Pro Football Focus threw up an interesting piece on Saturday where they break down the TEN receptions that Darrelle Revis has given up so far this entire season. Some interesting, eye-opening tidbits from the article:
To this point, Revis has been thrown at 33 times. He has allowed 10 receptions. He has yet to give up a touchdown, though he has scored one of his own. Opposing quarterbacks are just as likely to have the ball picked (four times) or batted down (another six times) as they are to have it caught by their intended receiver when they challenge Revis’ coverage. Picking on Revis this season is yielding a QB rating of just 2.9. Yes, 2.9. The next best mark among starting corners is the 39.4 of the Panthers’ Chris Gamble and there are only three players under 50.
Eight of the 10 completions he has allowed came in two games, with Brandon Marshall responsible for half of them. In three games this season Revis hasn’t given up a catch at all and in two more he has allowed just one. Revis’ best five games account for just two catches for 19 yards from 13 targets.
I know, I know, BREAKING NEWS Revis is really good. But as good as Darrelle played in ’09, (where he was absolutely SHAFTED for Defensive Player of the Year) he may be well on his way to somehow surpassing that mark this season. Honestly I never expected Revis to play better than he did that season, but through 7 games he has pretty much singlehandedly won us three games, and been the absolute epitome of the term “shutdown” corner.
As Jet fans, you have to really sit back and take this in right now. These past three years, we have witnessed not only one of the greatest performances by a defensive player in the history of the league but also perhaps the greatest Jets player we will EVER see in franchise history. If Revis ever does lead this team to a Super Bowl victory, I’m confident that title will be cemented.