DeAngelo Hall: It’s “screwed” to say Richard Sherman is the NFL’s top corner

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall doesn’t believe it’s fair to say Richard Sherman is the best corner in the NFL.

“I definitely think he’s the best at what they want him to do, what they ask him to do,” Hall said on Tuesday via 106.7 The Fan in D.C.  “To sit there and say he’s the best corner in the game is probably not fair because of what they’re defense asks him to do.”

Hall explained how the Seahawks use Sherman.

“They play a lot of Cover Three, but their Cover Three is predicated on their corners pressing,” Hall said.  “All their linebackers still drop in coverage, obviously they have a heck of a rush, they have probably the best safety in the game; actually, two safeties, because I love Kam Chancellor.”

Hall praised Sherman’s numbers.

“To say he’s the best corner in the game is a little bit, um, I guess screwed,” Hall said. “Because I love Patrick Peterson myself, personally, just things that guy does on the football field is just exciting. But you can’t deny Richard Sherman’s numbers. His numbers have been amazing.”

Hall believes Sherman needs to put up big numbers for a long time.

“In this league man, it’s all about longevity,” Hall said. “This guy’s been in the league I think three years. Like I said, he’s probably put together two of the best years I’ve ever seen, numbers-wise, but in this league, to be on Champ [Bailey’s] level, [Charles Woodson’s] level, even Ronde [Barber] when he played, it’s about longevity, it’s about being able to keep this going, being able to adapt to receivers, adapt to different schemes, and being able to play different schemes.”