Tom Brady pulled some punches — but not all — when asked about Richard Sherman’s now-infamous postgame rant during the quarterback’s weekly radio appearance on the “Dennis & Callahan” show on Monday.
The New England Patriots quarterback, whose team was eliminated from Super Bowl contention by the Denver Broncos in the earlier game on Sunday, called the Seahawks’ Sherman “that kind of guy” in the interview, adding, “We win with graciousness.”
Here are his full remarks from NESN:
“I don’t know him at all,” Brady said when asked about the postgame explosion. “I’ve watched him play. He’s that kind of guy. So, you know. I approach the game — and I have respect for my opponents. That’s the way our team always plays. We win with graciousness, and when we lose, we could do better. Some teams don’t always do that, or that’s not their program. The only way to counter that is to beat them.”
“When you don’t win, it’s hard not to say — you just gotta shut your mouth and listen to it,” Brady continued. “Maybe when you get an opportunity down the road, maybe that’s a source of motivation. But they got a good team. They played well all year. They played well at home. And that’s why they advanced, too.”
Brady, who has been on the receiving end of Sherman trash talk in the past, has been known to rant once in a while himself — click the link immediately below for a fun example from this season.
Following Seattle’s victory over San Francisco — in which Sherman made a key play to close out the contest while covering 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree — the Seahawk defensive back went off during a postgame interview with Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews. She asked him to breakdown the games final (meaningful) play. He didn’t really do that.
“Well I’m the best corner in the game,” Sherman told Andrews. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me!”
To which a confused Andrews asked Sherman, “Who was talking about you?”
“Crabtree,” Sherman replied. “Don’t you open your mouth about the best. Or I’ma shut it for you real quick. L.O.B.”
The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2.