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Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

Posted on: December 21, 2011 6:57 pm
 
There's plenty of trash talk leading up to Saturday's game between the two NY-area teams. (US PRESSWIRE/Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Prior to the Jaguars-Jets Week 2 matchup, then-Jacksonville wide receiver Jason Hill insinuated that Darrelle Revis was overhyped. (Revis' response: "I don’t even know who that dude is." Hill was inactive for the game and the Jags released him on November 30.)

Presumably, Revis knows Victor Cruz. The Jets and the Giants meet Sunday and Cruz, ignoring the advice of his head coach, had some pointed thoughts on the man generally considered the NFL's best cornerback.

"Teams aren’t really scared (of him) anymore. He’s had to earn his money this year," Cruz said according to the CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Lisa Zimmerman. "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."

For good measure, Cruz's teammate Hakeem Nicks said Revis was "decent" before later calling him "great."

When apprised of Cruz's comments, Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said simply "It's just Jets-Giants week. If that's where they want to go with the football, they're welcome to."

Not to be outdone, Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, coming off one of the worst games of his career, spoke frankly about the Giants' secondary and cornerback Corey Webster in particular.

"I can't wait to see him Saturday," Holmes said via the New York Post. "I hope he's ready to bring his 'A' game." When asked if he agreed with the assessment that Webster is having a good season, Holmes replied: "I could care less. … They depend on their front four to get in and get pressure on the quarterback. A smart-enough defender knows he has a few seconds in his play clock that the ball should be released and, if not, he's depending on his guys to take care of business. I think those guys just fall victim to that a lot of times."

Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was asked about Holmes' observations but wasn't willing to partake in the gum-flapping, instead offering an “I don’t think so." (So we know at least one person heard Coughlin's "Talk is cheap" remarks.)

Thankfully, Antrel Rolle has refrained from laying down odds on this game.

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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:51 pm
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Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

seriously?


brian8ball
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Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

No one should bag on Revis. He's the best defensive holder in the league hands down.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

The Jets got beat 45-19 last week yet alska says" Giants shouldn't talk after last week" lol to funny. This game means nothing as Americas Team the Dallas Cowboys win the East



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

You Jets fans are too funy! Win a SUPER BOWL
then we wil talk or try not to choke again in the afc championship game. JETS WILL NEVER BIG "BIG BROTHER"!



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

CRUZ!  Shut up man!  I barely made the championship game because of you, but I am still counting on a big game from you to win it all!  All you are doing is pissing the Jets off so they cover you the whole game.  Thats all I need is Manningham to catch the balls you are supposed too....or Nicks to drop them
I have Cruz too but this is a good thing.... Revis will likely be on Manningham anyways, so hopefully this will piss him off and he will shut him down forcing Cruz to get more looks... Ideally (since I am playing against Eli) Revis will even pick a few off in coverage of Manningham (but not too many times because my Chargers need the Jets to lose)..



Since: May 15, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

That the fact either one of these teams is talking any kind of trash talk is funny as hell. It is the Mediocre Bowl 2011 New York style. After the performance against the Skins, not a single Giant player should be talking, they should be practicing.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Cruz on Revis: Teams aren't scared of him anymore

Both the Jets & Giants aren't very good ...this will be a boring game. Who really cares what either team is saying?



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