He signed his new contract on Monday, and he hit the practice field on Tuesday. In six days, he’ll be in the starting lineup against the Ravens.
So how is cornerback Darrelle Revis doing?
“He looked good,” coach Rex Ryan said in comments distributed by the team. “Actually, I’m supposed to say from the defensive staff that he
looks slow [and] maybe we’ll rotate him in. That was from [defensive coordinator] Mike Pettine. I
don’t know. We may just spell him a little bit to give Baltimore hope that he’s
not out there. Everybody that knows me knows he’s going to play. . . . He had a pick, he knocked a ball out, he dropped another
one. He was all over the place. He was Darrelle. He’s an amazing guy. “
Ryan pointed out that Revis is about four or five pounds heavier than normal, and that he’s a little rusty in only one respect. “I think it would be the coming in and out of breaks,” Ryan said, “the
quick change of directions [and] the constant playing shape. It’s one sprint
after another. He is in great shape. It’s just getting him to where he can set
his pads. I think that’s maybe what we’ve got to overcome a little bit.”
Revis said that he expects to be targeted by the Ravens on Monday night; Ryan seems to be hoping that they will.
“The guy has missed all of training camp,” Ryan said. “They should do that. Find him and go to him and go to him often. They’re
smarter than that. They’re not coming after him. No way.”
Actually, they won’t need to. With Revis presumably facing Anquan Boldin on most plays, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Derrick Mason will be covered by someone other that Revis. So why not simply throw the ball to them?