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T.O. wasn't completely wrong about Revis

Posted on: November 23, 2010 8:56 pm
 
T. Owens (left) called D. Revis an average cornerback today, and he's not altogether incorrect (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When Bengals WR Terrell Owens said today that the DB he’ll face Thursday was just an “average” cornerback (though Owens later sort of backtracked ), I was interested to figure out if Owens’ comment was, in fact, accurate.

Taken at face value, Owens’ statement was ridiculous – after all, most of us here consider Revis the best cornerback in the league – but Pro Football Focus told CBSSports.com tonight that Owens’ claim wasn’t that far off the mark.

Sort of.

If you’ll recall, Revis was nursing a bad hamstring early in the season – you’ll probably remember Randy Moss absolutely dominating Revis for a 34-yard TD catch in Week 2 – and at the time, he was playing far below his standards.

“It reflected badly in some horrible numbers when he did play,” PFF wrote in an e-mail. “At one point, he had the poorest yards per catch average of any corner in the league. In the three of the four games where he was thrown at before Week 7 this season, he allowed QBs to have a 100+ QB rating.”

Obviously, those numbers are fairly horrendous. Since Revis’ injury has improved, though, he’s begun to return to his dominant play. He hasn’t allowed a QB rating over 70 since Week 7, and he’s recorded five pass deflections while not giving up a touchdown.

“Overall, Revis' 2010 numbers shake out to something like an average player,” PFF writes. “In that respect T.O. is right, but they're all on an upward trend back towards the '09 player we saw last year.”

The reality, though, is that the Revis who Owens saw on tape earlier in the season is not the same Revis he’ll see Thursday. Which why making those statements today perhaps wasn’t the smartest move Owens could have made.

And for the record, last year, when Owens was with the Bills, Revis (according to the NY Daily News ), held Owens to a combined six catches for 44 yards in two games. Yeah, not so average.

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Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2010 12:48 pm
 

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