What a Year. What a Team. What’s Next.

Life in the NFL is about tunnel vision, but forgive me for a moment while I step back, reflect on an incredible 2013 and appreciate our Super Bowl win and the teammates with whom I reached the pinnacle. We may not all be together much longer, after all

By
Richard Sherman
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(Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
(Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

An incredible day. A blessed life. So much to be thankful for.

We work in a day-to-day business. To look beyond the next week sometimes means a loss of focus. When you win a Super Bowl, you can finally take the blinders off and think about all the things that got you there. For me, and for the Seattle Seahawks, the list is very long.

I’ll start with the happiest moment of my night, which lasted until early Monday morning: Hugging my mom and dad after the game. It was incredible to see the joy on their faces and how ecstatic the rest of my family was. My dad thanked me for getting him to the Super Bowl. When you make it here, you’re not alone; you take your family, your school and your neighborhood. You are a representation of everyone who helped you get to this stage.

“The No. 1 motivation throughout these playoffs and in the Super Bowl was doubt. Some said Denver’s offense would outgun us. They said nobody cares about defense anymore. But we wanted to cement our legacy as one of the best defenses to ever play in the NFL, and we did that.”

It’s true, my father works a garbage route in L.A. and, obviously, he doesn’t have to. It’s one of the things that makes him my hero. He set a personal goal of making his pension, and he’s going to complete it no matter what. You say you’re going to do something, and then you do it.

I look around the room, at my teammates, and I see that same will. Percy Harvin faced all the criticism in the world while fighting back from injury, and arrived at the perfect moment, joining the offense that was built around him. At the beginning of the season, we hoped to use him on a variety of motion-sweep plays just like those he ran in Minnesota. Take the defense one way, run Marshawn at them the other way, like he’s our Adrian Peterson. Without Harvin, we were just biding time. With him, our offense is one of the NFL’s best.

I’m so happy for Russell Wilson, who put in all of the work and led this team to the Super Bowl. I’m happy for Chris Clemons and Cliff Avril. And I’m just as proud as the rest of our misfit crew: guys like Jeremy Lane and Chris Maragos who you may have never heard of. They’re stars on the Seattle Seahawks. I’m just as happy for Benson Mayowa, who went to a regional combine, then got invited to a rookie minicamp, then got invited to minicamp, made the team and sat on the bench, but he made the team and he gets a ring.

Somebody asked me before the game, what are the less obvious ways Pete Carroll’s fingerprints are on this team? I didn’t have an answer then, but I do now. During training camp, Carroll showed the defensive backs a video of Peanut Tillman punching and ripping the ball away from offensive players throughout his career. It’s what he’s most known for in the NFL. Pete asked us, “Who can do this?” It’s not for everybody. Earl Thomas and I can never seem to time it right. For weeks we were going around practice punching our running backs’ hands and stomachs. Byron Maxwell found out that he could do it. He timed it just right in Week 1, forcing a fumble of DeAngelo Williams. After that, he went on a dry spell. Then, months later, he did it in the Super Bowl with a perfect punch that will be a part of NFL history. There’s another feather in Pete Carroll’s cap.

I’ve been asked if there was ever any doubt we’d win this game, and I can honestly say no. As a team, when you’ve worked as hard as we did all season and prepared as long as we have, there’s no room to doubt yourself. Personally, I can remember the day I lost all self-doubt.

January 29, 2011. Mobile, Alabama. I went into the Senior Bowl as a late addition, which added to my anxiety over where I would be drafted. And then I got there, and I went to practice and everything changed. I looked around and I didn’t see anyone better than me. I started playing fast, looser. I decided to play the game on my terms. I danced and talked. I figured, if they don’t like you, they don’t like you. I stopped worrying about what round I was drafted in, but I continued to hear those who doubted my credentials.

“Did we know we’d hold the Broncos to eight points in the Super Bowl? Honestly, we’re a little upset it wasn’t a shutout.”

Why?

I don’t know. For some reason, I love it. The No. 1 motivation throughout these playoffs and in the Super Bowl was doubt. Some said Denver’s offense would outgun us. They said nobody cares about defense anymore. Offense wins championships. But we took pride in being great and being No. 1 in a lot of categories. We wanted to cement our legacy as one of the best defenses to ever play in the NFL, and we did that.

confetti
(John W. McDonough/SI)

Did we know we’d hold the Broncos to eight points in the Super Bowl? Honestly, we’re a little upset it wasn’t a shutout. Nobody put much stock in our 40-10 win over the Broncos in the preseason, but I did. Brandon Browner’s 106-yard touchdown return of a fumble made the game feel flukish to a lot of people, and nobody read between the lines. Nobody noticed our third-string defensive line, including Mayowa, going up against the Broncos starters and abusing them. What did you think would happen once they met Clemons and Avril?

As I begin to look beyond the game and down the road to next season, I want another title, and I realize some of the names I’ve mentioned—the men who got us here—won’t be around. Will they pay Michael Bennett what he deserves as a free agent? I don’t know. But make no mistake: We want the best for him, and if that means leaving Seattle, so be it. This is a business. I think about Brandon Browner, who I’ve talked to every week since he was suspended in December. I spoke with him right after the game by phone and he was completely thrilled for us. It’s hard to see a great teammate dealing with a tough time and knowing you can’t do anything to help. If the team doesn’t renew his contract, he will be missed.

Losing those guys would be a blow, but it wouldn’t be anything we couldn’t overcome. We’re a team of journeymen, full of guys nobody wanted—late-round picks, undrafted rookies and throwaway free agents. I want our legacy to be how dedicated we were, how much film we watched, how hard we worked.

As for my own legacy, know that I’ve grown as much as a man this season and specifically in the last month as I have in the last 10 years. I’ve figured out who I am, and the man I want to become, and the way I want to be remembered. I have to accept all of the outside pressures and all of the criticism and grow from it.

People have asked me about a life after football, and more than once I’ve been asked about a life in politics. Sorry, but it’s not for me. I want to stay around the game of football and teach as many kids as I can. I want kids to experience football as a gateway to visit places and see new things, the way it was for me. It’s been a gift from God to be able to play the game and understand it at a high level, and I think I need to share it.

But I’m not thinking too much about next year and beyond that yet. Like I’ve said, I’ve got my blinders off, and I’m going to appreciate this championship for just a little bit longer.

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285 comments
CornellHarris
CornellHarris

I like your clarity and resignation for what is right Richard. You wirite good because you have a beautiful mind. Romans 10:15

WarHawks
WarHawks

@tmartin, 

really? You just called a Black American a "monkey?" wow, it's NOT a myth! There truly ARE stupid idiots dumber and slower than Philsfg -and thats saying a lot because mentally, Philsfg is slower than snail s**t!?!

i bet your see yourself as a clever bad@$$ too! You can texting a word that conjures up a racial image but, i know you don't have the balls to go up and talk like that directly to a man's face! You're the worst kind of coward there is. The kind that is only brave when there's a crowd with him but slinks away when HE has to confront someone face to face by himself. Yeah, its easy to just text you're attitudes about other Americans. You probably enjoy pulling the legs off little bugs and throw puppies over cliffs -all the things that are so easy for you when no one is looking or when everyone else is saying or doing it.

WarHawks
WarHawks

@Philsfg

its apparent you're mentally challenged and obviously don't know anything about football (NL, AL? what the hell is that?)! So your moronic babbling is just that, so i'm not going to pick on you too much but, do try to wipe the drool off your chin now and then and folks might not think you're as stupid as you write or believe you're dumber than you look…, unless you have to play your "pity" card so people will at lest respond to you.

WarHawks
WarHawks

The petty man, relishes a winners mistakes and miscues, refuses to give credit where credit is due and argues to have the winner stripped of victory or at the very least besmirch the accomplishments with scorn and smug attitudes


There are a lot of haters who are looking really stupid right now. Enjoy your feast of crow.

WarHawks
WarHawks

Before there was a team here in Seattle, i was a longtime Raiders fan (since '66 and didn't become a Hawks fan till '78 when i finally returned home from the Army).


It was good to know from an article you wrote about Coach Carroll having you corners watch film on Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes. For me, i believe they were the best corners of their time playing. Steve Largent once reminded Hawk fans, "Records are meant to be broken" when his were eventually being broken. When you began playing by taking the starting job at CB, you reminded me of the way the Raiders use to play. In fact, the WHOLE defense played like the Silver and Black of the 70s, hard hitting and nasty, not caring what others said or wrote about them but, i realize you guys DO care how you're perceived as a person off the field, by the way you guys conduct your on the field. In that way you guys are different, but attitudes about players were different then too, thats why i don't see  your teasing other players as a big deal, not if you ever saw Cassius Clay calling out HIS opponents! hahahahaha!


I missed ol' school football the way i remembered it but, to watch this team play hard, bone shattering style ball with todays rules, makes me only shake my head with amazement! The way this team plays, also brings to mind how, sometimes it seems coaches and players try so hard to outsmart other teams, they end up outsmarting themselves. Its been so long to finally see a modern team (Seahawks), play so basically fundamentally sound that the team is hard to beat. Its like the Vince Lombardi's Packer Sweep. Everyone knows its coming but, no one can do anything about it! Watching this Pete Carroll era team, is exactly that! 


When you tipped that ball to Malcolm Smith in the end-zone during in the last seconds of the NFC Championship, for the first time ever, watching a Hawks game, i had NO doubt that a Seahawks team would win they're next game -that would just happen to be in the Super Bowl against the Broncos.


Thank for confirming my traditional belief "Defense" win Games, "Team" win Championships -a lot of our "favorite" analyst lost and are just NOW trying to jump on a bandwagon that has no room for them because, they truly thought 11 players on one team could beat all 53 on the other. They never take into account because, there ARE no stats how to measure heart. THAT is how ol' school ball was played. This entire team and coaching staff could've played against the best in ANY era and the results would be close to being the same!


You guys, the 53+ players with coach Carroll and his staff along with GM John Schneider, truly made it a memorable season for all of us Seahawks fans!!!


1976 -Inaugural Season Team

1983 -First Playoff Appearance Team

2005 -First Superbowl Appearance Team

2013 -Superbowl Championship Team

C98922
C98922

Richard,

Dude - AWESOME season! I just bought one of those new "NOPE" T-shirts!  It says it all :) Thanks again for setting a great example of what commitment, hard work, intelligence and passion, and a little faith can lead to. There is an entire generation of young people who will put down the video games, get off their cans and go play outside after watching you guys play this year. I'm 44, but I still have a great arm, and guess what we were all doing before and after the game? Yep, fliers up baby!  Anyhow, I worry that in the next couple of years the big bucks will get in the way of keeping some of you guys together.  A big part of why you guys won was because you conducted yourselves as brothers. I think the true test of whether or not this brotherhood is genuine will be next season while the contracts are being written. Most players on this team, yourself included, were playing for so much more than money this last year.  Everyone in Seattle could sense it. The game was pure and you guys won because you were playing for so much more than money.  We know the bucks will come and that's part of the game, but it is my sincere hope that this team can somehow remember what it's like to bring something that's priceless to the young and old, rich and poor people of Seattle, and not be too quick to put an unreachable price on it. Just something to think about - and we all know how much you like to think!

BTW - congratulations too on playing one of the cleanest defensive post season efforts in NFL history. Not a single defensive 'playing too rough' penalty in the postseason, by the NFL's toughest defense. There's something for the kids to learn from. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you sir!  Have a nice summer.

rodneymc3
rodneymc3

Congrats Richard on your Superbowl victory. I'm glad you are making a commitment to share your experience with kids who might not have the structure you were blessed to have. You are just in the infantile state of your story. Stay strong and keep moving forward. Oh, I told everybody who would listen that you guys would destroy Peyton and the Broncos.

IanRitter24
IanRitter24

Great article Sherm, thanks for posting this stuff and giving us fans some insight and thanks for bringing the Lombardi to Seattle, what a great year.  I got back from Afghanistan late 2013 and it was perfect timing, I never would have thought in my wildest dreams I'd get to go watch the Seahawks play for the Super Bowl in New York, but I saved a lot of my money from being over there and was able to buy my brother and I tickets to go to the game.  What an experience it was, I won't ever forget it.  It's been a long time since I've seen my brother as happy as he was when you tipped the ball to Smith against San Fran (we went to that one too) and it's memories like that that I'll never forget, the flyover at the Super Bowl, the halftime show, and you guys just going to town and having the game of your lives.  It was unreal and I can't thank you guys enough.  Enjoy the offseason and look forward to watching this team of misfits for years to come, you make the 12th man real proud on and off the field it's an honor to say I'm a Hawks fan, keep up the good work!!!

GreggBurke
GreggBurke

Thank you and the entire Seahawks organization. Richard, you are a role model. Your passion for the game, your passion for education, and your passion for life makes you a rare athlete. I look forward to watching you on the field for years to come. Go Hawks! 

loara71
loara71

Richard Sherman....... well written and great insight into what you experienced. Thanks for sharing it with us fans. 

  As new Washingtonians, my whole family was so excited to see the high goal that the Seahawks reached this year. We recently moved here from southern California. Los Angeles hasn't had a football team for years. We are excited to know we have such a great team now, the Seahawks, to support. 

    Thank you for your contribution to the Seahawk's team and also the many ways you have given back the to community............ It shows you really care.

  BTW. You mentioned your future. I hope some day to see you as a great coach or as a commentator on ESPN. You have a lot to give and I am sure you will find a way to give back.

AlanHall
AlanHall

Thanks for sharing your honest and heartfelt reflections. As a Seahawks fan since 1976, many of the thoughts you expressed seemed to be mirroring my own. Born in 1961, and living in Forks, WA (out on the Olympic Peninsula near the rain forest) our main sport was football. Until I was 15, I had to be a bandwagon fan of other fans' NFL teams. Then our Seahawks were born, a franchise of the very pinnacle of the best sport on earth, and that was that. The Seahawk helmet artwork was of a Coastal Salish design, in the artistic manner of the local Native nations, and perfectly appropriate. A motley group of NFL misfit fans came together in blue and green in the Kingdome, cheered for our new Seahawks, and invented The Wave. It's where we learned how to be loud, and we were only getting started.

We've had really good teams over the years, but this Seahawks team is the best of all. The 2012 season was the foreshadowing year, and many of us who have followed the team since its inception predicted that 2013 was the year we'd reach that vaunted #1 spot and grab the Lombardi for our own. We've defended Seahawks players online on many occasions, most notably the Browner/Thurmond suspensions, the Richard Sherman talking too much/Marshawn Lynch not talking enough, LOL, and the claims that our beloved team couldn't beat a) the Saints, b) the 49ers, and c) the Broncos. The trolls were horrendous, dude, as you probably know, being online and all. Then there were people who gushed over Peyton Manning and the Broncos' "number one offense" who said that no team could beat "possibly the best offense in the history of the game." My response was that the best defense in the history of the game COULD beat them, and would. I said point blank that the score would be close to the pre-season score of 40-10. "Nah, it'll be a close game but we'll win," I was told, even by fellow 12's. I said that Manning would complete a lot of passes, sure, but that they'd be caught by Seahawks defenders. Percy would play, and the Broncos didn't have a whole lot of film to watch of him running our plays, so that was a huge element of surprise. And our offense would play the best game of the year. Domination was all I could envision, with our Seahawks doing the dominating. 

Here in Bellingham, we held two rallies: the NFC Championship Rally and the Super Bowl Rally. Both events were amazing; lots of 12's were there. We're like a huge extended family, all brothers and sisters who love our team and who will park miles away and walk, who will stand excitedly in the elements, comfortably warm despite the freezing winds. We have heart and determination, and when we're together, we're more than just the sum of our parts. Loudest fans in the world? That's OUR title, now. There is a feeling of validation for a group of like-minded siblings when we're measured and confirmed to be the best. 

Next year, we'll still dominate the NFL. Our offense will be even better than it was this year, and our defense is fine as it is. If we lose players, we'll still win next year. What we won't lose is the championship-winning attitude, the Next Man Up philosophy, the training milieu designed to bring out the best in each player, and the 1-0 each week focus. Oh, and your 12's will be louder next year because we're pumped, we're stoked, we're happy, and we're as proud of you players as any fans can be of any team. Let's show them who we are next season. Go Hawks!!!

MinaPedroza-Smith
MinaPedroza-Smith

It's been a long journey for Seattle and the Hawks...well deserved!!!!  You will never please everyone...haters will always be haters. Go Hawks!!!!!!

Mark112
Mark112

Isn't it about time for Rhodes Scholar Richard to chime in on the Jason Collins, I mean Michael Sam, issue? Without Richard's guidance on all things worldly, I just don't know how to process this ever changing world. Hey Richard, will you welcome Michael if the Seahawks' draft him? Of course you will, my brother.

MitchellEcland
MitchellEcland

Nice article, Richard. Congratulations to you and the team! 

Get well and good luck next year.

Philsfg
Philsfg

I'll say first that I'm not either a Seahawk or Bronco fan.  I don't know how many times this guy has to pat himself or his teammates on the back.  Yes the are the Super Bowl champs and they beat the crap out of the Broncos.  Isn't that kind of old news now?  His headline stated in part "what's next", yet he only talked about a few guys and whether or not they'll be on the team.  And mention the preseason game against the Broncos like it meant something.  Really?  Preseason?  Here's what's ahead of the Seahawks in 2014, a big target on their back, not only because they are the reigning champs, but because he can't keep his mouth shut.  Six games against the best division in the NFL, the NL West.  Then the AL West, Denver, KC, and SD will not be easy.  Also games against Carolina, Green Bay, Philly, Dallas, the GMen.  Right now, the only gimmies are Wash and Oakland.  Enjoy this while you can, Seattle and Sherm.  Your upcoming season is going to not be fun for you.



tmarlin1221
tmarlin1221

this monkey can learn to speak english during interviews instead of monkey talk...that would be an education use of time.  

ArlenThomassian
ArlenThomassian

somebody PLEASE tell me the thought process for not reading King's column because you don't like Sherman's column. King didn't kick your team's butt, Sherman did. But its better this way. I read King all the time and I love Sherman so not having @MickHayes around will be really really cool :-)

GW4
GW4

It's amazing how many sheeple are quick to judge a player based on what film footage the NFL chooses to air. Richard Sherman isn't the first NFL player to talk trash-- he's just the most publicized in recent times. Yet so many football "fans" want to label him using ignorant, quick judgments-- most of which come from ONE heat-of-the-moment NFC Championship rant. (yeah because that MUST sum up Sherman for some reason -_-)
 

Haters: how many of you took the time to actually learn more about him?

QuezeboJones
QuezeboJones

Richard Sherman. You might want to think about a career in journalism after football. Your articles are informative, concise, well structured and interesting. Very professional.

Monterey
Monterey

Seattle loves you, Richard Sherman. But you knew that ;-)

KevinWeatherly
KevinWeatherly

I'd take this man any day on my football team if I had one, and I would gladly allow him to teach my children on the gridiron. Congratulations, Mr. Sherman. Although as a Broncos fan it was tough to watch your team dismantle them in the Super Bowl, it was clear you were the better squad that day And kudos to your father, who, it seems has taught you well and is deserving of your admiration.

I think the vast majority of fans who have played competitive sports wouldn't fault you for the Andrews interview. Many people would think, as I do, that you got caught up in the heat of the moment after schooling an opponent. Don't sweat it and enjoy the Championship.

seahawkfanforever
seahawkfanforever

GREAT article Shermanator!!! I don't get it though if ppl dont like you why oh why do they read your articles??? Bored, lonely, starving for attention, full of hatred? I could go on and on.. but I still don't get why they would even bother if they hate you so much.....I certainly wouldn't waste my time or energy to spill such hatred if I wasn't so full of anger as they must be..sad life very sad life.....glad you aren't like them. Bless you Richard....ignore the haters their KARMA will come back to haunt them...it always does...

BrianLeone
BrianLeone

It depresses me seeing all of the ridicule being directed at Richard for a thirty second post game interview (that Erin herself said she loved being a part of for the sheer emotion of it), when there are much more deserving members of the community, even of the NFL, to diredt that vitriol at.  Richard gets accused of being a classless thug for his words after being shoved in the face while trying to say good game.  Let's take a look at some other members of the NFL community, shall we?


Aaron Hernandez.   That really should be all I have to say, the man SHOT HIS FRIEND IN THE HEAD after he (the friend) talked to some people that Aaron didn't get along with.  Let me repeat that, HE EXECUTED ONE OF HIS FRIENDS.  Now, in light of that reminder, can we cease calling Richard, who as far as I can tell has never even got a speeding ticket in his life, a thug?  Aaron Hernandez is a thug, Richard Sherman is not.


Richie Incognito.  Again, the name should really be all I have to say.  Not only did he not live up to his last name, he was a flagrantly racist jerk in the process.   The things this man said about his teammates (and their relatives) were so vile that it astounds me that its taking so long for the Dolphins organization to get rid of him.  Richard used the words "mediocre" and "sorry" to describe Crabtree, a man that has apparently personally insulted him in the past (at a charity function no less!), and then shoved him away when he tried to say good game.  Richie Incognito is classless, Richard Sherman is not.


Richard Sherman is a smart, emotional, dedicated young man that has been through massive adversity to get where he is today.  He's also in the spotlight of the NFL world quite often because he takes his constitutionaly guranteed right of free speech and runs with it.  The fact that he has the freedom of speech doesn't protect him from the repercussions of his words, granted, but can we at least get some well tuought out, logical criticism instead of the brainless accusations of him being a "classless thug" when all of the evidence points towards the truth being the exact opposite?


Aaron Hernandez: thug.


Richie Incognito: classless.


Richard Sherman: best corner in the NFL.

Buck2185
Buck2185

Richard, please don't give up on being a politician. You do have some redeeming qualities that fit that bill - You have absolutely no class, a perfect fit for a politician. You shoot off your mouth better than most in politics (or the world for that matter). You will say anything, without regard to the truth, and after you make a mistake and shoot off your mouth, you come back with something you think people want to hear (sound like a politician..). You have no problem doing something illegal to better your work position (can you say performance enhancing drugs). Actually, I think you have found your after football profession Senator Sherman.......

StevenQuan
StevenQuan

Great article Richard! Wow, I love this piece. It makes me feel connected with you and the team better, gives an insight into really what's going on.


So much hate being spewed below. What is wrong with you people? Don't you realize that post game rant was literally right after the game was played and Richard Sherman was still hyped up after being pushed around and beaten on by big fast strong men? One interview does not a person make. 


Richard was a straight A student in school and graduated from Stanford with honors. He grew up in Compton, CA a not so great area. Richard Sherman isn't the bad person you all make him out to be, you are all way off.

MickHayes
MickHayes

I'm disappointed that Peter King continues to give this loudmouth,no class, self promoter a stage.  Very illuminating that Sherman doesn't write anything like he talks.  I wonder why that is???  I used to look forward to MMQB every Monday, more so before this season as it is apparent that King is now trying to build a brand. Sorry Peter, your decision to promote this jerk has cost you a devoted reader.

lucmizell
lucmizell

I saw that you were still a poor winner after the Super Bowl, shooting your mouth off to Wes Welker, even though you did nothing notable the whole game. I had to check to see if you were still in the game. One of my wishes for the game was that you were badly injured. A sprained ankle didn't measure up, but it was better than nothing. Nobody wants to hear a word from you. Learn to shut your mouth and keep it shut.

loara71
loara71

@AlanHall Yes, we live in Bellingham. We wanted to attend one of the rallies but was unable to go. This town, city is great. We moved here, last year, from S. California, not to far from where Richard Sherman is from. We love this area and the fact that we NOW have a football team to support. Los Angeles has not had a team from many years. 

WarHawks
WarHawks

@Philsfg its apparent you're mentally challenged and obviously don't know anything about football (NL, AL? what the hell is that?)! So your moronic babbling is just that, so i'm not going to pick on you too much but, do try to wipe the drool off your chin now and then and folks might not think you're as stupid as you write or believe you're dumber than you look…, unless you have to play your "pity" card so people will at lest respond to you.

crikeynick
crikeynick

@PhilsfgYes because suddenly after winning the Super Bowl with the 2nd youngest team ever they are going to have an epic collaspe, win 2 games next year and fire Pete Carroll and John Schneider. 
Also, that preseason game did matter because the Seahawks beat the Broncos in the same style as they did in the Super Bowl.  They forced turnovers(and returned 1 for a TD), returned a KO for a TD, generally picked apart the Broncos D with a nice balance through the air and on the ground and overall were way more physical than the Broncos.
And lastly, Sherman had a target on his back for this year too, remember all the smack he talked to Brady, Revis, Bayless, Roddy White, Calvin Johnson and so on...? How did that work out for him?


The haters said the Seahawks were lucky to make the playoffs in 2012 and would miss in 2013...WRONG

The haters said the Seahawks couldn't win on the road...WRONG

The haters said Sherman and the Defense would be exposed...WRONG

The haters said the Seahawks couldn't beat San Fran for the division...WRONG
The haters said the Seahawks would collapse in the playoffs...WRONG

The haters said the Seahawks couldn't stop the Broncos offense...WRONG

The haters said the Seahawks were overrated...WRONG


Get used to being proven wrong, GO HAWKS!

WarHawks
WarHawks

@tmarlin1221  really? You just called a Black American a "monkey?" wow, it's NOT a myth! There truly ARE stupid idiots dumber and slower than Philsfg -and thats saying a lot because mentally, Philsfg is slower than snail s**t!?!

i bet your see yourself as a clever bad@$$ too! You can texting a word that conjures up a racial image but, i know you don't have the balls to go up and talk like that directly to a man's face! You're the worst kind of coward there is. The kind that is only brave when there's a crowd with him but slinks away when HE has to confront someone face to face by himself. Yeah, its easy to just text you're attitudes about other Americans. You probably enjoy pulling the legs off little bugs and throw puppies over cliffs -all the things that are so easy for you when no one is looking or when everyone else is saying or doing it.

Mark112
Mark112

@tmarlin1221  

I hate Richard but you're taking the discussion to an utterly moronic level. You should take a permanent dirt nap and be done with it, you demented f***.

tjhuey84
tjhuey84

@tmarlin1221 Do you realize how ignorant you sound? Put your KKK cap on and shut the f up.

Mark112
Mark112

@QuezeboJones  

Obviously, you didn't major in English Lit or journalism in college because Richard's composition/exposition skills are worthy of rock solid middle school writing. 

Epacific
Epacific

@KevinWeatherly  You are a very gracious Denver fan.  If Seattle wasn't in it this year, I would have pulled for the Broncos seeing that Peyton deserves a lot of respect for accomplishing all that he did after his neck surgeries.  And it would be nice to see Champ Bailey win a ring.


Here's wishing you and Denver all the best- come fall, it all starts again!

Rumrunner11
Rumrunner11

@Buck2185 Whatever dude, ignore what you want to justify your dislike of him.  You might be surprised to know you don't even need a reason not to like someone, so maybe lay off the melodrama next time.  Sheesh

DanielLabay
DanielLabay

Good get lost racist hater just pissed because him and the Seahawks beat your team and will continue to do so the Seahawks are going to take New England's place as the next dominate NFL team remember you heard it hear first.

Merv
Merv

@MickHayes  I'm disappointed that Peter King continues to give this loudmouth,no class, lowlife and obviously bitter man MikeHayes a forum to spit out his bile and hatred.  It seems like this has become a place to show your stupidity and lack of humanity, rather than a place to discus sports.

read.jk
read.jk

@MickHayes  You noticed that, huh genius? I'm writing right now and I'm not keeping my original draft. I have time to think about what I would like to communicate. Let's pretend I'm Richard Sherman for a moment. How would I conduct myself if I were him? Well, if I were to write something, I think I'd consider what it is I'm writing, so as to get the proper message across - pretty much the same as I actually do, being who I really am. Now, how would I react if someone started asking me questions about the game I just played just moments before - the one that sends me to the Superbowl with my team mates? I'd freaking flip my wig, unable to censor myself because I'm completely jacked up on the moment. You won't allow yourself to think of the man as anything more than a low-class loudmouth, but you don't take the time to realize that he is one of those people you should probably cut a little slack, because he's smarter than you, he's achieved much more than you and he's done it it by getting above and beyond the gangs who walked his streets in Compton. You accuse Sherman of being a loudmouth, but your written word is louder than anything he has said and you're the one being an @$$.

Rumrunner11
Rumrunner11

@lucmizell'One of my wishes for the game was that you were badly injured' and 'Learn to shut your mouth and keep it shut'

So you've proven that you're the only one with no class, and that you can't even take your own advice about keeping your mouth shut.

Oh, and perhaps you need to understand that the reason you didn't see Sherman was because Manning tended not to throw his way very often.  Note that you also didn't hear Eric Decker's name all game.  I wonder if there's a connection there...............

GW4
GW4

@lucmizell to wish someone were injured is wayy over the top. That alone makes you less classy, especially where your opinion of Richard Sherman is concerned. Way to think like one of the difference makers in this world as opposed to being a problem! :-p

Please don't pass that emotional intelligence on to any children you might have, lol.

Merv
Merv

@lucmizell  Wishing for a serious injury?  Nothing notable?  By never being mentioned he was doing his job of locking up 25% of the field.  If you were a football fan you would have known this.


Loud mouthed bully fans like you have no place in football.

BigSchtick
BigSchtick

@lucmizell There are no dumb people, only dumb posters. Karma is a beatch. Hopefully it will be visiting you soon,

badbeatya
badbeatya

@EpacificThe Forty Niners would have destroyed Denver too.... Maybe it would have been closer since they would have been without Lupati and Bowman, but the Broncos showed NO HEART at all, and San Fran would have been amped up since they lost XLVII.  And please, what is a Broncos' fan going to say after that thrashing?  They got dominated from start to finish.  I'm sure he was whistling a different tune about both Optimus Prime and the Hawks before the game.

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