Cromartie to Sherman: If you’re the best corner, cover the best receiver

AP

In the past, there have been verbal battles between Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis about which of them is the best cornerback in the NFL.

Those arguments have faded out, but one of Revis’s teammates with the Jets is fanning the flames with Sherman. During an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio with teammate Willie Colon, Cromartie was asked who he thought was the best cornerback in the NFL. Cromartie said that Revis was and pointed to Sherman’s permanent post at left cornerback as a big reason why he’s not No. 1 in the league.

“Go play in a defense where you don’t have two All-Pro safeties. Go follow the No. 1 receiver,” Cromartie said. “Follow him around for a whole entire game and see what you can do. Darrelle Revis has done it his whole career. I’ve done it, Patrick Peterson has done it, Joe Haden has done it. He’s the only defensive back that hasn’t. There’s no point in critiquing him. If you want to label yourself as the best corner in the NFL, follow the best guy on every single team. His whole thing will be ‘we don’t have to do that, I have my trust in the other corner on the other side.’ That’s not the point. If you want to consider yourself the best, the best do what the best do and they follow around the best. And that’s what we’re all getting to.”

It’s not the first time we’ve heard such an argument about Sherman, but it is a change from the opinion Cromartie shared during an appearance on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN in January 2014 when he said that Sherman was the best corner in the league. That change may be explained away by the fact that Cromartie and Revis are again teammates, but we’re looking forward to seeing if Sherman issues a response all the same.

108 responses to “Cromartie to Sherman: If you’re the best corner, cover the best receiver

  1. and as for Cromartie, if you want to consider yourself the best corner, stop making business decisions and pretend to be blocked whenever a player with the ball larger than 215 lbs is headed your way into the end zone.

  2. Yeahhhhh – like he said, try to man up on the top receiver without two all-pro safeties running the scheme they do.

    Oh wait….we saw it a couple times al-a Odell Beckham and Keenan Allen roasting him!

  3. this aught to bring all of the PEDhawk fans out of the cave they been hiding in………..since they failed to run the ball. #GoNiners #NobodyhasitbetterthanUS

  4. I don’t usually find myself defending Sherman being a Packer fan but seriously now, the guy covers whom the defensive scheme tells him to. Like he is going to go up to the coach and dictate who he is going to cover. Just more proof this is smack talking and nothing else…..

  5. Oh Lord, this is the first time in three years that Sherman has been really quiet all of-season please dont wake him up, i know he is still recovering from the loss and fatherhood.

  6. I guess Deion Sanders isn’t the best then. He didn’t cover the #1 receiver.

    Fact: Sherman is the best corner in the NFL. Indisputable.

  7. i think there was a debate when revis was coming off his busted up ACL, but i think everyone knows darelle is the best corner the NFL has seen over the past decade

    sherman is IMO clearly the number 2 corner, but revis is just on a whole different level

  8. Weird, when you look up their stats it appears Sherman has more INTs in half as many years in the league.

  9. I agree that Revis is the better corner, but I think it’s stupid for Cromartie to say it. He was on record saying Sherman was better and now he’s only going with Revis because they’re on the same team again. Make a choice and stick with it; don’t change your opinion to avoid offending a teammate

  10. That ” beast quake2″ run that gets every one so excited is all cromarty… Watch that play again and you can count at least 3 different times that cromarty intentionally avoids contact not even attempting to even pretend to make a tackle. It was a good run made to look outstanding because of the poorest display of Defense I can remember watching.

  11. but i think everyone knows darelle is the best corner the NFL has seen over the past decade

    He hasn’t been in the NFL for a decade but your expert opinion is duly noted and hugely appreciated.

    Cheers and God Bless

  12. The interception totals is irrelevant when comparing Revis. But if you are going to compare interceptions then you also need to compare the amount of times the opposing QB throws at each CB

  13. brownsfanonsuicidewatch says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:36 PM
    Well, he has a point. A big reason Seattle lost the Super Bowl was because Therald Simon was covering Julian Edelman when Richard Sherman should have been.
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    Actually no, Richard Sherman was where he should have been. Just too many injuries on defense that game.

    Br*dy had a 25 QBR until Avril left the game.

    Mike Sando of ESPN.com noted how much better Tom Brady

    fared with Avril on the sideline (22-27, 214 yards, four

    touchdowns, no interceptions, 97.7 QBR) than he did with

    Avril on the field (15-23, 106 yards, no touchdowns, two

    interceptions, 24.8 QBR).

    So even with mostly injured LOB, Brady wasn’t getting the job done until Avril went down.

  14. Kingmj4891 says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:20 PM

    Cromartie should be more concerned with his 25 children of which he has never met.
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    Excuse me but you are mistaken, it’s 28 children….three were born just in the last few weeks or so…..

  15. Haha is this guy serious? Go play in a defense that doesn’t have two all pro safeties?

    Sherman: “Hey Pete, I was just wondering, would it be cool if we traded Earl and Kam so that I can prove that I’m the best corner in the league? And on another note, I know our defensive scheme has led us to 2 straight superbowls, but can we switch it up so that these other guys don’t doubt my talent level?”

    Be real….. -_____-

  16. Pit fan. Revis is better. Similar to debate between Rod Woodson vs Primetime in the 90s. Deon better cover corner, Rod better football player. Took Revis a full season to get back to 100%, but appears to be back to full strength now. Pains me that Jets traded 1 spot ahead of Pit to draft Revis, but I’m sure he wouldn’t have lasted long with his yearly contract complaints. We ended up drafting Timmons who’s a very good player, but he’s still not Revis.

  17. It is pretty funny to hear a player for another team lobbying for changes.
    Sorry, your offense can’t handle our defense?
    Too bad.

  18. I wish ppl stop trying to make Patrick Peterson a top CB, he is not..he gets beat/exposed way more than he plays good coverage..he got his recognition on punt returning and now a lot of ppl/critics want to act like he is a good CB, not to say he doesn’t have potential to be a good one but if we are solely judging him on his coverage skills right now, he is a average CB..TRUTH

  19. Fan to Cromartie – ” Why don’t you try to be relevant first, before shooting mouth off”

  20. Go home Antonio… You’re drunk. If you want to have “4.2 Speed” you need to NOT get yolked on by a 5’10” QB who juked your soon to be 15th child out of his pampers… in your own stadium. Thank You but DON’T cum again

  21. Comparing Sherman to the real shutdown corners is like comparing a right tackle to the best left tackles. Play against the best guys that the other team has or shut up.

  22. I still take Hayden. He is not always chirpin’ like Sherman and he is not always butt-hurt about his contract like Revis.

    Cromartie doesn’t even make the top-25.

  23. “thetroofishere says:
    How about Cromartie lines up at WR, Sherman lines up in press coverage, and then see who wins the best of 5.”

    And then switch them – Sherman was a receiver first – he will win that contest!

  24. @brownswatch

    Spot on analysis about Sherman covering Amendola while Julian Edelman was catching 11 balls in the Super Bowl. However, players can’t set the defensive alignments, coaches do. It’s difficult to penalize a player for doing what the coaches ask.
    .

  25. “jeffnfl says: Yeahhhhh – like he said, try to man up on the top receiver without two all-pro safeties running the scheme they do.

    Oh wait….we saw it a couple times al-a Odell Beckham and Keenan Allen roasting him!”
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    Odell burned everyone last year, what’s your point? And it’s only going to get worse!

  26. Not that Cromartie should be talking about this topic, but it’s a fair point… to a degree. It’s not as if Sherman has had the opportunity to shadow the top WR and turned it down… he’s doing what his coaches tell him to do. It would be great if we could compare Sherman and Revis playing the same system, but we can’t.

  27. Go home Antonio… You’re drunk. If you want to have “4.2 Speed” you need to NOT get yolked on by a 5’10” QB who juked your soon to be 15th child out of his pampers… in your own stadium. Thank You but DON’T cum again
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    Exactly!

    Best Regards

  28. He’s definitely right, even if it’s a change of mind for him based on this perspective. Sherman will also get thrown at less if he’s not covering the #1.

  29. Cromartie is right, and he was also right in January of 2014. Revis was not yet back to his old form. I remember watching the redzone channel that season and over the course of 90 seconds first a highlight of Larry Fitzgerald burning Revis on a triple move for a TD, and then one of Sherman intercepting a ball against I think the Bears to win the game. Now though, things are back to right and Revis is better.

  30. brownsfanonsuicidewatch says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:36 PM
    Well, he has a point. A big reason Seattle lost the Super Bowl was because Therald Simon was covering Julian Edelman when Richard Sherman should have been.
    ————-

    Please stop trying to talk football.

    If Sherman left the outside, it would have opened up everything else, including the Gronkowski deep passes even more frequently than they got once everyone got injured. You people hate to give Sherman the just due as being the best corner solely because of the fact that he talks and backs it up. Tells a lot what kind of people you are in general.

  31. I disagree with Cromartie. What Seattle is doing is smart. Most quarterbacks are right-handers. When they drop back, it is almost natural to look at Sherman’s side of the field. It forced the quarterback to pan to his left for other options. I am not a Seahawks fan. I just know what they are doing.

  32. This is the dumbest thing ever. Sherman shuts down his side of the field for a reason. The emphasis of the Hawks scheme is to shut down the QB’s right side of the field forcing him to look back and throw across his body. When defenses dictate to the offense where they are going to throw, it takes them out of rhythm and makes the defense even more effective.

    Opposing teams would love to see Sherman moving around the field so they can throw to both sides of the field by working whoever is lined up at corner opposite of Sherman.

  33. Revis doesn’t cover the #1 anymore, at least he didn’t in New England. He covered the #2, and they bracketed the #1. The occassions he was manned up against the #1 he had a front row seat to Jordy Nelson sprinting into the endzone.

    That said, the scheme obviously worked. For Cromartie to say, hey dodge your defensive scheme to beat your own chest pretty much says everything you need to know about Antonio Cromartie.

  34. What a bunch of Deon Sanders nonsense. It’s harder to cover one side because you have to do film study on all the receivers, not just one. Just guarding one guy is far easier. Plus Sherman has done that plenty of times, like against Fitz and Megatron and he completely shuts them down. Ask Aaron Rogers if it’s a good idea to go after Sherman.

    What bilge from a marginal roster player who’ll be out of the league in 2 years.

  35. Hey Cromartie, if you think you’re so smart, go tell your coach how he should be playing you and the other defensive backs on the field…

    …and we’ll see just how well you can cover the bench.

  36. “Comparing Sherman to the real shutdown corners is like comparing a right tackle to the best left tackles.”

    No telling someone who plays LCB to move to RCB just because of a single player is like telling your left tackle to line up on the left side to block a specific player.

    It’s flat out dumb.

  37. Mzim725666 – The interception totals is irrelevant when comparing Revis. But if you are going to compare interceptions then you also need to compare the amount of times the opposing QB throws at each CB

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    Man cheers, I’ve been waiting for someone to post this exact argument. Thank you for bringing this up..now do me a favor GO LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF PASSES THROWN AT EACH PER GAME in their careers…. Please for the love of God go look and see that they are thrown at almost the exact same amount of times!!! Meaning in the exact same amount of opportunities Sherman is Killing Revis in production!! In roughly half the amount of time Sherman has all the key stats that Revis does. Richard Sherman is on pace to break practically all cb records.

    Teams don’t need to avoid Sherman if he’s so garbage or un athletic. He doesn’t need to follow anyone as long as his defense continues to be one of the best defenses of all time. Until seattles defense isn’t a all time great, why on earth would they mess that up to prove a point to fans and or hater aide sipping NFL players.? Their is absolutely no logic behind that?

    Thanks for the dumbest comment on here bc you didn’t look up this stats yourself before you posted this!

  38. The argument is so silly. You can’t be the best without following around the best?? Why? Pretend Sherman does follow around each team’s best receiver. Then everyone throws to the opposite side ala Aaron Rodgers first game last year. Quarterbacks avoid Sherman. If he followed around your best WR then the QB would find the guy on the otherside to throw to. So by the haters own logic, IF Sherm followed around the best WR then the targets to his side would go down, thus making him better than Revis.

    You can’t have it both ways. Sherman thinks he is the best now, and a lot of people agree. The people that argue Sherman is not the best current CB all say that he needs to play like Revis to be compared to the “best”. But, any logical person must understand that IF Sherman played in a system that allowed him to follow around the best WR then he’d do what he does and QBs would avoid their best receivers and everyone would still think Sherman is the best current CB. Yes, he gets burned from time to time, but so does your best CB. And your best corner doesn’t have as many interceptions.

    Oh, and to be the “best” you have to play on a lousy defense? That’s the argument?? C’mon man!!

  39. iamedreed says:
    i think there was a debate when revis was coming off his busted up ACL, but i think everyone knows darelle is the best corner the NFL has seen over the past decade

    sherman is IMO clearly the number 2 corner, but revis is just on a whole different level
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    Revis couldn’t even start for the Seahawks. He’d be the nickel guy.

  40. Well, I get tired of who’s the best this and that. If we truly were looking at the best cornerback by overall statistics then it would Chris Harris of the Broncos. Now who talks the most trash and gets the most media, then its a battle between these two.

  41. Did Cromartie just put Patrick Peterson in the Sherman/Revis/Haden tier? Has he ever seen Peterson play? Peterson allowed more TDs than any player last year, he’s all hype and no substance.

  42. So last time I checked you did what the coach and coordinator says – not what you think. It’s a team game and corners in our scheme do what their told WELL. Couldn’t care less what Cromartie thinks. All care is this defense continues to click and not miss a beat. 3 years with lowest points against and overall D is awesome. Make it 4 and you’re talking historically good.

  43. Ty Hilton had a great day against the Seahawks secondary. But anyone with more than basic football knowledge knows he was not being covered solely by Sherman he was beating zone coverages of equal parts Kam as Thomas as well as Sherman.

    And for goodness sake.. Keenan Allen had 45 yards no tds no beast mode blocks or plays..and he felt so accomplished to get 45 yards that he went on social media to brag. Know how I know Sherman is the best? This exact stat line and his boisterousness over it. I am embarrassed for him!!

    Sherman have up 1 td all season and post season..and we’re take about exposed cmon really?

  44. Pure silliness. Sherman plays on a team, that possesses the best defense in the league. It’s a god defense because of the scheme(s)

    The reason Cromartie has never become a great player is he refuses to play within the system – and he refuses to do a key part of the job – tackle!

    Sherman will continue to be great, on a great defense and be a great teammate. Who cares about the other bs

  45. ” in January 2014 when he said that Sherman was the best corner in the league. ” Revis obviously talked the stupid out of him..

    I am not a Seahawks fan, nor Jets, and I can understand Seahawks fans defending Sherman he is a very good corner and if he was on my team, I would have the team goggles on too.

    I am taking Revis all day, every day… The guy is getting paid every year, and all the GM’s know he is going to take them to the cleaners, but they still go after him and sign him. Everyone points to the year after his injury, but he had a moron for a defensive coordinator that played zone with the best cover corner in the league. Revis practically pitched a shutout against Calvin Johnson in Tampa on 1 vs 1 coverage before leaving the game, and only then did Johnson go off on Tampa.. I am looking forward to the Odell Beckham match up this year.

  46. brownsfanonsuicidewatch says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:36 PM
    Well, he has a point. A big reason Seattle lost the Super Bowl was because Therald Simon was covering Julian Edelman when Richard Sherman should have been.

    **********************************************************************************************************************

    I wish I could give you a thousand Thumbs UP!!!!

    Exactly……….If he was ALL OF THAT how come they didn’t move him to shadow Edelman and render him useless.

    Sorta like Revis rendered Baldwin useless Sans the TD!

  47. mzim725666 says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:46 PM

    The interception totals is irrelevant when comparing Revis. But if you are going to compare interceptions then you also need to compare the amount of times the opposing QB throws at each CB

    Good point.

    Let’s look.

    Revis has defended 124 passes over 8 years and got 23 picks. That means he picks 1 out of every 5.4 passes thrown at him.

    Sherman has defended 70 passes over 4 years and got 24 picks. That means he picks 1 out of every 2.9 passes thrown at him.

    Of course this is just regular season. Since Revis seldom makes the post season, comparing those numbers wouldn’t be fair.

  48. Statistically speaking (the benchmark Sherman used when he declared himself the best corner in football) Chris Harris Jr is the best corner in football.

  49. mtgriz29 says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:25 PM

    Not sure why this guy is talking. I saw Doug Baldwin break his ankles last year. I was embarrassed for him

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    No. You saw Baldwin use a referee as a pick to run Revis off of on one play. Other than that, he was completely shut down.

  50. Why don’t the teams facing the Hawks put their no. 1 receiver against Sherman? Anybody who puts a dimes worth of credence to that social cretin Cromartie should seriously consider mental rehab. And to the sorry niner fans who post their vacuous ped posts (yeah, that’s you ctigg, niners816 et al.) at every opportunity, if you really don’t have anything to add, please resist and save us having to read and skip. I recall Sherman covering megatron once and I believe he did fine.

  51. Yea Peterson has done it and has been toasted in the process. Which is good because Maclin ate his lunch. And Maclin like his rolls crispy. He had 187 yards and 2 tds worth of crunch on that sandwich.

  52. brownsfanonsuicidewatch: you realize sherman was playing hurt in the super bowl don’t you? and why should anyone listen to a player on a lackluster team,instead of the best team in the history of the game?

  53. I agree with the comment of Chris Harris Jr. being the best corner today. The numbers don’t lie. He’s just not as outspoken as Sherman, Revis, Cromartie or Peterson but he does the job better than all of them!

  54. Funny how the other team’s top WR never wants to line up opposite of Sherman…..

    It’s also funny to see all the butthurt 9er fans show up here & trash Sherman, much like the Seahawks trash the 9ers.

  55. I asked Sherman to cover my pool this fall…and when i opened it , half the pool was filled with leaves…

    but the sign on his van said he was the BEST EVAH !

  56. riflame says:
    “Fact: Sherman is the best corner in the NFL. Indisputable.”

    No, here’s a fact – your post is NOT a fact. It’s an opinion. Now THAT’s indisputable.

  57. Maybe Antoino should worry be more concerned about not having more kids and paying his support than talking trash about Sherman… who is by far and away the better player.

  58. I dont know if Sherman is the best but I”m pretty sure Cromartie isnt even in the discussion. Cromartie is however in the running for Dumbest Player in the NFL contest. Who builds a shark tank in his house and then cries about not having any money

  59. Cromartie really needs to shut it. The Seahawks have been to two straight Superbowls with the defensive scheme they’re using. You really think they’re gonna change up to the Cardinals defensive scheme just to prove that Sherman is the best DB?! Really?? They have the best pass defense in the NFL 3 years running, and they’re gonna CHANGE IT NOW, to prove Sherman is the best?! That is either the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard, or the stupidest ploy by an opponent to try and get the Seahawks out of their game. Either way, completely idiotic. Tell us Cromartie, how many Superbowl have you won with Peterson covering the best receiver? In fact, how many division titles have you won?? In fact, how many times have you even beaten the Seattle Seahawks?? Man, you need to just keep your trap shut!!

  60. I find this hilarious. Cromartie needs to sit down a have a nice, steaming hot cup of shut the hell up. Four years of Sherman and the LOB playing their defense the way the coaches scheme it has produced the number one scoring defense three years running, the number one overall defense two years running, two Super Bowl appearances and a ring.

    And the reason that should change is because some knucklehead baby making machine who hasn’t sniffed the Super Bowl says so?

    I think I speak for all the 12’s when I say work on your own game, get a vasectomy and call it a day.

  61. I agree with what he says… if Sherman was the best he would line up on the no.1 for most of the plays. maybe he is the best, maybe not, until they change the 3 deep scheme we will never know

  62. LOL. Cromartie once again writing checks the rest of his team will have to cash. If anything, Revis will be covering the #1 receiver for the Jets, leaving Cromartie plenty of time to shoot his mouth off.

    Here’s a tip: shut your mouth and pay up your child support, loser.

  63. “and as for Cromartie, if you want to consider yourself the best corner…”

    He said Revis is the best corner. Pay attention.

  64. PEDs right? They totally helped Sherman play well right? Do you realize what he tested positive for? Adderall…..That truly helped him perform huh? You do realize it is just classified under Performance enhancing drugs. It does not actually help them peform, it is synthetic speed. Good for getting high. Go ahead and keep spouting your ignorance though. The bigger the idiot, the more the talk…

  65. PEDs right? They totally helped Sherman play well right? Do you realize what he tested positive for? Adderall…..That truly helped him perform huh? You do realize it is just classified under Performance enhancing drugs. It does not actually help them peform, it is synthetic speed. Good for getting high. Go ahead and keep spouting your ignorance though. The bigger the idiot, the more the talk…In football, theres allot of both.

  66. Sherman is the best CB in the game and his stats don’t lie. Haters can’t keep his name out their mouth. If Sherm was so insignificant then Cromartie wouldn’t intimidated by him, simple.

  67. Yes, that is what he should do. Change the way we play defense just for one player…that is what crappy teams do and that is why they are crappy teams.

  68. I can’t believe I’m saying this about something that came out of Cromartie’s mouth, but he kind of has a point…

  69. shutupbrees says:
    Jun 2, 2015 4:31 PM
    Revis doesn’t cover the #1 anymore, at least he didn’t in New England. He covered the #2, and they bracketed the #1. The occassions he was manned up against the #1 he had a front row seat to Jordy Nelson sprinting into the endzone.

    That said, the scheme obviously worked. For Cromartie to say, hey dodge your defensive scheme to beat your own chest pretty much says everything you need to know about Antonio Cromartie.
    ———–

    They were bracketing when he was with the Jets the first time also, quiet as kept (even have articles and film snippets I saved from 2010 and 2011 which prove it).

  70. You gotta love people who never played football and overall don’t understand football talking about “following the number one receiver” as if that is an indicator of a cornerback’s prowess.

    Bad teams do it out of necessity. And still get beat.

  71. brownsfanonsuicidewatch says:
    Jun 2, 2015 3:36 PM
    Well, he has a point. A big reason Seattle lost the Super Bowl was because Therald Simon was covering Julian Edelman when Richard Sherman should have been.

    =
    Edelman is 29 years old, has 14 career TDs and under 3000 career yards. Can we stop acting like he is an elite player?

  72. I had to be honest with myself and realize that what I previously stated was out of line. I threw a dart at Sherman for something that is beyond his control(above his pay grade figuratively) and thats just not right. He has the numbers to validate his claim as best CB in the game. His football acumen, intensity and love for the game is everything you’d want in a shutdown corner. I honestly don’t doubt that he could cover just about anybody. I suppose what I took issue with was how an adjustment wasn’t made to get ANYBODY else but Tharold Simon out there!!!

    You’re killin’ me Smalls…..

  73. Tharold Simon was out there because Jeremy Lane was injured. He was not ready to be in that game. Even so, the Pats didn’t see any success until they knocked Cliff Avril out of the game as well.

    The Seahawks activated DeShawn Shead as a backup Safety because Kam had gotten hurt in practice on Saturday (and Earl was banged up from the NFC CG). If that doesn’t happen, maybe they activate another CB instead, then who knows.

  74. It is preposterous how people on here say you can’t penalize Sherman for only covering one side of the field because that is what coaches tell him to do. Why not? Would you rather have a guy that has consistently shut down opposing number 1 wideouts throughout his career, or someone who shuts down #2 or #3 receivers who may or may not have the ability to shadow #1 receivers entire games? No one outside the Seahawks coaching staff knows for sure if he plays one side because of a lack of ability or limitations of Sherman’s game, or because they just prefer that scheme. Why does it matter which it is? the bottom line is he doesn’t shut down #1 wideouts entire games and revis does. Why does it matter whose fault it is that Sherman only plays one side of the field when comparing corners? All I know is that it was either Sherman’s lack of ability or defensive scheme that cost Seattle the super bowl. Sherman shuts down no name receivers while pats far and away best receiver in Edelman goes off for over 100 yards receiving and the game winning td against the freakin nickel corner. You would have to be stupid to think if revis was on the Hawks he wouldn’t Be covering Edelman every single play. Sherman is unproven as a shutdown corner on#1 wideouts, while revis is proven. Do you really have to be that smart to figure out which is the better corner? It’s actually really not even close.

  75. tnaz:
    If Sherman was the best CB in the game he wouldn’t constantly cry for attention that he is. Because of the fact that he has to come out and say it probably means he’s insecure about it. Revis knows he’s the best in the game and doesn’t need to tell everyone about it because he lets his play of shutting down opposing #1 wideouts do the talking, while Sherman continues to shut down #2 & a #3 wide receivers leading to Edelman abusing the other seattle corners in the SB.

  76. history:

    Harris had an amazing year last year. From what I recall Revis was the #1 rated corner in the NFL the 3 out of the 4 pervious seasons before that, with the lone exception being his acl injury year. With that being said, although Pro Football Focus stats are very comprehensive and detailed, there is one massive and possibly the most important variable they don’t take into account at all, which no stat can; the quality of the receivers they are defending. Which makes Revis’s play all the more astounding.

  77. Mr. Wright 212 :

    Shutting down #1 wideouts is not evidence of a CB’s prowess? Then what is Mr. football expert? Shutting down #2 and #3 wide receivers?

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