New York Jets: Battle of the Titans
Training camp for the New York Jets is underway at Florham Park and many could say that this year’s camp will be one of the most entertaining and interesting ones to watch. There are many reasons fans should be excited to finally see the Jets take the field this year. One of the main reasons is that the Jets are starting the new season with a brand new regime at the reigns. New general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles have already begun to impact this team for the better and will likely continue this trend.
As much as any fan would say, they are truly excited to see the new general manager and head coach work the team and see how they run their practices. There are two players on the Jets this season that will certainly turn heads when they go up against one another each practice. These players are Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall.
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This off-season, Maccagnan went out and traded for arguably one of the best wide receivers in the game today in Marshall. He has been a dominant receiver ever since he entered the NFL as he is a 5x Pro Bowler, first team All-Pro in 2012 and holds the record for most receptions in a game in NFL history with 21.
He was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2006 and moved from team to team over the next 8 seasons. Each team he went to he continued to be a force to be cautious of. Marshall had over a 1,000 yards receiving for six seasons in a row between 2007-2013. Marshall’s height and ball skills are one that many Jets fans have not seen since the likes of Wayne Chrebet.
The next move Maccagnan made was to get back of of the most favorite players in recent history of Jets fans in Revis. He was drafted by the Jets in the first round with the 14th pick in the draft in 2007. He is one of the most dominant cornerbacks in the league to the point that former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg re-named Manhattan, “Revis Island” as a tribute.
Jul 30, 2015; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive back Darrelle Revis (24) during first day of training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Revis through his career has showed doubters that he is one of the top cornerbacks in the game and can dominate any wide receiver that comes his way.
The best cornerback to ever grace a football field, Deion Sanders, has stated that he believes Revis to be a first ballot Hall of Famer and is one of, if not the best cornerback’s in the NFL right now. Revis is a 6x Pro Bowler, 4x first team All-Pro and AFC Defensive player of the year for 2009.
These two are titans at their positions and naturally will draw the attention of the media and fans. During this year’s training camp, many will get to see these two go at it for every defense vs. offense drill. There is one thing that can be made definite for this year is that seeing these two practice with one another is going to make this training camp one of the most fun to watch in quite some time.
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