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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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Comments

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:39 pm
 

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

CRUZ!  Shut up man!  I barely made the championship game because of you, but I am still counting on a big game from you to win it all!  All you are doing is pissing the Jets off so they cover you the whole game.  Thats all I need is Manningham to catch the balls you are supposed too....or Nicks to drop them...Doh!



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:35 pm
 

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

I love how this article is right next to the one where Tom Coughlin says "Talk is cheap".



Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:50 am
 

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

Why would you Give your Opponent added desire to kick your Arse? ...Thought is that it will Rile or make Revis come apart at the seems in anger. It never works that way and usually Sparks Revis to Shut Down WRs.  DUMB Comment that Hopefully does'nt bite back!    *p.s. Yes' In my Championship match'Up I've WR Cruz and Now wonder if I should bench Him for DeMarius Thomas or Percy Harvin?  Currently my Line Up is Playing Bowe+Maclin+Cruz   &
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...   Is  Bowe+Maclin+Thomas the Avenue?   Any 3 of the 5 is Comfortable enough' yet always want the best Possible match ups.  Not a match Ooops!  Victor! Sssh! or Negate that with "I was Playing it Up for the Media" remark.




Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:43 am
 

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

"Presumably, Revis knows . The and the meet Sunday and Cruz, , had some pointed thoughts on the man generally considered the NFL's best cornerback. "


....someone obviously did not get the memo that the game is actually Saturday, not Sunday.




Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:26 am
 

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

Huge Jet fan......but this is all crap....media begging for comments and morons on both sides accomodating....the game will be won by the team that plays better Saturday......I guess it takes a genius to figure that out???  obviously not since I'm not one......game will be fun to watch though with much on the line....but all the talk.....who cares?



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:11 am
 

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

Looking forward to seeing Cruz do the salsa dance in the end zone as Revis cusses. Ryan stands by on the side line staring at Cruz's feet.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:35 am
 

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

Well I know Coughlin's funeral will be this weekend. He's on life support now and Rex gets to pull the plug on Saturday. Little brother??? Get in the present. Jets have been the big brother the last 3 years..... I'm not sure Giants are even little brother because they are going to get beat like a poor step child on Saturday!



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:22 am
 

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

Here's a guarantee - there will be a lot more people at Coughlin's funeral than yours.  You're an idiot.  Rex can kiss Bill's rings, and Tom's.  And regardless of who wins this week - you're still the Jets.  Ok little brother?  



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:02 am
 

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

Wow, I'm not a Jet or Giant fan, but, who's Victor Cruz? He's had a couple good games this year, outside of that he's nobody. But it was heartwarming to see a Steeler reject, SAN Antonio Holmes add fuel to the fire....He's a J-E-T-S team captain? Hahahahaha!



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:35 am
 

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

The way you judge a man is by the amount of people who attend their funerals.  Coughlin will have trouble finding 6 to lug the casket while Rex will be SRO.



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