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Tom Brady takes high road over Richard Sherman taunts

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  October 15, 2012 08:41 PM

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took the high road when asked Monday to respond to the taunts directed at him by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after Sunday's game in Seattle.

"He's a very good player and I have a lot of respect for that defense and certainly that secondary. They play very well together. My dad taught me at a young age to play with class and respect and give my opponents respect, and certainly I have a lot of respect for the Seahawks," Brady said during his weekly appearance on Dial Global Sports' Monday Night Football pregame show.

Host Jim Gray then asked Brady if be thought Sherman was being respectful.

"My dad also told me to worry about the things that I can control and certainly not worry about the things that I can't." Brady said. "And I really don't have feelings either way toward what someone may say or think."

Sherman took to Twitter to boast after the Seahawks defeated the Patriots, 24-23. Sherman intercepted one of Brady's 58 pass attempts, and claimed there was talk between the two players on the field.

Sherman met Brady on the field after the game briefly.

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