Yesterday on The Daily Weekly we posed the question - Richard Sherman: Badass or Jackass? As you know by now, Sherman was caught up in a post-game altercation with Redskins' tackle Trent Williams - receiving a palm shove to the face, apparently in response to his constant trash talking.
As the post notes:
Now, it's a proven fact that bravado and confidence go a long way on the football field - especially on defense, and especially in the secondary. There's no doubt Richard Sherman has swagger, and given the Seahawks' success this year, it's doubtful many fans are holding his over-the-top antics against him. After all, as long as the team continues to win, Sherman's shtick is just one more reason to pound your chest, pound a beer, and shout down a young child in an opposing team's jersey.
But somewhere out there in Hawk Land there's got to be at least one fan growing tired of Sherman's "Hey look at me, I wear a bow tie and talk a bunch of shit" routine, right?
Well, maybe not.
Not surprisingly, Seahawks fans came to Sherman's defense.
As commenter Durndle puts it:
Oh bull! That was a flop of NBA caliber. All the analysts on NFL Network agree. RGIII was actually hurt on the incomplete pass where he fell backward out of bounds. He even said on that play he felt his knee buckle.
Richard Sherman is a badass. He was passed over and not believed in by 31 other teams and that has created a chip on his shoulder. He's great and he knows it and he'll beat you and he knows it and when he does he will tell you about it.
He's the personification of the new Seahawks who were formerly a bunch of generally nice guys, who played finesse ball, and got pushed around. Theses Hawks are not those guys. These guys are hard, physical, mean, and most importantly; winners.