49ers' Crabtree keeping quiet about Sherman

49ers' Crabtree keeping quiet about Sherman
July 10, 2014, 1:45 pm
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I concentrate on football. It's my life. I don't have too much to prove when it comes to talking on TV. I'm a baller.
Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree responded to Richard Sherman's latest barbs on Thursday, taking the high road once again. 

The 49ers wideout told ESPN, "I don't get into talking about these guys.

"I concentrate on football. It's my life. I don't have too much to prove when it comes to talking on TV. I'm a baller."

Sherman had appeared on Discovery Channel's "American Muscle," a new sports-documentary show, when he had some powerful words for Crabtree.

"I hope to play him every year for the rest of my career and choke him out," Sherman said. "There’s not much else I can say about the subject. Nobody will understand it but him and me. That’s all that needs to understand."

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In the final seconds of last season's NFC title game, Sherman sealed Seattle's trip to the Super Bowl by tipping a potential-game winning pass intended for Crabtree, that was intercepted by linebacker Malcom Smith.

“I’m the best corner in the game,” Sherman shouted during his postgame interview with FOX’s Erin Andrews, “when you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that’s the result you’re going to get.”

The first matchup between the 49ers and Seahawks this season is at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Thanksgiving Night.

The second meeting is 17 days later in Seattle.