January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice cornerback Brandon Flowers of the Kansas City Chiefs (24) and safety Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers (35) celebrate at the end of the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

BoltDebate-Brandon Flowers: I’m the Best Corner in Football


Hey guys, here on BoltBeat I decided to start a once in a while thing called BoltDebate. The name pretty much speaks for itself. Today fans will be debating on Brandon Flowers’ statement.

About a week ago, the newly  acquired Chargers pro-bowler was asked who is the best cornerback in football is. He replied with, “first off, let me just say I’m the best corner in football. Let’s get that clear. Don’t let my injuries last year fool you, or take my name from the top list.”

Flowers was also asked a few other questions, but does this statement bother you Charger fans?

Also, note that he also has said previously, “You will not only be getting a great player but a great person.”

Some fans on Twitter has told me that Brandon Flowers is way too cocky and that he won’t fit in the locker room with veterans like Eric Weddle. Some has told me that it is confidence and that confidence is a good thing.

The debate is on.

Do You Mind What Brandon Flowers Said About the Best Corner In Football?

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  • jacob

    I don’t think he’s being cocky or whatever u want to call it you don’t want a player who is going to say I’m the second best in the league. I mean who wants that kind of player??

    • Gunnar Martin

      Exactly. This is exactly what we should want him to say.

    • Sam Kweon

      I agree.

  • arnie

    Is Flowers cocky? Yeah. Is Sherman cocky? That would be an understatement, however they both have proven to be able to back it up. That is key. Some CB’s best weapon is their mouth. What is expected for players is to do all their talking on the field. Yet if a player doesn’t say they are the best, they are viewed as “lacking confidence”. Depending on your “personal” views, will determine which you we like the least.
    See an athlete HAS to believe in their abilities, it’s the reason they take it so hard when they are cut, or released. They are essentially being told they are not good enough. Give me the cocky guy, that get’s it done, and you hear nothing about him in locker room or in the off-season.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Exactly, arnie. Hardly think that is a stupid thing for Flowers to say. Should he have said, ” I am not good like Sherman”? Now, that would have sounded dumb.

  • Gunnar Martin

    He obviously isn’t THE best corner in the league, but honestly I’d be a little worried if he didn’t think so highly of himself. He’s a corner. That’s a position that requires enormous self-confidence, and yeah, maybe sometimes a little cockiness. There’s nothing that bothers from his comment.

  • RZorn

    I’m glad he said that.Now he has to prove it, and you’ve got to play with that type of attitude in the NFL.Like coach says, it’s a state of mind.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    So the question is… if it’s not Flowers than who? I say Patrick Peterson

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      Sherman has a better football IQ

      So I say Sherman.

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        Sherman definitely has the IQ but I’d still rather have Peterson. Sherman doesn’t go anywhere. He stays on the left side. Don’t get me wrong. He’s VERY good on the left side but I want to see him on the right and in the slot. Peterson does all that. He’ll follow around Josh Gordon or Megatron or Graham. If I ever see Sherman do that I’ll consider it but Peterson does it all. Sherman doesn’t.

        • arnie

          I could care less what either of them do. they are not wearing lightning bolts

  • Cgoodness13

    I think its kinda a good thing, I was a pass rusher in Highschool and I was taught to be cocky, I went in on every play thinking “ima blow this lineman up and take out his QB”, it made me play at a higher level

  • trinity

    He sounded stupid saying that. not only is he not the best corner in football, he isn’t even top 5. He really should just shut up and play.

    • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

      According to Pro Football Focus, if you throw out last year due to injury and scheme change, he’s had a top 5 CB career.

  • Killerpj

    He’s trying to get his name in the conversation. Nothing wrong with that. It also adds a little ‘put up or shut up’ to his season. One year- prove it deal….In the backfield with Weddle….Schemed to maximize his talent…..I think it’s ALL-GOOD!

  • Robert Fairbanks

    Ok, Brandon, it will soon be time to show us not tell us.

  • BlueBoltFan

    I’m not just good with it, I think it’s a necessary component of athlete psychology. They’re able to do amazing, seemingly impossible things because they convince themselves they can. Even when they fail they believe it’s still within them to achieve and they keep working at it.

    I don’t want a guy who says, “Yeah, I’m the 17th best corner in the NFL. I mean, I don’t stand a chance against Larry Fitzgerald, but still, I’m pretty good.” I want the guy who truly believes he can shutdown Megatron. And if he doesn’t, looks to close the holes in his game so that he can. Let reality set the limits and let the players believe they can do anything.

    Who knows, you might end up being a career Special Teamer who catches a football on your helmet in the Super Bowl with a HOF safety trying to rip it away.

  • Nick619chargers4life

    Can the season just start already , sheesh !!

  • jcrisp

    Honestly if I said he were the best corner in the game I would be very biased, he is not the best but he very well could be one of the best except for last year. As for him being cocky well I wouldnt trust what other fans say especially after so many eagle fans were talking mad crap about king dunlap, we will just have to see for ourselves.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Man, Pete is really flying under the radar this summer. Pete, where are ya?!?

  • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

    He’s just being confident with his skillset. I’d be concerned if he were to say anything less…
    As a fan of this team, I can’t help but be excited to see the season get here and what this year’s squad will bring… Go Chargers!!!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    I’m sure Weddle is ecstatic that he has some effing help back there… especially a guy like Flowers, who can actually cover, and MOST importantly.. actually tackle! We were atrocious at both of those things last season. After the abject nightmare of a secondary that has been Jammer, Cox, Cason, Wright, Marshall, and Gilchrist… I would be doing backflips if I were Weddle! Or, just ask Super Mel to do one on his behalf.. lol.

    I watched that NFL Total Access interview again last week, and I got no feeling, whatsoever, of cockiness. It was more of a “Of course, I’m going to say I’m the best” statement, and Willie McGinest backed that up immediately with an “Atta boy”, because every (talented) player should have that attitude. But, then Flowers went on to credit Revis, and say that it was not any kind of knock on the “top” CB’s. He just meant that he feels he is in that mix, and won’t accept being viewed as a second tier CB because of his performance last season.. which Charger fans should be extremely happy about..

    He was very humble, and well spoken in that entire interview, and it was a HUGE relief for me, personally. Especially after Derek Cox’s awful opening interview…. I immediately knew he was not the right fit. Let me remind you… here is the link. Their interview skills are night & day compared to each other, and you can tell a lot about a player’s intelligence & confidence by watching how they carry themselves in the media.

    http://www.chargers.com/multimedia/videos/314-Derek-Cox/e2ae9234-7921-43b1-9d37-125ea1a0d266

    • Stefanie Smith

      Thank the Heavens above. Pete is back. That’s right, folks.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Lol, so true though

    • arnie

      I got bored one minute in….

  • Edward Sherman

    you want cocky Mr. Sea chicken who shares my last name now he’s cocky. i hope he does bring a swagger to our backfield they need it.

  • afroamongfew

    I cannot believe that there are 50 people that were “affected” by Flowers’ comments to the point that it “bothered” them. Are you kidding me? Good god.