After keeping quiet on Richard Sherman’s post game rant, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick showed up at the Super Bowl XLVIII media center in Midtown, New York and completely unloaded on Richard Sherman to the New York Posts’ Bart Hubbuch.
We’ll take each portion of Kaepernick’s comments regarding Sherman one by one. First, he gives his opinion on Sherman’s rant as a whole:
“I think everyone knows his comments were ridiculous,” Kaepernick said at the Super Bowl XLVIII media center in Midtown, referring to the FOX postgame interview in which Sherman mocked 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and proclaimed himself the best cornerback in the NFL.
“As my dad has always told me, if you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really?” Kaepernick added. “If you have to go on national TV and try to say you’re the best cornerback in the league, then you’ve got your own insecurities.”
Next, Kaepernick addressed the notion that he shouldn’t have even attempted the pass that was tipped by Sherman and resulted in an interception:
“I don’t care who’s out there,” Kaepernick said. “I had Crabtree one-on-one with half of the field to himself, and I’m going to take that every single time. He 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.
“It’s a game of inches,” Kaepernick added. “The inches were in [Sherman’s] favor in that case, but this game will humble you very quickly.”
Then Kaepernick decides to go ahead and direct his comment right at Sherman:
“Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead, because I’m not worried about you,” Kaepernick said, referring to Sherman. “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 [championship-game final] play ended to the time his [postgame] news conference ended, let’s just say it wasn’t very politically correct.”
As for next season, Kaepernick still likes his chances against Sherman:
“I’ll take that matchup every day,” Kaepernick said. “I feel like he’s afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I look forward to [exploiting] next year.”
So there you have it. Colin Kaepernick just added fuel to a rivalry that already has a might big fire burning.