Members of the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have generally toed the line in their press opportunities this week and you have to figure the New York tabloids are disappointed over the lack of controversy.
But here comes Colin Kaepernick to the rescue. In town to do some Super Bowl promotional work, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback talked with the New York Post and put Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman on blast for his behavior following the NFC championship game.
While Kaepernick has mostly been quiet about Sherman's taunting of both Kaepernick and receiver Michael Crabtree following Kaepernick's game-sealing interception, that is no longer the case. In addition to speaking with the NY Post, he also talked about Sherman with Deadspin and Sports Center, among other outlets.
Here's what Kaepernick had to say to Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post on Thursday:
Colin Kaepernick on Sherman: "Hes afraid of our receivers, and that's something I'm looking forward to [exploiting] next year."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 30, 2014
Colin Kaepernick on the final play of NFCCG: "If I throw that ball one foot farther, its a TD and now you're the goat, Richard Sherman."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 30, 2014
Colin Kaepernick on Sherman: "His comments were ridiculous. If you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really?"— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 30, 2014
Colin Kaepernick on Shermans choke sign: "Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead. Because I’m not worried about you."— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 30, 2014
Thats just a taste of Colin Kaepernick's comments to me. As I said earlier, story coming. Oh, and he said he's a big Broncos fan this week.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 30, 2014
Kaepernick reportedly wished Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson good luck and told him to "go get that ring" when the two met on the field after the NFC championship game.
But given that Kaepernick seems to have realized that Sherman would also be getting a ring with a Seahawks win, it looks like his tune has changed.
Interestingly, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton also made the media rounds in New York and says there will be "an answer" for Kaepernick's behavior during the 49ers win in the divisional playoff.
The tabloids have to be happy: Sounds like things just got real in New York-New Jersey.
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