When it comes to cornerback Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets, it’s clear he’s not the same player he once was. It’s time the organization made some major changes with his playing time and even position.
There is no questioning the prolific career of cornerback Darrelle Revis. When all is said and done, he’s easily going to have a bronze bust in Canton, Ohio as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only problem is like most players that have long careers, he’s getting to the point where he’s simply not effective as a starter on the New York Jets.
For weeks now through the regular season, Revis has been getting completely embarrassed by opposing receiving options. It’s to the point where it’s unclear why the coaching staff continues to put him in situations that expose him.
At this point in time, Revis doesn’t have the speed or ability to shut down receiving options like in the past. Unfortunately, Revis Island is looking more and more like a distant memory than anything that’s worth mentioning this season.
Of course, not everything is to blame on Revis as the defense of the Jets has been a complete disappointment. However, when you’re paid like one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL, expectations will always be sky high to deliver.
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Unfortunately for Revis, that isn’t the case. The Jets need to make some major changes now to the negative impact he’s having on the team. Whether that means giving him lesser reps or benching him, something absolutely needs to change.
Perhaps a week or two being demoted would also let him naturally heal up. It’s no secret he’s a warrior that is most likely still playing banged up from his hamstring injury. Sometimes it’s best to take a step back to move two steps forward.
Ultimately, perhaps a positional change could be what Revis needs to enter the latter part of his career. Revis would thrive as a safety as it would not have him get exposed every week. Especially in a position that Revis could realistically make key defensive stops.