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Sep 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch for a touchdown with coverage by St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) in the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Falcons WR Julio Jones: Patrick Peterson is tougher match up than Richard Sherman

Virtually all offseason, we’ve had to listen to the debate about who is the better cornerback in the National Football League: the Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson or resident Seattle Seahawks loudmouth Richard Sherman?

Everyone has an opinion on this subject, but it’s nice to hear from someone on the opposite side of the ball, like one of the best wide receivers in the league, Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones.

In a recent interview with Pete Prisco of CBS, Jones stated his case, and he believes that Peterson ultimately has the edge.

“Probably Patrick Peterson,” Jones said. “Like I said, because for me, he follows me everywhere. Sherman every now and then. He usually plays the right side.”

Jones talked up Peterson a little more when describing his reasoning for tabbing him over Sherman, while at the same time revealing that there may be a little bit of SEC bias in play, considering he battled Peterson back when he was at Alabama and Peterson was at LSU.

“I’ve been playing Pat since college,” Jones said. “Me and him had our share of battles. We go back and forth. We’ve got respect for each other. There’s no trash talking or anything.”

Although the argument between Sherman and Peterson always begins with who is the better corner, it usually turns into a debate about who is more valuable, and of course, Peterson always wins out in that regard, given the fact he returns kicks and sometimes plays on the offensive side of the ball.

Jones pointed that out, as well.

“He does everything,” Jones said. “Not only being cornerback, he comes over and catches a few balls on offense. He returns kicks and punts.”


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