If you've not been paying attention to the NFL, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is becoming all the rage for doing this a couple of weeks ago after his team defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game. Personally, I think the Sherman thing was overblown (a lot), but it's made news nonetheless.
One thing I found interesting was that a few former Pitt players weighed in on it. Lesean McCoy said during an interview when asked about a player he wouldn't want on his team picked Sherman. He then went on to dispute Sherman's assertion about being the best cornerback in the game:
In an interview on Sirius XM's "Evan & Phillips" on Thursday, McCoy -- the star running back of the Philadelphia Eagles, who led the NFL in rushing this season -- was asked to name a player he would not want on his team.
"Sherman," McCoy said, adding, "I would take Darrelle Revis, he's better."
"If you watch Darrelle Revis' tape, if you take his best clips, it's not even close," he said.
That's not too unexpected, obviously, with Revis being a Pitt guy as well. For what it's worth, though, Revis wasn't a big fans of Sherman's act, either. There's apparently some history there, too:
Sherman and Revis have a history, as they engaged in a well-publicized Twitter feud a year ago. Revis also criticized Sherman's behavior following the NFC title game.
"I didn't think that was good on his part," Revis told the Tampa Bay Times.
Back to Shady, though. Some guys may truly feel that way, but I've got to believe that the most important thing in locker rooms is winning. If you can add a player to help you do that, it cures a lot of ills. Shady knows that better than anyone as the Riley Cooper incident was a perfect example of that. After dropping an N bomb, Cooper was quickly accepted again as a teammate as he helped the Eagles go on to a Division title.
I don't doubt that Shady would select Revis over Sherman - lots of NFL players would do that. But I have a hard time believing that most of them wouldn't want him on their team, either.
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