Darrelle Revis called out for pathetic effort
Darrelle Revis gave a pathetic effort in a crucial situation late in the Titans-Chiefs playoffs game on Saturday that led to jeers and ridicule from many. One colleague even called for him to retire after seeing the play.
With the wild card playoff game on the line, Derrick Henry rushed for a first down to essentially seal a 22-21 win for the Titans. Revis was seen giving a pathetic effort to try and stop Henry from rushing for a first:
Look at No. 24 Darrelle Revis on Derrick Henry's game-clinching run. Gave up on the Chiefs most important play of the season. What an embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/k9B0oVeCfp
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) January 7, 2018
Revis more or less gave up on trying to make the tackle, hoping his teammates would take care of it. Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took note of the play and offered his harsh critique:
If Revis is going to give that type of effort. He needs to just hang the cleats up then
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh54) January 7, 2018
It was more of the same from Revis on the Derrick Henry touchdown run in the fourth quarter. This time it was Tony Dungy calling out Revis for the poor effort:
Tony Dungy calls out Darrelle Revis' effort on the Henry TD run and deservedly so. pic.twitter.com/PWRijoatMb
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) January 7, 2018
It’s hard to see Revis give such a poor effort on a play like that. It makes it seem like he doesn’t care much about winning. But if the Chiefs had seen what Revis did last season, this sort of thing wouldn’t have surprised them.