Immediately following the Seahawks 2012 victory against the Patriots, Richard Sherman shot into the spotlight with his post-game question "You mad bro?" aimed at Tom Brady. While Brady didn't respond to that question, I'd imagine "mad" would be a mild description of his emotions at that time. I also think that the memory of that game will just add fuel to Brady's competitive fire this Sunday.
While I don't think that Sherman's comments mattered a whole lot to Brady, I do think Brady's poor play from that day will be the motivating factor that drives him. Knowing how competitive Brady is, I have a hard time believing he can forget that game as it is one in which he let his team down multiple times.
Here's a quick rundown of that game:
- Brady had more attempts (58) than the Seahawks had plays (55)
- In the red zone right before halftime Brady was called for intentional grounding on a third down pass which resulted in a ten-second runoff and no points
- Team was 1/6 in the red zone
- Brady was picked off on two consectutive possessions in the second half- one was in the end zone on a 3rd and 1 from the 6 yard line
Looking back at that game, I don't think Richard Sherman sounds like much of a Stanford graduate asking Brady if he's mad. I'm sure he was mad. Now it's time to get even.