This isn’t a new train of thought, so it just depends on if you agree with it or not. There are a lot of people who do and a lot of people who don’t, but you can’t dismiss it completely.
Here is what Cro had to say about Sherman.
“Go play in a defense where you don’t have two All-Pro safeties. Go follow the No. 1 receiver,” Cromartie said. “Follow him around for a whole entire game and see what you can do. Darrelle Revis has done it his whole career. I’ve done it, Patrick Peterson has done it, Joe Haden has done it. He’s the only defensive back that hasn’t. There’s no point in critiquing him. If you want to label yourself as the best corner in the NFL, follow the best guy on every single team. His whole thing will be ‘we don’t have to do that, I have my trust in the other corner on the other side.’ That’s not the point. If you want to consider yourself the best, the best do what the best do and they follow around the best. And that’s what we’re all getting to.”
The thinking is if you go up against the #1 guy your chances of being burned are higher than if you just stick to one side of the field.
The question begs do you believe if Sherman was matched up against the league’s best WRs all the time, how would he fair? Better than Revis and the others?
We may never know.
Pro Football Talk does point out that Cro in the past has said Sherman was the best cornerback in the game, but in this interview he didn’t explain why he has changed his tune.