Sherman goes after Revis – again Dan Leberfeld
The following interview with Richard Sherman is from the NFL Network –
On the confrontation with Darrelle Revis on Twitter yesterday . . .
Sherman: He came off disrespectful, so words need to be said. Apparently, he is going to disrespect my game. I don’t know what he has done – stats wise – to earn the right to talk down to people. He has never had more than six [interceptions] in a season so let’s quiet down.
On why he involves himself in a situation with Revis . . .
Sherman: Because I am not going to let no dude talk like a little girl and just walk freely. I am going to quiet him down the best way I know how. It is about respect. You are not going to let a guy run his mouth, I am not that kind of person [to] let a guy say bold statements and let them ride. It is not who I am and who I am not going to be.
On why the confrontation begin with Revis . . .
Sherman: I had no ill will towards him at all. We were having a casual conversation, I didn’t say anything disrespectful. He didn’t play this year, so it was a truthful statement, and he took it the wrong way and went there so I had to shoot back.
On what criteria says he is a better cornerback than Revis . . .
Sherman: Impact – in terms of making plays – force fumbles, picks, sacks, changing the game. Shutting down a side of the field changes the game to a point – I do it from time to time – but you don’t make the same kind of impact that you do when you have [interceptions], force fumbles, and create turnovers.