Curran: Revis will move around

AP

The demise of Revis Island possibly has been greatly exaggerated.

Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live, said he doesn’t buy the idea that Revis will play only on the left side of the defensive formation, with Brandon Browner on the right.

Instead, Curran is convinced that Revis will roam, lining up in different positions and giving the Patriots the kind of flexibility they need to implement coach Bill Belichick’s tried-and-true habit of taking away what the other team does best.

No light was shed on the issue last night, because Revis didn’t play in the preseason opener against Washington.  Look for Revis to eventually hit the field, and to be lined up wherever Belichick needs Revis against any given team, and on any given snap.

32 responses to “Curran: Revis will move around

  1. .
    Belichick game plans each opponent differently. Revis may move around one week and be fixed on the slot receiver the next.
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  2. Can’t wait to see the best defensive back in football (best defensive player? he and JJ can argue that one) wearing the flying Elvis!!!!!

    I’d love to get a candid reaction from Peyton Manning upon hearing the Pats signed Revis. No disrespect to any other DBs but Revis is on a different level. He’s a generational type talent a la Ed Reed. He might even be the best corner ever.

    Before any dissent, consider that he has more rules working against him than any of the other greats. He can’t mug people people Night Train Lane, he covers as well as Deion (minus the extraordinary balls skills of Deion, granted) but he does everything else better. Lastly, consider the guys he has to go against compared to yesteryear – Megatron, Julio, Demaryius, Dez – freaks.

  3. Revis is a joke. Manning didn’t even try to throw to Sherman’s side last night. Tells you all you need to know.

  4. Quality/relevance of the preseason play aside, it sure was nice to throw on the jerseys and watch some football.

  5. I like TEC, but his knowledge of Xs and Os is pretty lacking. He’s better at pushing the noisy narratives and hype than actual analysis.

  6. Revis on the Patriots is terrible news for Patriot haters. The horror on their faces when Brady and Belichick hoist that Lombardi Trophy for the 4th time this February is going to be beyond priceless.

  7. This garbage about “true shutdown corner” is hilarious. Make this “Revis island” play one side and his stats will disappear. Sherman does more on one side than Revis does “roaming around”.

    Revis is great, no doubt. But Sherman does more with less opportunity. Sherman had 8 interceptions last year. How does excellent safety help account for Sherman catching 8 passes throw by opposing quarterbacks?? Earl Thomas had 5 interceptions, and Brandon Browner had 1 interception. You throw it anywhere near Sherman’s side of the field there is a higher percentage chance that Sherman will be the one to come down with the ball.

    Sherman has had 20 interceptions through 3 years. Revis has had 21 interceptions through 6 years (would be 7 but I’ll give him a pass on his injury year). Revis takes away your best player? Okay. Fine. Sherman takes away the FOOTBALL!

  8. Belichick game plans each opponent differently. Revis may move around one week and be fixed on the slot receiver the next.

    Every single team in the NFL gameplans for each opponnent they face. This isn’t peewee football. Belichick just does it better than most ever.

  9. osiris33 says:
    Aug 8, 2014 12:17 PM
    Revis is a joke. Manning didn’t even try to throw to Sherman’s side last night. Tells you all you need to know.
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    That tells me Manning is afraid of Sherman, but how exactly is that evidence that Revis is a joke???

  10. Revis and Sherman are both great corners. I don’t think there is much gap between their level of play.

  11. For once Seattle fans are right when it comes to football, manning didn’t throw to Sherman’s side last night, that’s because his best receivers were on the other side while Sherman was covering Broncos 3rd string receivers.

  12. sucks revis is on the pats. good news is it will only be one year. no way revis will resign for less than what sherman and peterson are getting.

  13. Hey Curran!
    In case you didn’t get the word, we run a stealth organization. In other words i’m tired of hearing from you and what The Patriots plan on doing,

  14. “Sherman has had 20 interceptions through 3 years. Revis has had 21 interceptions through 6 years (would be 7 but I’ll give him a pass on his injury year). Revis takes away your best player? Okay. Fine. Sherman takes away the FOOTBALL!”

    zone coverages are meant to be opportunistic coverages, the defender is always looking at the qb and just cover his area, man defense is meant to take the best player out of the game, the defender is only concentrated on the receiver, therefore the defender does not see the ball coming, basics of zone and man defense learned in high school.

  15. Marshawn Lunch, I don’t really have a horse in this race, but if you don’t understand how having great safeties over the top improves your stats then you simply don’t know football. QBs don’t often throw the ball at DBs, meaning most INTs occur from either errant throws or the DB jumping the route. However, in order to jump a route your gambling that the ball will be thrown there, risking a double move and the receiver potentially running by you. Having a great safety over the top allows you to gamble far more frequently as you know even if you guess wrong you have someone there to pick him up, thus greatly improving your individual stats seeing as you can simply sit on routes without any risk.

  16. For those that are happy that Revis is a one year rental should also know that Kraft has approached him and they are in fact talking extension already and they realize they would have to make him the highest paid corner. So don’t get too happy just yet.

  17. “therefore the defender does not see the ball coming, basics of zone and man defense learned in high school.”

    You’re right, of course. So, I suppose this is a discussion about which type of coverage is more useful. Someone like Revis will cover Megatron all night long and Megatron might get one or two touchdowns. Maybe Revis shuts him down and the Lions are denied those two touchdowns. Play the zone and the Seattle secondary shuts down most of the field, especially Sherman’s side of the field AND there is a larger chance that Seattle will get the ball.

    From a football philosophy standpoint I’d prefer the defense just take the ball away and give our offense more opportunities to score (which necessarily means the other teams isn’t scoring as much). But, you can have your one player taken out of the game. That’s fine too.

  18. @ Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 8, 2014 12:33 PM

    Manning didn’t even LOOK Sherman’s way last night.
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    That’s why Revis wont be fixed. Before the pats got Talib they played an insufferable amount of zone. Getting a guy like Talib allowed them to Man up, shadow either their best WR’s or even TE’s.

    No doubt They will Man up based on personnel match ups once again. Whether its Revis on the 1. – or doubling the 1 with another cb and safety over the top, and Revis on the 2.

    Their not gonna have Browner cover a amall speedy slot type WR on the outside just because they are lined up on the defensive right. Dennard or Arrington type guys will do that. They could slide Browner closer to the TE to jam off the line maybe? Who knows their plan?

    Either way their gonna maximize their personal based on match ups. Starting with Revis!.

  19. carter22, I see your point. I understand that safety help allows more freedom to the corners. But my point is that Richard Sherman gambles more often than most that he’ll be able to make the play and get the ball. His bravado and ego is what most folks hate. And it’s also why he’s had 8 interceptions in each of the last two years. Earl Thomas is one of the best safeties in the league so, does Richard Sherman have it easier than most? You bet. I just want to see Revis play one side or Sherman play man so that we can all get an apples to apples comparison. I think Sherman would do better in either case. But that’s just me being a fan (I suppose).

  20. In last decade who has left the Patriots an Ben successful? Not one person not even a coach or coordinator Josh mcdaniels left for instance beat the pats fell on his face and was caught re doing spygate n said that’s what we practiced that’s our way of life ..then he went to rams choked yall brought him back an he is the best offensive coordinator go figure Matt cassel what a joke only guys the left n are still good is those who sold out n tried it in new England then left but no pat creation has ever Ben successful out off that cheat arena …even bill was no genius in Cleaveland he needed an owner with all the pull in the world

  21. Earl is usually on the opposite side of the field. As a matter of fact, ALWAYS, unless he is running down a run play on Sherman’s side. Bringing him up to discredit Sherman is an epic reach.

    And please stop thinking that Chancellor helps him in his assignments.

  22. …even bill was no genius in Cleaveland

    Again I’ll point out that Bill’s 94 season in Cleveland was their best in 28 years to present.

    He looks pretty smart to me.

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