Richard Sherman shares the difference between him and Darrelle Revis
Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis went back and forth on Twitter last week after Revis called the San Francisco 49ers cornerback out during the NFC Championship Game, and Sherman has dumped more fuel on the fire heading into the Super Bowl.
Sherman was asked by Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne if all the talk about him being strictly a “zone corner” still bothers him. Sherman claimed it doesn’t, but he voluntarily brought up Revis while responding.
“The guy [Revis] played at a high level and had a year — I think it was 2009 — where he had a special year. But that carries more weight than what he did the rest of his career. That’s where it’s like, ‘OK, cool.’ The numbers I’ve had speak for themselves, so I don’t need to keep arguing with people. The difference between he and I is that I’m a team player. That’s why I’ve been on top defenses almost every year of my career. It’s because that’s team defense.”
Sherman said he doesn’t focus on himself as an individual but instead dedicates his effort to helping the team. While that may be convenient for him to say in the context of his verbal war with Revis, we know Sherman has never shied away from putting the spotlight on himself.
One thing is for sure — the teams Sherman has been a part of throughout the course of his career have had more success than the ones Revis played for. Revis showed with his tweet during the NFC Championship Game that he is desperate for people to view his body of work as superior to Sherman’s, but Sherman is about to play in his third Super Bowl. Most players would prefer that over individual accolades.