DeSean: Revis Can’t Run With Me

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DeSean Jackson recently stated that there’s no one man that can really stop him in this league.

Does that include Darrelle Revis?


"That definitely goes for whoever, man," said Jackson with a laugh. "Any guy that's trying to guard me one-on-one, man coverage definitely feel my speed, my ability to deep threat, go down the field, do whatever it is I need to do, I still feel comfortable and confident regardless of who is covering me."

Jackson will face Revis  on Sunday, and expects that the corner will follow him around the field for much of the game.

"He's playing ball. He's a great player, one of the best cornerbacks in the league. I love facing guys that have the ability to be a shutdown corner. Anytime you have guys like that going into games, it gets the best out of you. You want to step your game up. He's in a little bit of a different defensive scheme, playing [in Cover 2] a little bit more, he's moving inside, different things like that."

Revis is coming off a torn ACL. Jackson said as far as he knows, the standout corner is healthy.

These two squared off in December of 2011 during a 45-19 Eagles win over the Jets. Jackson remembers Revis joking that the receiver was too fast and needed to slow down. But Jackson was kept in check, catching two balls for 28 yards.

As for this time around?

"I'm definitely sure his coaches are confident in him, but I don't think he can run with me, I don't think he's as fast as me," said Jackson. "So it will be a challenge, man. He's a great player, nothing to take away from him. I'm just focused on what we have to do here, which is win a football game. We're not going to make it into a one-on-one battle, we're not going to [make it] me versus Revis. It's the Eagles versus Tampa Bay, and at the end of the game, as long as we're winning, that's all that matters to me."

Jackson is fourth in the league in receiving yards (525) and is coming off a big performance against New York, in which he caught seven balls for 132 yards and a score. Part of the key, he says, is the fact that Chip Kelly is lining him up all over the field. Expect that to be a tactic against Revis and the Bucs as well.

"They're just trying to move me around, keep me fluid throughout the game, and just really catch him off guard," said Jackson, "and doing different things that we've been doing the past couple weeks to hopefully get me open."

 

 

  • nicksaenz1

    “my ability to deep threat” …… I wish he knew how to speak English, however, I don’t know if he’d be so entertaining if he did.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      Cheap shot

    • G_WallyHunter

      Imagine a well-spoken Desean Jackson.
      Ya, I can’t either

      • AZ_Eaglesfan

        Its true, I can’t imagine a proper sentence ever coming out of his mouth.

      • AZ_Eaglesfan

        This was DeSean’s last tweet/instagram post:
        Me & my GooN Ghudda guu

        Guess what it was referring to?

        A picture of him and his dog.
        Wut?

        • G_WallyHunter

          HAHA Hilarious, as long as he keeps producing (on my fantasy team as well), then he can do whatever… GooN Ghudda, good one

    • Richard Colton

      Ohh. threat? sorry…there was a minor vowel mistake in the first edition. hope that doesn’t hurt his street cred.

      • nicksaenz1

        I left that one alone. Knew I could count on you.

    • Basscase

      I’m sorry – I read that completely different, replacing the “e” in “threat” with an “o”.

    • aub32

      I think that’s funny, considering many of the commenters on this site often struggle to do the same.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    CHALLENGE!!!!

  • mtn_green

    I’d guess we will see same defense as KC, Denver, NY, mainly single high safety, man coverage. DeSean will get his chance to beat Revis in man coverage.

    Unfortunately DRC all but erased Jackson. Revis is better than DRC.

    • Broadcasting Wisdom

      DRC only erased Jackson because Vick was the QB and enjoys waiting until the receiver is actually open before throwing it (see Jackson, wide open in the end zone, with Vick waiting at least a second too long to throw, giving DRC time to break on the ball to break it up).

      For all his flaws (slow, weaker arm) that doesn’t happen with Foles. Expect another ho-hum 30-45, 380 yard, 3TD day out of Foles, and then the Vick lovers can come on and say how slow he is and how boring his 10 yard passes are and how the Bucs aren’t any good (when their defense is better than 4 of the 5 teams Vick faced so far)

      • Basscase

        I think you’re underestimating the Bucs defense.

        • Broadcasting Wisdom

          I think everybody else was just underestimating Nick Foles.

      • aub32

        Funny how you bring up fans with Vick bias yet expect Foles to put on a better showing than Drew Brees against this defense. They are giving up an average of 238 YPG, but you expect Foles to kill them with Cooper and Avant still being the 2nd and 3rd option at WR. Stop making this a Vick thing. Foles will likely struggle because QBs struggle against TB.

        • nicksaenz1

          He’s not putting up that stat line. If he cracks 250 with 2TDs and less than 2 INTs on the D I’ll be impressed because of the quality of the D, namely the secondary. We all know I’m a Foles guy, but if Brees struggled against them, it’s safe to say all of our QBs likely would, too.

          • Broadcasting Wisdom

            He could have put up that stat line if we hadn’t been winning by so much – he didn’t throw a pass in the last 10 minutes.

        • Broadcasting Wisdom

          As long as we can all agree that Tampa’s defense is very solid before the game, so that after the game you guys don’t get on here and try to say Tampa’s defense sucks. The stat line was based on his stat line last year, so Revis might impact that somewhat. If we can’t run to continue drives, then like any QB, Foles will struggle.

          PS Out of curiosity do you know who Drew Brees’s WR 2 and 3 are? Kenny Stills (7 catches, 0 TD) and Lance Moore (4 catches, 0 TD). Avant (15 catches, 1TD); Cooper (8 catches, 1TD). Thought that was an interesting tidbit. Now if Ertz could just become Jimmy Graham, we’d really be on to something.

          • aub32

            My biggest knock on Foles all offseason was that his one win (and game that boosted him into consideration) came against the worst pass defense in the league. I think TB defense would be a big challenge for either QB, and if Foles can put up half the numbers you predict I would be impressed. I just think you were going overboard and not seeing that there are legit criticisms to be made of Foles, and his talent as well as the talent around him create cause for worry and concern. Against TB, any passing attack will struggle, and let’s be honest. The team is far better off in the run game when Vick is in the game. That’s not to ay Shady isn’t still great on his own. Vick’s presence just adds a significant boost.
            ….
            Moore and Stills might be the #2 and #3 WRs, but they are not the #2 and #3 option. Graham is #1 with Colston as #2 and Sproles #3. I would take those options over DJax and the rest, especially when you consider Drew Brees is delivering the football.

          • Broadcasting Wisdom

            To be fair, McCoy and Celek/Ertz are options before Avant/Cooper with us too.

            I am glad I have you locked in with agreeing Tampa’s defense is good. Hopefully Foles gets his shot and then we can come back here next week to see who was right! I still think he throws for 300 yards with 66% completion rate (380 was in retrospect overboard) and the Birds put 27 points on the board to win by 10 points.

          • aub32

            I haven’t seen anyone say TB defense isn’t good. I think you’re reaching out for a Foles safety net. I don’t expect him to put on near the performance you do, but if he comes in and makes dumb throws and throws picks or fumbles, I will rip him all the same.
            ….
            Also, I would take Sproles over Shady in the passing game. I would also take Colston over Celck/Ertz (even though I’m not that big on Colston) Celeck has just had too many drops and Ertz hasn’t gotten there yet.

          • Broadcasting Wisdom

            I don’t have time to read all the new threads, but I assume you wrote somewhere in there that “Broadcasting Wisdom called this and I was completely wrong?”

      • Broadcasting Wisdom

        Really wish I could see who the down votes were, but man whoever made this post was right on with Foles.

  • BrickSquadMonopoly

    Hate this kind of stuff. Eagles are such loud mouths the last couple years. Bunch of talkers.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Agreed, you’d think since it’s been at least 2 years of crap from the team, they would know to just shut up and play now, I know there are some new faces, but still, shut up. Kind of hard with Djax on the team. He usually says the right thing, but then he’ll say things that are just unnecessary, like the Me vs Revis comment, shut up.

    • Justin

      To be fair, he is 4th in the NFL in receiver yards. So it’s not like it’s all just talk for him.

      • Basscase

        There’s talk, and there’s “I can make my point on the field without looking like a jackass”.

        Between this, various articles and Lesean tweeting “Knowshon sucks” (and if I was KM I would’ve tweeted back to him the box score from the Philly/Denver game), it’s clear that this team thinks they’re a lot better than they are.

    • aub32

      What did he say? All he did was answer the question. Was he supposed to say he fears Revis and hopes to face him as little as possible? He gave Revis his due. He talked about how good Revis is and that he looks forward to the matchup. The only negative he said was that Revis wasn’t as fast as he is. That was the case before Revis tore his ACL. Some of you take everything too seriously and expect players not to have some fun and pride in what they do.

  • Will

    Djax’s immature and making bulletin board material to get Tampa fired up. Agree at 2-3 they all need to shut their mouths and do their talking on the field. Two weeks ago McCoy if I was a betting man…..lol…..“That definitely goes for whoever, man,” said Jackson with a laugh. “Any guy that’s trying to guard me one-on-one, man coverage definitely feel my speed, my ability to deep threat, go down the field, do whatever it is I need to do, I still feel comfortable and confident regardless of who is covering me.”…………………..DeSean does it need to be said? Does it need to be said by me? Does it need to be said by me now? Pride goes before a fall. Jackson against Denver was 2/6 for 34 yds. So shut up! DRC man to man shut him down.

    • BlindChow

      Eh, there wasn’t anything inciting here. Tampa would have to be even lower than I thought if they need this interview to give them any extra motivation.

      There’s not much to complain about in this: “I’m just focused on what we have to do here, which is win a football game. We’re not going to make it into a one-on-one battle, we’re not going to [make it] me versus Revis. It’s the Eagles versus Tampa Bay, and at the end of the game, as long as we’re winning, that’s all that matters to me.” Hardly Richard Sherman or Roddy White level outrageousness.

  • septa_rida

    I think DJax thinks too much when he’s up against a good corner. Better if he doesn’t know the other guy’s name.

  • Kushan Patel

    “..my ability to deep threat..”

    Ha. Ha

  • Media Mike

    DeSean is the man! And he’s correct, Reavis can’t cover him one on one without cheating. But lames like Kelce don’t start doing they’re jobs………….

  • Will

    The NFC East is the weakest division in the NFL. The Eagles still have to play Dallas to prove they are the best in the Division. Which even if they are big deal. The best of the rest of the Divisions in the NFL will prove to be too much for our Defense.

    • Media Mike

      All true, but we should be able to beat Tampa. Although they did get rid of their mentally handicapped QB, so it might be harder than beating them last year.

      • Will

        The next 4-5 games are winnable………TB,Dal,NYG,Oak,GB,Was…hoping they can win 4 of the next 6 games or maybe 5 of 6 games…

    • theycallmerob

      The NFC East is most likely the weakest division

  • theycallmerob

    Forget Revis; he just needs to be faster than Goldson. Coach, you’d better keep #10 away from that nut.

    • nicksaenz1

      According to Dutch, that’s all on Foles, not Kelly.

      • G_WallyHunter

        It’s on em both, but more Kelly, all Foles can really do is be cautious with throws over the middle to him, or Kelly don’t give him any crossing routes lol, I hope he’s aware and keeps him away from Dashon “end ur season and possibly career” Goldson

        • nicksaenz1

          Too bad he doesn’t have a cool name like “Hitner”

        • aub32

          Yeah but Foles has a bad habit of setting his guys up. He threw one last week that would have gotten DeSean killed had he not dropped the pass.

          • G_WallyHunter

            Exactly what I was thinking, this is where CK’s playcalling will be more important. Foles can’t be expected to be going through progressions in the pocket WHILE being aware where Goldson is, he has a hard enough time with that front 7, so Kelly’s gotta make the right calls there… Keep desean away unless he’s sprinting down the sideline and has 3 steps on him (Goldson)…

          • aub32

            That’s easier said than done when DeSean once again seems to be the sole option. I hope we can mix in a lot more Ertz and give TB a little more to have to account for.

          • G_WallyHunter

            yup exactly, especially when it’s a stout run D, Desean needs all the help he can get. I know it’s easier said than done, especially with that crazy nut, but that doesn’t mean CK doesn’t put his effort in to do whatever can to keep them away from eachother, who knows, we’ll see

  • Ron Hipple

    F.cking idiot

  • Shark

    I saw the headline and read the first few paragraphs and just shook my head, then I read “It’s the Eagles versus Tampa Bay, and at the end of the game, as long as we’re winning, that’s all that matters to me.” He’s still an idiot but at least he made one solid remark.

  • Angry at Tim

    Poor Journalism, Tim. You take a quote and reword it. ‘I don’t think he can’t run with me. I don’t think he’s as fast as me’ becomes ‘Revis can’t run with me’… And as a result, every major outlet has taken this story, or rather the headline, up and fueled the Eagle-hate.

    Bravo.

    • Angry at Tim

      CORRECTION: I don’t think he can run with me

    • aub32

      I do think the headline takes things out of context in order to promote page views and prompt a debate based on DeSean’s supporters and detractors. After reading his quotes, there really isn’t anything that bad being said. Shady came flat out and said “Knowshon sucks”, but no fuss was to be made of that. Tim knows what he’s doing. Both he and Sheil know that DeSean debates moves the needle almost as much as Vick vs. Foles.

  • Loke1988

    Good idea MeSean. Run your mouth about the guy that limited you to 2 for 38 last time out. You can bet he will have to beat Revis as well as a saftey more often than not and no one will remember he was double covered just that he ran his mouth. He and McCoy are such punks it’s really hard to root for them. I’m not saying I want them to be Foles like choir boy praying for each other during the game but a happy medium would be nice. It will be interesting to see if Foles gets the start if suddenly the likes of Cooper, Avant, Celek etc become more “open.” I’m betting that will be the case but it will be difficult against this defense. Quite and accomplishment if he can pull it off and I hope he does.

  • Matt

    If you remember correctly Rex Ryan said that it was one of the first times he has ever put a safety over the top of DJax and that was what opened Celek up all over the middle