Richard Sherman gives Tom Brady a taste of his own medicine after Seahawks’ 24-23 win
When Tom Brady reportedly told cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas that he’d meet them after the New England Patriots cap the victory, both Seattle Seahawks made sure that the quarterback won’t forget the moment that transpired after the match.
"We're built for a heavyweight fight," Richard Sherman declared after the Seattle Seahawks’ 24-23 win over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots. "I don't think they're built for a heavyweight fight."
Richard Sherman is a rising top NFL cornerback. And while what immediately jumps to mind is the absurdity of the situation considering a second-year cornerback calling out an elite quarterback, it’s indisputable that the Seattle Seahawks defense played their heart out against a gritty offense, at home.
The Seattle Seahawks boast a physical secondary with plenty of depth that kept the game exciting till the last moments.
After all, the Seattle Seahawks defense ranks No.1 across the NFL. Although they weren’t initially successful at curbing the New England Patriots’ advances, the Seattle Seahawks picked-on to the plays of their rivals’ fast-break offense, which the defense banked on most during the fourth quarter.
"We figured out early in the game what their calls were, what they were doing, what the adjustments were and then we started playing better," stated Richard Sherman. "That's why they only scored six points in the second half."
However despite their win, the Seattle Seahawks won’t be holding on much longer to that defensive ranking after giving in 475 yards, of 395 yards passing alone belong to Tom Brady.
"I really don't care about the yards on all that stuff on paper as long as we get the wins," said Earl Thomas. "And we got the win."
Tom Brady had 21-of-30 passes for 216 yards in the first half while that number dropped considerably to 15-of-28 passes for 179 yards in the second half.
And each time Tom Brady completed a pass during the game, Richard Sherman got more fired up.
"I kept saying I'm going to get that next time. Every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to him: 'Please keep trying me. I'm going to take it from you,” stated Richard Sherman. “That was when they were winning.”
While Tom Brady managed some big numbers, the Seattle Seahawks held back the New England Patriots to three field goals and one touchdown upon six attempts in the redzone.
The Seattle Seahawks were trailing by 13-points in the fourth quarter when fortunes flipped. Earl Thomas intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the endzone to crush the New England Patriots’ of a 27-10 lead.
Richard Sherman also made a crucial interception in the third quarter that broke Tom Brady’s 179 pass completions milestone.
"They're going to say, 'What's wrong? He threw two picks.’ Well, he should have thrown five picks,” said Richard Sherman. “If Earl catches every one, then it's a long day for him. People don't understand…. We've got great players in the Pacific Northwest.”