Tom Brady on 'You Mad Bro' trash talk: 'I really didn't hear anything'

Early in the 2012 season, Richard Sherman wasn't a household name. That changed for good after the Seahawks upset the Patriots, 24-23, in CenturyLink Field during an October game.

It started, as such things do, with some in-game trash talk.

"I kept saying I'm going to get that next time," Sherman said at the time. "Every TV timeout, I went up and said it right to [Tom Brady]: 'Please keep trying me. I'm going to take it from you.' That was when they were winning. He just gave me that look and said, 'Oh, I'll see you after game.' Well, I made sure I saw him after the game."

Sherman, who tweeted this out after the final whistle, kept his word:

Expect to hear a lot more "You Mad Bro?" mentiones in the next two weeks. In the meantime, Brady said Monday that he had no idea what Sherman was talking about after the game back in 2012.

"Truthfully, at that time, I thought he was just coming up to say 'good game.' That's all I thought it was," Brady told WEEI during his weekly radio appearance. "It was loud after that game, so I didn't really hear anything. Then I went into the locker room after the game and ... he said he was talking trash to me. That was all a bit of a surprise to me."

Hopefully, Sherman will send Brady some "You Mad Bro?" swag. In case you're wondering what that might look like (and we're guessing you weren't, but here goes anyway):

 (Richard Sherman/CBSSports.com Illustration)
(Richard Sherman/CBSSports.com Illustration)

But seriously, Sherman has taken the an internet meme and turned it into a money-making opportunity.

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Tom Brady didn't even know Richard Sherman was trash-talking. (AP)
Tom Brady didn't even know Richard Sherman was trash-talking back in 2012. (AP)

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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