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Carroll says Sherman sorry rant overshadowed win

By Tim Booth

AP Sports Writer

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LAST UPDATED: 01:56 a.m. HST, Jan 21, 2014


RENTON, Wash. >> Seattle coach Pete Carroll says after speaking with Richard Sherman the fiery cornerback was apologetic that his rant against San Francisco's Michael Crabtree overshadowed the Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history.

Carroll said the pair spoke Monday a day after Sherman deflected a pass intended for Crabtree and was intercepted by teammate Malcolm Smith in the closing seconds of Seattle's 23-17 win over the 49ers to win the NFC championship.

Sherman lit up social media after his shouting postgame interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews then didn't back down from his comments toward Crabtree, later calling him "mediocre."

Carroll described his view of the conversation between the pair as a father speaking to his son. Carroll said Sherman is a very emotional player and that's what drives him, but he wanted to make sure Sherman presented himself in the best light.







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57nawahine wrote:
He sounded like an a**! They won, why he got to act like a fool? Because he is one! Made the Seahawks look shameful!
on January 20,2014 | 03:01PM
lwandcah wrote:
Sherman is a reflection of his leadership. Carroll appears to be a coach that allows his players to act like idiots and break rules.
on January 21,2014 | 04:45AM
AhiPoke wrote:
Damage control rarely sounds sincere and this is no exception. He said what he said and he meant what he said. To now try and present Sherman "in the best light" is way too late. It's "putting lipstick on a pig". In the bigger picture, who cares? The game is over.
on January 20,2014 | 03:39PM
browniegirl wrote:
Carroll said he "wanted to make sure Sherman presented himself in the best light." FAIL.
on January 20,2014 | 04:33PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Exactly. Sherman's effort is not even close to presenting himself in the "best" light. Despite the fact that he said and did some really nasty things, he can still apologize to Crabtree even though it probably would not mend things between them. He may have apologized for his actions but he did not apologize to the most important person in this situation, Crabtree and the 49ers. Crabtree might not be the best wide receiver in the game but he is definitely not mediocre just as Sherman is unquestionably not the best cornerback in the league to many.
on January 20,2014 | 08:38PM
BluesBreaker wrote:
What do you mean he "said and did some really nasty things"? Sherman didn't swear. He got called for a hold that was a jam within five yards of line of scrimmage and then he went for the ball, which he as much right to as the receiver. That was a bad call, as several NFL network commentators noted.

Sherman is a two-time all-pro, after only three years in the league. Name another cornerback who can match his stats over the past two seasons. He does a lot of good things off the field--promotes the value of higher education to disadvantaged kids. He doesn't do drugs. He doesn't get in trouble or cause problems off the field. He's a very bright guy, who got into Stanford on an academic scholarship, as well as an athletic one. You should learn more about the guy before you condemn him.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1929771-getting-to-know-richard-sherman


on January 20,2014 | 09:07PM
koolau wrote:
All what you say may be true, but if the ranting made in that interview is an indication of his intelligence, he failed to paint an enlightening picture of it. It also demonstrated to those disadvantage kids, that he may not be the best example of behavior no matter how "smart" he may be.
on January 21,2014 | 04:09AM
bekwell wrote:
there is such a thing as sportsmanship. An example for kids. This guy acts like a spoiled gang banger and he has no place in professional sports, no matter how good some think he is.
on January 21,2014 | 04:40AM
lwandcah wrote:
His "stats" are a reflection of what other team think of him; they continue to pass in his direction more than towards his teammate's.
on January 21,2014 | 04:47AM
bleedgreen wrote:
He looks like a thug. He spoke like a thug. I guess you can say he's a thug.
on January 20,2014 | 04:52PM
Papakolea wrote:
So sad that Sherman never took to heart all the lessons that youth sports were supposed to teach him. He's a poor role model for kids, and an embarrassment to the game.
on January 20,2014 | 05:22PM
BluesBreaker wrote:
Sherman was right to apologize for his remarks overshadowing his team's milestone victory, but that's all he has to apologize for. He owes Crabtree no apology, if Crabtree was trash talking. Sherman is the best cornerback in the league, He has fewer passes thrown in his zone than any other corner, yet he leads the league in interceptions. Crabtree is not the best receiver, although he's very good and I've been a fan of his since he was at Texas Tech.

Sherman's words were intended as much for the Seahawk management, as they were for Crabtree. If you read between the lines, so to speak, he's saying "Why does this guy make five times as much as I do, when I can shut him down. Think about renegotiating my contract, which is up after next season, if you want to continue to get the benefit of my talent."


on January 20,2014 | 08:55PM
bekwell wrote:
He owes real sportsmen and kids an apology. Act like a grownup, or find something else to do.
on January 21,2014 | 04:41AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Watch what Peyton does to him...
on January 21,2014 | 05:30AM
40black wrote:
too bad his character isn't even 1/8 of his playing ability. true star player................... but what an idiot of a person
on January 20,2014 | 09:18PM
brb905 wrote:
Wow. Is that what Carroll would really do with this son? Disappointing to say the least. This is all about CYA!
on January 21,2014 | 01:31AM
Wahiawamauka wrote:
That's okay. I didn't understand the guy in the first place.
on January 21,2014 | 04:54AM
lokela wrote:
Sherman has no class. Winning or losing no class. Not one should look up to this guy. What's that phrase 'Loose lips sink ships'. Good luck with Denver. Manning will take him apart.
on January 21,2014 | 05:17AM
BFOFIFTYNINE wrote:
Can't believe this guy is a Stanford grad!!! Self proclaimed super stars say what they want, and do what they want, and when they screw up, they come back and apologize. What a bunch of jerks!
on January 21,2014 | 08:15AM
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