FOXBORO (CBS) – During last night’s BORING Monday night football game, Chris Berman interviewed Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis at halftime.
Revis was surprisingly low-key but when asked to give a prediction on next Monday’s game against the Patriots, he did not shy away from the answer.
“I gotta represent for the New York Jets. We’re going to win. I feel that,” Revis said. “We feel confident. We know its going to be a tough game. We’re just looking to try to be 10-2.”
I think that’s understandable. It didn’t come off like he was being boastful but he did touch a nerve.
The Patriots this week have remained really out of the picture. Everyone is focusing on this game.
For the Jets on the other hand, everything is business as usual. Rex Ryan is holding memorable press conferences and the players are out talking. Revis did say, if they beat the Pats on Monday night, it would be a huge accomplishment.
“This would be a big relief, beating them twice in one year,” Revis said. “I don’t remember the last time we did it. Since we’ve been here we haven’t, so it would be a joy for me and my teammates too.”
Patriots running back Danny Woodhead is going to face a lot of questions this week.
He started the season with the Jets and they let him go. The Pats picked him up and since he’e been in the offense, he has been gold.
The Jets at the time needed someone more suited for their special teams unit and Woodhead did not fit what they were looking for. Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan both admit though, they knew DannY would have been a success where ever he landed.
“He’s a great kid,” Tannenbaum says. “His success isn’t surprising to any of us. When it happens in your division, that’s not something you want to have happen, but it did. It adds to the challenge.”
Says Ryan: “They just run their offense a little different than we do. He’s perfect for what they do. Kevin Faulk had that role for years and was so successful. Danny Woodhead is doing a great job doing that.”
ROB RYAN’S ROLE
Last year before a game against the Patriots, Jets head coach Rex Ryan asked the fans for help. He said the fans could be the deciding factor in the upcoming game against the Pats. This time he is asking his brother.
Rex’s brother Rob used to be the Patriots linebackers coach and won two Super Bowls with the team. Rob is now with the Browns as a defensive coordinator and his defense stopped the Patriots in Cleveland. Rex is going to ask for help from his twin brother.
“I’m not going to say a word because it could be tampering,” Rex said with a smile.
“It could be this, it could be that. I don’t want to get into that. But, it absolutely is a ‘Yes.’ No question.”