As Jaguars receiver Jason Hill prepares to face Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday, he’s publicly proclaiming that he has nothing to worry about.
In fact, Hill said he believes that the reputation of Revis and the Jets is more about the media coverage they get than about the way they play.
“I think sometimes they get overhyped,” Hill told the Florida Times-Union. “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.”
Hill doesn’t see himself as much different from Revis.
“Him personally, he’s a good player, Pro Bowl player, I’m trying to make it to the Pro Bowl, too,” Hill said. “This’ll be a good game to put some notches on our belts too.”
Right. Because being a Pro Bowl player and trying to make it to the Pro Bowl are the same thing.
But dismissing the Jets as just another opponent seems to help Hill feel confident.
“This is one of 16,” Hill said. “It’s one of 16. that’s all it is. It ain’t no more than that.”
I have a feeling Rex Ryan will be sure his players hear that before Sunday’s game.