Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis acknowledged that last Sunday’s loss to the Bengals was not one of his better days as an NFL player as A.J. Green provided the motor for Cincinnati’s offense in their 23-22 victory.
Revis looking overmatched against Green sparked memories of his struggles against receivers like Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins in 2015 along with discussion about whether the Jets need to change the way they deploy Revis on a weekly basis. Jets coach Todd Bowles joined in that discussion at Tuesday’s press conference.
“Game-plan wise, we’ll have to see on Thursday night,” Bowles said in comments distributed by the team. “We’re not going to discuss it here. That would be a hard question to answer. We change every week, so whether it’s good or bad, we try to change it up a little bit every week.”
Bowles didn’t rule out using Revis one-on-one against a team’s No. 2 wideout while using other combinations on the No. 1, saying certain games will “require” it, and brushed off a question about giving Revis more help this season by taking issue with the idea that “he didn’t have help last year.”
Revis isn’t the same player he was earlier in his career, a trait he shares with any defensive back that lasts 10 years in the NFL, and that’s something the Jets will have to keep in mind while making plans for Watkins, Jeremy Maclin, Antonio Brown and Larry Fitzgerald over the next five weeks of the year.