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Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

Posted on: December 21, 2011 6:57 pm
 
There's plenty of trash talk leading up to Saturday's game between the two NY-area teams. (US PRESSWIRE/Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Prior to the Jaguars-Jets Week 2 matchup, then-Jacksonville wide receiver Jason Hill insinuated that Darrelle Revis was overhyped. (Revis' response: "I don’t even know who that dude is." Hill was inactive for the game and the Jags released him on November 30.)

Presumably, Revis knows Victor Cruz. The Jets and the Giants meet Sunday and Cruz, ignoring the advice of his head coach, had some pointed thoughts on the man generally considered the NFL's best cornerback.

"Teams aren’t really scared (of him) anymore. He’s had to earn his money this year," Cruz said according to the CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Lisa Zimmerman. "Teams aren’t really backing down. I feel like we’re going to do the same thing. We’re going to go out. Until he physically stops us we’re going to throw the ball on him."

For good measure, Cruz's teammate Hakeem Nicks said Revis was "decent" before later calling him "great."

When apprised of Cruz's comments, Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said simply "It's just Jets-Giants week. If that's where they want to go with the football, they're welcome to."

Not to be outdone, Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, coming off one of the worst games of his career, spoke frankly about the Giants' secondary and cornerback Corey Webster in particular.

"I can't wait to see him Saturday," Holmes said via the New York Post. "I hope he's ready to bring his 'A' game." When asked if he agreed with the assessment that Webster is having a good season, Holmes replied: "I could care less. … They depend on their front four to get in and get pressure on the quarterback. A smart-enough defender knows he has a few seconds in his play clock that the ball should be released and, if not, he's depending on his guys to take care of business. I think those guys just fall victim to that a lot of times."

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was asked about Holmes' observations but wasn't willing to partake in the gum-flapping, instead offering an “I don’t think so." (So we know at least one person heard Coughlin's "Talk is cheap" remarks.)

Thankfully, Antrel Rolle has refrained from laying down odds on this game.

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Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:36 am
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

you gotta love jets haters, come now you may not like the jets but gotta respect what revis does. "hes the best holder" lmao this dude come on now. dude hasnt given up a 100 yard game all year. now watch all the haters gunna say brandon marshall had a 100 yard game now go back and watch the highlights or something befor u sound stupid he had 45 yrd catch against cromartie. im a huge jets fans but im not one to say we r gunna win the superbowl. but if we makke the playoffs we gunna make some noise no doubt especially if we gotta play the texans first round. 
Revis is definitely above average, but the Jets are insignificant and will not make the playoffs. Maybe if fatbody Ryan would shut up and actually win something, then the Jets would earn some kind of respect. Until then, Revis is just a decent player on a mediocre team and will have no shot at the HOF. Maybe if the jets do him a favor and trade him when they start the rebuild next year, which may be likely.

The Jets only really great defensive player, ever, was Klecko, and unfortunately, he did not earn the HOF as he also did not play on winning teams.



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:19 am
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

The game is Saturday.And you are wrong.Revis is the best at his position,that is a fact.

99 yard touchdown and where was Revis??????? The Jets are going to need 8 more Revis' on defense with Sandchize at QB and no running game!!!




Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 12:04 am
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

you gotta love jets haters, come now you may not like the jets but gotta respect what revis does. "hes the best holder" lmao this dude come on now. dude hasnt given up a 100 yard game all year. now watch all the haters gunna say brandon marshall had a 100 yard game now go back and watch the highlights or something befor u sound stupid he had 45 yrd catch against cromartie. im a huge jets fans but im not one to say we r gunna win the superbowl. but if we makke the playoffs we gunna make some noise no doubt especially if we gotta play the texans first round. 



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

He who's to say he isn't going to win another one.  Great players are never satisfied and will always look for ways to improve.  Manning  is getting better and he also has better recievers today.




Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

Saturday, my bad.  Just for the record, I never said he wasn't.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:25 pm
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Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:23 pm
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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

I didn't go look up the numbers so please don't call me stupid.  I also don't lie I just brought up something that must have struck a nerve with you .  Sorry about that, have a Great Holiday and enjoy the game.  Friday afternoon we will find out who was right and who was wrong. 


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:17 pm
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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

I not saying he's not Great.  He isn't having as good a year and opponents are looking and throwing his way a littlemore often.


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