The talkative Richard Sherman was in a feisty mood after the Seahawks win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Not only was he happy over the Seahawks’ victory, he was happy over a four-game winning streak that has the team in the middle of the NFC playoff picture.

“Seattle Seahawks, back to doing what they do,” Sherman said.

And he went one step further calling for the media’s heads, “Let’s call all those people who wrote us off — and call for their jobs.”

Before the Seahawks’ four-game streak, one reporter predicted that the team would get hot and that Sherman would get feisty:

Way back in early November, NFL Media’s Conor Orr declared that Seattle would storm back in the NFC to finish with double-digit wins and coast into the playoffs with ease.

“Can’t we all just see Richard Sherman lecturing us at the end of December,” wrote Orr, “reminding us all ‘I told you so?'”

Sherman loves to play the “respect” game and uses it as motivation. Some players make it internal and keep it inside, but Sherman loves to verbalize his emotions and let everybody know what’s on his mind.

Firing reporters is the next step. Sure, he doesn’t mean it (at least we think), but it’s a way for him to get attention and keep the spotlight on him and away from his teammates. In a sense, Sherman knows the media all too well.


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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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