Earlier on Tuesday, we passed along Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond’s belief that he was the best slot corner in the NFL right now.
We weren’t the only ones who took notice of Thurmond’s assertion. Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, who spends most of his time in the slot, also noticed that Thurmond put himself at the top of the list. Boykin went on Twitter to register his disbelief.
Thurmond responded on Twitter, saying he “thinks it’s funny” that Boykin would have issues with a comment about slot corners because Boykin “starts on the outside” and should have “higher aspirations.” Boykin shot back to let Thurmond know he doesn’t actually start on the outside, but he understood if Thurmond was confused by the stats Boykin compiled while playing the slot.
Boykin drew things to a close after that, but things could flare up again if memories of an argument between slot cornerbacks have enough staying power to make it to the first Eagles-Giants matchup of the season.