Sherman responds to Cromartie Dan Leberfeld

Antonio Cromartie said on SiriusXM NFL Radio last week that he doesn’t think Seattle’s Richard Sherman is the best corner in the NFL because of how the Seahawks use him.

“Go follow the No. 1 receiver. Follow him around for a whole entire game and let’s see what you can do,” Cromartie said. “Darrelle Revis has done that his whole career. I’ve done that. Patrick Peterson has done it. Joe Haden has done it. [Sherman] is the only defensive back that hasn’t. Go play in a defense where you don’t have two All-Pro safeties.’

Sherman responded today.

“That was unfortunate,” Sherman said. “You’d think that after me helping him get the Pro Bowl bid this year; we went to the Super Bowl or he wouldn’t have made the Pro Bowl otherwise (Cromartie was initially an alternate). And now he’s talking bad.

“I think it’s one of the things that’s just the ignorance of the public. How many great left tackles do you see switching to the right side because there’s a great d-end switches to the right side. You don’t see it. Great players stay on their side and do what they’re supposed to do.

“How many guys have you seen switching from side to side on a No. 1 defense? We’re the No. 1 defense for a reason. You’d think guys like that wouldn’t, who coaches a No. 1 defense to be worse? If we’re No. 1, it must be working. It’s an effective strategy for us and obviously we’re playing at a high level. I guess when you’re doing something great you’re always going to have naysayers and detractors. I guess this is just one of those situations, but it’s unfortunate.”