Originally Posted by DDNYjets
Depends on your definition of "become nothing". Do you mean having no impact or playing poorly? I have seen games where Revis had no impact, games where we got shredded by TEs or RBs or by guys like Garcon. However, I don't think I have ever seen him play poorly.
And you are right about Watt against the Pats. I wouldn't say nothing, but he did have little impact on the game. But I have never seen a player dominate every single game. There is no such thing.
I have this discussion many times and I know my view is relatively unpopular with Jets fans b.c we have Revis. But I value pass rush over coverage. And when a player is an elite pass rusher as well as being a great run defender, that is what puts them over the top in my book. But I completely understand the argument that can be made for Revis. He is a special talent and IMO the greatest player in the history of our franchise not named Namath. Some people might put him over Namath.
I actually agree with u that a pass rush is very important. Living in pittsburgh all my life, I have seen some great pass rushers in my time. It might be that I watched revis play in high school..... I don't know. But what I do know is that kid can shut anyone down. You put the best lineman against the best pass rusher and I'd call it a draw. You put revis against the best WR and I'm taking revis every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
There is not clear cut answer. I guess that why there is discussion every week about everything. It's not a science. Probably why I love it.