Posted August 28, 2013

Darrelle Revis tells Richard Sherman to get over himself and respect the game

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Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis says he will be ready for the season opener. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis had the latest word in his feud with Richard Sherman. (J. Meric/Getty Images)

Darrelle Revis is intent on returning from knee surgery in time to start the regular season and play his way back into consideration as the NFL’s best cornerback. Part of that comeback will be proving to the Buccaneers that he is worth the first-round pick they traded to the Jets to obtain his services. Proving himself to others is not on Revis’ agenda, especially when it comes to Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.

Sherman’s proclamation that he has supplanted Revis as the NFL’s top cornerback ignited an offseason Twitter and edia war between the two All-Pros. On Tuesday, Revis laughed at the thought that he had to prove himself to Sherman.

“I don’t have to prove nothing to nobody,” Revis told USA TODAY Sports. “I put my game on film, and people can see the results.”

Don’t you at least have to prove something to Richard Sherman?

Revis laughs.

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Revis had a message for Sherman via USA Today:

“He needs to quit attaching his career to my career,” Revis said. “A lot of people need to have respect for this game. I’m not just talking about him. Respect what people have done to pave the way. Deion paved the way. Rod Woodson paved the way. Darrell Green. Mel Blount. Champ Bailey. Charles Woodson. Yeah, we’re the next group, but you don’t need to be getting into it with me.

“At the end of the day, this is a fraternity. We’re all in this together, competing. But you don’t have to shoot nobody else down.”


12 comments
Kneer24
Kneer24

Revis started the "war" this started because a fan asked Sherman who he thought the two best CB's in the NFL were besides himself. Sherman didn't list Revis and when asked why Sherman noted the injuries etc. Then Revis's got all dramatic and offended about it and he is the one who keeps bringing it up.

Bucky182
Bucky182

I guess, in some respects, if you have 8 INTs quarterbacks weren't afraid to throw your way. Show it on the field, not with your mouth, Richard. Starting a 'feud' with Revis does absolutely nothing but give the media something to slobber over. He's not in your division. Worry about the West and what you can control.

Ciscos
Ciscos

"What? You mad bro?" ~ Richard Sherman

Kalzy
Kalzy

Sherman has not won a thing. Clown needs to pipe down

WCJohnson2
WCJohnson2

Humble words from the man who holdouts four years in a row, then demands a trade that is almost impossible due to Revis' ridiculous conract

PWINGS
PWINGS

Sorry, Darrell. You're not the only one with a mirror, an agent or a twitter account. Humbling, I know.

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

I have no idea why Sherman has to talk crap about Revis. They aren't in the same division so there is no rivalry there.... heck they aren't even in the same conference. If you have to compare yourself to someone then compare yourself to one of the greats from the past. Why talk about a current player?

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

One thing athletes should already understand about pro sport especially football, it is a very humbling game. But the way some of these athletes act makes you wonder if they received the memo ..ie, Geno on draft day, Manziel now....

KyleRimler
KyleRimler

And revis won what? A huge contract with no results. Sherman is done with this. Revis brings it back up, lol

Seahawks would thrash the Bucs. revis isn't even close to those he listed, they got paid and played. Revis played the jets and got his money. He will do no better in Tampa. Sherman is a top corner, maybe not the best...but he believes he is. He sees it and does it. He is a great player right now. Revis was great back them.

luvfoozball
luvfoozball

My bad of not realizing that they are both in NFC now. But still my point stands about why Sherman needs to talk crap about Revis.