Even in victory, Richard Sherman is one ornery individual.
Following the Seattle Seahawks 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game, a game in which Sherman made the pivotal, game-sealing tip, Sherman unloaded on Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews, declaring himself the premier cornerback in the league and trashing 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree.
A transcript of the interview via BuzzFeed:
-- [Sherman:] “Well, I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get! Don’t you EVER talk about me.”
-- [Andrews:] Who was talking about you?
-- [Sherman:]“Crabtree. Don’t you open your mouth about the best. Or I’m gonna shut it for you real quick. L-O-B.”
Sherman added fuel to the fire at the postgame podium, as well.
Richard Sherman said Crabtree was "mediocre at best" ...not a top-20 receiver. Wouldn't get taken in a fantasy draft if they had a big one.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 20, 2014
Crabtree fired back at Sherman shortly after the game via social media.
Film don't lie... @nflnetwork@espn pull up the tape of that game and show me where this guy is the best? #fake#fake#fakeThe best cornerback in the league? The jury is divided, but few can rival Sherman as an interviewee.
— Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) January 20, 2014