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Calvin Johnson capitalizes when Darrelle Revis suffers groin injury

Darrelle Revis AP

The task of stopping Calvin Johnson just got harder for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Darrelle Revis, the Tampa cornerback who is primarily responsible for covering Johnson today in Detroit, has suffered a groin injury and is questionable to return.

Johnson immediately took advantage of the Revis injury by catching two passes on the first drive Revis missed. Rookie cornerback Johnthan Banks was covering Johnson after Revis went down, and that was a mismatch. On one of Johnson’s catches, Banks was flagged for pass interference, but Johnson made the grab anyway.

That first drive without Revis ended with Matthew Stafford throwing a touchdown pass to Brandon Pettigrew. If that’s the way the Bucs’ secondary is going to play without Revis, it could be a rough second half.

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8 Responses to “Calvin Johnson capitalizes when Darrelle Revis suffers groin injury”
  1. blackhercules718 says: Nov 24, 2013 3:04 PM

    Ice up son!!!!

  2. tebowislife says: Nov 24, 2013 3:11 PM

    Sure Revis hurt his groin. Just like he did when Randy Moss was torching him. In his mind it’s better to let one of the other Bucs DB’s get burned rather than ruin the reputation of “Revis Island”. Revis is not a shutdown DB anymore.

  3. koolaidcircusbeast says: Nov 24, 2013 4:13 PM

    Moronic statements about fake injuries are not the Tebow way.

  4. wisconsinhillfolk says: Nov 24, 2013 4:17 PM

    Embarrassing.

  5. captainstagger says: Nov 24, 2013 4:19 PM

    Calvin had what, 2 catches for 20 yards on Revis…..please….don’t think Revis is the best shut down corner? Go look at the PFF rankings…..educate yourself before you embarrass yourself anymore. Yeah, that second half wasn’t as tough as you thought was it….next man up.

  6. gor3hound says: Nov 24, 2013 4:32 PM

    @tebowislife, Right, because he was playing terrible before the injury.

  7. gor3hound says: Nov 24, 2013 4:33 PM

    @tebowislife, Right, because he was playing a terrible game against megatron before the injury.

  8. dubblelznhell says: Nov 25, 2013 12:00 AM

    “Banks was flagged for pass interference, but Johnson made the grab anyway.” — Funniest thing I read all night. Lol.

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