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Friday, February 23, 2018

Richard Sherman, LeGarrette Blount go at it on Twitter over league’s best CB

Richard-Sherman-interviewRichard Sherman will not be satisfied until every human being on earth thinks he is the best cornerback in the NFL. That determination is what makes him an All-Pro, but unfortunately he is never going to get his way. There will always be people like former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount who have their own opinion.

Earlier this week, Blount congratulated Aqib Talib on signing a monster contract with the Denver Broncos. In doing so, Blount tweeted that Talib deserved ever penny because he is the best defensive back in the league. Of course, Sherman couldn’t let that go. The debate took off from there.

Blount is not the first person to raise the shadow argument. Rather than matching up with every opponent’s best receiver or tight end, Sherman plays one side of the field. He almost always locks down that side of the field, but some argue that the best defensive backs shadow the best offensive players with very few exceptions. Of course, Sherman threw the last punch.

In reality, that’s all that matters. The Seahawks won the Super Bowl, and they would not have won it without Sherman. But between Talib scoring his mega-deal with the Broncos and analysts claiming the Patriots signed the “best defensive back in the league” in Darrelle Revis, Sherman may enter the 2014 season with more motivation than ever.

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