Darrelle Revis has a message for Richard Sherman

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Few players in the NFL talk as much as Sherman and he's directed a lot of that at Revis. What is Darrelle's answer? Enough talking.

The title of "league's best cornerback" is something that the Seahawks' Richard Sherman has been claiming all year, but Darrelle Revis' answer to that is quit simple: He doesn't understand why Sherman is trying to claim anything at all. In fact, Revis says that all of the players are supposed to be working together as a "fraternity," as Revis told USAToday Sports:

"He needs to quit attaching his career to my career," Revis said. "A lot of people need to have respect for this game. I'm not just talking about him. Respect what people have done to pave the way. Deion paved the way. Rod Woodson paved the way. Darrell Green. Mel Blount. Champ Bailey. Charles Woodson. Yeah, we're the next group, but you don't need to be getting into it with me."

It appears that Revis doesn't only want to avoid the feud with Sherman, that he wants to work together to make the league as good as it can be. Revis doesn't appear to be a fan of insults and trash talk:

"At the end of the day, this is a fraternity. We're all in this together, competing. But you don't have to shoot nobody else down."

In one of the most competitive sports we know of in America, it's usually been more about than just "team versus team" as fans and critics often wonder who the "best" is at every position. The best quarterback, the best receiver, and ultimately, the best shutdown corner in the NFL. The player who you would never want to face as a receiver.

For a long time that player has been considered Revis, the guy often credited with shutting down half of the field as New York went to back-to-back AFC Championship games on the strength of their defense. But Revis missed all but two games last year due to injury while Sherman made noise not only on the field, making his first All-Pro appearance, but off of it. Jawing against the likes of Tom Brady, Revis, and even ESPN analyst Skip Bayless.

While Revis is rehabbing so that he can get on the field and walk, it appears he has no interest in engaging Sherman for a talk:

"You can't crown yourself as anything in this league," Revis said. "You've got to earn it."

More from SB Nation NFL:

Play the No. 1 free fantasy football game

Was Aaron Hernandez on thin ice before arrest?

Stock Report: Trent Richardson, RG3 rising

Houston Nutt tells a story about Matt "Rodney" Jones

Keep track of NFL roster cuts as teams go from 90 to 75 players

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.