Following the Seahawks’ 24-14 Wildcard win over the Redskins on Sunday, FOX cameras caught Redskins tackle Trent Williams swinging on Seahawks corner Richard Sherman. At the time, no one knew why Williams seemingly took an unprovoked swing at Sherman, but a rather talkative Sherman explained the altercation to USA Today after the dust had settled.
“He came up and tapped me, ‘What’s up now? I’ll swing on you’,” Sherman told USA TODAY Sports after the Seahawks’ 24-14 NFC wild-card playoff victory.
“Swing!” Sherman said he told Williams in a daring tone. “He told me was going to swing, and he swung. That’s what he did, and that’s that. He thought I was going to be scared. I’m not scared.”
Was this entire incident an indication of how Sherman — who jawed at Tom Brady after Seattle upset the New England Patriots in October — gets under his opponents’ skin?
“I guess so,” he said. “You know, the playoffs, everybody gets a little frustrated. You lose, your season’s over. I guess you can call it frustration. But you never want to be involved in that. I wasn’t looking for anything. I was trying to shake hands. That’s how it happens sometimes.”