The Seahawks cornerback was supposed to hold his weekly press conference on Wednesday. However, that didn't happen because -- well, we'll let Sherman explain why.
"I'm just going to make sure people -- it's a privilege to have me up there," Sherman said from his locker, via ESPN.com. "You're going to miss me when I'm gone."
Sherman generally stands at a podium for his weekly press conference, but he decided not to do that this week.
It seems that Sherman is still slightly frustrated with the media over an incident that occurred last week. After his Dec. 21 press conference, Sherman told a Seattle-area media member that he was going to "ruin" his career.
Things got contentious during that press conference because Sherman was being blitzed with questions about a confrontation that he had with Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell during the team's 24-3 win over the Rams in Week 15.
In that game, Sherman became upset with Bevell because the Seahawks were calling pass plays at the one-yard line, which is apparently still a very sensitive topic in Seattle. (Just give the ball to Marshawn, right?)
Following Sherman's outburst, the Seahawks held a team meeting on Dec. 17. Sherman was expected to apologize to the team, but it doesn't sound like that happened.
"I thought he would [apologize]," Carroll said. "I thought he would more than he did. That's it."
The Seahawks also had another meeting on Dec. 21 before playing the Cardinals. Although the Seahawks are known for their solid team chemistry, Carroll admitted that the Sherman situation might have been a distraction.
"It may have been, but we met Wednesday and had a special meeting Wednesday to make sure that we were moving ahead and moving forward," Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Brock and Salk" show. "And we did that. And it wasn't even a factor."
If it was distraction, it's a distraction that might've cost the Seahawks a first-round bye. The 34-31 loss to the Cardinals means that the Seahawks are going to have a hard time earning the No. 2 seed in the NFC and the bye that comes with it. They'd need to beat the 49ers in Week 17 and have the Falcons lose to the Saints.
As for the recent team meetings, Sherman says they're actually pretty common.
"It happens every year at different times. The Super Bowl year, it happened after Miami. The year after, it happened, I think there was some kind of big locker room deal that we had, and it happened after that," Sherman said. "The other year, we traded Percy [Harvin]. It happened after that. Every year it happens."
It's not clear if Sherman has been punished by the team for his outburst. Carroll recently said that situation was handled internally, and then declined to specify whether or not there was any actual punishment.