There's a famous quote from Muhammad Ali where he said, "I figured if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest." Richard Sherman, the outspoken cornerback from the Seattle Seahawks, seems hell bent on a mission to do the same. Sherman isn't content to let his actions speak for themselves; he's spent this offseason asserting his dominance over Darrelle Revis, Roddy White, basically, anyone who people have said is better than him.
As for Roddy White, I think this clip says enough (apologies for the quality):
But as for Darrelle, Sherman has repeatedly said to stack the numbers and it would be self-evident that he was better than Revis. Well, Pro Football Focus did. And here's what they have to say. If you read the article, you'll see that PFF agrees that from a numbers standpoint, Revis is superior in what he's asked to do as well as the results.
Today, Revis, for whatever reason, decided it was time to respond to Sherman's assertions that he was the best cornerback in the league:
I never seen a man before run his mouth so much like girl. This dude just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety @rsherman_25— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013
That's like you saying your better then Deion Sanders & since he's not playing no more he's irrelevant for what he's done. @rsherman_25— Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) February 20, 2013
Sherman responded with:
Got off my flight to this hilarious convo. So I have 8 picks 3 ff and a sack.My season stats looking like Revis career stats— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
For the QB not throwing his way argument.In his 2nd year they were throwing his way.I still doubled his picks— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 20, 2013
Sherman also has deleted some of his tweets regarding him having more interceptions than Revis, which I was unfortunately unable to screenshot.
Unless you're Sherman, it's pretty hard to argue that he's on Revis' level, injury or not. Sherman's had a very good year and is a very good cornerback... but my advice? Don't pick a fight with arguably the greatest of all time when it's in serious doubt that you can carry his jock strap.
As Ali once said, "It's not bragging if you can back it up." Revis can back it up. Can Sherman?