LANDOVER, Md. -- In the moments after the Seattle Seahawks bullied an injured Washington offense and walked away with one of the biggest wins in team history, the Seahawks decided to rub the Redskins’ faces in their defeat.
Seattle corner Richard Sherman, with a mouth as big and grand as his physical skills, taunted several Washington players after the 24-14 Seattle win. One of them, 325-pound Trent Williams, had heard enough. He pushed Sherman in the face with an open hand. Sherman acted shocked but it was all an act.
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Minutes later, Sherman was still running his mouth. He then started to mockingly wave bye-bye to some of the Washington players. This was the same Sherman who mocked Tom Brady earlier this season after the Seahawks beat them. Sherman is a jerk. But he’s a damn talented jerk.
When it comes to the Seahawks, what exactly to make of them? They beat Washington but the Redskins simply aren’t the same team without a healthy Robert Griffin III.
But I’m here to tell you: that doesn’t matter. This Seahawks team is a brutal, confident group that could easily go to Atlanta and win. Easily.
If you don’t think this Seattle team is the real thing and could reach the Super Bowl, you’re horribly mistaken.
What you’re seeing with this group is that they can win games in almost any manner. Russell Wilson isn’t explosive, but he can be in spots, and especially at the end of a game. They can run the football on almost anyone. They can win on special teams. They can dominate on defense. All of this was on display against Washington.
The reason Seattle is scary is toughness and attitude. Seattle spotted Washington a two touchdown lead and still won. They became only the third team in playoff history to trail by two touchdowns and still win a playoff game. The 1957 Detroit Lions and 2007 Philadelphia Eagles were the only others.
Seattle also won its first road playoff game since 1983. Their defense is nasty and rugged and Marshawn Lynch is playing running back as well as anyone not named Adrian Peterson. He had 132 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown against a nasty Washington defense.
They have everything including a chatty and aggressive defensive back in Sherman.
Sherman, when asked about his altercation with Williams: "It was a dirty move by Trent Williams. I can understand why he’s frustrated. It’s the end of their season. They played a solid game, just a cheap shot."
Then Sherman took his own shot at the crowd at FedEx Field. "They have more people (than Seattle’s stadium)," he said, "but they don't make enough noise." Uh oh.
Yes, this Seattle team will be interesting to watch.