If it's Seahawks Week then it's time to talk Richard Sherman in Santa Clara, right?
Sure, the last time the San Francisco 49ers met the Seattle Seahawks, the NFC title was on the line and Sherman knocked away Colin Kaepernick's last-gasp fade pass to Michael Crabtree to turn it into a game-clinching interception for Malcolm Smith in the end zone.
And who can forget Sherman's postgame rant?
"I'm the best corner in the game," he told Fox Sports. "When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you're going to get. Don't you ever talk about me.
"Crabtree, don't you open your mouth about the best, or I'm going to shut it for you real quick. LOB."
Sherman was giving a shout-out to the Seahawks' hard-hitting secondary, deemed the Legion of Boom. He was requested for a Tuesday conference call with Bay Area reporters, but the Seahawks' P.R. department declined to make him available.
Crabtree has spoken only on rare occasions this season, but Kaepernick did talk to reporters in the locker room on Monday. He did not take the bait, even as it is more than 10 months old.
Asked if Crabtree was anticipating the rematch with Sherman, Kaepernick said, "It's another game for him. I don't think he's worried about anything else."
Then surely Kaepernick must have a view on Sherman.
"I don't have any," he said. "I'm worried about what we're doing."
Kaepernick said he had no communication with Sherman at offseason events. And while many quarterbacks have shied away from throwing at Sherman, Kaepernick said, "I'll throw to whoever's open."
And it's just Monday.