Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman doesn’t hold back when he has an opinion, especially when it concerns an opposing team’s receiver.
We learned that back in January when his rant about San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree made national news following the Seahawks’ victory over the 49ers in the NFC championship game.
Sherman was at it again Monday night after Seattle’s 27-17 victory over Washington. Although he was much calmer than he was during the infamous interview last winter, Sherman didn’t hold back when discussing Redskins receiver Pierre Garçon.
“Pierre doesn’t matter in this league,” Sherman said of Garçon, who was targeted three times and finished with two catches for 23 yards.
Asked for some clarification, Sherman simply stated, “I mean exactly what I said.”
It appeared that Garçon may have been pulling Sherman’s hair at some point while trying to get open against Sherman. When asked if that was the case, Sherman said, “Yeah.”
Not only is that not a very nice thing to do, Sherman said it also is the sign of a desperate receiver.
“Pierre did a few things. When you can’t get open, you got to do whatever you can,” Sherman said. “The crowd is acting like I’m holding him. Obviously the TV copy you can see what happened.”
Garçon — a seven-year pro who had 113 receptions for 1,346 yards, both career highs, and five touchdowns with the Redskins last year — seems to have addressed Sherman’s comments via Twitter on Tuesday morning.
“Silence, is the best reply to a fool.” he tweeted.