SeattleTimes- Moore asked a question of Sherman stating that what he didn’t understand is that Bevell is trying to call plays he thinks will work but that Sherman appears to think he has a “better handle’’ of what should be called.
“No, I just had a, we had a prior experience (a reference to the interception at the end of Super Bowl XLIX) so we talked about it,’’ Sherman replied to Moore. “But let me guess — you have a better play to call. Let me guess, you have a better experience.’’
When Moore said no, Sherman said “then you should probably kind of stop.’’
As Sherman walked off the stage and down a walkway that headed out of the auditorium, he passed Moore and said “You don’t want to go there. You do not. I’ll ruin your career.”
Said Moore: “You’ll ruin my career? How are you going to do that?”
Said Sherman: “I’ll make sure you don’t get your media pass anymore.”
To recap, Richard Sherman took offense to the host of a radio show tip toeing the line of what was professionally appropriate while questioning him on his unprofessional questioning of his own offensive coordinator. Now that I put it that way, some might have the gall to say that the loudmouthed Seahawks cornerback comes off as (::audible gasp::) a bit of a hypocrite. Good thing I know that he would have been a model of maturity if the security of his job were publicly threatened in response to a contentious inquisition, or I would probably have no choice but to accuse him of incessantly bitching out of both sides of his mouth too. If there were any doubt that Richard Sherman felt regret for getting aggressive in his condescending interrogation of a coach on the opposite side of the ball then I would say he deserves criticism for getting so sensitive in response to the media doing the same, but if there's one person that never fails to own up to his mistakes then it's him.
Now, I understand that there is a difference between an athlete getting impassioned in the spirit of competition and a reporter instigating said athlete in the morally compromised spirit of a story. To compare the volatility of an NFL sideline to that of an NFL press conference would be like comparing body fat percentages of those that make their living on the field to those that make their living quoting those on the field. Also, I would damn near guarantee that John Moore's perceived attitude stems from a checkered past that he has with Richard Sherman. That said, you can't be the guy who is going to call everyone on their shit, and go the "oh yeah, well I'm going to get you fired" route when someone calls you out on your own shit. I totally understand the heat of the moment getting the better of Richard Sherman when he's got skin in the game, but his skin can't become so this thin when someone uses one of his own plays against him.