Dirty Bird wrote:Um, Sherman is great but not on Revis level IMO. Revis has a knowledge of the game Sherman doesn't and plays a chess match with opposing QB's. Sherman is also not even close to being as good as Revis in zone but in terms of press/man to man coverage their about even. I also thought you guys played stacked the box with 8 and gave a lot of single high safety looks? Correct me if i'm wrong. I don't understand how playing a team game would stop Browner from getting beat 1 on 1 in that situation? Let's say he gets beat on a slant route by Julio Jones in one on one? I don't think Earl Thomas has the closing speed to catch Julio in the open field.
A healthy Revis MIGHT be slightly better, but it's closer than you think. And Sherman has that understanding of the game you mention, better than you think. He's a smart dude, a Stanford grad, and he started his college career playing wide receiver for a couple of seasons, so he does understand what QB's and WR's are thinking.
To help illustrate just how good Sherman has become in such a short time:
Darrelle Revis 2007 rookie year-16 games: 3 picks, 17 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
Richard Sherman 2011 rookie year-TEN games: 4 picks, 17 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
Darrelle Revis 2nd year-5 picks, 16 passes defended, 1 forced fumble
Richard Sherman 2nd year-8 picks, 24 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles