In a 2014 article by Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk, New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie called Richard Sherman the best cornerback in the NFL.

Cromartie’s slowly backed away from the praise ever since, and continued to do so this week on SiriusXM NFL Radio. When Willie Colon asked Cromartie how he would critique Sherman’s game, Cromartie took his shots.

“I would tell him to go play in a defense where you don’t have two All-Pro safeties,” Cromartie said. “I would tell him to go follow the No. 1 wide receiver, follow him around for a whole entire game, let’s see what [he] can do. Darrelle Revis has done that his whole career. I’ve done that, Patrick Peterson has done it, Joe Haden has done it. He’s the only defensive back who hasn’t.”

So, if not Sherman, who does Cromartie view as the best corner in the game? The guy who will line up beside him on the Jets’ defense in 2015.

“The person I consider the best is … Darrelle Revis,” Cromartie said. “And the reason I say that, is he’s a guy that goes out every single week and you know what you’re going to get from him every single week. He’s consistent, he studies the film, he knows what he’s doing. He understands personnel. … He knows how to critique his game. ‘I’m gonna look at this guy, I know this guy is only a deep-ball-threat kind of guy, so I’m just gonna play over the top of this guy all the time.'”

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