January 29, 2014
Demaryius Thomas (right) doesn't believe in trash talk: 'I'm trying to keep my breath the whole time, and all the boasting makes you tired.'
John W. McDonough/SI

Until now, that is. Until Seattle beat San Francisco, and Sherman spilled his spiel, and the Broncos were next up. Suddenly, Thomas became the NFL's most notorious cornerback's next charge, and thus the player tasked with assessing the man, the myth, the persona. Except, of course, that he won't.

What Thomas does in a whisper, Sherman bellows. That's it. That's all.

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