AFC East

What is Wrong with New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis?

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins, left, is defended by New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis during the first half of an NFL football game, in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL isn't colorblind to the concerns of its TV audience regarding the "Color Rush" alternate uniforms the Bills and Jets will wear Thursday night, Sept. 14, 2016. That's a switch from last year, when Buffalo wore all red and the Jets all green during their prime-time game on Nov. 12. The combinations led to colorblind viewers complaining they couldn't determine which team was which. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The New York Jets are 1-1 after its first two games of the season, but there are major concerns about star cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis has surrendered multiple big plays for touchdowns and viewers are beginning to wonder whether Revis is on the decline of his career.

Revis let up a 54-yard touchdown catch to A.J. Green and an 84-yard touchdown to Marquise Goodwin. A.J. Green is a tremendous talent and will continue to make big catches, but letting up deep touchdowns to the Bills number three receiver is not a good sign for Revis and the Jets.

Revis did not have much to say about the long touchdown to Goodwin.

“Good throw, good catch,” said Revis. “He’s fast. He’s definitely fast.”

The Jets need Revis to find his old form and shutdown receivers or make adjustments to its cover schemes or teams will continue to attack the Jets down the field. The Jets may need to provide more safety help for Revis or use more zone coverage to make up for the potential lost speed and skill from his game.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles is not very concerned about his star cornerback and knows Revis must pick up his game to keep the Jets secondary at a high level.

“He gave up two plays,” said Bowles. “I mean, I don’t think that’ll be an indication of the whole season. He gave up two plays. He knows he doesn’t want to give them up and we know we don’t want him to give them up. “We’ve got to correct them. He’ll be better and we’ll move on from there.”

Revis still an elite talent, but the Jets should consider altering its scheme to maximize the talent left of Revis. Jets fans should not be worried about its top cornerback as he is one of the best cornerbacks of all time and will surely make his own adjustments on and off the field to pick up his play.

 

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