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.

39 responses to “DeSean Jackson: Revis can’t run with me

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

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