Curious about what Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said to Michael Crabtree right before his infamous postgame interview? Thanks to Showtime, you can find out.
Both Sherman and Crabtree were “mic’d up” by Showtime’s “Inside The NFL” during last Sunday’s NFC Championship game. As a result, fans can enjoy a firsthand glimpse into the banter that would eventually spark Sherman’s now-infamous postgame interview with Fox reporter Erin Andrews.
Showtime’s “mic’d up” clips mostly show the two rivals’ friendly banter with teammates and officials, but they did manage to capture what Sherman said to Crabtree right after his diving deflection of Colin Kaepernick’s final pass sealed a Seahawks victory.
“Hell of a game, hell of a game,” Sherman said to the 49ers receiver after the game-winning play, prompting Crabtree to shove him in the face. Unsurprisingly, Sherman’s coy request for a handshake was also denied.
Sherman made national headlines this week due to his emotional postgame interview with Andrews. Immediately after making the play that has since become known as the “Seattle Swat,” the 25-year-old cornerback emotionally declared that he was the best cornerback in the NFL.
“Well, I’m the best corner in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re gonna get. Don’t you ever talk about me,” Sherman said. His postgame interview with Andrews can be viewed below.