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Colin Kaepernick calls out Richard Sherman and it’s awesome

Colin Kaepernick is notorious for being short and not-very-sweet with the media. But when the topic turned to Richard Sherman today talking to various Super Bowl media in New York, Kaepernick held nothing back. You can tell this dude plain doesn’t like Sherman.

Here’s a roundup of some of what was said:

On Sherman calling Michael Crabtree “mediocre”:

“I feel like it was a ridiculous statement. I think everyone who saw it knows it was a ridiculous statement. Crabtree’s one of the best receivers in the league in my opinion. He’s done a lot for our team, a lot for this organization. To me, to have someone try to call him out that way is absurd.”

On Sherman’s choke sign:

Kap, being a psychologist:

On that final play:

“I don’t care who’s out there,” Kaepernick said. “I had Crabtree one-on-one with half of the field to himself, and I’m going to take that every single time. He made a good play on that ball, but if I throw it a foot farther, it’s a touchdown and now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman.

“It’s a game of inches. The inches were in (Sherman’s) favor in that case, but this game will humble you very quickly.”

On Sherman’s arrogance:

“As my dad has always told me, if you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really? If you have to go on national TV and try to say you’re the best cornerback in the league, then you’ve got your own insecurities.”

Shots fired! Tell us how you really feel, Kap! Now we know what it takes for Kaepernick to open up and use more than a dozen words at a time: it’s Richard Sherman and his stupid face (Richard Sherman doesn’t have a stupid face but that’s probably what Kaepernick thinks).

Anyway, as biting and entertaining as Kaepernick’s words are, Sherman still has bragging rights for the time being. He’s the one who made that play, his is the team that won that game. But, as Sherman’s antics at the end of the NFC Championship have already done, Kaepernick’s response today is just adding more fuel to the fire that is the illustrious Seahawks-49ers rivalry. We can’t wait for the next time these two teams square off. We’ll be sitting back all like:

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via CSNBA, Sac Bee, Bart Hubbuch

  • qbdraw

    Don’t really like Mr. K particularly, but gotta admit I agree – total lack of class by Sherman at end of game…