2 weeks straight of giving up big plays has many thinking New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is all but done – no longer the notorious shutdown corner that coordinators stay away from at all costs.
In fact, one might say he’s being targeted, or will be in the coming weeks, after what’s transpired over the Jets’ first two games of the 2016 season.
Week 1 saw him get his hat handed to him by Bengals receiver A.J. Green, and on Thursday night the Bills’ Marquis Goodwin torched him for an 84-yard TD.
However, his teammate WR Brandon Marshall, whether it’s a case of denial or towing the team line, has all the confidence in the world that ‘Revis Island’ still exists.
But much like Gilligan’s Island, it’s not showing up any maps after this latest 3-hour tour.
“I stand in front of the world and I say: ‘Darrelle Revis is the best cornerback in this league.’ That’s what I say,” Marshall said after the win over Buffalo 37-31, per NJ.com.
“That’s how you support a teammate. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. That’s what he is. He’s going into Year 10. He gave up some big plays last week. But regardless of how he’s playing right now, he’s still the best. You’ll see him back to Revis Island, back to shutting guys down in a couple of weeks.”