Richard Sherman screamed at Seahawks OC because he didn't like goal-line plays

At one point during their blowout 24-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, the Seattle Seahawks faced third-and-goal from the Rams' 1-yard line. Russell Wilson took the snap out of the shotgun, then quickly fired a pass over the head of a defensive back -- who had been faked out of his pants -- to Doug Baldwin in the back of the end zone. Touchdown, Seahawks.

The score gave the Seahawks a 17-3 lead that, given the ineptitude of the Rams' offense on this night (and most others), was basically insurmountable. And yet, after the play, star Seahawks corner Richard Sherman was spotted getting into a shouting match with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. (Note: Apparently, Sherman was yelling at Bevell after the Seahawks first down play, on which Russell Wilson was almost intercepted.)

What was Sherman so upset? He's not a fan of Bevell's play-calling at the goal line.

Of course, we all know what Sherman's referring to: Malcolm Butler's interception that cost the Seahawks a chance to win the Super Bowl. (Note: As noted above, Sherman was likely also referring to the first-and-goal pass on which Wilson was almost picked.) This play happened to turn out much differently, and the stakes in this game were much lower (Seattle merely had a chance to clinch the NFC West), but he was still not happy with the decision.

For his part, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after the game of Sherman's outburst, "It was nothing. It was just guys being fired up." For what it's worth, Carroll himself was then spotted having a post-game discussion with Sherman that did not appear to go well, either.

The Seahawks are 9-4-1, they've clinched the division and they're heading to the playoffs. In all likelihood, this is just a blip in their run. But it's now something to watch out for as they move forward.

CBS Sports Writer

Jared Dubin is a New York lawyer and writer. He joined CBSSports.com in 2014 and has since spent far too much of his time watching film and working in spreadsheets. Full Bio

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