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Victor Cruz: Teams Aren’t Afraid to Throw on Darrelle Revis Anymore

With the Jets playing the Giants Saturday, and both teams on the border of missing the playoffs, the New York media is in full hype-machine mode. They’re doing everything possible to stir up a controversy. Rex Ryan’s words were twisted earlier this week to make it seem like he was taking a shot at the Giants. Now it’s the words of Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks receiving attention.

When asked if Darrelle Revis was the best CB in football, Nicks responded by calling him a “decent corner.”

His explanation was expected — why should he subordinate himself?

Fellow receiver Victor Cruz was less inclined to praise the All-Pro defensive back.

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Darrelle Revis Worried About Getting Bored Facing Tim Tebow, Broncos Offense

If there are cornerbacks out there in the NFL who are looking for an extra bye week, Tim Tebow is the man to provide them with it. I realize everyone on the field is responsible for making plays on the ball and coming up with tackles, but defensive backs who are used to a pass-happy NFL are likely to be shell shocked when facing Tebow and the Broncos. You know, the Broncos who threw it eight times last Sunday and completed exactly two passes — and somehow won.

Darrelle Revis understands it will be a different kind of game Thursday night when the Jets take on the Broncos.

“We can’t fall asleep back there in the secondary,” Revis said. “It can get boring, especially when a team just keeps running the ball, series after series, play after play.”

Well he’s certainly right about the not falling asleep part.  Regardless of whether or not the Broncos throw a single pass against the Jets, New York can’t afford a loss.  They are already one game behind New England for the AFC East lead and tangled up in a tight wild card race.  If they lose to a team like Denver, their season will be in danger.  Rather than falling asleep, Revis needs to step forward and help out on the box or be ready to make a play when Tebow gets to the edge or runs a play fake.  With the position the Jets are sitting in and seven games remaining, boredom is not an option.

Mike Francesa-Darrelle Revis Interview Ends With Revis Hanging Up (Audio)

Apparently there is a new memo circulating around the NFL. If you are a guest appearing on a radio show or a coach on a conference call and don’t like what you’re hearing, just hang up. Mike Tomlin ditched Jacksonville reporters during a conference call last week because they were being too pushy.  On Friday, Darrelle Revis gave WFAN’s Mike Francesa the same treatment when he became unhappy with Francesa calling him out about a potential pass interference penalty against Brandon Marshall.  Check out this audio clip from the YES Network. The good stuff starts around the five-minute mark.

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Darrelle Revis Admits There Was Finger-Pointing After Three Straight Losses

The Jets are now 3-3 after beating the Dolphins 24-6 on Monday night. Prior to the win, they had lost three in a row and some players were fighting. All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis discussed some of the team’s chemistry issues after the win.

Appearing on the Monday Night Football set, Revis was grilled by analyst Steve Young. Young asked Revis how the team will handle locker room issues, like when Santonio Holmes called out the Jets offensive line last week.

“I think this whole week we handled it well,” Revis said. “Santonio, he’s a captain on this team, he might have said it out of frustration. But we know the type of guy Santonio is. I know the offense, I’ve talked to Nick Mangold, and they felt some type of weight.”

Young pressed Revis even more, asking if the Jets locker room was strong enough to deal with the problems over time.

“I think we are,” Revis said after carefully contemplating the question. “I just think it started boiling after we lost three in a row. Guys were starting to point the finger and trying to make an excuse.”

The Jets were never as bad as their 2-3 record indicated, and the criticism of the team was excessive. Though they don’t appear to be as good as they were last year, they’re still a good team. But if Revis’ responses to Young’s questions were any indication, the players may continue to quarrel throughout the year. The only solution to that problem is winning.

Darrelle Revis: Jets Are More than Just a Trash-Talking Team

Within the New York Jets organization, trash talking is welcome.  In fact, it seems to be encouraged.  When a head coach leads the way by flapping his gums on a regular basis, the team is guaranteed to follow his direction.  The Jets have talked more trash since Rex Ryan took over as head coach than any other team in NFL history.  The problem is that they have yet to win a championship.

With the amount of jabbering they do, the Jets have turned themselves into a team with a ton to prove.  Bart Scott even acknowledged that over the offseason and he has the biggest mouth on the team.  After being handled by the Raiders on Sunday, Darrelle Revis realizes the Jets need to step it up in Baltimore this weekend and prove they can do more than just run their mouths.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to bounce back and show this league that we’re not just a trash-talking team,” Revis said Monday according to ESPNNewYork.com. “It’s very frustrating. We’re not playing up to our potential, our standards, our goals.”

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Jason Hill Thinks Darrelle Revis Is Overhyped Because He Plays in New York

Most New York football fans had never heard of Jason Hill before this week. Now, all of them will probably know his name.

The little-known Jaguars wide receiver said Wednesday the reason the Jets players get a lot of attention is not because they’re better than other players in the league, but because they play under a bigger spotlight.

“This is a league full of great players. I think sometimes they get overhyped. I talked to Drew [Coleman], Drew played there. He says it’s just the aura of New York. They got a big media. That’s not the Jacksonville paper, that’s the big New York Times paper so they get more pub. That’s what it is.

“It’s a game that we all play. He been playing the game, Revis, just as long as I’ve been playing. This is a game full of good players making plays. He just made a lot more plays on TV than we’ve made being here in Jacksonville. He’s a good player. We respect him. Hopefully he respects us because we’re going to bring it just like they’re going to bring it.”

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Darrelle Revis: Tom Brady Is a Genius

Tom Brady received the honor of being voted the top player in the NFL by his peers, according to NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2011 list. Two of the top defensive players in the game, Ray Lewis and Darrelle Revis, presented him by providing commentary. Both players were extremely complimentary of Brady, but the line that stood out was when Revis said Brady was a genius.

“The guy’s calling out the coverage we’re doing, he’s calling out blitzes. Not to knock any other quarterbacks, but some of them don’t do that,” Revis said. “He’s pointing here, he’s pointing there — to me I think he’s a genius how he controls the offense.”

Lewis went on to praise Brady’s ability to find and exploit mismatches. He described a play in the Super Bowl against the Panthers that stood out to him. Facing a cover-2 defense, Brady threw to running back Kevin Faulk for short yardage rather than taking a shot deep or trying to force a throw, because that was the most optimal match up.

Both players also agreed on the way to stop the Patriots: pressure Brady.

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