A lot of people disagreed with Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman’s comments toward Michael Crabtree after Seattle's NFC Championship win over the 49ers. Texans quarterback Case Keenum isn’t one of them.
Ironically, on Wednesday Keenum was the key note speaker at a banquet honoring sportsmanship within Texas high school football. Afterwards I asked him if he believed the backlash toward Sherman was overblown and his comments were taken incorrectly. Keenum agreed the comments have been blown out of proportion.
“Yeah, there’s a million opinions about that situation,” Keenum said. “Fortunately part of my job description is not really giving my opinion, so I don’t really have to,” Keenum said with a laugh. “But he’s a great corner and we obviously played him and he made some big plays against us. So you know you can’t disagree with him.”
Sherman called himself the best corner in the league during his post-game rant and Keenum obviously believes Sherman is speaking the truth.
Keenum talked further about the number of players in the NFL that have great character, are great role models and usually don’t get the headlines.
The Texans lost to both the Seahawks and the Broncos this past season, but Keenum doesn’t have a favorite for the Super Bowl.
“I tend to go back and forth and both teams are playing really well right now,” Keenum said. “I just like watching good play and being a quarterback I like watching good quarterback play. I think both those guys are very talented and are playing very well right now and it’ll be fun to watch both of them.”