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New York Jets' Antonio Cromartie rips Richard Sherman, says he's not the NFL’s best NFL cornerback

By SI Wire
June 03, 2015

New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie says teammate Darrelle Revis, not Seattle Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman, is the NFL’s best cover corner.

Sherman, a three-time first-team AP All-Pro selection, has repeatedly said he is the league’s best corner and has the stats to back it up.

Revis and Sherman were the two cornerbacks who made the AP All-Pro first-team last season.

When asked who the league’s best cornerback is, Cromartie was quick to call out Sherman.

"I would have to tell him go play in a defense where you don't have two All-Pro safeties," Cromartie said to SiriusXM Radio. "That's what I would tell him. I would tell him, 'Go follow the No. 1 receiver. Follow him around for a whole entire game, let's see what you can do.”

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"Darrelle Revis has done that his whole career. I've done that. Patrick Peterson has done it. Joe Haden has done it. He's the only defensive back that hasn't," Cromartie added. "You want to label yourself as the No. 1 corner, the best corner in the NFL, follow the best guy on every single team."

Sherman had 57 total tackles and four interceptions in 2014 and added two interceptions and three pass defenses in the postseason.

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Cromartie, who returned to the Jets after signing a four-year, $32 million deal, says that Sherman’s argument that he is not asked to cover a team’s best receiver doesn’t make sense.

"His whole thing will be, 'Well, we don't have to do that. I got my trust in the other corner on the other side.' That's not the point,” Cromartie said. “If you wanna consider yourself the best, the best do what the best do and they follow around the best."

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