Sherman praises Thomas but insists he won’t stay quiet this week.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes the craziness that followed his outburst a week ago has helped his team in the build-up to Super Bowl 2014.
The controversial star made the headlines after Seattle defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, where he unleashed a tirade against Michael Crabtree whilst also declaring that he was the best in his position in the league.
Sherman insists that he doesn’t regret the controversy he has caused since, despite recent comments suggesting that he was sorry for the reaction, and believes that if anything he has helped the Seahawks focus.
“I definitely think it helped,” Sherman said, as reported by ESPN.
“Everybody getting the chance to see the craziness, the tons of media in our press conferences. Things like that definitely can help us get ready and get focused now that we’re here this week.”
The 25-year-old admitted that he understood at the time of his outburst that it would receive a great deal of attention and although he was more respectable when discussing Demaryius Thomas, he insists that he will not be quiet this week.
“I think you’re always cognizant as a football player that what you say is going to get attention,” he added.
“Especially in today’s world, where everybody’s looking for a story. But in the end, it’s all going to come down to who plays the best football on Sunday.”
He described Thomas as one of the best five receivers in the league, while the Broncos star had previously noted that Sherman was going to be an exciting match-up should their paths cross this weekend.
The Seahawks will be looking to win the Super Bowl away from CenturyLink Field, where they had been dominant throughout the regular season and playoffs, with their formidable defense coming up against one of the best offensive units in the NFL.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning passed various single-season records along with team records, and it promises to be a thrilling encounter at the MetLife Stadium on Sunday.