The New York Jets rewarded starting CB Darrelle Revis with a lucrative contract extension earlier this season. And for good reason. He's arguably the best cover cornerback in the NFL. He showed that during last week's win over the host Indianapolis Colts.
"The play of Darrelle Revis (was great). Quite honestly, he’s the best player in football," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "That is what you saw out there. Hold (Pro Bowl WR) Reggie Wayne, who led the league in catches, I think he had 111 catches, to one catch for one yard. That tells you how good Darrelle Revis is. I know he’s probably not going to win the Defensive Player of the Year award, but the impact he has is amazing.
Because of Revis' ability to cover wide receivers one-on-one, that allows the Jets to play different types of coverages.
"We were able to do some coverages during the game where we actually played man-coverage strictly on his side regardless of who the receiver was and roll their coverage away from it. You only do that if you have Darrelle Revis. He’s an amazing once-in-a-life-time player and we took advantage of him. The (game) this week will be the same deal because when people see (Revis) over there, they don’t even throw to him. They realize that that guy isn’t open. I don’t care who the receiver is, he is not going to be open. We know that and we’ll try to take advantage of it again this week," Ryan added.