The rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers is not going away any time soon as both teams are built for the long haul with young talent all over the roster, but it may have been taken to a new level with the latest comments from the ever-outspoken Richard Sherman.
We should have known the game-clinching pass deflection Sherman made in the NFC Championship Game last year that resulted in an interception on a pass intended for Crabtree was only the beginning of things to come.
Sherman will appear on the Discovery show American Muscle with trainer Mike Barwis and according to For the Win’s Erik Brady, Sherman continued to pay lip service toward Crabtree, the player he called “sorry” moments after the Seahawks advanced to play in the Super Bowl where they defeated the Denver Broncos.
The Seahawks’ All-Pro cornerback says their budding feud is something that can’t be understood, but it’s a rivalry he wants to continue every year for the rest of his career.
“It’s much more of just I don’t like the dude,” Sherman says. “You know what I’m saying. And I think he’s sorry.”
“It’s not going to be something that goes away. I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out. There’s not much else I can say about the subject. Nobody will understand it but him and me. That’s all that needs to understand.”
It does not have the history of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers or the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, but the Seahawks and 49ers rivalry is the best going in the NFL and the feud between Sherman and Crabtree is one big reason why.