Seahawks' Sherman: Patriots run a 'gimmick' offense


Seahawks' Sherman: Patriots run a 'gimmick' offense

Richard Sherman is going to milk his sudden relevance for everything it's worth, apparently.

Sherman entered the New England consciousness in the third quarter Sunday when he picked off Tom Brady.

He set up shop there after the game ended by tweeting gleefully how he tormented Brady after the game. In the locker room afterward, Sherman gave a quick verbal dissertation of what kind of offenses work in the NFL.

They are running this gimmick, hurry-up stuff. You dont do that in the NFL, Sherman said. Its not effective because there are great defenses out there.

Sherman is 24. He was a fifth-round pick of the Seahawks last season. He went to Stanford. He's from Compton. He won't shut up.

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(Media will) say, Whats wrong? (Brady) threw two picks, Sherman said. Well, he should have thrown five picks. If Earl (Thomas) catches every one, then its a long day for him. People dont understand. Weve got great players out here. Weve got great players in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Seahawks have a lot of talent. People, they dont look at the film. They dont analyze anything. Thats why these analysts and commentators need to shut their mouth.
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This being the 43rd regular season loss of Brady's 13-year career, he's heard the spoken word victory laps before. And the fact of it is, there's really nothing one can say. Brady plays with a brashness and swagger that any opponent is going to relish puncturing when the Patriots lose.

So it was that Sherman was able to recount chapter and verse his afternoon with Tom Brady.

I kept saying Im going to get that next time, Sherman said. Every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to him: Please keep trying me. Im going to take it from you. That was when they were winning. He just gave me that look and said, Oh, Ill see you after game. Well, I made sure I saw him after the game.

Yeah, yeah . . . and then what'd you do, Richard?!

The Patriots can "coulda, woulda, shoulda" all day long and point out that the Seahawks were beneficiaries of a tipped ball, a butchered play in the red zone, and some of the Patriots' trademark pass defense.

But, as Sherman points out, Seattle can lament plays not made as well in terms of picks dropped.

Unless the Patriots and Seahawks meet in the Super Bowl, the Sherman Act may not be witnessed again before Tom Brady retires. But it was amusing while it lasted.
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Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'


Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial


PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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