Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis pumped the brakes on talk of his looming match race with Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
Revis didn’t dispute Jackson’s contention that there’s a speed difference between them, contending it’s not the most important thing this weekend.
“No. He’s fast. Fast people are allowed to say those type of things,” Revis said, via Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com. “I’ve covered him before in the past, and it was a good battle then and we’ll see what happens this time around. I’m not in here to discuss who’s the fastest.
“I’m not running for the Olympics or anything like that, and he’s not either. I’m here to compete and play.”
There aren’t many corners in the NFL that can match Jackson stride-for-stride, so the point is largely moot. But Revis is also physically gifted enough that whatever advantage Jackson has on the track might not be enough.