Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says there’s too bright a spotlight on himself, and not enough credit is given to the rest of the Seahawks.
In an interview with Donovan McNabb and Mark Malone on NBC Sports Radio, Sherman elaborated on his apology for taking attention away from his teammates, saying that he didn’t want his post-game comments toward Michael Crabtree to take away from all his teammates had done in the win over the 49ers. Sherman mentioned several teammates who should have received more credit than they did.
“It was a heated moment, it was an intense moment, just made a big play and our team just won a huge game,” Sherman said. “I’m a little frustrated by the attention that’s not being paid to my teammates. Marshawn Lynch had an incredible game. Earl Thomas had a great game. James Carpenter, our D-line, Bobby Wagner had 15 tackles, Doug Baldwin had over 100 yards. I just feel like it’s unfortunate that all those things are being overshadowed by what’s going on. That’s why I apologized, because I think my teammates deserved better.”
Sherman may now wish he hadn’t drawn so much attention to himself, but he made himself very famous with Sunday’s post-game rant. And he may make himself more famous at the Super Bowl.