White beat Sherman deep on a 47-yard touchdown, going right up the middle of the field on a streak play. Sherman fell to the ground as White caught the ball, and he was at least a step or two behind him when it happened.
Sherman is a well-known trash talker, and White didn't hesitate to get his revenge by talking some smack of his own after the play, getting in Sherman's face for a few tense moments.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says what we're all thinking:
What I would pay to listen in on the trash talk between Roddy White and Richard Sherman...— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2013
Bleacher Report's Erik Frenz opines:
Captain Touchback, always good for a laugh, chimes in:
Roddy White to Richard Sherman: "I burnt you like you were Champ Bailey". #SEAvsATL— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) January 13, 2013
And the legend himself, Faux John Madden:
Richard Sherman seemed to lose a lot of focus on Roddy White there.. if only he took something for that..— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) January 13, 2013
Love him or hate him, Sherman actually responded well, not giving in to the temptation to fight back. He took his medicine with class, clapping at White's antics.
We'll see if he tones down his celebrations in the future after getting abused on this play.
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