GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Being confident is good, just ask Patrick Peterson.
Milliner, entering his second season with the New York Jets, is the latest cornerback to proclaim he’s the best in the league.
“The best corner in the league? Me,” Milliner told the New York Daily News. “I ain’t gonna say that somebody else is better than me.”
If that sounds familiar, it’s because Peterson, the Cardinals star corner, said almost the same thing Sunday.
“Do I feel I’m the best cornerback? Absolutely,” Peterson said. “That answer is never going to change. At the end of the day that conversion is always going to come up.”
Milliner went on to say that regardless if his competition is a 10-year veteran, he’ll never admit someone else is better.
“That’s how it’s going to go. I’m the best,” Milliner said. “I’m not going to say that another man that plays the same position… and say he’s better than me? I can’t do that.”
That line, a version of it, must be in The Cornerbacks’ Guide to Braggadocio.
“At the end of the day, I don’t believe any of those guys (referring to Sherman, Cleveland’s Joe Haden and New England’s Darrelle Revis) are going to say this guy is better than him,” Peterson said. “As a man, I can’t fathom putting another guy in front of me. That’s something that’s going to go on for the rest of our career. Something I’m ok with it, and my opinion and my decision is never going to change.”
For at least the near future Milliner won’t be in Peterson’s conversation.
A recap of my stories from Sunday on ESPN.com:
Patrick Peterson not focused on contract.
Patrick Peterson won’t play offense.
Cardinals camp report: Day 2.
Massie, Fanaika own strongholds on jobs.
Quick recap of Bruce Arians’ presser.
Arians: No physical grind in camp.
In other news ...
Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about Patrick Peterson not playing offense anymore.
Somers also reflected on Sunday’s practice.
Tyler Lockman of FoxSportsArizona.com writes about Peterson feeling he’s the best CB.
Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about Peterson finding his focus.