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DeSean Jackson: Revis can’t run with me

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The Eagles face the Buccaneers in Week Six and one matchup to watch will be the one between Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson and Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis.

We will have to wait until Sunday to see how things play out on the field, but Jackson got the ball rolling in the off-field war of words on Tuesday. Jackson praised Revis as one of the best corners in the league and a “great player,” but also pointed out that those platitudes don’t make him any less confident that he’ll be able to run away from captivity on Revis Island when the time comes to do so.

“I’m sure [Revis] will follow me around,” Jackson said, via Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com. “He followed me around when he was with the New York Jets two years ago. I’m sure his coaches are confident in him. But I don’t think he can run with me. I don’t think he’s as fast as me.”

Jackson said he plans to “put my speed on him and stress on him as I can” on Sunday. Making plays on offense obviously isn’t as simple as being faster than the guy across from you, especially if Revis is able to disrupt Jackson from getting into his routes. The Chiefs and Broncos were each able to accomplish that and the Eagles offense had trouble generating much of anything with Jackson thrown off his game.

With the other Eagles wideouts generating very little, Jackson’s ability to win his individual battle with Revis will likely go a long way toward determining the winner of the game.

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39 Responses to “DeSean Jackson: Revis can’t run with me”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 8, 2013 4:04 PM

    Top 5 WRs in Pro Football – Calvin Johnson, Pierre Garcon, Larry Fitzgerald, AJ Green and Santana Moss. In that order.

  2. rodh32340 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:05 PM

    Are they trying to make this a “Game of the Week?”…rookie coaches have nothing else to do on Tuesdays!

  3. onebucplace says: Oct 8, 2013 4:07 PM

    You’re assuming Greg Schiano is smart enough to actually play man-to-man and not zone. I mean the team was built to his specs, which means playing man-to-man defense, but then against Cards they get near the goal line and switch to a zone and and Fitzgerald gets a TD after being shutdown almost the entire day. In fact Fitzgerald didn’t do anything until the 2nd half when the Bucs decided to play zone. Gee, how did that work out.

    It’s a shame Schiano exists and is so bad that he tore apart the defense so it can’t play the Tampa 2 anymore, yet then in critical situations that’s exactly what he does.

  4. jaredo10 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:09 PM

    I agree.. homie can’t hanggg

  5. wearethesteelers says: Oct 8, 2013 4:12 PM

    Ike Taylor is the best cornerback in the NFL.

  6. l0gicalv0icesays says: Oct 8, 2013 4:13 PM

    Top teams in the NFC east—- eagles, cowboys, giants, redskins
    In that order

    #rg3overrated

  7. galantz28x says: Oct 8, 2013 4:13 PM

    I’ll take Revis everyday.

  8. dlk47823 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    There are no redskins that are top 5 @ anything.
    Unless you’re counting worst defenses….

  9. dlk47823 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:16 PM

    Ike Taylor is the best cb on the worst team in football……said ben Rothlisberger

  10. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 8, 2013 4:19 PM

    Is Santana Moss even a top 50 wr anymore?

    Garcon and Moss are better than…

    Dez Bryant
    Demaryius Thomas
    Wes Welker
    Julio Jones
    Percy Harvin
    Victor Cruz
    Brandon Marshall
    Andre Johnson
    Etc.

    Someone needs some crazy pills.

  11. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 8, 2013 4:20 PM

    Ike Taylor is the best cornerback in the NFL.

    If Ike could catch every now and then he would be. CBs have to create turnovers as well.

  12. justintuckrule says: Oct 8, 2013 4:22 PM

    Dude should be thanking Goodell 5x a day for implementing the Ty Law Rule or else he’d be making demo tapes in his mom’s basement.

  13. bucrightoff says: Oct 8, 2013 4:25 PM

    RG3-13

    #Ramsgotyourfirstnextyearlol

  14. scoops1 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:34 PM

    Anyone WR other then Cruz who does the Salsa dance then kicks it to the curb like D-Jax did is OK in my book

  15. ccjcsr says: Oct 8, 2013 4:38 PM

    Desean won’t get off the line further more messing with the timing of the play/pass.

    Overrated!

    Too scared to come across that middle!

    Eagle Franchise = Trophy case empty

  16. beastmode5150 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    Well, he is faster.

  17. malkinrulez says: Oct 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    I’ll put my money on Revis, but as someone already said jackass schiano will probably play zone

  18. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 8, 2013 4:41 PM

    Nothing more interesting that two guys on two terrible teams arguing about who’s better.

  19. westampa says: Oct 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    Don’t worry, nobody on the Eagles can run with Jeff Demps either. Actually, if these two teams want to just have a foot race it might be more entertaining for the fans.

  20. duncanthecat says: Oct 8, 2013 4:42 PM

    One trick pony is back at it.

    Alligator arms sure is a big talker.

    Dudes one more concussion from concluding
    his NFL career.

  21. eaglefan94 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:44 PM

    DeSean’s actual statement was far less entertaining than the headline made it out to be.

  22. techstar25 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:44 PM

    Now, all he needs is somebody who can throw the ball to him.

  23. mrgroovesd says: Oct 8, 2013 4:47 PM

    Nothing good comes out when you call out a player by name. This is going to be interesting who comes out on top. I got the edge to Revis on this one.

  24. acharlot5 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:48 PM

    LOL DJAX might be able to run but after he takes a hit from Barron or Goldson he will be on the bench with Vick

  25. stlluna7 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:53 PM

    Jackson may be a bit full of himself, then again he is a bit small so maybe he is compensating. He doesn’t need to though, because he is a talented and very fast receiver.

  26. gochargersgo says: Oct 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    dlk47823 says:
    Oct 8, 2013 4:15 PM
    There are no redskins that are top 5 @ anything.
    Unless you’re counting worst defenses….

    Thats not true. Redskins are definitely a top 5 team in the NFC east.

  27. jcrileyesq says: Oct 8, 2013 5:08 PM

    Predictions

    1. Jackson will get frustrated with the jamming Revis will do to him

    2. Will have alligator arms when the ball comes to him over the middle and will drop a pass

    3. At some point he will get a stupid personal foul or unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during the game

  28. ejm845 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:09 PM

    Santana moss stinks if foreskins cut him no one would even pick him up I think he’s older then payton

  29. bcmcknight77 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:13 PM

    Maybe he doesn’t remember his performance from two years ago….they might have won, but I’m pretty sure he caught two balls for like 20 yards while hanging out on Revis Island.

    Grab a paddle, DeSean.

  30. unklepaulhargus says: Oct 8, 2013 5:22 PM

    Only thing dumber than Djax’s statement is Logicalvoice’s comment.

    Shanahan will be replaced after ruining RGKnees’s career.

    Eagles next QB (Marcus Mariota??) whomever it is, will have a longer, and better career than RGKnee. #RG3averageQB

  31. cmdrsmooth says: Oct 8, 2013 5:50 PM

    DeShawne won’t last the game with those Safeties on Tampa.

    In other news, Revis old team doing just fine without him. Don’t think Revis/Jackson match up will be the difference in this game.

  32. wydok says: Oct 8, 2013 6:02 PM

    Revis and Jackson have a history that goes back to a previous games in which the two of them joked about this exact thing.

    So, basically, the media finds a nugget and exploits it instead of putting in context.

  33. daubs17 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    at least desean will always have that sick rapping career to fall back on

  34. greenmtnboy31 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:29 PM

    Top WR’s in the game, before you would even think of the man with the mouth.
    Calvin Johnson
    Larry Fitzgerald
    Brandon Marshall
    Dez Bryant
    AJ Green
    Julio Jones
    Torrey Smith
    Wes Welker
    Victor Cruz
    Andre Johnson

    It’s unfortunate that DeSean’s feet aren’t as fast as his mouth, cause he’ll need faster feet to get of Revis Island.

  35. ttommytom says: Oct 8, 2013 6:39 PM

    Revis is a future HOF’r and Jackson is a future Pizza delivery guy…

  36. jazz607 says: Oct 8, 2013 7:32 PM

    Revis and Tampa 0-4!

  37. linemanguy74 says: Oct 8, 2013 11:00 PM

    Is he talking about running speed or running of the mouth

  38. s0merand0mguy says: Oct 9, 2013 11:02 AM

    ttommytom says:
    Oct 8, 2013 6:39 PM
    Revis is a future HOF’r and Jackson is a future Pizza delivery guy…
    ——————————–

    SO you have never watched an Eagles game I take it? LOL know your facts before you run your mouth fool. DeSean Jackson is a dynamic weapon of mass destruction. The guy can do it all. Let’s not forget he was the first guy to be named a pro bowl player TWICE in the same year at two different positions. Again….. Know your facts

  39. onebucplace says: Oct 13, 2013 3:41 PM

    Just wanted to say, told you what Schiano would do. He’s an idiot.

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