Richard Sherman: Michael Crabtree Rant ‘Helped’ Seahawks Prepare For Super Bowl


Jan 26, 2014

Richard ShermanFor the past seven days, all eyes have been on Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks.

That means Super Bowl week will be status quo for the Seahawks and their star cornerback. Reporters and cameras filled the Seahawks’ locker room even in Seattle last week. The crowd around Sherman on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J., was probably comforting.

Sherman said on Sunday that the rant he rallied against Michael Crabtree helped the Seahawks more than it caused a distraction.

“I definitely think it helped,” Sherman told the media on Sunday. “Everybody getting the chance to see the craziness, the tons of media in our press conferences. Things like that definitely can help us get ready and get focused now that we’re here this week.”

Sherman said that the reaction to his comments helped him grow as a person. He wound up apologizing for calling San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree a “sorry” and “mediocre” player.

“I still enjoy that because you’re learning, constantly learning and constantly growing as a person,” Sherman said. “You’re constantly figuring out how the world works, how you can affect the world and how your words affect kids. I really want to affect kids and influence and inspire kids to really reach their full potential and live their life goals and go out there and make the world a better place, so if I can do that on this stage, it’s a great blessing.”

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