Darrelle Revis, Richard Sherman Fued ReignitedAugust 29th, 2013
One cool thing about having celebrity players is the fun that surrounds them. There was always drama with the old Bucs when Warren Sapp, Keyshawn Johnson, Simeon Rice and Chucky, among others, roamed the Bucs locker room.
It seems some of that is returning with acquisition of Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Joe has had a chance to talk to Revis a couple of times and he really is an interesting, highly intelligent dude. Very thoughtful. Very dapper. Cool guy. (Last week Joe talked to Revis not about the Bucs, but how his Pitt Panthers had a chance to beat Florida State next week in Pitt’s inaugural ACC game.)
Last year, loudmouth Richard Sherman of the Seahawks claimed that since Revis was sidelineed with his bum knee Sherman had now overtaken him as the game’s premier cornerback.
Well, Revis responded recently, telling Jarrett Bell of USA Today that Sherman needs to quit riding his coattails and keep Revis’ name out of his mouth.
“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 (Sanders) 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. You can’t crown yourself as anything in this league,” Revis said. “You’ve got to earn it.”
If Sherman is still mouthing off about Revis, then that tells Joe that Sherman is worried about Revis being better, and that Sherman is aiming to land endorsements by getting Revis riled up.
Of course, next week, Revis could regain the upper hand if Steve Smith of the Panthers lights up Sherman and Revis is able to get a pick or two — or better, a pick-six — in Revis’ return to the New Jersey Swamplands.