New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was once considered one of the best defensive backs in the league, and some would say he still is.
However, this season has been one to remember for the 31-year-old, as there have been several occasions this year when he hasn't been able to be the shutdown corner he was in the past.
Revis openly admitted in a recent interview with Newsday that he hasn't been able to play like he has done in the past as his body isn't holding up as well as it used to.
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He said: “My body’s breaking down. I can still play, it’s just, I’m breaking down. I’m 31. How many corners are 31 right now in the league? The league’s getting younger. I know [Vikings cornerback Terence] Newman’s still playing [at 38], which is impressive. But I don’t know how he’s doing it.
"When you play Cover Zero on some of the best receivers in the world, it takes a toll on your body. And your coaches have confidence to say we trust that you're going to shut down this guy that had 200 yards receiving and the week before he had (more). We trust you with that job. So it's hard. It's a lot."
Revis isn't the same player he was in his prime, that happens to every with age. However, he isn't going to be retiring anytime soon either.
'Revis Island' looks like it is a thing of the past nowadays after many disappointing performances so far this season, but the cornerback still shows flashes of greatness every now and then.
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