It took Tom Brady a moment to respond, but when he did, it was clear he’s not sure Richard Sherman’s brashness would play well in the Patriots locker room.
During his appearance on WEEI this morning, Brady was played the Sherman post-game remarks, and he didn’t immediately respond.
“I don’t know him at all,” Brady said, via Phil Perry of CSNNE.com. “I’ve watched him play. He’s that kind of guy so . . . you know . . . I approach the game and I have respect for my opponents. That’s the way our team always plays.
“We win with graciousness, when we lose we could do better. Some teams don’t always do that or that’s not their program.”
But having gotten an earful of Sherman himself in the past, Brady said there’s only one way to handle it.
“Look, they advanced,” Brady said. “The only way to counter that is to beat them. When you don’t win . . . You just gotta shut your mouth and listen to it. When you get an opportunity down the road, maybe that’s a source of motivation.”
Of course, the Patriots have played the cowboy in the black hat before, and employed their share of players with big personalties. But at the moment, none are bigger, or enjoying it more, than Sherman.