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Jets teammates haven’t lost confidence in Darrelle Revis

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left, is defended by New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis during the first half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL isn't colorblind to the concerns of its TV audience regarding the "Color Rush" alternate uniforms the Bills and Jets will wear Thursday night, Sept. 14, 2016. That's a switch from last year, when Buffalo wore all red and the Jets all green during their prime-time game on Nov. 12. The combinations led to colorblind viewers complaining they couldn't determine which team was which.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) AP

One of the leading storylines for the first two weeks of the Jets season has been the play of cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Revis had a rough game against Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green in Week One and gave up a long touchdown pass to Bills wideout Marquise Goodwin, calling into question his bona fides as a shutdown cornerback after years as one of the best in the game. Coach Todd Bowles said after the victory over the Bills that he believes Revis will be better over the course of the season and Revis’ defensive teammates agree with him.

Linebacker David Harris, who was drafted a round behind Revis in 2007, said he thinks “hate spreads faster than love” on social media and that he’ll still take Revis over any other corner. Linebacker Erin Henderson has a similar take.

“I haven’t lost any confidence or belief in him, and I don’t think he’s lost any confidence in himself, either,” Henderson said, via ESPN.com. “It’s just a matter of going out these next couple of weeks and shutting up everybody, like he’s done for his entire career.¬†You’ll see Reve go out there and be Reve, the same way as always. He’ll be the playmaker he always has been.”

Sunday’s game against the Chiefs will be Revis’ next chance to be that playmaker. The question for the Jets is if they’ll put him on Jeremy Maclin or line him up against other Kansas City wideouts, including the speedy rookie Tyreek Hill, in their attempt to improve to 2-1.

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7 Responses to “Jets teammates haven’t lost confidence in Darrelle Revis”
  1. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 22, 2016 1:04 PM

    He may not be a shutdown CB anymore, but he would start on most teams. The question is whether he is worth the 5 year/$70 million ($39 million guaranteed) contract the Jets signed him to last year.

  2. granadafan says: Sep 22, 2016 1:39 PM

    At least he’ll match up with other other team’s best receiver, unlike another highly paid and loud-mouthed CB.

  3. carpalboss says: Sep 22, 2016 1:40 PM

    They haven’t lost confidence….They know exactly where it is…..5 yards behind the receiver.

  4. captainwhodat says: Sep 22, 2016 2:52 PM

    revis island has become burnt toast…

  5. jimjets says: Sep 22, 2016 3:17 PM

    He’s still great. How many big plays did the bills have on him after the first one?

    the other teams have pros too. he’ll be fine, and bowles will scheme and coach him up.

  6. mediasloppy says: Sep 22, 2016 3:46 PM

    I forget the saying or analogy. It has to do with you can do the right thing on almost every snap of the game, but the one or two you don’t get all the attention.

    Revis is a very solid corner back who has openly talked about moving to safety. The defensive coordinator is at fault for trying to maintain Revis Island.

  7. Reality Luzers says: Sep 22, 2016 3:47 PM

    No longer Revis Island…. no more like Revis Spillway…

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