“We were basically rolling the coverage away from him,” he said. “It’s a situation where he didn’t let the guy get behind him. He doesn’t listen to any of that. He understands it all. He knows the responsibility that comes with being him.”
It has been a unique week as the Jets found themselves defending their star cornerback, who has shut down some of the game’s best receivers over the last few seasons with regular dominance. Just ask Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall, Vincent Jackson, Randy Moss and Chad Ochocinco.
“Monday, we looked at the film, got the corrections and then you move on, just like any other game,” Revis said. “We won the game. I don’t care if somebody catches 20 balls for 200 yards and four touchdowns. If we win the game, that’s really what it’s about. It’s a team effort and it’s about just winning. That’s really what it is.”
That might not be entirely true, though. Revis‘ teammates and coaches have often talked about how the cornerback gets angry if he allows a reception even during practice. So, watching game film of his performance against Buffalo had even Washington coach Mike Shanahan caught a bit off guard.
“He wasn’t ready for that, because nobody does that,” Shanahan said of Buffalo challenging Revis. “Probably caught him a little bit by surprise. I don’t think anybody’s going to catch him by surprise anymore. You might do that once, but that’s not going to happen again.”
Shanahan and his Redskins will get a firsthand look at Revis, whom the Washington coach expects to be at his usual high level again.
“Yeah, I can guarantee you that will happen because he’s done it throughout the year against some excellent football players,” Shanahan said. “He’s in a class by himself as far as I’m concerned.”
So, Rex Grossman shouldn’t throw to Revis‘ side of the field this weekend?
“Not too often, anyhow,” Shanahan said.
Revis appreciated Shanahan’s comments, but insists he’ll be ready for anything against the Redskins.
“I don’t know, it might be reversed, him wanting me to relax and then they do come after me,” Revis said. “I prepare the same way every week, and every week I approach it the same. So, I just focus on what I need to do as a player for this team to just try to get a win.”