Richard Sherman and Bill Belichick rarely share headlines, but the Seattle Seahawks cornerback and New England Patriots coach are both catching some flak for speaking their minds following the NFL’s conference championship weekend.
The Super Bowl-bound cornerback was his usual self after his squad topped the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night, giving FOX reporter Erin Andrews a sound bite for the ages.
“I’m the best corner in the game!” he yelled at the camera. “When you try me with a sorry receiver like [Michael] Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get. Don’t you ever talk about me. Don’t you open your mouth about the best, or I’ll shut it for you real quick.”
The Pats head coach wasn’t his usual self Monday morning, calling out a member of the opposite team (who happened to be Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker) for a play that happened in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday afternoon.
“I was asked about the hit on [Aqib] Talib, and I feel badly for Aqib the way that play turned out,” Belichick said. “I went back and watched it, which I didn’t have a chance to do [Sunday]. I think it was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib — no attempt to get open. I’ll let the league handle the discipline on that play. It’s not for me to decide, but it’s one of the worst plays I’ve seen. That’s all I’m going to say about that.”
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, what Belichick said “seemed worse” than what Sherman said about Crabtree. Check it out below.