“He Brought Out The Best In Me”November 20th, 2013
In a backhanded way, Darrelle Revis started the Calvin Johnson trash talk early in the Bucs locker room Sunday, minutes after the Bucs beat the Falcons. Revis told Joe and other reporters to “look at the stats” of the last time Revis faced Johnson.
Recently, Revis deleted some Twitter messages so an old one of his, reminding fans of his success against Megatron, now sits atop his Twitter timeline.
Joe is fired up for the Revis-Johnson matchup and will have more quotes about it through the week.
For now, here’s a nugget what will help you “look at the stats,” as Revis suggested. It’s from the New York Daily News back in 2010.
Darrelle Revis flashed the airtight coverage skills Sunday that turned him into a phenomenon a year ago. The Jets’ All-Pro cornerback turned Calvin Johnson into a nonfactor, holding the Lions’ star wideout to one catch for 13 yards.
“Calvin Johnson is a beast of a receiver,” Revis said. “It was a great matchup. He brought the best out in me. … It was a tough fight.”
Maybe so, but Revis, who was thrown at four times, made it look easy. The Lions went after Revis on the first play from scrimmage. The result: the first of Revis’ two pass breakups. It was the cornerback’s first game in which he tracked the opponents’ top receiving threat from start to finish.
“I felt good,” Revis said. “I did what I needed to do to complete my job.”