Schiano: “Don’t Buy The Hype”September 24th, 2013
The leader of the New Schiano Order seems to have heard the fan and media buzzing about Darrelle Revis allegedly being unhappy about playing too much zone defense.
Speaking on WDAE-AM 620 last night, Schiano told a fan caller, “Don’t buy the hype” when it comes to that chatter.
Revis, Schiano said, is in “1-on-1 man coverage” for “a high percentage of the time.”
Schiano explained that he would never ask a cornerback to cover 1-on-1 for an entire game, and that Revis will always have some snaps when he’s in zone coverage, and some where he’s in man and his teammates are zone, in addition to the defense playing a man scheme.
“Sometimes when enough people say it,” referring to Revis playing too much zone, “people believe it’s true,” Schiano said.
So there you have it. Revis, who played every defensive snap Sunday by Joe’s count, is being used the way a $1 million-a-game cornerback should be.