Seahawks’ Richard Sherman backtracks after tirade — sort of

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When Richard Sherman gave Michael Crabtree a pat on the backside, got shoved in the face and made a choke sign toward the San Francisco bench, he was just getting warmed up.

Get ready for two more weeks of the unfiltered Sherman with the Seattle Seahawks headed to the Super Bowl.

‘‘I hadn’t gotten many opportunities all game and I’m happy. I’m happy about that,’’ Sherman said. ‘‘I’m sure if our team knew it was going to come down to a play like that they would be pretty confident going into it.’’

Sherman stole the attention Sunday, first by deflecting a pass intended for Crabtree in the corner of the end zone with less than a minute left, into the arms of teammate Malcolm Smith to seal the Seahawks’ 23-17 win.

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