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Richard Sherman was hilarious in interview with Ed Werder too (Video)

Richard Sherman’s incredible trash talk wasn’t reserved just for FOX’s Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship Game. Oh no. All you had to do was stick a microphone in the guy’s face and he was rolling like Don King promoting a fight.

[Related: See Richard Sherman's interview with Erin Andrews]

Sherman’s interview with ESPN’s Ed Werder on the field after the game was just about as funny as his one with Andrews. The Seahawks DB gave his crazy-eyed look to the camera and called Crabtree “mediocre at best.”

“Well I told y’all Crabtree was mediocre at best, so I would never let him catch a game-winner on me. This is a joke, right?” he said to Werder.

Sherman was also talking crap in his interview with NFL Network after the game. He told them what he said to Crab after breaking up the pass to set up the interception.

“Well, you know, I’m a competitor, and I don’t like people saying negative things about me. I don’t like people running their mouth. So I told [Crabtree] ‘good game’ and ‘good try, but I’m the best corner in the league.’ ”

Sherman kept the trash talk running strong in his NFL Network interview, saying he was happy to send Crabtree to heartbreak hotel.

“I’m so glad it happened like that. We’ve had our disagreements and I’m sure he’s going to have to watch that film over and over and over. I’m glad I could send him to the heartbreak hotel.”

The best part of Sherman’s interview with Werder had to be the face he gave the camera when he incredulously asked if that was ajoke:

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Seriously, all that was missing was Sherman telling Crabtree to kiss his Converse!

ESPN’s Ed Werder makes a fat joke about Andy Reid

andy-reidOn Thursday, a surprise report surfaced that Andy Reid was close to becoming the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Considering there were reports that he had all but been hired by the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week, the news was somewhat unexpected. According to ESPN, Reid reached an agreement to become the Chiefs coach on Friday and the deal is in the process of being finalized.

In discussing the news on SportsCenter, ESPN’s Ed Werder took the opportunity to make a fat joke about the former Phildelphia Eagles head coach.

“Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and his delegation, that includes GM Scott Pioli, has actually left Philadelphia and returned to Kansas City without Andy Reid in tow,” Werder explained. “Now, I don’t know if that’s because Andy Reid might put the plane over its weight limit, but there’s no apparent breakdown in the deal. The expectation is still that Andy Reid is going to be the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Come on, man. It’s bad enough that Reid has to hear fat jokes from Michael Vick’s younger brother, but now the World Wide Leader? In typical ESPN fashion, you can fully expect a half-hearted apology at some point over the course of the day.

Video via Ride the Pine

Tony Romo: ‘Thanks Ed, Good Hair Piece’

Tony Romo was back to being his old, playful self on Saturday night. With his Cowboys cruising against the Eagles, he was spotted giving Ed Hochuli a pinch on the butt and imitating a referee’s first down sign. He also got in a great shot at ESPN reporter Ed Werder in his sign off at the post-game press conference. The Cowboys website has the video and the parting shot is at the 14:10 mark. Romo signs off with this classic line: “Thanks Ed, good hair piece.”

I can only assume that Romo was talking about Ed Werder with that comment. After all, he fits both criteria having the name “Ed” and hair that looks fake. Considering Werder covers the Cowboys and Romo’s appeared in Werder’s reports with soundbites, I have to assume they at least have a working relationship. Romo really appeared to be joking but it’s hard not to view it as a shot. Maybe it has something to do with Ed’s yellow journalism pieces dating back to last year, or it could even be due to Werder’s controversial report prior to the game. Who knows, all I know is that the joke was funny, though inappropriate.

Next Time Brett Favre Should Not Make it so Obvious He’s Ed Werder’s Source

Last December, ESPN reporter Ed Werder was being heckled by a Cowboys fan for his report suggesting T.O. was resentful of Tony Romo’s relationship with Jason Witten. A year later, Werder’s in the middle of another team controversy, this time regarding the Vikings and Brett Favre’s relationship with coach Brad Childress. Childress tried unsuccessfully to bench Favre on Sunday night, with Favre later saying there was a heated discussion on the matter. Childress tried to downplay things but then Werder came out with a report delineating Favre’s issues with his coach. It couldn’t be more obvious from whom the criticisms came:

According to sources, Favre dislikes that Childress seldom discusses the game plan with him during the week, and does not encourage the quarterback to offer suggestions as to which plays he feels most comfortable calling in certain situations. When Favre changes the play at the line of scrimmage — using his film study and experience — Childress bristles, even when the audible Favre calls works perfectly.

Unless Favre has a best friend or wife or someone who knows exactly how he feels, it’s pretty clear that those items came directly from Brett. While I understand that players have competitive spirits, it’s wrong to undermine a coach by not doing what he says (coming out of the game), and it’s just as bad to then run to the media about the problems, speaking anonymously. Favre needs to handle his issues by speaking to his coaches directly, not as a source to the media. Good ole number four may have learned how to take care of the ball better in his 19th year in the league, but he still has figured out the best way to resolve issues.

Deion Sanders Thinks Ed Werder Made Up His ‘Anonymous Sources’

Ed Werder has been taking a lot of heat for his story during the season in which he said T.O. was jealous of Jason Witten’s relationship with Tony Romo on and off the field. The story was based on an “anonymous source” that Werder never revealed. Both Cowboys fans and Terrell Owens felt it was poor journalism by Werder. I agree and feel that you can’t publish and broadcast a story the way ESPN did unless it’s more substantiated. In fact, Deion Sanders told the 2 Live Stews on Sporting News Radio that he feels Werder fabricated the story:

First of all, there isn’t an “unnamed source.” I just got off television with Jason Witten. You would have thought one of the unnamed sources was Jason Witten or Tony Romo. It wasn’t an African-American unnamed source — it’s not going to happen. I talked with different persons in the Cowboys organization, they are so upset with Ed Werder for his reporting and [the way] he was conjuring things up, trying to make up a story. First of all, the team just had a bad year — let’s not be so negative as a sports country and just assess blame. Somebody has to take the blame, and that somebody is either T.O. or the head coach — Wade Phillips — because they’re outsiders.”

We already know from T.O. that he thinks the story was made up, and now apparently from his conversation with Witten, Deion got the sense it was made up, too. I’m not sure who the source was but it darn well better have been concrete if you were going to use a report like that to try and ruin a team’s season. Lots of parties in that locker room seemed to be pretty convinced the story is untrue.

Even T.O. Is Pouring it on Ed Werder

So first we had enthusiastic “Cowboy Chris” heckle ESPN reporter Ed Werder for “yellow journalism” and his use of “anonymous sources.” Maybe T.O. saw that video because he decided to join the bandwagon on Sunday night following the Cowboys’ 20-8 win over the Giants. T.O. gathered with Tony Romo and Jason Witten for the postgame interview with Andrea Kremer on NBC and offered the following:

Owens sang the same tune in his postgame press conference, expressing many of the same concerns (minus the profanity) as Cowboy Chris regarding Werder and ESPN. The only hole here is that T.O. admitted something was up on Friday to the Star Telegram, but that was after the story had been released by Werder. Let me just say this: next time things are slow around here, be on the lookout for a Brett Favre wants to return to the Packers story. Why not, right?

Video: Ed Werder Heckled by Cowboys Fan for Poor Journalism, Pot-Stirring

ESPN really is getting so annoying and carried away with their coverage of the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, the Cowboys have truly become what the Yankees are to them during the summer — only for football season. They have like daily reports on the Cowboys, give higher priority to any team news, and it always seems like they’re trying to drum up controversies to make things more interesting. What’s happening with the Cowboys isn’t much different from most locker rooms in terms of in-fighting and disagreements. But ESPN loves to take the Cowboys and put them front-and-center in the news cycle and create controversies to boost interest.

Apparently a devoted Cowboys fan has noticed that ESPN is creating a soap opera in Dallas, using reporter Ed Werder as their point man. “Cowboy Chris” as he’s known on YouTube, absolutely goes off on Werder as he’s trying to film a report on the scene. Mass hysteria ensued (language NSFW):

While I don’t agree with the guy’s methods for protesting Werder’s work, he does make legitimate points: who are these anonymous sources? Isn’t this yellow journalism? Cowboy Chris was pretty impressive, but the best hecklers of all-time were the Stephen A. Smith guys. Nobody tops them.

Oh, and what was Cowboy Chris so upset over? Werder reporting that T.O. was jealous of Jason Witten’s relationship with Tony Romo.