Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis finally caved.
After more than a month of steady comments from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, both on the air and on Twitter, proclaiming himself to be the best cornerback in the game, Revis couldn't take it anymore and responded.
I never seen a man before run his mouth so much like girl. This dude just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety @rsherman_25— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013
Never mind the use of "girl" as an insult, which is child's play to begin with. The normally quiet and humble Revis played Sherman's favorite game: the war of words.
It was unbecoming. That's just not Revis' style.
Whether you feel Revis is a better or worse corner than Sherman, whether or not you felt it was time for someone to call Sherman out for being obnoxious and arrogant, Revis lost this fight the moment he pressed the "tweet" button simply because he played Sherman's game, not his own.
It has to be difficult to sit idly by and listen to Sherman "put [Revis'] name in his mouth," but we already know that Revis at his best (2009) is better than what we saw from Sherman in 2012.
Neither Revis nor Sherman can answer these questions on Twitter; the only way they can truly be answered is on the football field. With that, we'll have to wait another six-plus months before we get our answer.
Here's some more news from around the AFC East.
In the winner for headline of the day, Tim Graham of The Buffalo News says the Bills will be trying to figure out "what in hell that girlfriend thing was all about."
Bleacher Report Bills featured columnist Dan Van Wie delivers a primer for the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.
B/R Dolphins featured columnist Alessandro Miglio explains why the Dolphins would be wise to target wide receiver Mike Wallace in free agency.
Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post writes that Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland has a poor track record of finding wide receivers in free agency.
B/R Patriots featured columnist Mike Dussault lists 10 things the Patriots should learn at the combine.
Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe says there should not be an NFL suspension for Alfonzo Dennard, who was arrested on felony assault charges for an incident that took place before he was officially an NFL player.
Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times Storify'd the Twitter argument between Darrelle Revis and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained first-hand or via team press releases.