Sherman has been a key protagonist for Seahawks throughout season.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was forced off the field with injury during his team’s 43-8 Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night, but insisted he wouldn’t have missed the celebrations for anything.
Sherman missed the final few minutes of the game with a high sprain ankle injury, although he returned to the field on crutches and with a walking boot as X-rays were negative in terms of any serious damage.
“It really numbs the pain a lot,” Sherman said, as reported by ESPN.
“It was really hurting, and I was sad I let my teammates down and I wasn’t able to finish the game. But I knew they would step up for me and do that. And this feeling is just unbelievable, it’s a dream come true.”
Although Peyton Manning rarely turned to a receiver with Sherman in close proximity, the cornerback had three tackles and one pass defensed as he was overshadowed by performances from his teammates.
The Seahawks defense was dominant throughout the game as they held the leading offensive team in the NFL to just one score as safety Kam Chancellor had 10 tackles and an interception.
Linebacker Malcolm Smith had a fumble recovery and an interception returned for a touchdown en route to winning the Super Bowl MVP award, as it was undoubtedly a night to remember for everyone associated with the Seahawks franchise.
Sherman admitted that his post-game rant aimed at San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree perhaps took the attention away from his teammates last time out in the NFC Championship Game, but he insisted that nothing could overshadow them on Super Bowl night.
While he also took time to compliment Manning on being one of the best quarterbacks of all time, he was able to back up the talk along with the Legion of Boom who proved that defense really does win championships.