If there is one thing you can say about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, the guy is honest.
While the personalities of most NFL players are eradicated by their team’s public relations department, Sherman is never shy about expressing his opinions. There is not a single opponent he is worried about calling out. Sherman believes he is the best at his position, and it is easier to walk away from that debate than argue against him.
When NBC reporter Michele Tafoya interviewed Sherman after Seattle’s 29-3 victory against the San Francisco 49ers, the cornerback delivered his typical - and amusing - sound bites again (and check out the highlight of his butt slap of 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh after the game):
That butt slap was a subtle form of trash talk from one of the best trash talkers in the game. Sherman and Harbaugh don't exactly have the warm and fuzzy relationship of a college coach and his former player. So what's your deal, Sherman?
Well, Sherman has called Harbaugh (who coached Sherman in college at Stanford) a "bully," made it clear he has no relationship with Harbaugh and according to NBC on Sunday night, he blames Harbaugh for talking him down to NFL scouts, which he thinks is why he fell to the fifth round in the draft.
So make no mistake, there was some meaning behind that little tap.