Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman Engage in Epic Twitter Battle

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Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman Engage in Epic Twitter Battle
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Fellow NFL cornerbacks Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks and Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets are involved in a war of words on Twitter.

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:

Here is Sherman's response to that tweet:

Sherman even compares his 2012 season totals to those of Revis' career numbers:

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:

Sherman went on to address a common argument from Revis fans about his normally unimpressive season totals:

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:

Revis wasn't about to let Sherman get the last word and said this:

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.

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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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