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Much has been made about the recent Twitter war between two highly regarded cornerbacks in the NFL: Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks and Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets. Most who watch the game assume the Revis is one of the top corners in the NFL, especially with all the press he receives about Revis Island and the like as well as having Rex Ryan as a head coach.
However, Sherman has made headlines recently for basically proclaiming Revis as an ineffective corner in the league and one who's career stats he's mimicked this past season. Sherman, the top corner for the Seattle Seahawks, does not shy away from controversy - as evidenced by his post game smack talk to the Redskins after the Wild Card Round.
He took to the airwaves this time to speak his mind about his competitor in Revis and actually spoke on what he believes to be true:
“It’d be fun either way, there’s always a rivalry there,” Sherman told 710 ESPN in Seattlewhen asked about the prospect of Revis being traded to San Francisco. “I still wouldn’t get to play against him directly so it wouldn’t really matter to me. I’m sure our receivers would have a little fun with him. But yeah, I don’t mind either way, he’s really irrelevant in my mind.”
Richard is a competitive guy - as evidenced by his play on the field, but he is making this a personal battle between himself and who most people consider to be the top corner in football when healthy. It takes guts and confidence to be able to call Revis out like he has, and you have to respect that as a fan or writer - but we can wait to see how this pans out on the field, even though they do not get to facce each other in hand-to-hand combat.