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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: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:11 pm
 

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

Or maybe Cruz becoming a weapon for Manning helped make Manning a better QB.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:10 pm
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:09 pm
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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:08 pm
 

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

Didn't Stevie Johnson have about 10 catches against Revis this year?



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:03 pm
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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:01 pm
 

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

73 Catches, 1200 yards, 7 TDs and I don't think he even played the first week of the season.  Thats what he's done. 



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:54 pm
 

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

There has been one team that aggressively threw at Revis this year: the Miami Dolphins. The result: Brandon Marshall did have a 100 yard receiving game. He did not score, but Revis did. Revis had 2 interceptions, including one which he ran back for a 100 yard TD. If the Giants want to throw at Revis, good luck. As a Jets fan, I sincerely hope they do. Unfortunately, Cruz is not the coach.  It's also worth noting that the last WR to publicly smack talk Revis like this was Ochocinco - who then had to face Revis twice in a row and turned in a whopping 2 catches for 20 yards in those 2 games...again, good luck Cruz, you probably just earned yourself the worst game of your career. 



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:43 pm
 

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

I really hope that was sarcasm.



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:35 pm
 

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

Dont you mean americas least team.. the dallas cowboys..lmao!!




Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:54 pm
 

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

Both teams suck. Loser Bowl 2011


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