But a video posted Wednesday night on NFL.com of a miked-up Sherman following his game-deciding tip in the end zone in the final seconds of regulation could change some minds.
The first-time Pro Bowler approached Crabtree after the play, patted him on the rear, offered to shake his hand and told the dejected receiver, "Hell of a game, hell of a game" -- only to be shoved in the facemask by Crabtree.
(Not seen on the video: Sherman being penalized for directing a "choke" signal in the direction of 49ers quarterback
The postgame scene a few seconds later was a virtual lovefest for Sherman, who got a kiss from Coach
Except, of course, when Crabtree and that final play was brought up.
Since Sherman is still a topic of conversation four days after the events unfolded, the video is definitely worth a look in that, if nothing else, it offers a more complete picture of what happened.