It’s been a little over a week since Richard Sherman made that glorious NFC Championship-ending tip play, sending the 49ers packing, and immediately confronted Michael Crabtree, only to be shoved away in the face by his nemesis. Since then, Sherman has had time to reflect on his actions, and he’s come to the conclusion that, ya know, maybe getting in the face of Crabtree, in that moment in time, the way he did, wasn’t such a grand idea.
We have audio confirmation that Sherman approached Crabtree shouting, “Good game! Good game!”—probably with some sincerity, but probably mostly to troll. Crabtree, of course, responded with the biggest GTFOH face smack in Seattle since that one season of “The Real World.”
In a column for The MMQB today, Sherman, now $7,875 lighter in the pocket because of the Crabtree incident, expressed some regret over how he handled things at the end of that game:
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is. That’s not mine. It belongs ...