Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis doesn’t believe he has to prove anything as he comes back from ACL surgery.
“I don’t have to prove nothing to nobody,” Revis told USA TODAY Sports. “I put my game on film, and people can see the results.”
Revis laughed when he was asked if he has to prove something Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman who’s claimed numerous times that he’s the best corner in the NFL.
Revis has a message for Sherman.
“He needs to quit attaching his career to my career,” Revis said. “A lot of people need to have respect for this game. I’m not just talking about him. Respect what people have done to pave the way. Deion paved the way. Rod Woodson paved the way. Darrell Green. Mel Blount. Champ Bailey. Charles Woodson. Yeah, we’re the next group, but you don’t need to be getting into it with me.
“At the end of the day, this is a fraternity. We’re all in this together, competing. But you don’t have to shoot nobody else down.”
Revis implies that Sherman has to earn the respect that he desires from others.
“You can’t crown yourself as anything in this league,” Revis said. “You’ve got to earn it.”