This past Thursday, New York Jets cornerback Darelle Revis was burnt by Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquis Goodwin on an 84-yard touchdown in the first quarter, the Jets ended up winning the matchup 37-31.
One of the takeaways from the night, however, was the fact Revis was beaten once more in one-on-one coverage, similarly to when Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green managed to score a 54-yard touchdown and finish with 180 yards on 12 catches the previous week.
This has led many to question if this is the end of Revis Island and him being one of the top cornerbacks in the league. One person to question this fact was former Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith.
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He tweeted to the 31-year-old indirectly saying: "Damn #Revisisland turning into a tourist resort... #JustSaying" taking into account the big plays the receivers have managed to pull off whilst being covered by the cornerback.
Revis replied to the free agent basketball player saying: "@TheRealJRSmith still heading to Canton though. What about you???" challenging if Smith has done enough in his career in the NBA to go to the basketball Hall of Fame once he calls it a day.
The cornerback continued tweeting: "We both won ships. We both will go down in the history books. Just think its funny him saying that especially after we've crossed paths," to which Smith responded with: "Don't be sensitive...Be better...Respect that someone got you an let that feeling remind you to not let it happen again. #ProToPro @Revis24"
The legendary cornerback could be losing his edge, but to judge someone based on two games isn't enough to say he is no longer a shutdown corner. He will be going to the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day, unlike Smith who hasn't done enough in his career to warrant such an award.
Revis will be taking on Jeremy Maclin next weekend when the Jets play against the Kansas City Chiefs, while free agent Smith will still be at home waiting for a team to call and offer him a contract. I'd say Revis won this one despite what happened on Thursday night.
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