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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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Revis Island Craigslist Post Taunts Steelers Fans

If there’s one great gift about the playoffs in all sports, it’s that the players aren’t the only ones who take their game to the next level. No, this is the time of the year that fans step it up as well, doing whatever they can to get to the big game. That includes painfully enduring a** tattoos and shamelessly offering sex, though the latter is not advised (unless it’s with one of the members of the LBS staff). Check out this craigslist ad a Jets fan posted in the Pittsburgh area, as shared by Jimmy Traina on twitter:

Sorry Jets fans, your run of fun will come to an end this weekend. Revis, who isn’t even at the peak of his game, won’t be able to shut down the bevy of receiving options the Steelers have. There’s Mike Wallace who can get deep on any secondary, Hines Ward, and Emmanuel Sanders. Good luck stopping all three, Darrelle.

Moss is a Viking, Darrelle Revis is Still Talking Trash About Him

Just a side note from the Randy Moss trade saga: the first opponent he’ll face as a member of the Minnesota Vikings is the New York Jets.  Part of the Bill Belichick conspiracy?  Never know.  One thing we do know is that Darrelle Revis isn’t going to treat Moss any differently now that he’s left Revis’ arch rival.  In fact, it would appear Revis still has minimal respect for the Vikings’ new weapon.  Here’s what he told Jets reporters about Moss, via the Boston Herald:

In the second half (in Week 2), you could tell (Moss) was putting his foot on the brake,” Revis told Jets reporters, including the Record’s J.P. Pelzman. “Everybody knows that’s Randy. Sometimes he plays 100 percent, sometimes he doesn’t. You can tell. …. You saw it that game.”

Revis is right. That is certainly common knowledge about Moss. But Darrelle’s hamstring injury has kind of been a safety net for him this season with regard to Moss. He called Moss a slouch in the off-season and Moss responded by burning him for one of the best catches of the year week two. Turns out Revis’ hamstring was bothering him. Now, the Jets corner is talking smack about Moss again and once again, his status for Monday night’s game is uncertain.

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Vikings want to welcome back The Freak with a bang on Monday night.  Unfortunately, he probably won’t get the credit he deserves if he torches Revis for the second time in three games.

Despite Hamstring Injury, Revis-Moss Still Worth Price of Admission

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.