Name the Seattle Seahawks player who is in the news again?
Yep, Richard Sherman.
After two years in the NFL, the all-pro cornerback has already established himself as the best trash talker to put on a Seattle uniform since The Mouth himself, Gary Payton.
Sherman’s latest target is Darrelle Revis, the Jets’ Pro Bowl cornerback. They got into a pretty entertaining war of words on Twitter Wednesday.
Mouthy athletes aren’t appealing most of the time, but there seems to be a playful side to Sherman’s banter. He likes the attention, and the thing is, he’s been able to back up his talk thus far.
I can’t wait to hear what he has to say when his contract is up, or when he asks to re-do his contract. The dude’s gonna command a pretty hefty salary at some point, and I can’t imagine him putting on a muzzle during negotiations.
Here’s some of the Twitter madness that went down between Sherman and Revis, courtesy of ESPN 710 radio:
Sherman: “one season u will get 8 picks…. But it won’t happen anytime soon… I did it in my 2nd season… So u have something to chase”
Sherman: “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”
Sherman: “For the QB not throwing his way argument. In his 2nd year they were throwing his way. I still doubled his picks”
Revis: “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.”
Revis: “child please, lol!!! Your still taking baby steps son. Don’t get to a head of yourself.”
Revis: “Hey everyone @rsherman_25 wants to be a lockdown corner. He wants to be in the talks of a lockdown corner. So follow him so he can become 1!”
Revis: “This dude just interrupted my NBA 2k game cause he has draSms to be a lockdown corner!!! HAHA #keepdreaming”
Sherman: “Remember that time the number of twitter followers mattered more than the production on the field? Me either”
Sherman: lmao he living off reputation right now… I’m living off performance. That’s why he’s mad…