The NFC Championship delivered a great ending to Championship Sunday for NFL fans, with the Seattle Seahawks coming out on top and earning the opportunity to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.
While the game was a wild back-and-forth match up that kept us on the edge of our seats, it was the Richard Sherman-Michael Crabtree rivalry afterwards that really fascinated the audience.
Sherman delivered an intense post-game interview with Erin Andrews immediately after the game, before heading over to the NFL Network cameras and calling Crabtree a “mediocre receiver” that he wouldn’t even draft on his fantasy football team.
Crabtree didn’t respond on the field — other than with a push to the facemask after Sherman tipped the ball to his teammate for the interception to seal the game — but he did answer back later in the night.
“He’s a TV guy. I’m not a TV guy. I play ball. He makes one play, he talks … We’re on the field and he ain’t doing nothing,” Crabtree said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “That’s one play he made. … That’s probably the only play he made the whole game.”
While Crabtree is right in the sense that Sherman’s biggest play came at the end of the game, that is also because Colin Kaepernick was often throwing away from Sherman to avoid that same result.
Now, the next step for Crabtree and the 49ers is to prepare for the offseason, while Sherman can bring his brash style to the podium at Super Bowl Media Day.