Sunday saw one of the most controversial endings to an NFL game in recent history as Julio Jones was blatantly fouled by Richard Sherman. However, it wasn't called by the refs.
With the Atlanta Falcons needing just a field goal to the win the game, head coach Bruce Arians sent Jones long and Matt Ryan found him. Unfortunately for the Falcons, Sherman committed some egregious pass interference and no one saw it - apart from everyone at home.
With it being so obvious, everyone is wondering how the heck the Seahawks cornerback managed to get away with it. Well, it turns out that Sherman revealed his secret two years ago.
A video from the 2014 season shows Sherman talking to his teammate Doug Baldwin during practice. In the clip, Sherman tells the wide receiver exactly how he gets away with pass interference so often.
“I see you setting up to push off,” Sherman tells Baldwin, “I’m going to grab that arm and I’m gonna say, ‘come here.’ ‘Cause you know what they ain’t gonna call? Grabbing skin.”
Baldwins tells Sherman that he will flop - or “LeBron it,” as he so elegantly calls it - if Sherman grabs him by the arm.
“You better LeBron the hell out of it,” Sherman retorts.
“When I grab skin, I ain’t never had it called … ’cause it looks like hand-fighting.”
Go to the 5:23 mark of this video on the Seahawks own website to see that moment. Maybe corners around the league can watch it and learn more about the dark arts.
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