Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman Engage in Epic Twitter Battle
Sherman began comparing himself to Revis during the week of Super Bowl XLVII when the Seahawks corner took to the streets of New Orleans asking football fans who they thought was better.
It seems Revis doesn't take too kindly to this debate that Sherman has tried to start.
Revis started the Twitter fighting with this tweet about Sherman:
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
Here is Sherman's response to that tweet:
@revis24 don't need ya name... Ur name will be irrelevant once u step back on the field bruh.Get ya picks up!— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
Sherman even compares his 2012 season totals to those of Revis' career numbers:
Got off my flight to this hilarious convo. So I have 8 picks 3 ff and a sack.My season stats looking like Revis career stats— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
Revis then took a shot at the number of followers Sherman has:
Seattle's corner goes on to question what his Twitter followers has to do with his production on the field:
Remember that time the number of twitter followers mattered more than the production on the field? Me either @revis24— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
Sherman went on to address a common argument from Revis fans about his normally unimpressive season totals:
For the QB not throwing his way argument.In his 2nd year they were throwing his way.I still doubled his picks— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
In this tweet, Sherman makes it sound like Revis is the young gun after poking fun at the Jets corner for never equaling his interception totals during any season of his career:
@revis24 one season u will get 8 picks.... But it won't happen anytime soon... I did it in my 2nd season... So u have something to chase— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
Revis wasn't about to let Sherman get the last word and said this:
Hey everyone @rsherman_25 wants to be a lockdown corner. He wants to be in the talks of a lockdown corner. So follow him so he can become 1!— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013
For the record, Sherman didn't exactly double Revis' interception numbers from the Jets corner's second season. Sherman compiled eight during the 2012 campaign (his second season), while Revis had five during his sophomore season.
This Twitter war will no doubt spark the debate as to who the best shutdown corner in the NFL is, but in reality, Sherman still has some proving to do before he can clearly own that distinction.
Sherman has only played two seasons in the NFL thus far, and while his numbers are no doubt solid, he simply isn't as proven as Revis.
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On the other hand, Revis is widely respected as one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL today—if not the best already. If he were to ever hit the open market, teams would be falling over each other for No. 24's services.
The truth of the matter is Revis doesn't have substantial numbers because opposing quarterbacks would rather not take a shot throwing the ball his way. Revis is so stingy that he often takes opposing No. 1 receivers out of games all by himself.
That's not to say that Sherman can't reach that elite level of play, but he has a lot more work to do if he wants to be considered the undisputed best cornerback in the NFL today.
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