Peterson-Sherman saga moves to Twitter

May, 23, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. -- We're well beyond the novelty of Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman publically debating who is the better cornerback, but that doesn't mean the drama is over.

Hours after Peterson went on a Phoenix radio station and said he doesn't believe Sherman is a shutdown corner who could play the Cardinals' defensive system, their debate changed modes and headed to Twitter.

Sherman struck first, lobbing indirect shots toward Peterson. Then came this:


It's a graphic from NFL Network that breaks down the numbers of four of the best cornerbacks from 2013: Peterson, Sherman, Cleveland's Joe Haden and former Tampa Bay Buc Darrelle Revis. The stats show that quarterbacks had a lower completion percentage against Peterson than against Sherman, but Sherman allowed fewer touchdowns and had more interceptoins.

Peterson tweeted this reply to Sherman:


It's a screenshot of game film from Arizona's win in Seattle last season that shows Sherman getting safety help over the top.

And Sherman responded with:


This twitter debate isn't likely to slow down any time soon, especially with Peterson negotiating a contract extension with the Cardinals. It might just last through most of the season. The first time Arizona and Seattle meet on the field is Nov. 23.

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter



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