Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco went on Twitter Monday to call out New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis in anticipation of their upcoming battle on Sunday night.
Ochocinco started out by saying he expects to have a big game on Sunday: “I’m coming to the Big Apple to give NY what they’ve never seen, an escape inmate gone wild on Revis Island,” Ochocinco wrote in a tweet that, like all the tweets in this post, we’ve lightly edited for legibility.
Six hours later, Ochocinco was back on Twitter with a new-found respect for Revis.
“Just left the stadium watching film on Revis,” Ochocinco tweeted, followed by an obscenity and then, “Excuse my French but I can’t wait till Sunday.”
Ochocinco then offered up a detailed breakdown of what he saw when watching film of Revis, or at least as detailed a breakdown as you can get on Twitter.
Ochocinco then addressed Revis directly, noting that the game has been flexed into prime time and telling Revis, “There’s a reason they changed the game to 8 o’clock at night — they should put our match up on pay-per-view.”
On Tuesday morning, Revis offered a fairly tame reply to Ochocinco’s trash talk. Perhaps Revis will save his talk for the field.