Richard Sherman believes he’s the best cornerback in the NFL and he’s willing to defend that title against anyone who wants to question his abilities.
That put LeGarrette Blount and DeAngelo Hall in the cross-hairs on Thursday.
In a lengthy back-and-forth with both players via their Twitter accounts, Sherman defended his view that he’s the best cornerback in the league against perceived slights by Blount and Hall.
Blount called newly signed Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib the league’s best cornerback in a tweet directed at Sherman.
Sherman chalked it up to friendship between Blount and Talib, who played together in both Tampa Bay and New England. But Blount defended his belief that Talib was better and the two began to debate their respective positions.
Blount pointed to the fact Sherman doesn’t tend to follow an opposing team’s best receiver all over the field, instead sticking on the left side and playing whoever lines up across from him. Hall voiced the same point in his own, separate war of words with Sherman.
Sherman responded by pointing to the fact he led the league in interceptions last year despite being the least targeted corner in the league. And in regards to not following the opponent’s best target like Talib and Hall, his responses basically boiled down to “and how did that work out for you guys? We won a Super Bowl.”
There was far more to the conversations than we will detail here but it was an entertaining give-and-take between players confident in their abilities and willing to back their opinions. And ultimately it doesn’t hurt that Sherman is rarely willing to walk away from a challenge.