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Seattle Seahawks: Richard Sherman Talking Smack and Backing It Up

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have a very confident defense that some might call cocky or arrogant. That may be a fair label, but you can be confident when you pair words with dominant play.

Richard Sherman is quickly becoming one of the more well-known secondary players in the NFL. His “U Mad Bro?” blast against Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was an Internet legend the moment it was posted, and he has not stopped talking.

Can you blame him? He is leading a defense that manhandled the San Francisco 49ers and has given up a grand total of 10 points in two weeks. Certainly there are those that will caution a player who creates bulletin board material, but as long as you can back it up, why stop?

Sherman had some choice words for the media after the Niners game:

“There are a lot of pundits and ignorant idiots who thought, ‘Oh, Seahawks are going to lose this game.’ Well, please. Please don’t doubt us again. Every time they doubt us, you look stupid. I mean, what was the score last time we played them? So, you know, you can’t expect us to lose this game.”

There may come a point in the future when Sherman struggles, gets hurt or gets beat by a savvy receiver. If and when that happens, there are sure to be those that will pile on. Until that time, expect him to keep talking and injecting his swagger into this defense. Seattle is riding high right now and their confidence has never been stronger.

Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will take care of the offense, and Sherman will take care of the defense. Sherman embraces the challenge, and he wants to lead this team to the Super Bowl.

Todd Pheifer covers the Seattle Seahawks for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @tpheifer, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google+.