don't mind Sherman chirping a bit. Better on the field, and fine off it as long as nothing to stupid gets said.

    And honestly I thought his tweets were awesome!
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:16 pm
  • I love the smack and energy he beings to the field, but I do agree with the idea that he needs to dial it back a bit and still stay humble, although I know thats not his personality lol.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:18 pm
  • Let Sherm be Sherm. He is at his best when he is running his mouth. It was worse last year, because he didn't keep himself in check during the game, and was called multiple times for penalties after plays. This year, he is keeping his anger controlled, and playing clean football. A good example of this was the Carolina game, against Steve Smith. Sherm gets under people's skin, and backs it up with SOLID cornerback play. There is little anyone can do to stop either one.

    I fully support Sherman's attitude.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:26 pm
  • I like it too, he was trying to get into Brady's head and it probably worked.

    Seattle hasn't had a trash talking get into your head take you off of your game guy since Gary Payton.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:30 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:TOTALLY disagree with the OP.

    We are who we are, smash mouth on both sides of the ball, and they are backing up thier talk.

    I LOVE the toughness and the talk.

    Yep, I seem to remember a lot of fans giving props to Matt Hasselbeck when he gave the We want the ball gig IN GB.
    Brady didn't show any respect to the Seahawks with his we're going to beat you attitude, and Sherman RIGHTFULLY called him on it.
    Can't knock Sherman for feeling vindicated with the way it all came down.
    Brady was put in his place for shooting off his mouth, good for Richard, bad for Tommy.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:37 pm
  • I like it quite frankly...brady was the one talking as well...that's why his head was low in that picture. Nothin to say

    This is the attitude of the team and the nation will notice now!!
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:42 pm
  • Someone said on KJR, that Sherman is "Gary Payton with shoulder pads."

    Perfect analogy!
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:43 pm
  • scutterhawk wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:TOTALLY disagree with the OP.

    We are who we are, smash mouth on both sides of the ball, and they are backing up thier talk.

    I LOVE the toughness and the talk.

    Yep, I seem to remember a lot of fans giving props to Matt Hasselbeck when he gave the We want the ball gig IN GB.
    Brady didn't show any respect to the Seahawks with his we're going to beat you attitude, and Sherman RIGHTFULLY called him on it.
    Can't knock Sherman for feeling vindicated with the way it all came down.
    Brady was put in his place for shooting off his mouth, good for Richard, bad for Tommy.


    For the record, I have no problem with Brady coming in with a little cockiness and attitude and rebutting the smack talk during the game. He generally can back it up and has the history to prove it. I just think that as long as you can talk a little smack and keep the overall tone, basically respectful (at least not disrespectful) then I have no issue with it.
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:44 pm
  • So let me get this straight,

    Tom Brady saying he is going to come in here and make our fans boo our own team = Totally okay
    Tom Brady saying "come see me after this game after we win" = Totally okay
    That Scumbag Hernandez grabbing Chancellor's face mask after a catch while he is on the ground and trash talking = okay
    Patriots claiming we pump noise in and our crowd isn't really that loud = completely okay, probably true
    but
    Richard Sherman gets a big pick, talks to Brady AFTER THE GAME like "you wanted to see us?" = DISRESPECTFUL

    this is why we lose (no not cause we don't talk enough) but because people are so vaginal that they think the hawks don't have a right to talk about nothing ever, we can't talk back even when we win. I bet there are some people in here who think we got lucky. Every key to the game on here is how we hope the other team blows it, our fearless predictions are usually always against us unless its a god awful team we are playing.

    you have a good chance to beat any team in the league right now, and no its not any given sunday, its THE HAWKS ARE FREAKING GOOD on sunday, monday, thursday, anyday.

    expect to win.
    it is not impossible to think we will run the damned table.

    This defense just beat, Tony Romo, Aaron Rogers, Cam Newton, and Tom freaking Brady.
    In every game the other team somehow lost on their bye week according to national media,

    I'd be talking trash to.

    I don't think anything Sherman said was wrong. Now if he is still talking about this game tomorrow or later today then thats when Pete has to remind him that "umm niners thursday Rich" but until then KEEP TALKING.

    this guy is "primetime" approved, you'd think he'd keep his mouth shut?
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Re: Sherman should tone it down a little
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:57 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:THIS:
    EastCoastHawksFan wrote:to be honest Sherman is standing up for all Seahawk fans and players and the organization as a whole.

    our team is a family and i wouldnt be surprised if pete brings up shermans trash talking at the team meeting today. they will laugh and look forward to thursday

    and THIS:
    GoldenTater81 wrote:I do not want him to tone it down.. I want teams to hate us.. I want to be an island here on the west coast that is talked about because teams hate to play us..

    I am tired of the warm, cuddly Seahawks we have had the last 10 years.. I love a guy who is willing to talk and then back it up by shutting down his side of the field..

    I am mostly tired of people finding out i am a seahawks fan and laughing because of the mediocrity we have been going through.. I want them to be pissed off and remember a time when a Seahawk punched them in the mouth and walk away irritated.


    Sherm's smack talk is bigger than just getting in Brady's face. It's getting in EVERYONE'S face. Hawks have not been respected by anyone this year, even when we had the #1 defense and the #1 rusher, we were still underdogs in our own house, we were still labeled "pretenders" by the national media talking heads. And even little talking heads who said good things about us we shit on by the BIG talking heads for being delusional. Then Brady comes out with all this "turn the 12th man against the Seahawks" and "come talk to me after we beat you" crap talk. More disrespect. Sherm's tired of being disrespected, as is the rest of the team and the 12th man. Sherm's tude and swagger is helping transform this team from a doormat "nice guy" Tim Ruskell team into a punch you in the face, take your lunch, eat it in front of you and feed you the garbage group of bad asses.

    I love that! Thanks for the Swagger Sherm. don't ever change!




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