Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis defended Richard Sherman on Wednesday for his rant after the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC Championship Game. Just kidding, Revis and Sherman hate each other. We all knew that.
Like many others, Revis thought Sherman’s colorful postgame interviews were selfish and took away from what the team had just accomplished.
“Don’t get me wrong he’s an entertainer, but he shouldn’t have said that,” Revis said at the Pro Bowl, via Around the League. “The reporter asked him a question about the team and he went on to answer about me, me, me, me. So that is how I took it. He didn’t answer the question in the right way.”
There is certainly an argument to be made that Sherman deserved the spotlight after making an incredible play that led to a game-clinching interception. Without Sherman’s tipped pass, the San Francisco 49ers may have won the game. Still, athletes who are humble and deflect attention away from themselves typically receive more praise.
As for Sherman declaring himself the best cornerback in the NFL, Revis disagreed.
“It is what it is, that is Sherman,” he said. “That is what he thinks. Everybody has their own opinion. (Sherman is) saying he’s the best. I’m saying I’m the best, Joe Haden thinks he’s the best. …You can go by numbers, you can go by the ball not being thrown to your side so many times, there are so many variables in it. But at the same time, we are all talented players.”
Sherman has started with Revis on several occasions without being prompted. He obviously cares a great deal about what people think. Personally, I think Sherman is the best. He’s an incredible cover corner and has unmatched ball skills. I also find him annoying, but I certainly wouldn’t classify him as a thug.Google+