Found February 16, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
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Yesterday I was at work and I came across the following tweet: Richard Sherman’s pick for best CB (besides Richard Sherman)? You might be surprised: on.nfl.com/TopCB — NFL (@nfl) February 16, 2013 My initial thought was that he would of course be talking about himself as the best corner in the league and avoid the “besides Richard Sherman” piece. However, if they didn’t allow him to do that I would have guessed Darrell Revis after Sherman’s Bourbon Street antics during Super Bowl week where he asked multiple people who the best corner was between himself and Revis. That wasn’t quite how it broke down though. Richard Sherman, a budding star at corner for the Seattle Seahawks, joined NFL Total Access yesterday on the NFL Network and one of the questions he answered was: Who is the best corner back in the league not named Richard Sherman? His answer of course started with Darrell Revis, but since Revis did not play last year he did not pick him. “Well if Revis is playing than I would say that it’s him, but this year he didn’t get a chance to play.” Sherman said. “And so there were some pretty good performances; Tim Jennings (Chicago Bears) had a great year. But I think it would be out of probably Antonio Cromartie (New York Jets) and Keenan Lewis from Pittsburgh doesn’t get a lot of respect, but he is a heck of a corner. So I think it’s a close call between those guys and Charles Tillman (Chicago Bears). That’s the discussion.” In essence Sherman just named Lewis as one of the top corners in the league, if not the top corner, behind Revis and himself. Now that is really high praise for a guy that wasn’t even the top corner on his own team (Lewis was second on the depth chart behind Ike Taylor in 2012). My initial reaction was: “Great he just priced Lewis way out of the Steelers range.” Sherman’s comments could also help get Lewis’ name out there for those fans who weren’t aware of his talents before. Lewis is entering his first year of unrestricted free agency and if everyone in the NFL views him as Sherman does he will be getting paid very well this off-season. The Steelers would like to keep Lewis around and build their secondary around him and Cortez Allen, but if another team views him as a top corner in the league the Steelers may get priced out of contention. Pittsburgh is currently in salary cap troubles and those issues will have to be fixed for them to offer Lewis the money that others may be willing to offer him. It would be a shame for the Steelers to lose Lewis just as he is turning the corner in his NFL career. He struggled through his first two years in the league and finally started to show flashes in 2011, but in 2012 he solidified himself as a very good corner. Corner has been a valuable commodity recently in the NFL with the switch to a passing league so Lewis could be in for a big pay-day even if that means he leaves Pittsburgh.   The post The Steelers may Struggle to Re-sign Keenan Lewis if other NFL Teams Agree with Richard Sherman who Labeled Lewis as One of the Top Corners in the League appeared first on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog.
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