EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 17: Darrelle Revis #24 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate Revis' touchdown during their game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on October 17, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
DEFENSE: CB DARRELLE REVIS, NEW YORK JETS
Revis recorded three tackles, four passes defensed and tied a career-high with two interceptions, including a 100-yard interception-return touchdown in the Jets’ 24-6 win over the Dolphins.
Revis’ 100-yard interception-return touchdown tied for the longest INT-return TD in team history (AARON GLENN on September 15, 1996).
His two interceptions led the AFC in Week 6.
He posted the third game of his career with two interceptions and the Jets are 3-0 in such contests.
Through Week 6, the Jets’ defense is tied for third in the NFL with nine interceptions.
· In his fifth season from Pittsburgh, this is Revis’ second career Defensive Player of the Week Award. He previously won the award in 2009 (Week 12).
I only have one issue with this. Revis only seems to win this award when he puts up interceptions, the obvious stat. He should win this more frequently. Most of the time, he has few chances for interceptions because he is completely eliminating the other team's best receiver. He has dominated some of the best in the game. Good coverage that forces the quarterback to look the other way does not show up in the stat sheet. Neither does the ability to load the other side of the field with defenders clogging the passing lanes the Jets have because Revis can handle his side by himself.
It should not take interceptions for Darrelle to win this honor.