NFL season is almost here fellas

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby 441 » September 16th, 2016, 1:48 am

Tha Jets impressed me with that win tonight.. My Eagles have to play tha Bears this weekend so I'm looking forward to that.




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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 10:34 am

Loc Tha Winner wrote:Tha Jets impressed me with that win tonight.. My Eagles have to play tha Bears this weekend so I'm looking forward to that.


They(eagles) might win...
For some reason i have a feeling alshon jeffrey might have a monster game with bears(if he doesnt get hurt)

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 10:35 am

Its a monday night game also

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Postby @][][]['s » September 16th, 2016, 11:23 am

jets still gonna forever lose to tom brady n the pats tho :lol: since my fav player peyton retired on a high note and I wasn't a broncos fan ,just a peyton and von miller fan :lol: hmmm I may want steel-city nation to win the AFC I like they passing attack and Antonio brown is now my # 1 fav nfl player :bow: it used to be revis island but that shit turning into a tourist resort now :lmao: :lmao:

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 11:26 am

T Ochoa ™ wrote: it used to be revis island but that shit turning into a tourist resort now :lmao: :lmao:


Yeah it only took like 10 years..still hall of fame material :tea: ...father time loses to nobody



(& we split games last yr against the pats)

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 12:25 pm

Revis was always overrated....and small ( 5'10) .....Jets still look good tho......Fitz got weapons for days and he played an elite game last night....threw like 30+ times with no INT's


Bills are a mess :whaat: and Sammy is obviously still injured

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby @][][]['s » September 16th, 2016, 12:37 pm

only reason he hall of fame material is from winning a ring with the pats :cmon:
and @ caveman-brain 44 :cmon: da fuck size is always coming out yo mouth!! with every damn post on here !!!!!!!!!! its getting stupid, sounding lame as hell putting everything in life about size !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Richard shermman the tallest qb and he ain't did shit last year, :cmon: tom brady ain't the biggest or strongest but some how got 4 rings :ohhh:

steph made 400 3's, won a mvp back to back, da fuck is size with anything god didn't say the biggest thing in life lives a 100 years u still die n bleed !!!!!!

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Postby Right Dope Boy » September 16th, 2016, 12:42 pm

T Ochoa ™ wrote:only reason he hall of fame material is from winning a ring with the pats :cmon:
and @ caveman-brain 44 :cmon: da fuck size is always coming out yo mouth!! with every damn post on here !!!!!!!!!! its getting stupid, sounding lame as hell putting everything in life about size !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Richard shermman the tallest qb and he ain't did shit last year, :cmon: tom brady ain't the biggest or strongest but some how got 4 rings :ohhh:

steph made 400 3's, won a mvp back to back, da fuck is size with anything god didn't say the biggest thing in life lives a 100 years u still die n bleed !!!!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CClYdvHwVp4

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 12:55 pm

Sherm has 26 picks in a 4 year span.....compared to 28 picks for Revis in a 9 year span......and Brandon Browner is the tallest corner in the league ( 6'4) not Sherm......and Tom Brady is 6'5 :whaat: just like Peyton

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Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 1:02 pm

damn....Bills just fired their offensive coordinator :chinamike:

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 1:10 pm

HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 wrote:Sherm has 26 picks in a 4 year span.....compared to 28 picks for Revis in a 9 year span......and Brandon Browner is the tallest corner in the league ( 6'4) not Sherm......and Tom Brady is 6'5 :whaat: just like Peyton


Obvisouly thats because for years qbs barely would throw revis way....interceptions dont tell it all...


& twenty revis was hall of fame material before winning with pats...its plenty of hall of famers without a ring..like deion said...revis is the best modern day corner back



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Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 1:11 pm

And also


Sherman & revis is 2 different type of corners...revis is a man to man shutdown corner...sherman plays in zones not 1 on 1

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Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 1:28 pm

considering Sherm stays on one side of the field....his numbers are much more impressive....and he would probably have much more picks if he shadowed guys all over the field like Revis and Pat do .....and teams barely throw his way as well.....back to back seasons with 8 picks.....most revis ever had in a season is 6 and that was back in 09.....and Sherm can play Man just as well as Revis....hawks don't play zone all the time

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Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 1:56 pm

Revis shut literally whole sides of the field down..qbs might throw one or 2x....& this was against every team #1...sherman switches up hes not always against number 1...sherman is nowhere as nice as revis ....i had this same debate with certain niggahs outside when nmandi osemwah was still in the league & niggahs who disliked revis would say nmandi was better

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 2:00 pm

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The Shutdown Corner is going extinct. The term, which originated in the ‘90s with Deion Sanders taking No. 1 receivers completely out of games, is used quite frequently in today’s NFL, to the point where the mantle has lost its value.

There have been three true shutdown corners in the modern history of the NFL. They are Sanders, Champ Bailey and Darrelle Revis during his first stint with the Jets. End of list.

That’s not to say there’s a lack of talent at the cornerback position. The opposite is true, actually. You can find young, talented corners across the league. But the way the game is played today, along with the strategies offensive play-callers have devised (stack alignments, pick routes, bunch sets, etc), has made it nearly impossible for corners to not only travel with top receivers but also, as the title implies, shut them down. The offense-friendly rule changes over the last decade haven’t made it any easier, either.

While a cornerback’s job has never been more difficult, there are still plenty of cover guys around the league wreaking havoc on opposing passing games. Here’s our ranking of the top-10 players at the position…

(Note: These rankings are based solely on film study from the 2015 season. Statistics and reputation played a very small role.)



Peterson is the closest thing you’ll find to a shutdown corner in today’s NFL. After a disappointing 2014, a slimmed-down Peterson bounced back and produced a career season. He did not follow around No. 1 receivers for full 60-minute games; instead, he typically played his normal role in the first half and then started shadowing the top receiver in the second half. Arizona put too much on Peterson’s plate in prior seasons. He was often left on an island thanks to an aggressive, blitz-heavy scheme. The Cardinals are still blitzing, but not having to track superstar receivers for entire games has allowed the 25-year-old to conserve energy throughout games.

Peterson is the most athletically-gifted corner in the league. Last year, his technique finally caught up. Peterson’s footwork has been refined, which allows him to stick with receivers with elite change of direction ability.


There are still times when he loses balance trying to stay attached to quicker wideouts, but those moments were rare in 2016.

Losing weight hasn’t affected Peterson’s physicality at the line of scrimmage. He’s still at his best when in press man coverage, where his physical gifts can take over.


Peterson isn’t nearly as effective in zone coverage (he’s improving though) but if you want a cornerback who can take a top receiver out of a game, he’s your best bet.



Statistically, Sherman’s 2015 season wasn’t the best of his career, but it may have been his most impressive. It was certainly the most challenging.

The Seahawks have always had a good No. 2 corner playing opposite of Sherman, whether it was Brandon Browner or Byron Maxwell. That changed in 2015, when free agent Cary Williams struggled in Seattle’s zone-based scheme and was eventually released mid-season. Without a reliable option on the other side, first-year defensive coordinator Kris Richard pried Sherman away from his left side and had him move around with opposing team’s top receivers. Granted, this wasn’t a full-time assignment — Sherman still spent a majority of his snaps playing on the left — but it gave the braggadocios corner a chance to show he was effective outside of Seattle’s Cover 3 zone.

Sherman capitalized on that opportunity. His game against Antonio Brown — the most difficult cover in the NFL — was one of the more impressive performances by a corner in 2015. After a rough start — Brown abused Sherman with some quick releases in the first quarter — Sherman grew more comfortable, played more physically and all but shut Brown out of the game (with the help of his teammates, of course).

Sherman drops to No. 2 on our list because he doesn’t have the athleticism to hold up in man coverage for 60 minutes. Ask Sherman to lock down an area of the field, and he’ll come through every time. Shutting down a specific receiver? That’s not his game.


Our first surprise on the list. Verrett may not be a recognizable name for casual fans, but that has nothing to do with his game. On the field, it’s difficult to find a weakness. Off the field, his weakness is clear: He can’t seem to stay healthy.

Of the four games I studied for Verrett, he failed to finish two of them due to injury. The 24-year-old has missed 12 games over the first two seasons of his career. That’s a problem, but not one we’ll concern ourselves with for this list, which is based solely on skill set.

The Chargers play a good mix of zone and man coverage, and Verrett holds up just fine no matter the assignment. Man coverage is where he really shines, though. Verrett has top-end speed and the kind of agility you’ll find in a comic book hero. Even at 5-10, 188 pounds, Verrett can hold up against bigger receivers, too. That combination of skills allows him to stick with receivers of all sizes and abilities.

Verrett can compete with big receivers in jump ball situations:


And he can stay tight to the league’s smoothest route-runners:


If the Shutdown Corner is dying, Verrett has the best chance of reviving it.



Harris is the best slot corner in the game, but he’s much more than that. In Wade Phillip’s base 3-4 front, the diminutive corner played on the outside and was just as effective. Listed 5-foot-10 (and that’s probably a little generous), Harris will have a hard time shaking the “nickel corner” perception despite his move outside in 2015. That’s just the lot of a smaller corner.

Let’s be clear: His lack of size is an issue, and a big reason he’s not higher on this list. Harris does have trouble dealing with bigger receivers, but that’s not much of an issue with Aqib Talib on the other side, able to take on the bigger wideouts while Harris marks the quicker guys.

Harris is built to shut down smaller receivers, who are much more prevalent in today’s game, where some of the best wide receivers in the league are under six feet. His ability to change directions is unmatched in the league, and he has the speed to stick with burners on vertical routes.

Will he be able to hold up against the Dez Bryants and A.J. Greens? No, probably not. But put him on Antonio Brown, Steve Smith or Julian Edelman, and he’ll hold them in check. (Brown had a big game against Harris in the regular season, but that had more to do with Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to fit the ball in tight windows than poor coverage.) The bigger corners on this list don’t stand a chance against the elite small receivers — Harris does.



If Butler proved anything last year, it’s that he’s not a one-play wonder. He also made Bill Belichick look a lot smarter for his decision to let both of his starting corners, including Darrelle Revis, walk in free agency.

What are the Patriots going to do at corner? the NFL world asked. Butler was the answer.

Belichick asked Butler to try to take out the opposing team’s best receiver, and he held up just fine in that role, thanks to his smarts and competitive nature. He’s small and not a great athlete — that’s why he went undrafted — but his understanding of NFL passing games and ability to recognize what offenses are doing makes up for his athletic deficiencies.

Butler’s miraculous Super Bowl interception was not a one-time thing. He pulled off equally impressive plays on the ball throughout the 2015 season. With more and more offenses favoring three-step, quick-timing passes, Butler’s ability to instantly diagnose those routes is invaluable.



Surprised to see Revis this low on the list? Well, this ranking may have been generous after a subpar 2015 season, which included a number of games where the Jets’ highest-paid player was outclassed by opposing receivers, including Sammy Watkins (twice) and DeAndre Hopkins.

Revis’ biggest issue is his declining speed. He had trouble adjusting to the decline and it showed when he tried to defend faster receivers on vertical routes. At 30, Revis still has fluid hips and can stick with receivers on most routes, and his experience allows him to read and jump routes.


The Jets still have a Pro Bowl-caliber corner on their hands, but Revis is no longer the shutdown corner he was during his first go-round with the team. That’s what they are paying for, which will become a problem in the next year or two. If Revis’ decline continues in 2016, don’t be surprised if it’s his last year in New York.


Norman emerged as the preeminent playmaker at the position early last season after notching two pick-6’s and a game-sealing interception against the Saints over the first month of the season. Teams started avoiding Norman as a result. That development, combined with the Panthers’ zone-heavy scheme, created the perception that Norman was shutting down the best receivers in the league.

DeAndre + Dez + Julio = 63 yards COMBINED vs Josh Norman.@OBJ_3 on deck…
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He wasn’t. That wasn’t Norman’s job in Carolina’s defense. He may have followed the top receivers on opposing team, but he was rarely locked in man coverage against them. Unless those receivers’ routes crossed into Norman’s zone, he wasn’t covering them. Norman wasn’t shutting down those receivers; the Panthers defense was.

That doesn’t mean Norman wasn’t a huge part of Carolina’s success in 2015. His play-making was an asset the team will have a hard time replacing. Norman knows how to read quarterbacks and that allows him to come up with those momentum-turning plays. He’ll even abandon his responsibility in order to make a play:


Norman isn’t a great man-to-man corner, so if Washington is expecting him to come in and lock down the likes of Dez Bryant and Odell Beckham Jr. by himself, the coaches will be disappointed. The Redskins won’t get that in Norman. But they will be getting a player who can change a game in an instant.



Trufant did the perfect Richard Sherman impression in former Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s defense last season. Like Seattle’s All-Pro, Trufant sticks to the left side, where he plays an aggressive brand of zone coverage.

While Trufant isn’t the playmaker Sherman has been in his career, he is far better in man coverage than his Seahawks counterpart. The Washington product absolutely plasters receivers, no matter their build.

He can get physical against bigger receivers like Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins:


Or shadow quicker players like Odell Beckham Jr.:


Trufant drops on this list because of his limited role, which can be exploited by opposing teams. Take the Giants game, for example. Beckham absolutely dominated that game and did all of his damage (146 yards and a TD) against right cornerback Robert Alford. Beckham lined up across from Trufant on the left on 13 snaps and did not catch a pass. Trufant appears to have that shutdown ability, but the Falcons haven’t let him show it.


While Chris Harris Jr. takes the smaller receivers, Talib’s job is to shut down the bigger guys — a job he’s well-equipped to do. But when he gets stuck on a quicker player with route-running ability, Talib gets exposed. He’s not very fast — or quick — but he recognizes routes and has excellent ball skills, which allows him to make plays.


Talib and Harris might be the perfect corner combination. Both excel against certain receivers and their games are complimentary. Having the league’s best pass-rush doesn’t hurt either.



The Lions moved Slay around to follow top receivers, but it’s not a job he was consistently tasked with. Detroit doesn’t stray too far from its two-deep coverages, so Slay usually had a safety backing him up. When he was able to play trail coverage, Slay had no problem sticking with receivers. But when he had to play over top receivers with no safety help behind him, the young corner had trouble with in-breaking routes due to underdeveloped technique. Like a young Patrick Peterson, Slay has enough athleticism to make up for his sloppiness. The potential to grow into an elite cover guy is there.

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 2:04 pm

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Statistically, Sherman’s 2015 season wasn’t the best of his career, but it may have been his most impressive. It was certainly the most challenging.

The Seahawks have always had a good No. 2 corner playing opposite of Sherman, whether it was Brandon Browner or Byron Maxwell. That changed in 2015, when free agent Cary Williams struggled in Seattle’s zone-based scheme and was eventually released mid-season. Without a reliable option on the other side, first-year defensive coordinator Kris Richard pried Sherman away from his left side and had him move around with opposing team’s top receivers. Granted, this wasn’t a full-time assignment — Sherman still spent a majority of his snaps playing on the left — but it gave the braggadocios corner a chance to show he was effective outside of Seattle’s Cover 3 zone.

Sherman capitalized on that opportunity. His game against Antonio Brown — the most difficult cover in the NFL — was one of the more impressive performances by a corner in 2015. After a rough start — Brown abused Sherman with some quick releases in the first quarter — Sherman grew more comfortable, played more physically and all but shut Brown out of the game (with the help of his teammates, of course).

Sherman drops to No. 2 on our list because he doesn’t have the athleticism to hold up in man coverage for 60 minutes. Ask Sherman to lock down an area of the field, and he’ll come through every time. Shutting down a specific receiver? That’s not his game.


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Like i just got done saying before i looked this up...seattle runs zones..not man to man coverages...sherman has alotta uptop help from safety

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 3:04 pm

yea tru that but you can't fault a nigga for the system he plays :shrug2: the times sherm had to play man, he looked good...he just hasn't been asked to do it for a significant amount of time

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Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 3:12 pm

HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 wrote: Sherm can play Man just as well as Revis




Without a reliable option on the other side, first-year defensive coordinator Kris Richard pried Sherman away from his left side and had him move around with opposing team’s top receivers. Granted, this wasn’t a full-time assignment — Sherman still spent a majority of his snaps playing on the left — but it gave the braggadocios corner a chance to show he was effective outside of Seattle’s Cover 3 zone.

Sherman capitalized on that opportunity. His game against Antonio Brown — the most difficult cover in the NFL — was one of the more impressive performances by a corner in 2015. After a rough start — Brown abused Sherman with some quick releases in the first quarter Sherman grew more comfortable, played more physically and all but shut Brown out of the game


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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 3:14 pm

It says in parenthesis...with the help of his teammates bro

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Postby HANDSOMEHUSTLER44 » September 16th, 2016, 3:44 pm

point is he grew more comfortable in a new role.....shadowing one of the best in the game ....he can easily switch schemes and adapt

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby murksiderock » September 16th, 2016, 4:26 pm

@Q, you got your Jets gear on, I gotta agree with @hustler here. I ain't had this debate in a few years, but I had it when Revis was in his prime, plus I played corner and I study it more than any other position...

Revis was always elite. He really only had two so-so seasons ('13 with Tampa, last year with Jets), and I'll be the first one to say his subpar years are above average, but he was always a bit overrated. People been calling him a HOFer since he was young, and yet, here he is struggling at age fuckin 31. When Champ Bailey played at a high level until he was 34 (2012), Charles Woodson was still an elite corner back at 35 (2011), and poor Darrelle Revis is getting his ass kicked at 30-31...

I'm bringing up Bailey and Woodson for comparison's sake, as they were the two greatest corners of their era (2000s). Revis will go down as one of the greatest of the 2010s, and his best years are comparable to anybody's. His lack of longevity is going to hurt him though, I mean longevity as an elite player. Revis is only in his 10th year. Bailey and Woodson were top shelf corners for 13+ years, both were supreme playmakers. Can you really say Revis is better than Peterson or Sherman?

One thing about it, yes, Sherman has played 80% of his career on one side, and Peterson has gotten burned plenty of times because he wasn't as technically tight as Revis, but when Sherman has been asked to switch sides or follow the WR1, he shows out. Sherman is a big game player too, the bigger the game, the more he appears to step up. Peterson too, for every play he gets beat, he'll make 2-3 outstanding plays. Peterson is the best CB playmaker since Charles Woodson was in his prime...

Now if we were talking about Norman, I could agree with you. But Sherman has proven himself to be every bit as legit as Revis when the lights are on and he gotta man the #1...my point is, Revis was great, and he's probably done enough to be a HOFer, but in a vacuum I can't say he was automatically better than Peterson or Sherman!

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 4:36 pm

(a few yrs ago )


SHUTDOWN CORNERS: RICHARD SHERMAN V DARRELLE REVIS
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[Editor’s note: Bringing this back to the top briefly — the conversation marches on.]

We’ve said a few times this season that, in the absence of Darrelle Revis, Seattle’s Richard Sherman was the one player stepping up to claim the mantle as the league’s toughest shutdown corner. Judging by twitter, it seems Sherman agrees.

Late last night or early this morning depending on your time zone, Sherman tweeted that many things can lie, but numbers don’t, and posted a statistical comparison between himself and Revis. Of course, those numbers for corners don’t even scratch the surface of the data, but we can.

PFF goes way deeper, so I decided to run some numbers and come up with a proper statistical comparison between the two players. We’re going to stick to Sherman’s 2012 season. His rookie year was impressive, but he didn’t play the full season and it wasn’t a patch on his most recent year.

For Revis we’re going to discount the 2010 season in which he was clearly hampered with injury, and have created a three-year average from his most recent complete seasons of play (2008, 2009, and 2011) to put up against Sherman.

What Do The PFF Grades Show?

Well perhaps the most interesting thing is that their average PFF grades are almost the same. Sherman finished last year with a +25.1 overall grade and +26.4 in coverage. Revis’ three-year average is +26.3 and +22.4. Those numbers might seem abstract, but they come from a play-by-play analysis of both players on every snap of the game, giving them credit for impressive plays in the biggest situations and assigning blame when they blow plays regardless of the outcome of those plays. In short, those numbers are the most comprehensive analysis you will find of their play, and they stack up extremely closely.

There are things that even those numbers don’t account for, though. Sherman plays almost exclusively left cornerback in the Seahawks’ defense, while Revis will track No. 1 receivers across the field and into the slot. Sherman has only done that sparingly this season, and heavily on only one occasion — against, Stevie Johnson, Revis’ biggest test. There is no doubt that Revis is asked to do more, drawing an opponent’s toughest receiver on almost every play, while Sherman has to rely on them being lined up to the open side of the formation or in a two-receiver set to the left slot.

That being said, Sherman’s role isn’t warping his numbers the way Nnamdi Asomugha’s role used to distort his in Oakland. Like Sherman, Asomugha rarely tracked receivers, but unlike him, he would play the right cornerback spot almost exclusively and there was nobody else in that Oakland secondary that teams respected, so they could simply ignore him and take him out of the game. Sherman plays on the opposite side, the side of the field that quarterbacks target more frequently as right-handers, and he has a formidable secondary to back him up and ensure that there is no easy path to completions. Consequently, his target numbers remain healthy, certainly as compared to Asomugha’s in Oakland.

From 2008-10 the Oakland corner averaged 29 targets per season hidden away on the blindside. He was thrown at less than twice per game for three years. Sherman was thrown at 87 times in 2012 and Revis has averaged over 93 targets in his seasons. Though their roles are notably different, both players have seen their fair share of targets and both have spent the majority of their time locked-up in man coverage. We can evaluate their coverage in the way we could never adequately do for Asomugha in Oakland.

How Did They Perform When Targeted?

Sherman allowed 41 catches last year, or 47.1 percent of balls thrown his way, while Revis hasn’t allowed more than 49 in any season we have looked at, averaging 41.7 percent of targets to be completed in that three-year span. The edge goes to Revis, despite playing the slot frequently where receptions are often easier to come by.

If we look at yardage, again Revis has the edge, allowing an average of 481 receiving yards compared to the 634 Sherman gave up last year. Sherman allowed 1.07 receiving yards for every snap he was in coverage, while Revis’ mark is 0.8. That is a difference of a little more than 25 percent between the two, but in this instance working from the slot actually benefits Revis’ numbers slightly. Slot receivers tend to give up more receptions, but for smaller yardage than their boundary counterparts, so the snaps where Revis is following his man inside drive up his reception numbers but drive down his average.

When we look at how many yards after the catch were allowed, the advantage swings back in favor of Sherman. He gave up only 135 yards after the catch compared to the 155.3 yards that Revis averaged. This suggests that, by and large, Sherman was in tight attendance even when he was beaten for catches, allowing little before making the stop on the play, though both marks are impressive.

What Do The “Numbers” Show?

Lastly we come to the more tangible corner numbers. The big three: touchdowns allowed, interceptions, and passes defensed. Revis has only given up eight touchdowns over the past five seasons, and never more than three in a year. The two players are once again tough to separate in this category, with Sherman giving up just three in 2011. Sherman was able to pick off more passes last season than Revis has managed in any of his, but the number of passes he knocked down in addition to those picks matches the Revis average almost exactly. Sherman might have marginally better ball skills than Revis does, or rather is looking to make the interception more than Revis, who appears to target breaking up the pass more often than he does picking it off from watching the tape.

Opposing QBs had a passer rating of just 41.1 when targeting Sherman last season, and in targeting Revis over his last three healthy seasons they had a rating of 44.6, both incredibly good marks in a league where triple-digits have become the benchmark for good quarterback play, and the sign of some truly elite coverage.

The Bottom Line

Although Sherman may not be asked to do exactly what Revis does, his 2012 season does compare closely to what the Jets have been able to expect from their stud over the past few seasons. However — and this is a significant however — Sherman’s numbers don’t come close to the almost unfathomable season that Revis put together in 2009. That season drags up his average from a ‘good’ sophomore season and is comfortably better than any other single season looked at across the board, despite being his most heavily-targeted year. That year teams completed just 36.9 percent of the balls they threw Revis’ way, and passers had a rating of only 32.3 when they tried it.

This year saw Sherman make this a legitimate argument, but he still has a way to go if he is to reach the peaks that Revis has in his NFL career.

Richard Sherman isn’t quite the new Darrelle Revis, but he might be the closest thing we’ve seen.

Category Sherman 2012 Revis 3-year Average Difference
Grade 25.1 26.3 DR +1.2
Coverage 26.4 22.4 RS +4.2
Penalties 5 3.0 DR - 2
Tackles 56 46.3 RS +9.7
MTs 6 4.0 DR - 2
TA 87 93.3 DR +6.3
Rec 41 41.7 RS - 0.7
% Ct 47.1 44.6 DR - 2.5
Yards 634 481.0 DR - 153
Avg 15.5 11.5 DR - 4
YAC 135 155.3 RS - 20.3
Lg 56 47.7 DR - 8.3
TD 2 1.7 DR - 0.3
INT 8 5.0 RS + 3
PD 15 15.7 DR +0.7
QB Rating 41.1 44.6 RS - 3.5
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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby murksiderock » September 16th, 2016, 4:38 pm

Revis has played longer than both, so based on resume right now, he's had a more productive career, but only slightly. Peterson and Sherman are only slightly behind him...

The 3 best corners of the 2010s so far, and all 3 of these niggas got a little ways to go to reach Woodson/Bailey status. It's looking like it's over for Revis though, if his best years are behind him, it's hard to say he was an all time great for the long haul. Nigga only 31... :facepalm:

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 4:41 pm

Sherman was never asked to do what revis or deion was asked to do....these niggahs was defending teams number 1s entire games every game...sherman is a good zone corner lol i always thought he was overrated.....the best recievers in the game before antonio brown (megatron...andre johnson..steve smith...dez bryant..brandon marshall so on & so on) revis was averaging maybe 2 -4 catches a game under 50 yrs sticking them entire game..shit i still remember off the top of my head revis playing megatron & he only having 12 yards in the entire game & that same yr megatron catching a td pass (forgot the team) where they had3 defenders on him...its not close...not that my man revis fell off i think peterson with arizona is the best followed by haden...nfl just did they top 5 corners in the leagur i think sherman came in like 4th.



Chanp bailey was nice once upon a time ago...but even then i think the best 3 corners in recent time i can think of is deion...the niggah from redskins back in late 90s & revis

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Re: NFL season is almost here fellas

Postby Q. » September 16th, 2016, 4:42 pm

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