Darrelle Revis was watching the NFC Championship game on Sunday, and though the 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl, the former Jet DB was unimpressed with what he saw from their star cornerback, Richard Sherman.
The sole inhabitant of "Revis Island" criticized Sherman for sitting in zone coverage, rather than travel with Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.
Fear of getting beat in man to man coverage. Every snap every play. The fact that he doesn't travel as a cornerback is lame. Except the challenge as the best and shut Adams down the entire game. Do it for the game of football. Stop hiding a cover 3 zone. pic.twitter.com/OWuzFtj8ov- Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 20, 2020
Adams had nine catches for 138 yards, but the 49ers were up 27-0 at halftime and went on to win 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl LIV. Sherman also had an interception in the victory.
The Stanford product was quick to catch wind of Revis' tweet, and fired back with a missive of his own.
I would go in on this has been but I have a Super Bowl to prepare for. Enjoy the view from the couch. Your ninth year looked a lot different than this. Lmao https://t.co/jj3pwWYhVa- Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) January 20, 2020
The two have continued their back-and-forth Sunday night, with Revis clinging to the belief that elite corners must travel with elite receivers all game long.
All y'all think I'm throwing shade. I'm not. Just stating the man is not a pound for pound man to man corner. If you know the game of football he plays in a Cover 3 Scheme. He does not travel but traveling with a receiver is not for every DB. It's a few on the corner list who can- Darrelle Revis (@Revis24) January 20, 2020
Sherman, meanwhile, countered with a photo of Revis getting burned in one-on-one coverage.
The Super Bowl is 13 days away. With both former Pro Bowlers quiet on the matter on Monday, hopefully the latest serving of Twitter beef is just about finished.