The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver swerved around an answer Thursday when given an opportunity on Thursday to respond to recent comments from Sherman.
"I've been doing this for a while, you know," Crabtree said on ESPN's "NFL Live" on Thursday, according to NFL.com. "I've been playing, I've been to the top of the totem pole since high school, you know. So, it's nothing new to me."
Said Crabtree: "Like when I win, it's no hoorah. I ain't yelling. You know what I'm saying? I'm used to it. But like I said, I'm getting (tired) talking about these guys. I concentrate on football. I love football. This my life, you know what I'm saying? So, I don't really have too much to prove when it comes to talking on this TV. But like I said, I'm about it."
Sherman had said Wednesday on the premiere of Discovery Channel's American Muscle that he wants to play Crabtree "every year for the rest of my career and choke him out."
The feud between Crabtree and Sherman reportedly dates to a charity event hosted by Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald last summer, when Crabtree reportedly tried to start a fight with Sherman. It reached its apex in the NFC Championship game last season, when Sherman tipped a pass intended for Crabtree that would have given the 49ers the lead late in the fourth quarter. After the game in a memorable interview, Sherman called Crabtree a "sorry receiver."