Richard Sherman: Darrelle Revis is a great guy, we squashed the nonsense
Perhaps tired of all the backlash he has faced in the wake of his postgame rant against Michael Crabtree, Richard Sherman has decided to squash his long-running beef with Darrelle Revis. The feud began roughly a year ago when Sherman randomly posted stats on Twitter in an attempt to prove he is a better cornerback than Revis. Is it now over?
On Thursday, Sherman told reporters he has smoothed things over with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers counterpart.
“We’ve had a few conversations. He’s a great guy and we squashed all the nonsense,” Sherman said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the NY Daily News. “I think every one of them out there is going to say that they’re the best, and that’s the way you’ve got to play the position.”
I’m not sure when Sherman is claiming this conversation took place, but Revis was pretty critical of him last week when asked about the infamous outburst. Despite that, Sherman insists he has no issues with Revis and that their disagreements have been exaggerated by the media.
“I think one of those things, just like a lot of other things, is a lot of media fabrication more than anything,” he added. “People make it more of a big deal than it really is. Guys have conversations off the field and are good friends. People would be surprised. They think they’re really mortal enemies, and it’s really not like that.”
While we know the media loves to blow things out of proportion, there’s really only one way to interpret Revis accusing Sherman of running his mouth like a girl. My gut instinct tells me these two still don’t like each other, and that probably won’t change. Sherman happens to have a pretty big game coming up on Sunday. The last thing he wants to talk about is Revis.