When the Jets hosted the Dolphins earlier this year, cornerback Darrelle Revis caught a ball intended for receiver Brandon Marshall, returning it 100 yards for a touchdown. It appeared that Revis pushed off, something that Mike Francesa of WFAN pointed out during a subsequent interview with Revis — which resulted in the interview abruptly and prematurely ending.
Marshall visited with the New York media on Wednesday in advance of the rematch between the two teams, and he has a theory regarding the ability of Revis to get away with a nudge on the play in question.
“You know what my technique could have been better, but at the same time I think they gave him the ‘Jordan Rule,’” Marshall said, via comments distributed by the team. “Michael Jordan, you get a little close to Michael Jordan they are going to call a foul, it works that way in football. Some guys you know they are scared to throw the flag on and he may be getting that rule.”
Marshall said that, nine out of 10 times, any other cornerback would have been flagged for interference. “I have a little following behind me, I am one of the faces of football, but it’s not as big as Darrelle’s, so when they have to pick, they pick Darrelle,” Marshall said.
The Jets need to beat Marshall and the Dolphins in order to have a shot at the playoffs. The Jets also need more help from other teams than whatever help Marshall thinks the refs give to Revis.