Originally Posted by JetsfanfromtheBURGH
But revis is a better CB than all those guys are at their respective positions. He shuts 1 half of the field down.
I don't really want to argue this. If you feel Revis is the #1 defensive player in the NFL you are justified. I am just discussing my perspective, I am not trying to prove anybody wrong.
I have watched Revis since he was drafted and have watched our team's performance with and without him. QBs have lit us up with and without him. Our defense have played good against the pass with and without him.
IMO he simply has never taken over a game for us like one of those players I listed have and can. I have seen Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, etc all ignore him and cut us to ribbons elsewhere. He eliminates a player, not a portion of the field. There is a difference. Those other players can ruin a game for the opponent at the point of attack. The further away you move from the ball the less of an impact you can have on every single play. Revis does impact every play in how he can eliminate a player but I don't think he can ruin a gameplan.