Posted January 30, 2014

Colin Kaepernick rips Richard Sherman: ‘He’s afraid of our receivers’

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Colin Kaepernick said Richard Sherman's self proclaimed best corner in the league comments makes him question how good the cornerback really is in the NFL. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Image)

Colin Kaepernick said Richard Sherman is afraid of the 49ers receivers. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Image)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick responded Thursday to the Seahawks’ Richard Sherman proclaiming he’s the best cornerback in the league following San Francisco’s loss to Seattle in the NFC Championship.

The Seahawks locked up the game when Sherman tipped a Kaepernick pass into the end zone intended for receiver Michael Crabtree. The deflection was intercepted by linebacker Malcolm Smith.

Speaking to New York Post columnist Bart Hubbuch, Kaepernick said Sherman is “afraid of our receivers” and questioned Sherman’s claims in his now infamous interview with Erin Andrews following the game.

REITER: The blueprint for beating Richard Sherman? Target him early and often

Kaepernick made similar comments to Deadspin‘s Drew Magary in a separate interview published Thursday.

Last week, the NFL fined Sherman $7,875 for directing a choking gesture at Kaepernick following the NFC title game. Kaepernick, in his comments to The Post, said his potentially game-winning throw to Michael Crabtree would’ve made Sherman the “goat” had it been completed.

More from Hubbuch’s tweets about the interview:

RICHARD SHERMAN:  10 Things I Learned After America Learned About Me

In his comments to Magary, Kaepernick also spoke about how close the game was to ending differently.

Did your performance in the NFC title game anger you?

“The two turnovers before that [last pick] were stupid. The last one was like … it hits you. ‘Cause if you throw it a foot farther, we’re in the Super Bowl and everyone’s like, ‘Oh that’s the greatest comeback ever! You’re a great quarterback!’ But I’m gonna play to try to make a play.”


96 comments
Mech
Mech

Its not trash talking if you back it up ,,,,, in Kaepernicks case HE CAN"T !!!! "if I throw it a foot farther",,,yeah right if you were Montana that might have happened. BUT YOU ARE A CHOKER !!!!!

krs
krs

Figger night.


hawks24
hawks24

That scared Cornerback made you and your buddy Crabtree look like fools. Your problem is he outsmarted you and shattered your dreams. Not only that he is representing Dr Dre headphones and his ad is aired more than your ads showing that Sherman is more popular than you. Once again you proved that you are 40 whiners whereas Sherman already proved that he is a winner. Game is on. This year you lost 2-1 to hawks it will be 3-0 next year.

FrankVactor
FrankVactor

Kaperchoke continues to run his mouth , learn to read coverages instead of mocking Cam after a win ! You lock onto your buddy Crabtree and Davis tight end is your last resort !! W all the weapons you have , 49ers should have two Super Bowls except you have issues reading coverages , get in the film room and quit worrying about Sherman , he got his ring Kaperchoke !!!

joe6647
joe6647

A guy who throws 2 picks and loses a fumble in an NFC championship game is finding falts in other people's games lol.


How cute

subarc85
subarc85

really....i think actions speak so much louder than words...it must be a tough pill to swallow..losing 3 years in a row...should have kept alex

SportBiomech
SportBiomech

And it sure looks like Denver is going to win the Crime Championship. At 11 points, they are still 3 points ahead of the 49ers (who have just emerged in 2nd place). Seattle is looking golden to win the Drug Championship with 6 points. Gee, Denver and Seattle. Legalized MJ, Superbowl, and soon to be Crime / Drug champions!



http://nflcrimerankings.blogspot.com/p/standings.html

J57
J57

Seattle won't have a chance against Denver's receiving core, and Manning. All you have to do is stop Lynch and force Wilson to throw.

pirate
pirate

Game over. We won.


Go 'Hawks!

csuwldcat
csuwldcat

Let me get this straight: Kaepernick says Sherman is afraid of him and the receiving core of the 49ers, but only dared throw Sherman's way *2 times* the entire NFC Championship game - both of which were batted away. Really Kaepernick? Sounds like YOU are the one scared to challenge Sherman...that is, until you're dumb enough to do so and end up getting punk'd by him with a feat of game-ending defensive athleticism. <-- Does this bicep-kissing bozo live in an alternate reality?

snoopydogsnoopy
snoopydogsnoopy

I too watched him dis Cam Newton in the game at Carolina.Kaepenick and Boldin both were trashing it up the whole game and I still do not know how Boldin wasn't flagged for his tirades,bumps etc.Guess refs were betting on 49er'sOn a serious note here IF YOU CAN'T TAKE IT DON'T DOSH IT OUT !!!

And yes Kaepenick you did CHOKE so get over it and next time play football not trash/choke ball.

I am neither a CAROLINA.49ER'S or SEAHAWK FAN.GOOD LUCK TO BOTH SUPER BOWL TEAMS AND I am hoping for a great game.

PurpleCity52
PurpleCity52

Kappernick showed the same ignorance when he mocked Cam Newton after a td run.. Karma is a MF ain't it Colin.. Hahaha serves you right chokernick... I hope the whiners and seabirds play week 1 next season.

scir91onYouTube
scir91onYouTube

kapernick lives in a world of "if's." if i throw a ball a foot further...if i could date jennifer aniston...if i could stuff my face in beyonce's...you get the point. 


the point is the guy lost and he is a loser. that's all that matters. sherman WON the game so he gets the right to talk trash. YOU kapernick are a LOSER so walk away with your head down like little mac in tyson's punchout who just got his brains bashed in

duncandonutz42
duncandonutz42

49ers would have gotten home-field advantage if the hit on Brees was called correctly...

MTGriz54
MTGriz54

Kaep is not very bright. Guess what pal? If you throw the ball another foot Sherman times his jump for that pass....he doesnt jump exactly how he did on the actual pass.

davidhd
davidhd

Kap's superman pose was just as bad as anything Sherman did, and so was kissing his biceps against other teams. He's no great sport either, just jealous because he lost. His throw, even if it had been a foot longer or further or whatever, still would have been either picked or deflected, or Crabtree would have been called for his obvious push off. It doesn't matter, Kap still is going to suck next year. He isn't smart enough to throw to the open man on 1st down, and instead decided to throw to Crabtree before the ball was even snapped, he said it himself. Is this guy even smart enough to read a defense at all, or even look for the open WR? Doesn't sound like it, or appear that way.

John64
John64

Kaep claims he's not worried about Sherman? LOL... Obviously Sherman is in his head, as he's still crying about him 2 weeks later.  And the fact that he avoids throwing on him says it all.  Kaepernick needs to get some thicker skin already.

picklejuice
picklejuice

Of course, had crabtree actually caught the ball, then crabtree would have likely been called for his push off that put sherman out of position to make the interception himself instead of a tip. Throw it a foot farther and the ball would have been out of bounds and uncatchable. Kaep a moron. Crabtree is not a great receiver he constantly pushes off the defender and doesn't get called for it. And then if he doesn't make the catch because of a bad throw from Kaep, then he screams that his push off was defensive PI.

lawyercondry
lawyercondry

Kaepernick is just mad he lost. Sherman is an outstanding Corner, but can sometimes have a big mouth. Can't wait to see the match up of Thomas and Sherman!!!

sherrybb
sherrybb

Sherman's comments were stated in the heat of the moment. That does not make them any less offensive, but at least they were said in the heat of the moment. kaepernick...not sure that Sherman even that good?  Glad you are not afraid, Kaep...expect you to be throwing all the time Sherman's way from now on...after all, he's just not that good. Of course,  if he wasn't that good, why didn't you throw all the time his way...and more importantly, why didn't you win? Just wondering if it is worse to make classless comments days later and not in the heat of the moment...or right in the thick of things?

JoshFinn
JoshFinn

FortyWhiners will regret trading Alex Smith.  Maybe they can make a cornerback out of Krapurnicks.

Fleeb
Fleeb

If it were a foot further, if Sherman fell down, if,if... there are some problems with if.

I will tell you this. If I were 30 years younger, and if I were a much better athlete than I ever was, and if I were a were a better passer than Kap is, you can bet your sweet bippy that I would have made the completion, if I had the chance, every time. Count on it

joe6647
joe6647

@RegFields  He has one of the best TEs in football - Vernon Davis to throw to

ManOnTheHill
ManOnTheHill

@J57 Yes, you are sooooo right. Seattle doesn't have a chance against that amazing receiver core.

ScottF2
ScottF2

@J57The last back to gain 100 yards against them? It was 12/23/12 when Lynch gained 111.  Then Lynch busted off 109 against them in the Championship game.  SF has a waaaayy better run D than Denver, so good luck with that.

DiamondMask
DiamondMask

@J57  

SFO defense couldn't stop Lynch for 4 quarters. I expect Lynch to cut through Denver's defense like a chainsaw through butter.

FOOLKILLER
FOOLKILLER

@pirate  Yep Seahags fans won, they won at taking the most jizzle up the hizzle.

ScottF2
ScottF2

@csuwldcat  Most top flight QB's don't react to a CB like this unless he's in his head.  This is the offseason and he's still worried about it?  Maybe he's not top flight.

murazore
murazore

@duncandonutz42  

And if the seahawks got a call against the 49ers or they dont overrun the Gore play in SF they would lose it again

scir91onYouTube
scir91onYouTube

@davidhd  yep, ol' kappy thinks himself a choir boy. aren't hypocrites great? the world is full of them

JoshFinn
JoshFinn

@Fleeb if the Packers hadn't dropped 3 easy picks, Krapurnick doesn't get the chance to be bitchslapped by Sherman!  Krapurnick is 49er's Christian Ponder.

DougSchulze
DougSchulze

But Vernon Davis is the invisible man when he lines up across from Chancellor! He has been decleated too many times by LOB and doesn't want anymore of it.

George
George

@FOOLKILLER @pirate  Most obnoxious fans in the NFL, no doubt.

There just might be some sad little faces in the PNW Monday morning.


:D


KristianColasacco
KristianColasacco

@JoshFinn @Fleeb I can tell that you think "Krapurnick" is really clever because you keep saying it, but it's really not.  Just talk like a normal person and people might take you a little more seriously.  

As it is though, most of us just think you're either 9-years-old or kind of an idiot. 

GUAManiac
GUAManiac

Not sad at all we are actually have a parade you should come it'll be great.

George
George

@DiamondMask @J57 @pirate  This game's at a neutral site dude!   Guess the hens will have to settle for playing with 11 this Sunday.


:D


JoshFinn
JoshFinn

@KristianColasacco @JoshFinn @Fleeb Krapurnick might make it as a return punk but as a QB, Krapurnick just is not any good!  You FortyWhiner fans will really be crying next season when you finish 4 in the NFC West with Krapurnick at QB!:)