While sitting in my living room this past Sunday wishing I was watching my Dallas Cowboys fighting for the spot across the Denver Broncos in this year’s Super Bowl, I got something I wasn’t expecting at all.
Richard Sherman, and his now famous postgame interview.
I know, I know, who cares? This thing has been beaten to death and here I go with even more on it, but Sherman’s antics got me thinking about the Cowboys just a bit.
Let me start off by saying that I am in no way defending Sherman. Actually, I thought his comments were incredibly immature. And to those of who you who say back off he was in the heat of the movement, obviously you haven’t seen much from the guy.
It comes as no surprise to me that in an NFC Championship game something this big would get blown out of proportion, but just do some research, this is typical Richard Sherman, cocky, arrogant, selfish, whatever you want to call it. Plus, the guy has a knack to irk people. Look no further than his incident with Trent Williams or just watch the interview he had with Skip Bayless.
Humility isn’t exactly this guy’s forte.
All that aside though, my point is that the guy can play some ball.
Whether you agree or not with his outburst, the fact is he can play and he plays great, and that’s all he gets paid for.
Sherman seems to have confidence flowing out of his ears. He has almost a perfect ability to shake off any adversity, and he boasts it proudly.
When was the last time Mo Claiborne, or Brandon Carr, or Barry Church walked around with that unbreakable swagger, not only silently, but audibly, going out of their way to say they are the best there is.
When have any of our guys done that for that matter?
Sherman has fire and passion, more so than probably our entire team, and therein lays the problem, we are mentally broken.
Whether Sherman is a jerk or not is completely irrelevant. The fact that he goes out with pride and gets his job done is the only thing that matters.
And something tells me that the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl for that reason.