Aug 15, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis (24) walks back to the locker room following practice at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
We are almost 24 hours removed from the trade. The end of an era is upon us, Darrelle Revis is no longer a member of the New York Jets. He is in Tampa Bay, and the Jets get ready for the draft on Thursday night with 2 picks in the first round, and no Darrelle Revis.
Darrelle’s years in New York were not all wine and roses. They were marred by dissention, anger, and friction between the player and the franchise. He spent a lot of time hijacking opponents’ wide receivers on the field, but he also spent a lot of time hijacking the team off the field. But, that is the last I want to mention of that today.
Now, I want to look back at some great moments, strictly football related. Let’s remember the career the guy had, we can talk about the holdouts another time, or share the stories with our friends that are Tampa Bay fans. Let’s look back at his time on the field.
October 6, 2011 Remember this pick six that went for 100 yards against the Dolphins?
And it was such a moment, our “buddy” Francesa had him on the air, and the result was this:
Remember that? I loved when Darrelle hung up on the big guy. Don’t get me wrong, he overreacted. Well, the PR guy with Darrelle overreacted, and Darrelle just did what he was told. What was great about the moment was, for all of the time that Mike gave the Jets and Jets fans hell, here was our guy giving it right back to him.
September 11, 2011 Remember how Darrelle sealed the game and giving us a victory on the 10th anniversary of 9/11?
It wasn’t a great throw by Tony Romo, but Darrelle still got the job done.
Here is one that was just a great play (I believe 2009)
The Year 2010 It’s odd to pick an entire year as a moment, but to me, it was. Why? (Remember, the ugly holdout is not part of the consideration, on-field only) Because Darrelle had become so good, that QB’s didn’t even throw in his direction. After his wonderful year of 2009 that really put him on the map, when he should have won Defensive Player of the Year honors, we have 2010. 2010 was fascinating to watch, because his side of the field became off-limits. He had zero INT’s that year, because the ball never came his way. Aside from the three game he missed with the hamstring, he was dominant.
September 14, 2008 Why this particular game? Every legend, no matter what they were a legend in, had to start somewhere. On this date in 2008, Darrelle’s legend began. In this week 2 matchup against New England, Darrelle held Randy Moss to 2 catches for 22 yards. And off he went to four straight Pro Bowls.
There are just some of the great moments from Darrelle Revis’ career. Others? Feel free to share them below.