Davis Delusional Or Dead On?

Vontae Davis made headlines on Thursday when he put himself and Sean Smith right at the top among NFL cornerbacks. "I'm going to go out on a limb and say we're the best tandem in the league," Davis said. After someone mentioned the Jets' duo of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, Davis followed up with: "You name them all and I'm putting it out there. We're the best tandem."

So the question is: What Davis out of line with his comments?

Coach Tony Sparano said he had no problem with his players showing that kind of confidence, and there really is nothing wrong with it.

Some might take exception because neither Davis nor Smith has ever made the Pro Bowl and neither has the reputation of a Revis or Nnamdi Asomugha.

But those two guys undeniably have talent. And if you look around the league, you will see that Davis isn't that far off — and he might even be right on the money.

Check out the projected starting tandems for every team in the league and come up with your own conclusions.

Arizona: Greg Toler, A.J. Jefferson

Atlanta: Brent Grimes, Dunta Robinson

Baltimore: Chris Carr, Domonique Foxworth

Buffalo: Leodis McKelvin, Terrence McGee

Carolina: Chris Gamble, Captain Munnerlyn

Chicago: Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings

Cincinnati: Leon Hall, Nate Clements

Cleveland: Joe Haden, Sheldon Brown

Dallas: Mike Jenkins, Orlando Scandrick

Denver: Andre' Goodman, Champ Bailey

Detroit: Eric Wright, Chris Houston

Green Bay: Tramon Williams, Charles Woodson

Houston: Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson

Indianapolis: Jacob Lacey, Jerraud Powers

Jacksonville: Rashean Mathis, Derek Cox

Kansas City: Brandon Flowers, Brandon Carr

Minnesota: Cedric Griffin, Antoine Winfield

New England: Devin McCourty, Leigh Bodden

New Orleans: Tracy Porter, Jabari Greer

N.Y. Giants: Corey Webster, Aaron Ross

N.Y. Jets: Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie

Oakland: Chris Johnson, Stanford Routt

Philadelphia: Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha

Pittsburgh: Ike Taylor, Bryant McFadden

St. Louis: Ronald Bartell, Bradley Fletcher

San Diego: Quentin Jammer, Antoine Cason

San Francisco: Shawntae Spencer, Carlos Rogers

Seattle: Marcus Trufant, Walter Thurmond

Tampa Bay: Ronde Barber, Aqib Talib

Tennessee: Cortland Finnegan, James McCourty

Washington: Josh Wilson, DeAngelo Hall

OK, now, think Davis is crazy again?

Let's look at the top tandems. And the emphasis is on the word "tandem" because we're not ready yet to put Davis or Smith in the same category as Revis or Asomugha or the underrated Flowers or the emerging Joe Haden.

But Cromartie, opposite Revis, is an overrated cornerback who makes big plays but also gets his share of penalties and gives up big plays.

At first glance, the duo that jumps out is Asomugha and Asante Samuel in Philly and in terms of coverage it's hard to beat them.

Samuel, though, doesn't tackle and is a major gambler. Still, the Eagles tandem very well might sit at No. 1.

From this end, though, that distinction should go to the Green Bay tandem of Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson.

Williams has emerged as a star in coverage, and there's no bigger playmaker at cornerback than Woodson, even if he's getting up there in age.

So the bottom line is Davis probably overdid it by putting himself and Smith at No. 1. But those two have the ability to get there at some point.

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