Revis: Seahawks Would Have Won 3-4 Super Bowls With Me

Darrelle Revis shared his candid thoughts on Richard Sherman and Le'Veon Bell, among other topics

Zach Gelb
November 26, 2018 - 11:37 am

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There was a time when Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman were the two best corners in football. Both are Super Bowl champions, and they combined for seven first-team All-Pro selections (Revis with four, Sherman with three).

Revis, who retired in July, recently shared his thoughts on Sherman, now with the 49ers, on CBS Sports Radio.

“Besides all the rants and whatnot and what he does, he made plays in this league,” Revis said on The Zach Gelb Show. “He’s played on a great defense. They should have won three or four Super Bowls. I think if I was in that secondary, we probably would have won three or four Super Bowls.”

Sherman helped the Seahawks to a win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, but Seattle came up short the following year, losing to the Patriots 28-24.

“Richard Sherman, he made his plays, so you got to give him his respect for that,” Revis said. “They played a lot of Cover 3, and that’s fine. His coaches put him in the best position for him to make plays. For me, I’m a true cover corner. I’ve played in the slot. I’ve covered guys in the stands. It’s totally different how (we played our games). There’s other corners that play the same way as him, and there’s corners that kind of mimic the whole Deion Sanders-cover-corner (style) who actually play a lot of man-to-man coverage.”

Revis also weighed in on Le’Veon Bell’s decision to sit out the 2018 season. Revis held out with the Jets in 2010 before ultimately getting a new deal before the season.

“I think the best thing about it is he’s able to rest his body for the remainder of the year,” Revis said of Bell. “I think before this year, he had the most touches as a running back, the most attempts handing off the ball to him and also catching out of the backfield. So this situation here, I don’t know if he’s being advised right. I’m only saying that because I wouldn’t do this in this situation. I wouldn’t take this approach. Your franchise tag is 14.5 million. Whatever happens in the future could happen in the future in terms of getting your long-term deal that you’re seeking. He’s taken a huge stand to lead the way in terms of holding out for a whole year and putting his own destiny in his own hands.”