Darrelle Revis this year has been noting short of remarkable. The phrase “shut-down corner,” once was thought of as a lost art hasn’t been totally eradicated yet. Darrelle Revis is the standard in which all defensive backs are measured by. This season, in short he’s having is becoming more and more tremendous with each passing game.
He’s making a statement and the league is really starting to take notice. I know it’s early but defensive player of the year honors are being whispered.
Don’t hold your breath, Darrelle is the real deal.
It becomes clear from these throws that Revis is exceptionally difficult to beat over the top. He is extremely good at redirecting receivers at the line of scrimmage and stacking them down the sideline, forcing quarterbacks to make a perfect throw in order to get the ball in. The only successful throws are on back shoulder passes down the sideline, which are extremely difficult for any corner playing press-man coverage to stop, but which do run the risk of being picked-off if the corner does get his head around early enough.
If Revis maintains this kind of performance over the rest of the season, we may be witnessing something that sails right past special and lodges itself firmly in all-time greatness.
Source : Pro Football focus