A Painful Start For RevisSeptember 14th, 2013
Darrelle Revis told cool stories during his inaugural Darrelle Revis Show on WDAE-AM 620 last night, and one was about his first NFL game.
Revis explained how he was stunned to learn he’d be covering Randy Moss in the Jets’ 2007 opener against the Patriots. ‘Who me? I’m the rookie cornerback here,’ was what Revis said his response was to the news. Jets head coach and defensive guru Eric Mangini didn’t want to ease Revis into anything.
Moss, en route to a historic season, lit up the Jets for nine catches for 183 yards and a touchdown.
Those rookie memories, Revis said, are a big part of why he takes such an active role tutoring young Bucs cornerbacks on film study and the nuances of man-to-man coverage.
Revis said he believes it’s necessary “payback” to the veterans that helped him, and part of his love for the game.