Jan 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman fields and answers questions during at press conference at the Arizona Grand Hotel in preparation for Super Bowl XLIX. at Arizona Grand Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Seahawks arrived in Arizona on Sunday ahead of Super Bowl XLIX and were immediately swarmed by the media in what will be the first of many question sessions with the defending Super Bowl champs.
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Sherman hasn’t missed a beat in his unique way of answering questions. He was right at home having a field day with the media on Sunday.
From criticizing the NFL to criticizing the New England Patriots to criticizing some of the reporters in the room, Sherman had a number of fun quotes on his first day in the desert.
One of those quotes came when he was asked about being considered the NFL’s best corner. He has often been compared to the likes of Darrelle Revis, who will be suiting up for the Patriots next Sunday.
At first, Sherman was cordial in his answer, per NFL.com:
"“I don’t measure my game to anybody’s, so I don’t have a great answer for that question,” Sherman said. “I think my game measures up pretty well to myself.”"
But the reporter that asked the question was obviously unhappy with Sherman’s response and decided to push a button that Sherman didn’t want pushed.
When the reporter asked if Sherman thinks he is still one of the best corners in the league, Sherman was blunt and direct:
"“I don’t really answer preschool questions, so you improve your line of questioning, and we’ll talk.”"
He also went on about the fact that he likes journalists, just not ones that ask stupid questions. Apparently Sherman thought this reporter’s question was not up to par.
Sherman also said that he expects to play in the Super Bowl after suffering a sprained elbow in the NFC title game against the Green Bay Packers.
Media Day will be Tuesday and we’re sure excited to hear what else Sherman has to say.
The Super Bowl will kick off from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., at 3:30 p.m. PT.