Brady on Sherman: ‘We win with graciousness’

Brady on Sherman: ‘We win with graciousness’

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called for an unsportsmanlike penalty for taunting wide receiver Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers late in the fourth quarter during the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field

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by CHRIS CHASE / USA TODAY Sports 'For the Win'

KING5.com

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 7:17 AM

In 2012, Tom Brady became the first big-time target of Richard Sherman’s trash talking. On Monday, Brady was making his weekly appearance on Boston’s Dennis and Callahan show on Boston’s WEEI when he was asked about the latest round of bluster and bravado from the gabby Seattle Seahawks cornerback.

“We win with graciousness.”

Hey now! Apparently Richard Sherman isn’t the only one who can throw backhanded shade. Who knew Brady could get dirty and sling around a little mud? I like this side of the Pats QB so much I’ll resist countering his claims of gracious winning with an obvious Spygate reference.

The “graciousness” line merits the headlines, but Brady gave a longer answer to the question that included more digs and a little praise. Like any seasoned media veteran, the quarterback made sure to end his statement on a positive note, thus obscuring the snipes from the beginning. (Via NESN.)

“I don’t know [Sherman] at all. I’ve watched him play. He’s that kind of guy. So, you know. I approach the game — and I have respect for my opponents. That’s the way our team always plays. We win with graciousness, and when we lose, we could do better. Some teams don’t always do that, or that’s not their program. The only way to counter that is to beat them. When you don’t win, it’s hard not to say — you just gotta shut your mouth and listen to it. Maybe when you get an opportunity down the road, maybe that’s a source of motivation. But they got a good team. They played well all year. They played well at home. And that’s why they advanced, too.”

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