Revis Already In Jets Receivers’ HeadsSeptember 7th, 2013
Who did opposing quarterbacks worry about in the Bucs’ secondary last year?
Nobody. The fearsome foursome only tortured the souls of Bucs fans.
But now Darrelle Revis is here and supposedly healthy. And he’s already been injected into the heads of Jets receivers by Jets coaches. Rich Cimini, Jets beat writer for ESPN.com, explains that New York receivers have been advised that sloppy route-running won’t cut it this week.
3. Club Dread, an island adventure: Head coach Rex Ryan says the Jets won’t make a concerted effort to attack Revis even though he’s playing for the first time after major knee surgery. Do we believe him? Revis might not be Revis — not yet, anyway — but you get the impression the Jets still are deathly afraid of their former star. The receivers were told to place an extra emphasis on not tipping routes. If there’s a tell, Revis will jump the route, and then you’re looking at a potential interception.
What the Jets should do is test Revis against the run. Unlike many cornerbacks, he’s always been aggressive in run support. Will he be tentative because of his surgically repaired knee? Don’t be surprised if they call a power sweep on the first series.
All the attention on Revis is fun, but Joe doesn’t expect Revis or Bucs cornerbacks to be a huge factor in Sunday’s game.
The Bucs should — key word “should” — have no problem outscoring the Jets and Geno Smith. The Jets will take a ton of chances on defense, and the Bucs have the talent to make them pay.