Posted January 30, 2014

Colin Kaepernick rips Richard Sherman: ‘He’s afraid of our receivers’

NFC West, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII

'If I throw it [the ball] a foot farther ... now you're the goat, Richard Sherman,' said Colin Kaepernick (right).

‘If I throw it [the ball] a foot farther … now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman,’ said Colin Kaepernick (right). (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman has more momentous issues on his plate this week than a verbal joust with Colin Kaepernick, but rest assured that Sherman will file away the heated comments made Thursday by San Francisco’s QB.

Despite throwing an interception in Sherman’s direction to seal the NFC title for Seattle, Kaepernick told the New York Post‘s Bart Hubbuch, “I’ll take that matchup every day. I feel like he’s afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I look forward to [exploiting] next year.”

Kaepernick’s game-deciding mistake came as he tried to drop a pass over Sherman’s head to Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Sherman made a sensational leaping play on the ball, tipping it to teammate Malcolm Smith for the INT.

“I don’t care who’s out there,” Kaepernick told Hubbuch. “I had Crabtree one-on-one with half of the field to himself, and I’m going to take that every single time. He [Sherman] 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.”

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Sherman then made a choking gesture in Kaepernick’s direction — the NFL later fined him for that incident — and also unleashed on Crabtree during a postgame interview with FOX’s Erin Andrews.

“Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead, because I’m not worried about you,” Kaepernick told Hubbuch of Sherman’s taunt. “I’m just worried winning games and helping us get to the Super Bowl. I can’t get insulted by something that ridiculous coming from somebody like that. From the time that play ended to the time his news conference ended, let’s just say it wasn’t very politically correct.”

Crabtree shot back at Sherman in the moments after the NFC title game ended, by posting this tweet:

“I shouldn’t have attacked Michael Crabtree the way I did,” Sherman wrote hours later in a column on The MMQB. “You don’t have to put anybody else down to make yourself bigger.

At this week’s Media Day, Sherman said that he had been emotional at the time of his interview with Andrews and cautioned against labeling players based on one moment. When asked what defines him off the field, Sherman offered the following:

“Philanthropy. Helping the world and helping kids. Trying to do everything I can to make sure that they have a better chance and see better things than we have when we grew up.”

The 49ers and Seahawks will meet twice again next season as division rivals, though the dates for those games are not yet set.

339 comments
MeganMcClure
MeganMcClure

Sherman is in Kaepernick's head, it seems.

ak_tatiracanal
ak_tatiracanal

One week, Kaepernick is smiling ear to ear, when asked about mocking Cam Newton's "Superman" pose.

The next week he loses and he can't seem to get over it. It's his right to say whatever he wants, but where is this going to get him? Sherman is still in his head if he's justifying his case nearly two weeks later.

Kaepernick has to get better during the offseason and let his game do the talking next year.

Because if Kaepernick is sick of Richard Sherman now, what is he going to be like if the Seahawks win the Super Bowl?

HankMoses
HankMoses

Kaep threw it a foot too far in the Super Bowl, and then a foot too short in the NFC title game. Maybe the 3rd time (IF there is one for that team) he'll get it juuuuuust right. He has absolutely zero credibility to talk trash (At least Sherman backs his jaw-jacking up). IF IF IF and a bag of excuses is all that is coming from him. "If'" doesn't win games, winners do. you lost, Kaep. Show some humility.

DMZ
DMZ

C,mon people, give Kaepunick a break. He was only choking!


AndrewM1
AndrewM1

Good to see he's ceding the high moral ground in this.

PackersFanNumeroUno
PackersFanNumeroUno

Seattle fans sure are arrogant and acting like fools. If we would have beat SF they would be signing a different tune. Rodgers would have whomped that d into submission.

ThomO'Barsky
ThomO'Barsky

He has all off-season to sit home and kiss his interception throwing biceps.

magic mushroom
magic mushroom

not sure if the media is stirring the pot cause they don't have a story or CK really wants people to hear it. i mean really is Kapernick's opinion so awesome that it needs to be on the front page? isn't there better things to report on? 

csuwldcat
csuwldcat

Let me get this straight: Kaepernick says Sherman is afraid of him and the receiving core of the 49ers, but only dared throw Sherman's way *2 times* the entire NFC Championship game - both of which were batted away. Really Kaepernick? Sounds like YOU are the one scared to challenge Sherman...that is, until you're dumb enough to do so and end up getting punk'd by him with a feat of game-ending, defensive athleticism. <-- Does this bicep-kissing bozo live in an alternate reality?

AF Whigs
AF Whigs

"...but if I throw it a foot farther, it’s a touchdown..."

But you didn't and it wasn't.  So that point is moot.

PackersFanNumeroUno
PackersFanNumeroUno

To be honest, we should be playing this week. We where the 1 team the seahawks feared.

Edward1
Edward1

In the words of Larry Bird...


"They lost"


stfu

x72
x72

Seahawks fans are losers

NYRedd42
NYRedd42

‘If I throw it [the ball] a foot farther … now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman,’

If if was a spliff we could all, you know the rest.

mashley278
mashley278

Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Marvin Harrison, Peyton Manning....why can't we just clone these guys instead of having to listen to two whiny, immature football players? Guys, grow up. Act like men. Sorry you're from a generation where men act like women and do crap like this, but man up and shut up.

MrMojoRisin
MrMojoRisin

 "If I threw it a foot further...now you're the goat, Richard Sherman." Uhhh, no you're the goat. You didn't make the play where you had to throw it "a foot further" Woulda, coulda , shoulda...waah waah waah. The world's smallest violin is playing for you Kap.

mightymac63
mightymac63

And how many times did Kaepernick throw to Sherman's side in that NFC title game? Like two times or something? Stop crying like a baby Kaepernick. Your team lost. 

BradPitt
BradPitt

Kaepernick is an immature fool

scBlais
scBlais

"I’ll take that matchup every day. I feel like he’s afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I look forward to [exploiting] next year.”

I forget, how many times did he actually throw to Sherman's side?

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

He tested Sherman on the field, Sherman was the better man on that play. Why would anyone be afraid of the receivers in SF? CK must have forgotten that if Smith never got that concussion, he would still be riding the bench. He can run like the wind, but his QB skills are average at best. 

MussaALusseini
MussaALusseini

Kap is such a cry baby , he is throwing a hissy fit  during the super bowl media day that he wished he was there instead of Sherman. 

gusCOYS
gusCOYS

Seattle won the game, better for CK to shut up and use the loss as fuel for next year.  Enough talk, back to work trying to raise your game!!

serveaux
serveaux

That's big talk for a loser.

MaxDay
MaxDay

"If I throw it [the ball] a foot farther … now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman"

If if's and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry christmas

jackmtalbot
jackmtalbot

Obviously, Kappernick is a racist.  He wouldn't have reacted that way if a white guy had taunted him.  He just doesn't get black culture.

I mean, that's what folks said about normal fans who said Sherman acted like a jerk, right?

HankMoses
HankMoses

@PackersFanNumeroUno said the arrogant cheesehead acting like a fool. Another "IF" statement just like Kaep. Are you people true sports fans, because the last time I checked, they didn't hand out trophies to people who came up with the most excuses. Rodgers couldn't whomp a whack-A-mole at the local carnival with that broke-a$$ shoulder, let alone SEA's defense. You're welcome for the reality check, numero uno.

duckfan59
duckfan59

@PackersFanNumeroUno Another guy playin' the IF game. The Packers would have still had to go to Seattle and their chances of winning there would have been slim to none.... and Slim just left town on the noon stage. Enjoy the Super Bowl and NOT watching your team play in it. Geez, IF they had just.......

And I like the Packers. But this IF stuff is just getting too deep.

HankMoses
HankMoses

@AF Whigs Well said. It's just excuses, excuses and more excuses. Way to take responsibility for ending your team's seasons 2 years in a row on a pathetic fade passes to crabcakes in the right corner of the end zone. Think he'll ever learn? Nah...

Erickson7RE
Erickson7RE

In what world do u think Seattle was concerned with Green Bay? San Fran wasn't worried and neither was any other NFC team playing Green Bay.

HankMoses
HankMoses

@x72 congrats! You are officially the winner of the most ignorant comment on this board. BTW -- How's 3rd grade going for you this year?

duckfan59
duckfan59

@x72 Yeah, they always invite the losing teams to play in the Super Bowl.

KevinDoucette
KevinDoucette

@x72 It's funny that fans of winning teams are all losers. It's mainly because people hate teams which are on top. they hate the Patriots, the Heat, Red Sox, etc. With that comes people hating their fans as well. For all Seattle fans out there, enjoy this, never know how long it will last.

Rick57
Rick57

@mashley278 Why do we have to listen whiny immature posters like you? Grow up, act like a man and shut up. Nobody gives a crap what you think loser.

eleibow22
eleibow22

@jackmtalbot Moron Kaepernick was adopted and raised by white parents. He's not a racist

jjazznola
jjazznola

Obviously, Kappernick is a racist? Obviously, you're an idiot coming to that conclusion.

therednorth1
therednorth1

@jackmtalbot  No, that's what folks said about normal fans who said Sherman was a "thug" and a n-word.

PackersFanNumeroUno
PackersFanNumeroUno

@Erickson7RE  must not have watched the game, if it wasn't for the weather we would have beat SF and we certainley would have beat down Seattle. 

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@john300 @jackmtalbot  Leave it to a racist to be too dimwitted to get the sarcasm in play, what with that sub-100 IQ you're no doubt saddled with.


Kaepernick himself is black, you dork.  jackmtalbot is attempting to make an ironic point.