These were the quotes Darrelle Revis had about Tim Tebow and Denver’s offense.
On if the option offense could have sustained success – “Yeah, if you have Michael Vick and Chris Johnson at running back. Yeah, it can work. Those are probably the two fastest guys that can get out on the edge.
On if Tebow could have sustained success with it – “No. Not for a whole season,” Revis said. “We know what they’re doing. And we feel comfortable in our game plan.”
On defending it in the secondary – “The biggest thing for the secondary is for us not to fall asleep,” Revis said. “It can get boring, especially if a team keeps on just running the ball, series after series, play after play.”
And so the headlines fly…
Revis disrespects Tebow!
Revis thinks Tebow is boring!
Revis doubts Tebow!
And the criticism for the big, bad mean Jets running their mouths again starts up. Who does Darrelle Revis think he is, to make that kind of judgement? I don’t know…maybe the best defensive player in football? Shame on him!
Did I miss something?
Where was the passionate criticism of the Detroit Lions after this article came out? How about this quote from the article –
“Come on – that’s embarrassing. I mean, it’s a joke. We knew all week that if we brought any kind of defensive pressure, he couldn’t do anything. In the second half it got boring out there. We were like, ‘Come on – that’s your quarterback? Seriously?’
Where was the hate for the anonymous Detroit Lions player? Oh that’s right. He was anonymous. He was a coward and couldn’t stand behind his words. In the hush-hush, anonymous quote, fake your injury report, say nothing world of the NFL, the Jets actually speak their mind and put their names behind their quotes. And unless you are Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, or Green Bay you haven’t had more success than them the past two years, so you should have nothing to say on their style.
In the same article, Cliff Avril was quoted ripping Tebow. There was no ongoing dialogue about him saying Tebow make “crazy decisions.” There was no criticism for Lions players mocking Tebow’s patented celebration. Could you imagine the reaction if Darrelle Revis picked one off from him and did that? Mike Francesa and Mike Florio’s head might explode. Of course, it was all in good fun when Stephen Tulloch and Tony Scheffler did it.
What did Revis even say, that Mike Vick is faster than Tim Tebow? Guess what, he is. That defending the option from a cornerback positon is boring? Guess what, it is. Any cornerback at any level of football would tell you that.
Revis is the best corner in the NFL and probably the best defensive player in football this year, he can say what he wants about an unproven quarterback, especially if what he says is nowhere near being out of line.