Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, once the best cornerback in the NFL, has looked like the worst cornerback in the NFL in the first two games of the season. But coach Todd Bowles says no one should overreact.
“He gave up two plays,” Bowles said of Revis, via Newsday. “I don’t think that’s an indication of the whole season. He gave up two plays and he knows he doesn’t want to give them up, we know we don’t want him to give them up. We’ve got to correct it and move on, and he’ll be better.”
Bowles seemed to be talking about the two long touchdown passes scored by A.J. Green and Marquise Goodwin with Revis in coverage, although Revis has given up a lot more plays than just those two. Green in particular was beating Revis all day, showing that Revis simply can’t shut down top receivers anymore, like he once did.
Bowles knows teams will keep throwing at Revis until he stops them.
“It’s a copycat league,” Bowles said. “Any time somebody sees someone have success at something, they’re going to until you put the fire out.”
It’s alarming that the Jets are concerned about teams continuing to pick on Revis, considering Revis counts $17 million against the Jets’ salary cap this season, by far the highest cost of any cornerback in the NFL.