Now in his 10th NFL season, New York Jets corner Darrelle Revis is no longer the player he once was.
He’s gone from one of the most-dominating cover men of his generation to a player the Jets must find a way to help on the football field.
That much was evident during the team’s season-opening loss to the Cincinnati Bengals this past weekend. Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green beat Revis continually throughout the afternoon, leading some to wonder whether Green “was given an extended stay on Revis Island.”
Deeeeeeeeeeep TD to @AJGreen_18.
— NFL (@NFL) September 11, 2016
All said, Andy Dalton completed 10-of-10 passes for 152 yards and a score when targeting Green against Revis on Sunday.
This has some wondering whether the 31-year-old Revis can be counted on to cover the other team’s top receiver from here on out. It now looks like Jets head coach Todd Bowles has joined in that specific conversation.
“Game-plan wise, we’ll have to see on Thursday night,” Bowles said, via Pro Football Talk. “We’re not going to discuss it here. That would be a hard question to answer. We change every week, so whether it’s good or bad, we try to change it up a little bit every week.”
Heading into a game against the division-rival Buffalo Bills on a short week, it will be interesting to see how the Jets play this. In the past, Revis would be asked to shadow Sammy Watkins. That simply might no longer be the case.