Found February 21, 2013 on NESN.com:
You may not like Richard Sherman, or his big mouth, but his play on the field backs up all the trash talk he serves out. Darrelle Revis, however, is tired of all the talk. On Wednesday, the Jets cornerback took to Twitter in attempt to shut up Sherman. This whole offseason Sherman has used stats to back up his case as the best shutdown cornerback in the NFL — and he’s making a good point. Revis missed all but 1 1/2 games in 2012, so we’ll have to use his 2011 statistics against Sherman’s 2012 stats. Each corner played 16 games in each of those seasons. Sherman played 590 coverage snaps in 2012 to Revis’ 553 in 2011, according to Pro Football Focus. Sherman was targeted by quarterbacks just one more time than Revis, though. Sherman allowed 40 receptions on 86 targets for 632 yards and two touchdowns to Revis’ 35 receptions on 85 targets for 508 yards and one touchdown. Sherman’s quarterback rating against was 40.5 to Revis’ 45.6. Sherman’s rating is so much lower because he had eight...
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