Cornerbacks trade barbs on Twitter

  • ESPN.com news services | February 21, 2013

Two of the NFL's best cornerbacks have taken to Twitter to air out their differences.

Darrelle Revis took to the social media network Wednesday, responding to recent trash talk from Richard Sherman, an All-Pro this past season with the Seattle Seahawks.

"I've never seen a man before run his mouth so much like a girl," the New York Jets' star wrote. "This dude just steady putting my name in his mouth to get notoriety. Sit down young pup and wait your turn."

Revis tweeted another jab, saying his business manager has more Twitter followers than Sherman.

Sherman, who started taking shots at Revis in late January, took less than 20 minutes to fire back.

"Don't need ya name ... Ur name will be irrelevant once u step back on the field bruh. Get ya picks up!" Sherman tweeted.

During Super Bowl week in New Orleans, Sherman began his feud with Revis -- widely considered the NFL's best cornerback -- when he took to Bourbon Street to ask people whether he or Revis, recovering from a torn ACL, was the best in the league.

In another tweet Wednesday, Sherman also went after Revis in comparing their stats, saying, "One season u will get 8 picks.... But it won't happen anytime soon... I did it in my second season... So u have something to chase. Got off my flight to this hilarious convo. So I have 8 picks and 3 ff and a sack. My season stats looking like Revis career stats."

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Thursday at the combine that the team embraces Sherman's attitude.

"We know Richard. To us, it's not really a big deal," Schneider said. "That's what makes him who he is. That's one of the reasons we fell in love with him. It gives him confidence to play the way he played. He feels he's the best cornerback in the league. God bless him."

In late January, Sherman also posted a picture with his stats compared to Revis' with the words, "Women lie, men lie, numbers don't lie."

Sherman has 12 interceptions in two seasons since being drafted in the fifth round in 2011. Revis, a four-time Pro Bowler, has registered 16 picks in his six seasons.

"Sometimes the truth needs to be told," Sherman tweeted at the time. "Tired of the noise lol. Btw I am near the least targeted corner in the League. So keep the excuses."

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