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Jets vs. Giants: Big Blue Wide Receivers Apparently Don't Know Much About Football

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LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 04:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets walks to the field before the start of the Jets game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 04: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets walks to the field before the start of the Jets game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Yesterday the top three wide receivers the Giants have implied Darrelle Revis is overrated.


First, Mario Manningham:

"I'm not about to give all their corners credit because I feel like their defensive scheme is what makes them good in man coverage because they have to play it because of how their scheme is."

Hakeem Nicks took a turn:

"He's decent."

And finally, Victor Cruz:

"Teams aren't really scared (of Revis) anymore. He's got to earn his money this year. Teams aren't really backing down. I feel like we're going to do the same thing. We're going to go out. Until he physically stops us we're going to throw the ball on him."

We have seen this script before, and it never ends well for the receivers who tug on Superman's cape. I could point out how the Jets have Revis shadow the other team's best receiver all game and roll coverage the other way. I could point out the 43% completion percentage and passer rating in the 40's teams have while throwing at Revis this year. You already knew that, though. These guys are honestly just lucky that Revis can only cover one of them. Number 24 is out of this world good.

I am hoping the Giants do come out and attack Revis. Odds are it will not end well for them.