On Tuesday, ESPN.com reported that DeSean Jackson had some choice words for Darrelle Revis. Jackson took the opportunity to let the media know that Darrelle Revis can’t run with him. This is very important because Revis’ Buccaneers are taking on Jackson’s Eagles in a NFL clash on Sunday.
In football, speed kills, but it only works if players are able to utilize their skill set. By no means is Darrelle Revis slow, but it’s doubtful that he is even 100 percent after recovering from his ACL injury.
DeSean Jackson believes that Revis will be shadowing him for the whole game. When Darrelle Revis was a member of the Jets in 2011, he covered DeSean Jackson for the majority of that game. ESPN.com tells one story of when Revis playfully confronted Jackson during the game and stated, ‘you’re too fast, slow down.”
If it wasn’t a big match up before, this one on one duel should be one of the best and most anticipated position battles of the week.
ESPN.com also notes that Jackson’s confidence in his speed doesn’t come off as disrespect towards Revis’ ability. Still, it will have the Buccaneers’ corner on alert all day long.
DeSean Jackson is fitting nicely with the new Eagles offense. He has 28 catches for 525 yards and three touchdowns.