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October 16, 2012

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Trash Talking Seahawks

The Seahawks, most notably rookie cornerback Richard Sherman, had a few choice words for the Patriots after beating them 24-23 Sunday in Seattle.

Sherman was especially critical of the Patriots offense.

“Any time you run a gimmick offense, you’re a little bit afraid — you’re not sound in what you’re doing in your base stuff,” Sherman said to Yahoo! Sports. “You’re running this hurry-up stuff, and there’s a reason it’s not effective, because there are great defenses out there who will stuff it. We figured out early in the game what the calls were, what they were doing, and what the adjustments were. We started executing better, and that’s why they got only six points in the second half.”

He also had Tom Brady in his crosshairs.

“Me and (safety Earl Thomas) walked up to him and said, ‘We’re greater than you. We’re better than you. You’re just a man ­— we’re a team. That’s the Brady Bunch; this is a defense. We’ve got 11 players out there to play great ball, and we’re never going to let one man beat us. It’s not just about one man. If they’ve got 11 players out there on offense, then they’re one hell of a team.”

Sure Sherman’s talk is extremely obnoxious, especially for a guy whose career highlight at the moment is a week six win, but if the Patriots would just close out games the way they used to be able to we wouldn’t have to be subject to this type of trash talk.

Injured Ravens

The AFC championship race just got a whole lot more interesting as the Baltimore Ravens suffered a pair of season ending injuries to key defensive players on Sunday.

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