Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won’t be meeting with the media horde at the Prudential Center until later in the day, but he has made the ultimate concession in response to last week’s much-dissected remarks about 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.
Sherman unequivocally has expressed regret regarding his attack on Crabtree.
“No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is,” Sherman writes in a new column for TheMMQB.com. “That’s not mine. It belongs to Irvin Himmel. Somebody tweeted it at me after the NFC Championship Game. If I could pass a lesson on to the kids it would be this: Don’t attack anybody. I shouldn’t have attacked Michael Crabtree the way I did. You don’t have to put anybody else down to make yourself bigger.”
The same mentality applies to Sherman’s past attacks on others, where in the heat of the moment that comes from playing in an NFL game or in cold blood while trying to take down ESPN’s Skip Bayless. The question moving forward is whether Sherman’s new motto will apply only to comments he makes away from the field, or whether he’ll abandon his affinity for in-game trash talk.