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BOSTON (CBS) — In his time as quarterback of the Patriots, a period which spans more than a decade, Tom Brady’s list of controversial comments could with counted on one hand. So to think he may engage in a war of words with a Seattle Seahawks cornerback whom he may never see again for the rest of his life would be to misread Mr. Brady.
Sure enough, in an interview with Jim Gray on Dial Global Sports, Brady took the high road.
“He’s a very good player and I have a lot of respect for that defense and certainly that secondary,” Brady said when asked about Richard Sherman’s Twitter taunts from Sunday night. “My dad taught me at a young age to play with class and respect and give my opponents respect, and certainly I have a lot of respect for the Seahawks.”
Sherman took to Twitter on Sunday evening to post two pictures. One showed Brady walking off the field disappointed, with Sherman writing, “Brady sure looks like a man who turned the 12thMan against us.” The second photo showed Sherman confronting Brady after the game, with the words “U Mad Bro?” written above their heads. Sherman later deleted that tweet.
Sherman also said the Patriots weren’t ready for a “heavyweight fight” and that they run a “gimmick” offense.
Brady didn’t want to talk about whether he’s concerned about who respects him.
“My dad also told me to worry about the things that I can control and certainly not worry about the things that I can’t. And I really don’t have feelings either way toward what someone may say or think,” Brady said in the radio interview, which was transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews. “Really, what’s important is how I feel. We went out and we played a very good team on the road and had an opportunity to win there in the fourth quarter and just didn’t take advantage of it.”