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Revis says he’ll be physical with “best in the league” Megatron

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Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is six inches shorter and 38 pounds lighter than Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. But Revis still thinks he can win a physical battle with Megatron.

Revis won the one-on-one battle with Johnson the only time they played, in 2010, when Johnson had just one catch for 13 yards in a loss to the Jets. Revis told reporters this week, as he prepares to face Johnson again, that bumping Johnson on the line of scrimmage is the way to get him off his game.

“My thought was always just to be physical with him,” Revis said. “No receiver wants to get jammed and pressed at the line, so just be physical with those guys and match what they bring to the table.”

Johnson acknowledged that physical play is something Revis does well, saying he noticed that as a strength of Revis’s when they faced each other previously.

“He’s a lot stronger than the normal corner you’ll face on a regular day,” Johnson said.

Although Revis thinks he can have success against Johnson, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t respect Johnson.

“He’s one of the best in the league — he’s the best,” Revis said. “He’s the best receiver in the league. I’ve played him before and I’m very familiar with him. I’m looking forward to it this week.”

Any fan who enjoys seeing two of the best players in football going head to head should be looking forward to it, too.

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  1. mclovin07 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:12 PM

    Revis is a has been IMO….

  2. dukeearl says: Nov 21, 2013 4:14 PM

    It isn’t the size of the dog in the fight.. it is the size of the fight in the dog… go Revis….

  3. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Nov 21, 2013 4:16 PM

    This matchup will determine if Mevis has still got it… I expect not….

  4. thepftpoet says: Nov 21, 2013 4:17 PM

    Let’s be honest, at 5″11 Revis has no chance stopping Megatron on deep passes

  5. bigbabies says: Nov 21, 2013 4:17 PM

    Shut him down for 3 quarters and that’ll be good enough. Ask Ike Taylor……

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:17 PM

    Good luck with that. Although Linehan proved in the 2nd half last week that he’ll shut down Calvin FOR you.

  7. legionofboom88 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:18 PM

    Hush Revis, you’re no longer relevant. You’re becoming the epitome of what you despise, a player that boasts about themselves in order to appear relevant.

    Don’t remember your words to Richard Sherman?

  8. lks311 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:25 PM

    Is anyone acknowledging the obvious. Which is, that Calvin Johnson was three years younger and still learning his trade against a “peaking” Darrelle Revis?

    Calvin Johnson is now a Grown Man.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    legionofboom88 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:18 PM

    Hush Revis, you’re no longer relevant. You’re becoming the epitome of what you despise, a player that boasts about themselves in order to appear relevant.

    Don’t remember your words to Richard Sherman?
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    Right???

    And then when Calvin goes for 8 and 140, the Sherman haters will line up with excuses, but claim that passes caught during practice on the Seahawks’ bye week were instances where Sherman got “burned.”

    It doesn’t happen, people. Stop reaching. And Revis needs to stop being a hypocrite.

  10. dcstinks says: Nov 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    Revis, you could stop DeSean Jackson or Riley Cooper. And you think you can stop Mega-Tron! Ill take what he’s having..

  11. dodohead418 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:29 PM

    His matchups are always cool to watch when he goes against the best WR in the league today!

  12. swaggyy says: Nov 21, 2013 4:30 PM

    Let’s see if he can hold him to 3 catches for 40 yards like the best in the league Richard Sherman. Get your pick s up Mevis

  13. 6ball says: Nov 21, 2013 4:33 PM

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    This hasn’t been Revis’ best year, but in fairness he’s a CB coming off major knee surgery. He’s admitted that he’s been less than 100%.
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  14. turbo2728 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:36 PM

    Hopefully Revis plays man coverage on him all game. He’s been playing in a zone all season so hasn’t been used to his strengths.

    It’s a headline matchup. Let’s hope it happens.

  15. skittlesareyum says: Nov 21, 2013 4:37 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Nov 21, 2013 4:26 PM
    legionofboom88 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:18 PM

    Hush Revis, you’re no longer relevant. You’re becoming the epitome of what you despise, a player that boasts about themselves in order to appear relevant.

    Don’t remember your words to Richard Sherman?
    ————–

    Right???

    And then when Calvin goes for 8 and 140, the Sherman haters will line up with excuses, but claim that passes caught during practice on the Seahawks’ bye week were instances where Sherman got “burned.”

    —————

    I remember Jarius Wright burning Richard Sherman on a throw from Christian Ponder. The best receiver-QB pair in the league, obviously.

  16. herogoesallin says: Nov 21, 2013 4:40 PM

    where is the revis hate come from? he has do nothing but good things for the bucs. role model in tampa. so my guess is that the hate comes from heartbroken jets fans.

  17. jbos2012 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:43 PM

    Obviously noone that has commented has watched a single Bucs game recently or watched Revis play. He’s been getting stronger and stronger with each game. I think this is a great matchup. Two of the best in the business battling it out. Should make for some entertaining football.

    To dcstinks: I think you meant to say “couldn’t” but I’m not sure. However, Revis didn’t cover Riley Cooper, and Jackson only got his catches when Revis was in a zone. But thanks for playing anyway.

  18. noeffinway says: Nov 21, 2013 4:47 PM

    Schwartz has preached over and over that the offense will take what the defense gives them. That along with Burleson being back leads me to believe that Burleson will have the big day.

  19. badmoonrison says: Nov 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    Wow, what a physical mismatch. Its amazing Revis pretty much shut him down like that in 2010…

  20. dcstinks says: Nov 21, 2013 4:51 PM

    Obviously noone that has commented has watched a single Bucs game recently or watched Revis play. He’s been getting stronger and stronger with each game. I think this is a great matchup. Two of the best in the business battling it out. Should make for some entertaining football.

    To dcstinks: I think you meant to say “couldn’t” but I’m not sure. However, Revis didn’t cover Riley Cooper, and Jackson only got his catches when Revis was in a zone. But thanks for playing anyway.
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    You are right I meant couldn’t. You are right he didnt cover Cooper. You are right in saying entertaining game, Watching Revis get his As* handed to him by one of the leagues best receivers.

  21. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 21, 2013 4:52 PM

    People let their personal feelings about a player cloud their judgment of the player. Revis is the best man to man CB in the league when he’s right. Would I take the $16 millon dollar cap hit for him? Hell no.

  22. jetslakersfan says: Nov 21, 2013 4:56 PM

    Revis won’t shut him down but Megatron won’t have a big game either. I hope I’m wrong and Revis shut him down. That coming from a Jets fan.

  23. generalgrant05 says: Nov 21, 2013 4:57 PM

    Profootballfocus gets paid to look behind the numbers and take an in-depth look at each snap. They’ve said that Revis has been the best in the NFL this season. I trust their opinion over the madden-stat fans. Also, Sherman isn’t even top 3 in their rankings. Never knew that Seattle fans were as bitter as jets fans about Revis.

  24. bigbucbrew says: Nov 21, 2013 5:00 PM

    Jealousy will get you nowhere. Revis > your teams corner

  25. bhagos2 says: Nov 21, 2013 5:04 PM

    Most people are underestimating the physical strength and awareness of Revis.

    Since Bill Sheridan finally moved him to man coverage QB’s haven’t been able to even look on the right side of the field. He’s still the best CB and the league and this matchup with Megatron will be a tough one…. but there is no one that would be able to limit him as much as Revis would.

  26. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 21, 2013 5:07 PM

    megatron is no joke! he had a monster 2nd qtr. against my steelers. but ike taylor held him to no catches in the 2nd half! if you wanna know what happened. halftime adjustment by lebeau is what happened. there really is no way to shut him down. you just have to hope to contain him. wish the steelers had him. hes a beast!

  27. thegregwitul says: Nov 21, 2013 5:14 PM

    The hate that Revis receives is comical, to say the least. He’s been nothing but the consummate professional on and off the football field, he always stays out of trouble, and he’s been a great addition to the Bucs secondary.

    Will he hold Calvin Johnson to one catch? Unlikely, but that goes for any other CB in the league. Revis is still the best man corner in football and he’s been very effective on the field this season. I hope to see a well fought matchup between two of the all-time greats this Sunday.

  28. raidersftw says: Nov 21, 2013 5:21 PM

    Johnson 8 catches 240 yards and 3 Tds

  29. ohnoflorio says: Nov 21, 2013 5:35 PM

    Mevis isn’t half the player he was up in NY. Injury or no injury, it’s doesn’t matter, only production matters. Other than a handful of plays he hasn’t done much. He made his dough & to assure he gets it next year, he makes excuses that he isn’t at 100%. No one in the nfl is at 100% including megatron who has been battling injuries all season long. So when Mevis get torched by Megatron lets remember CJ is injured as well…in fact, Mevis is actually more healthy at this point.

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 21, 2013 5:41 PM

    bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 21, 2013 5:07 PM

    megatron is no joke! he had a monster 2nd qtr. against my steelers. but ike taylor held him to no catches in the 2nd half! if you wanna know what happened. halftime adjustment by lebeau is what happened. there really is no way to shut him down. you just have to hope to contain him. wish the steelers had him. hes a beast!
    ————-

    Ike Taylor did nothing. Steelers were playing matchup zone on the back end in the 2nd half. Linehan didn’t adjust. Calvin made Taylor look like a rag doll until they match up with a safety or the outside linebacker.

  31. jda129 says: Nov 21, 2013 5:51 PM

    It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the motion of the ocean. Ocean vs. island… bet on the ocean.

  32. simplesimon1 says: Nov 21, 2013 5:52 PM

    Seriously, I can’t wait to watch this battle. Both players are top at their positions.

    I’m a Lions fan and I hope that my team can get it together. This is going to be a tough game, just like I said about last week. Need to play a good, solid game. I don’t care about records, the Bucs are playing good football.

    That being said, can all you reporters that never even watched the game when the Jets came to town in 2010 stop reiterating the same nonsense. Revis DID NOT and NEVER DID have one on one with Calvin, the entire game. It was very well broken down by Killer Kowalski. He had safety help on every play, as he should have. It doesn’t mean he didn’t play great, but stop with the one on one stuff. It’s also a touch unfair to evaluate a guys performance when the QB is still young and hurt and can’t make the throws he can at this stage. I think, and hope, the rematch is a little bit of a better measuring stick than the last time these teams met. And, no, Revis won’t have single, man coverage without help this time either. Only a complete moron would try that….See Ike last week in the second quarter and Carr the entire game almost against Dallas…not a great idea.

  33. eaglesnd18 says: Nov 21, 2013 6:35 PM

    @jbos2012………Actually Desean beat Revis bad on this first touchdown. He even wanted double coverage over the top because he couldn’t cover him deep. Keep blaming every mistake on “he was in zone”. Us Eagle’s fans tried playing the card with Asomugha too until we realized this guy has lost it. Thanks for playing too!

  34. riders008 says: Nov 21, 2013 7:13 PM

    Joe Haden all pro corner

  35. rockbottom37 says: Nov 21, 2013 7:17 PM

    Doesn’t matter Tampa so bad overall…I would be disapointed if lions don’t drop a 50 burger on them

  36. akboot says: Nov 21, 2013 7:27 PM

    He’d just better hope Johnson doesn’t get physical with him.

  37. generalgrant05 says: Nov 21, 2013 8:30 PM

    riders008 says: Nov 21, 2013 7:13 PM

    Joe Haden all pro corner

    off topic, but i agree that Haden is a man on that field. Wouldn’t take him over Revis, but I’d look at him right after Revis.

  38. roarmachine8109 says: Nov 21, 2013 10:58 PM

    I got mad respect for Revis and what he’s done at the position. Revis hasn’t had his last good game and I hope he plays well Sunday. With that being said, I’m a die hard Lions fan and I hope CJ Shreds him!

  39. tshirttom says: Nov 22, 2013 10:08 AM

    Every week it’s the same story. Our top cb will shut down Megatron. Yeah right…has anybody read the stats?

  40. gosuhgo says: Nov 22, 2013 12:50 PM

    badmoonrison says:Nov 21, 2013 4:48 PM

    Wow, what a physical mismatch. Its amazing Revis pretty much shut him down like that in 2010…
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    Didn’t he have like…Drew Stanton throwing to hit at that point?

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