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Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:43 pm
 
SmithPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Earlier this week, Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis had something interesting to say about his status in the league. After leading the team with 12 passes defended last year, Davis was ready to declare that he and Sean Smith are the top cornerback unit in the NFL.

"I'm going to go out on a limb and say we're the best tandem in the league," Davis told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Wait, wait, wait. You can’t possibly mean that Davis and Smith are better than the Jets combo of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, right? After all, as the paper points out, Revis and Cromartie “have a combined 32 interceptions and four Pro Bowl berths to Davis' and Smith's five and none respectively.” Surely, Davis didn’t mean he and Smith are more productive than Revis and Cromartie. But no, Davis wouldn’t back down from his theory.

"You name them all and I'm putting it out there," he said.

When told about that hypothesis, Revis pointed to proof that, in his mind, made clear that Davis was incorrect.

"He's got to play a couple more years before he's saying all that," Revis said, via the New York Post. "They're a good tandem but they have a lot of work to do. … It really don't matter because the film don't lie. The film don't lie. You can say what you want to say. You can say the sky is red, but it ain't red. That's just what it is. We know how we play and we know what we do on that field not just as a corner tandem but as a secondary. We play great football."

And of course, Revis is probably right, particularly since Smith (pictured above) lost his starting job for a time last year to Jason Allen. But this season might provide a new challenger to Revis and Cromartie as the top tandem in the league. And it’s not Smith and Davis. Nope, it’s the Eagles trio of Asante Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha. That would be my answer if somebody asked me about the best cornerback unit in the league.

Obviously, it’s not time yet for Smith and Davis to acquire that title, but, as we learned last year, Smith and Davis are usually a little late to the party anyway.

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Comments

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:32 am
 

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

Revis is all hype and a creation of the east coast bias.


You're beside your mind.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:28 am
 

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?


No.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 9:12 am
 

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

Just a ridiculous comment.  I guess Davis has nominated himself as the next Channing Crowder.  All talk and nothing to back it up with.  I guess I should give him credit for at least saying 'tandem' and not condom. 



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: August 27, 2011 6:53 am
 

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

As a tandem I would have to say that there's no comparison between them because you already have the best "shutdown corner" in the NFL in Revis,and you also have a solid corner as far as I'm concerned in Cromartie. Now on the "individual tip" I would have to say that it's Revis at the "one spot",Davis at two,Cromartie's third,and Smith in fourth place. Davis so far has proven that he's a soon to be a star at the CB position as far as the Dolphins' roster is concern,but he has a long way as far as being one of the elite CB's in the NFL. The only way that he would be recognized as a elite CB is if some of the current CB's playing now would retire from football.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 2:22 am
 

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

Revis is all hype and a creation of the east coast bias.



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: August 27, 2011 1:15 am
 

Are the Dolphins CBs better than Revis/Cromartie?

WTF?!?! Revis is the best CB in football and Cromartie is probably top 5 or so number2 CB.


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