Thursday, February 21, 2013
Richard Sherman keeps jabbing at Revis
By James Walker
What started as a Twitter war this week has now become a multimedia frenzy.
In the past 24 hours, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has gone on multiple television platforms to discuss his beef with New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. It started on Twitter when Sherman was asked to list his top cornerbacks in the NFL and Revis was curiously left off the list. Revis, who is widely-regarded as the league's best corner, took exception and had harsh words for Sherman.
On Thursday, Sherman continued his verbal barbs toward Revis with an appearance on the NFL Network. Sherman explained, among other things, why he feels he’s a better corner than Revis.
"Impact -- in terms of making plays -- force fumbles, picks, sacks, changing the game," Sherman said. "Shutting down a side of the field changes the game to a point -- I do it from time to time -- but you don’t make the same kind of impact that you do when you have [interceptions], force fumbles, and create turnovers."
Revis rarely talks trash but took the bait from Sherman, who is known to get under people's skin. Revis said Sherman "just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety," which Sherman obviously wasn’t going to take lightly.
“He came off disrespectful, so words need to be said,” Sherman explained. “Apparently, he is going to disrespect my game. I don’t know what he has done -- stats wise -- to earn the right to talk down to people. He has never had more than six [interceptions] in a season so let’s quiet down.”
At the heart of this war of words is competition. It’s clear Sherman is chasing the top spot, and Revis isn’t ready to hand over the reigns.
Now it’s your turn to chime in. Using our SportsNation poll, vote on who is the best cornerback in the NFL: Revis, Sherman or someone else?