On Tuesday, I shared my thoughts with everyone about how the match-up of New Yorks Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss will be worth the price of admission. The fact that Revis currently is listed on the Jets injury report with an injured hamstring has done nothing to alter my opinion. Call me a skeptic.
Does Rex Ryan think the Patriots and the general public are buying it? If you are, let me spare you the anticipation — Revis is going to play. I’ve already heard people saying things like, “Ooh I bet he’s out of shape since he missed so much time this off-season.” That’s a nice theory, but the more reasonable assumption would be that Rex is trying to pull a Bill Belichick. By that I mean futz the injury report.
Randy Moss has gone on record saying that he’s prided his off-season on staying off of Revis Island. When two rivalries get together the trash talk isn’t the only thing that gets ramped up. Mind games are a huge factor that affect the preparation leading up to the big game. This is a perfect example of said mind games. The Jets are trying to give the Pats a slight jolt of excitement by indicating their star corner is banged up.
Darrelle Revis has probably never felt better. If the Jets come out tomorrow and say he suffered a broken leg, I bet New England would still prepare as though Revis is playing. Deep breath now, Fireman Ed.Google+