Michael Irvin of WQAM in Miami finagled an interview with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. And Irvin asked Revis whether his hamstring injury has anything to do with Revis’ absence from training camp.
Amazingly, Revis admitted that which everyone else believes.
“I think it plays,” Revis said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I think that’s the main point. Not being in camp is the reason I have the problem right now that I’m going through.”
And, of course, Revis wasn’t in camp because he held out for more money.
Revis also says that, despite a pre-existing “tweak” of the hamstring, he was healthy before the play that resulted in a stellar one-handed catch from Pats receiver Randy Moss.
“I was 100% before the ball was snapped,” Revis said. “We kind of got the call in
late. That’s still no excuse. I still got to do my job and watch my man.
He got the jump on me, ran straight up the field, a little post
pattern. He put his hand up in the air like Randy always do when he’s
that wide open. Brady saw him and it was a nice throw and catch. When I
seen the ball in the air, I tried to speed up and that’s when I grabbed
my hamstring and pulled up again and I couldn’t do nothing on the play.
It was a great throw and catch. It was a great one-handed catch by
Randy. I’ve seen myself on SportsCenter about 100 times already. It was a
sharp pain. I could just feel it knotting up.”
Darrelle’s candor is refreshing, even if it makes a portion of our PFTV segment regarding the impact of missed camp on Brett Favre and Revis a little moot.