Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman continued his postgame rant on Twitter

Anwar S Richardson

Seattle Seahawks standout Richard Sherman is the self-proclaimed “best cornerback in the NFL.” Just ask him. Heck, just try conducting a postgame interview with him.

Of course, there are plenty of other labels people are using to describe Sherman right now.

After Seattle’s 23-17 victory against San Francisco in the NFC championship game, Sherman, who previously mocked receiver Michael Crabtree after the 49ers' final possession, went on a postgame rant during an interview with Erin Andrews. He repeated those sentiments during his postgame interview with the media, and continued gabbing on Twitter.

Crabtree responded to Sherman’s self-assessment on Twitter after the loss.

Many NFL observers are wondering why Sherman displayed so much animosity toward Crabtree, and the cornerback's explanation is simple.

Crabtree started it.

"Sherman explained that he was angered by something Crabtree had said to him while the two were socializing with other players (including then-49ers receiver Kyle Williams, now with the Kansas City Chiefs) at a function associated with Fitzgerald's charity softball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., last April," according to writer Michael Silver. "Sherman wouldn't share specifics, saying only that '(Crabtree) said something to me, and I told him I'd make him pay for it on the field."

Sherman did not gain any new fans by beating his chest after the game, but winning with class was not his top priority. Instead of everyone talking about the great play he made to seal Seattle’s victory, many are wishing he would just close his mouth.

That probably will not happen, but expect to hear more from Sherman prior to the Super Bowl.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!