Published on September 11th, 2015 | by PEM0
NFL: Richard Sherman Backs Tom Brady & Patriots on Cheating Allegations
Richard Sherman’s history with Tom Brady isn’t the greatest and the New England Patriots did beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl but Sherman has come out in support of Brady after the Patriots QB won his appeal in the DeflateGate case and after rumors resurfaced concerning Spygate.
“Everybody does their things a little differently, but at the end of the day, it’s handled between the lines,” Sherman said. “And if they man up and they beat you straight up, they beat you straight up. You can say they knew your plays or they watched this or they watched that, but a lot of times if you watch film good enough, you find good indicators. You find things. So if you’re studying the game the right way, you go out there understanding what plays are coming, and you know when the plays are coming. But can you execute? Can 11 guys stop the other 11 from executing their play?
“And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s about. You can say you stole scripts or whatever it is, but they still have to win the game. They still have to intercept the ball. They still have to execute. Eleven guys have to execute at the same time. And that’s what they did, so give them credit. If there’s hanky-panky going on, they’ve gotten away with it.
“Like they say, if you didn’t get caught, then it wasn’t cheating.”
“I think it’s great for him and great for their organization to have him back,” Sherman said. “But it’s just guys getting justice, guys not being persecuted for things they didn’t do, getting a fair trial of sorts. A lot of times in this league, it’s guilty until proven innocent sometimes. And it’s good to see guys be able to get a fair trial. Unfortunately, it had to go so long. But it is what it is.”