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Darrelle Revis on Richard Sherman: Stop attaching your career to mine

Darrelle Revis AP

It’s been a few months since we’ve had any salvos fired in the war of words that Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman engaged in earlier this year, but Revis has decided to break the ceasefire.

He told Jarrett Bell of USA Today that Sherman should stop the talk about being the best cornerback in football that started while Revis was hurt last season because “you can’t crown yourself as anything” in the NFL. He also suggested Sherman try to find a different way of building up his own game than by trying to tear down Revis.

“He needs to quit attaching his career to my career,” Revis said. “A lot of people need to have respect for this game. I’m not just talking about him. Respect what people have done to pave the way. Deion paved the way. Rod Woodson paved the way. Darrell Green. Mel Blount. Champ Bailey. Charles Woodson. Yeah, we’re the next group, but you don’t need to be getting into it with me. At the end of the day, this is a fraternity. We’re all in this together, competing. But you don’t have to shoot nobody else down.”

Revis was also asked if he felt pressure to prove that he was still the same cornerback he was before tearing his ACL last season and answered that he doesn’t have to prove anything because he’ll “put my game on film” and let the results speak for themselves. It looks like that film will start getting made in Week One against the Jets and we can start finding out who is the current cream of the cornerback crop.

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68 Responses to “Darrelle Revis on Richard Sherman: Stop attaching your career to mine”
  1. bolts0621 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:01 PM

    Uh Darrelle….wake up – the connection is – YOU ARE THE PAST…..Richard is the future.

    Get over it.

  2. bigbens69taintedlove says: Aug 28, 2013 2:02 PM

    U mad bro?

  3. floratiotime says: Aug 28, 2013 2:03 PM

    How childish is Richard Sherman that Darrelle Revis can bag him like this ? Wow.

  4. jimmyt says: Aug 28, 2013 2:03 PM

    All the Adderall in the world will never make Sherman even half the CB Revis is.

  5. usmutts says: Aug 28, 2013 2:04 PM

    Having watched the Jets lately, I wonder if the Bucs even feel the need to play Revis and risk re-injury against them.

  6. beardinals says: Aug 28, 2013 2:07 PM

    High road, taken.

  7. rufusporter says: Aug 28, 2013 2:10 PM

    Insecure Revis wants to be on top but doesn’t want the target that comes with that position. Big surprise.

  8. 49erdynasty says: Aug 28, 2013 2:11 PM

    The season hasn’t even started and Sherman is already getting BURRRRNNNEEDD

  9. multiplemiggs says: Aug 28, 2013 2:12 PM

    Revis is the past? LOL

  10. mwatts1 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:12 PM

    Ha! I love it!!! Sherman is a loud d-bag. Revis is a quiet and cool superstar.

  11. mrphelps01 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:12 PM

    Good advice Rev. Now follow it.

  12. trollhammer20 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:13 PM

    Thing is, when Sherman says it, it’s with a smile on his face.

    Doesn’t seem to me like Revis was smiling during this interview.

    Lighten up, Francis.

  13. qdog112 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    Remember the Durant/DWade commercial, when they wake up from nightmares? Well, it seems like someone is dreaming about Richard Sherman.

    I’m not calling any names, cause he might hear me.

  14. woodsidegil says: Aug 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    Sherman is a punk.

  15. thehouseofho says: Aug 28, 2013 2:15 PM

    Sherman never attached Revis’ name to anything. The whole thing started because Sherman was asked who the top 5 CBs in the league are at that moment. Sherman left out Revis’ name because Revis was hurt and wasn’t playing. That’s what Revis got all upset about and that’s when Revis brought his own name into everything.

  16. asimonetti88 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:15 PM

    Richard Sherman is a doofus.

  17. onearmsteven says: Aug 28, 2013 2:15 PM

    bolts0621 says:
    Aug 28, 2013 2:01 PM
    Uh Darrelle….wake up – the connection is – YOU ARE THE PAST…..Richard is the future.

    Get over it.

    Revis is 28 years old. He is definitely not the past.

  18. rahavort says: Aug 28, 2013 2:16 PM

    Not a fan of either of them, but I side with Revis on this one. Sherman just can’t shut his adderal filled mouth. Ever since Revis left the Jets he has been quiet and doing his job. Sherman just flaps his gums. Grow up Dick Sherman

  19. hyzers says: Aug 28, 2013 2:17 PM

    Richard Sherman might be the most annoying player in the NFL. After seeing Titus Young carve him up last year in the loss to Detroit, you would figure the guy would be a little more humble but sadly his head has only gotten bigger.

  20. antalicus says: Aug 28, 2013 2:19 PM

    As much as the Bucs don’t need to use Revis in game one against the worst team in the NFL, if he plays he sure could put together some nice film.

  21. whatnojets says: Aug 28, 2013 2:20 PM

    Bevis has a big mouth and a huge appetite for salary increases!!

  22. mulehead70 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:22 PM

    Epic battle looming.

    Legion of Boom vs. Legion of Whine

  23. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:22 PM

    Yeah week 1 will really show who is the cream of the crop. If Revis can’t shutdown the Jets aerial assault, he needs to retire immediately.

  24. doe22us says: Aug 28, 2013 2:23 PM

    And that is how you respond to a guy like Sherman, for all the talk, all i see this guy is being burnt like toast time and time. Last i check Rowdy was taking his lunch.

  25. beardinals says: Aug 28, 2013 2:23 PM

    I’m surprised people in Seattle can stomach Sherman.

    Wait…no I’m not.

  26. mvp43 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:24 PM

    Sherman is a great player and behind QB, I think CB is the hardest position to play. If I were him, I’d shut up and just play the game and let everyone else do the talking.

  27. pdillon1 says: Aug 28, 2013 2:24 PM

    I’m so sick of both of these guys. If Richard Sheman didn’t talk so much smack, no one would think he’s that great and if Darrell Revis started his career in Jacksonville instead of NY, no one would think he’s that great.

    Meanwhile, Charles “Peanut” Tillman is breaking records, going to probowls and getting better every year despite his age. That’s the best CB in the NFL.

  28. Dusty Grey says: Aug 28, 2013 2:26 PM

    I’m pretty sure that Sherman hasn’t mentioned Revis since February, so for him to say that Sherman needs to stop doing something he hasn’t done makes him look pretty foolish. Darrelle, you (and the reporter who asked the unnecessary question) are the only one who is still talking about this. Learn to recognize baited questions, or else you’ll continue to fight this one sided feud.

  29. gudy2shoes says: Aug 28, 2013 2:31 PM

    Sherman for president! Go Hawks!

  30. taintedlombardis says: Aug 28, 2013 2:34 PM

    Sherman has made a career out of illegal contact and pass interference.

  31. khadeemw says: Aug 28, 2013 2:37 PM

    A lot ppl may not like this, but Revis was really the instigator of the situation. Sherman was asked to name the best and he said Revis disqualified based on his health status. Revis got mad and started going at Sherman on Twitter. Sherman responded and it blew up. Revis needs to leave and alone get healthy. Worry about performing for the Buccaneers and being shape.

  32. jdragash says: Aug 28, 2013 2:39 PM

    Revis would make Sherman look like an NAIA Cornerback. Sherman looks like a tiny busta rhymes and he is gonna be pissed when the Bucs end up with a better record. Keep talking scrub. GO BUCS!!

  33. baddegg says: Aug 28, 2013 2:40 PM

    Sherman is a punk.

    He should have been suspended, but for a technicality at best and outright cheating the test, at worst.

    You can’t consider yourself the best if you had to cheat to get there.

    Sit down Sherman.

  34. dbeehner says: Aug 28, 2013 2:48 PM

    I am a Seahawks fan. Hardcore. I’m also a fan of Richard Sherman’s play, his contributions to the community and children where he grow up.
    That said, Revis has a point: It’s a fraternity. Respect your peers. Talk smack on the field if that’s your game, but leave it on the field.
    Truth is, Sherman is highly intelligent and I believe he employs much his rhetoric as a means of creating a brand.

  35. bertyboz says: Aug 28, 2013 2:49 PM

    I totally agree with Revis’ take on this. Sherman should just shut up, play ball and not worry about comparing himself to others (especially when they are down and coming off injury). There is no need to build yourself up by breaking down others. That’s what cowards do and Sherman is living up to that moniker.

  36. rohlo says: Aug 28, 2013 2:51 PM

    seahawks = legion of NO superbowl trophies!!!

    BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. slobmykolb says: Aug 28, 2013 2:52 PM

    I’m not a fan of either guy or their respective teams. Overall I think Sherman is overrated. I’ve only seen a few full games that he’s been in so the sample size is small however, he got burnt in every single game I did watch plus he got away with a lot of contact that should’ve been flagged. In my opinion (yes I’m aware it doesn’t mean squat) Sherman hyped himself and people believe what he says. OVERRATED!

  38. farvite says: Aug 28, 2013 2:52 PM

    Darlene Revis is the most overrated player of this era.

  39. thetruthcampaign says: Aug 28, 2013 2:55 PM

    Lol. I’m 43 years old, and running on the treadmill at 5mph for 20 minutes, I compare myself to Revis too. Revis is right. Sherman needs to do something first.

  40. seabrawk12 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:00 PM

    Well it appears to me that Revis is the one opening his mouth here after the so-called “Ceasefire” so really Revis is being the more childish one out of the two.

  41. @HowdyDoobie says: Aug 28, 2013 3:08 PM

    If Richard Sherman was on your team you’d love him to death. Trash talk or no trash talk.

  42. MasMacho says: Aug 28, 2013 3:11 PM

    Horse is still dead.

    No need for Revis to bring this up at this point. #25 has been reasonably quiet since the “I’m better at life than you” comment anyway.

    The good news is that Tampa will be here to visit later this year, so Mr. Revis can put his money where his mouth is.

  43. myhawks1976 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:29 PM

    as a Seahawks fan, let me just say I’m sick of all this banter. talk is cheap. they both agreed to the “ceasefire” in February. Now Revis wants to start it up again.

    As for Sherman comparing himself to Revis, Revis should take it as a compliment. Young ens’ always take aim at the Top Dog. Look at Kobe and Michael. Kobe has always Saud he wanted 7 rings. one more than Michael. it’s his motivation and drive.

    truth be told, both of them need to shutup. I for one, as a Hawks fancare about one thing…. Rings.

    Last I checked, neither of these talkers is flashing rings. until one or the other does….. that talk is real cheap.

    as for the poster above who said that the Bucs will have a better record than Seattle this year…. thanks. I needed a laugh today.

  44. noahbird says: Aug 28, 2013 3:30 PM

    The stats from the Jets game shouldn’t count. It’s like playing against Mount Union.

  45. whatwhat2013 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:32 PM

    They haven’t spoken about each other in months. Then one gets a deal to write for Sports Illustrated. So the other speaks trash again. Hmmm.. seems like jealousy to me.

  46. boyshole25 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:35 PM

    Sherman will get his first big money contract and fall off the face of the earth and start the trash talking up again. How does someone that ignorant graduate from Stanford? If he wasn’t an athlete he’d be serving whoppers.

  47. privatetryan01 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:37 PM

    Both Sherman and Revis are dominant at their positions—–that being said, they both need to shut the hell up because we all know it’s a quarterbacks league and having a great corner is NEVER going to win you a Super Bowl! Play your position and let the QB’s do the interviews boys!!!!!

  48. seahawks4alltime says: Aug 28, 2013 3:39 PM

    “Sherman is a loud d-bag. Revis is a quiet and cool superstar.”

    Sherman is a loud mouth. Yes, he is. But, in what world is Revis quiet???

    This story is nothing if not Revis talking his own brand of smack. The last thing Sherman said (or wrote rather) was an item that was mentioned in a previous PFT article about players getting paid for preseason. And in that article Sherman also calls the NFL a fraternity and that respect is there among all the players. And that competition is also there. But there is no mention of Revis in that article that Sherman wrote. And to the best of my knowledge Sherman has mentioned Revis publicly since the end of last season (when they traded barbs).

    Also, Sherman wasn’t the first to tie their two careers together. It was the media who took notice of Richard Sherman’s high level of play in the absence of the Revis Island. And the media talk went to Sherman’s head. And Sherman is now a loud mouth about it. But Revis is no less the loud mouth. And his statements bear that out.

  49. ebrownwareagle says: Aug 28, 2013 3:44 PM

    See NFC Playoff Game! Roddy makes Sherman look like a Break Dancing Clown! All u need to know about Sherman. His picks came against the Mist terrible QB’s in the league!

  50. beckhruby says: Aug 28, 2013 3:50 PM

    Sherman is a piece of trash. Plain and simple. He talks too much and Revis is right. From the Adderall to the not shutting up on First Take he’s so annoying and stupid he makes me crazy…and for all of these reasons he’s not in the same category as Revis.

  51. trollhammer20 says: Aug 28, 2013 3:57 PM

    taintedlombardis says: Aug 28, 2013 2:34 PM

    Sherman has made a career out of illegal contact and pass interference.
    _________________________

    Tastes like bitterness. And fear. Lots and lots of fear.

    Delicious!

  52. hehateme2 says: Aug 28, 2013 4:19 PM

    Sherman is the Miley Cyrus of football… and that’s not a good thing.

  53. beastmode5150 says: Aug 28, 2013 4:25 PM

    Sherman never mentioned revis you idiots, that’s why revis got mad.

  54. gobuccs1280 says: Aug 28, 2013 4:27 PM

    I really dislike Richard Sherman, glad someone who deserves the praise, decided to put him in his place. Hope Revis continues dominance, we’re going to need him, in our division.

  55. giantssb42champs says: Aug 28, 2013 4:39 PM

    Richard Sherman makes it very easy to find a reason to dislike the Seahawks.

  56. greyhawk9 says: Aug 28, 2013 5:25 PM

    Last I checked you needed to actually play to be the best corner in the league. Focus on getting your body onto the field of play. Sherman without a doubt is the leagues top corner..

  57. maritime85 says: Aug 28, 2013 6:03 PM

    I hope revis time in tampa is one and done, hes too good to waste his talent in that wasteland

  58. iamjimcostello says: Aug 28, 2013 8:33 PM

    If Sherman was all that, he wouldn’t have to brag. He knows who the best is. The #2’s of the world are always trying to take down the #1’s. No man is an island, but Revis proves that wrong.

  59. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 28, 2013 8:49 PM

    Revis is the best cover corner of all time. Nuff said.

  60. drjoemck says: Aug 28, 2013 9:30 PM

    Surprised by this as it smacks of a bit of desperation on Revis’ part to keep his career connected to Sherman. Pretty sure all Sherman did was a little street interviewing in February, and then respond to Revis’ insecure lashing out.

  61. snoqualmieterry says: Aug 28, 2013 9:39 PM

    After Revis rookie season he held out until the Jets re did his contract. I have never respected him since that. Sherman is twice the man Recvis will ever be either on or off the field.

  62. captaincanoe says: Aug 28, 2013 11:51 PM

    Charles “Peanut” Tillman sucks. Gets a lot of turn-overs because he gets thrown at so often. You should be ashamed for mentioning him here.

  63. northstarnic says: Aug 29, 2013 5:00 AM

    Love it. Gained a little respect for revis reading this. Sherman… Pfft. What a juiced up clown.

  64. steelerben says: Aug 29, 2013 12:53 PM

    cmdrsmooth says:
    Aug 28, 2013 8:49 PM
    Revis is the best cover corner of all time. Nuff said.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The only thing that I find myself agreeing with Revis about is that Rod Woodson, Deion Sanders, Darrell Green, and Champ Bailey are all as good if not better than he is. If you want to talk about greatest of all time give it an entire career, not just a few seasons.

  65. nohypocritesallowed says: Aug 29, 2013 1:53 PM

    Really people? Sherman’s supposed to say “Oh yeah, I’m not a very good cornerback.”?

    I can’t be the only one to see the irony in Revis’s statement about Sherman shouldn’t crown himself as the best, and then saying he should respect Deion Sanders, when Deion Sanders was the biggest self promoter there was. He told everyone he was the greatest every chance he got.

    Revis is butthurt because someone asked Sherman who he (Sherman) thought the best CBs were in the league. Sherman didn’t include Revis because he was hurt at the time. OH NO! SUCH DISRESPECT! /sarcasm

    Quit being a hypocrite, Revis. No hypocrites allowed…

  66. mjmistretta says: Aug 29, 2013 5:28 PM

    Go back and look at tape. Sherman gets beat for long gains by a lot of Wide outs. Crab tree and Roddy White own him. Watch what Steven Jackson will do if they leave him in man coverage in which they won’t. I’ll even say he can’t cover Williams without help.

  67. bus035 says: Aug 30, 2013 12:07 AM

    From a Seahawks fan…..well said, Mr. Revis. Richard Sherman is intelligent enough to become humble and let his game speak for his self. I hope these past few months are the beginning of that possibility.

  68. kuranda84 says: Aug 30, 2013 9:44 AM

    I’m pretty sure Sherman was having fun w/ this and Revis took it pretty serious

    That being said, I love this article. Keep downplaying Sherm’s career to this point. I guess Revis and his cronies don’t realize that feeling disrespected is what motivates Sherm. KEEP UP THE DISRESPECT!!!

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