It’s no surprise that the two most talked about corner backs in the NFL right now are Tampa Bay’s Darrelle Revis and Seattle’s Richard Sherman.
But when you ask Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets, who also coached Darrelle Revis, there’s no contest who’s better. From ESPN,
“Sherman’s probably a guy who has played as well as any corner in the league this year,” Ryan said Friday during a promotional appearance on Super Bowl Boulevard in Manhattan. “But, overall, the year that Revis had the first two years I was here, I don’t think Richard Sherman or anybody could compare to the years Revis had.”
An argument can be made that Revis’ ability to play man-on-man coverage has been unmatched during his time with the Jets, and Rex Ryan seems to agree with that statement.
“What we did with him, how we played defense, we put him on the No. 1 guy and locked him down, and rolled our coverage and played loaded zones away from him constantly,” said Ryan, who coached Revis from 2009 to 2012. “I’m not sure that’s ever been duplicated.”
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