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

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.

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

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

    Get over it.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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!!!!!

  27. “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.

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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..

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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…

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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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