Two starts into the Read-Option Era (it's a subset of the Tim Tebow Era) in Denver, we have empirical evidence that John Fox's new offense works. Despite that, there's still plenty of skepticism from folks around the NFL how long the Broncos' run can last.
One such skeptic? Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who had some pretty bold words about Denver's read-option offense following practice on Tuesday.
"The biggest thing for the secondary is for us not to fall asleep," Revis said, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "We can't fall asleep back there in the secondary. It can get boring, especially if a team keeps on just running the ball, series after series, play after play."
That's not to say that Revis thinks the read-option couldn't work -- he thinks it can if you put the right personnel in place.
"Yeah, if you have Michael Vick and Chris Johnson at running back,” Revis said. "Yeah, it can work. Those are probably the two fastest guys that can get out on the edge."
But with Tebow? Revis isn't quite as confident. Well, actually, he's quite confident. Just not in the Broncos.
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"No. Not for a whole season," Revis said. "We know what they're doing. And we feel comfortable in our game plan.”"
As my colleague Ryan Wilson noted earlier Wednesday, Jets coach Rex Ryan wrote the book -- literally -- on stopping the read-option offense, utilizing his father's 46 defense. Knowing that, it's understandable why the Jets would be confident heading into their Thursday night matchup, even if they are still licking their wounds from getting beat down by the Patriots and playing on a short week.
But don't worry, the criticism and skeptics and doubters don't bother Tebow.
"No, not really," Tebow said when asked if he was bothered by Revis' comments. "He’s a great player and I’m looking forward to playing him."
The best line of the week, though, still belongs to Ryan, who joked that he'd like to see more of the read-option around the NFL ... from certain teams.
"I’d make a recommendation to New England to go to this style of offense with Brady," Ryan joked Tuesday. "That would be good."
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