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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Revis, Sherman involved in Twitter war

By James Walker

Here is something we don't see every day: Two of the top cornerbacks in the NFL engaged in a Twitter war on Wednesday.

New York Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis and Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowler Richard Sherman clearly had a lot to say to each another. From the looks of it, Sherman doesn't think Revis is one of the top corners in the NFL and Revis took exception.

I never seen a man before run his mouth so much like girl. This dude just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety @rsherman_25

— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013

Got off my flight to this hilarious convo. So I have 8 picks 3 ff and a sack.My season stats looking like Revis career stats

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013

My boy @johngeiger_ got more followers then @rsherman_25. Sit down young pup & wait your turn.

— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013

In a roundabout way, this is a classic case of a younger player challenging for the top spot.

Revis, 27, missed most of last season with a knee injury but is still viewed as the best cornerback in football. He's proved it over the past six seasons. Sherman, 24, just finished his second year and is coming on strong.

Sherman further explained his anti-Revis stance on ESPN's NFL32.

“I guess he’s mad, you know,” Sherman said. "Something is going on his side where he’s upset. But he’s been out of the game for a year. What have you done for me lately? That’s the game. That’s how it is and that’s how it’s going to be.”

Revis is not a big trash-talker, but Sherman has a way of getting under a person's skin. Expect this to be further motivation for Revis to get back to 100 percent and prove to younger corners like Sherman that "Revis Island" remains unmatched.