It’s not a lock that All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis will be back when the Jets travel to Miami on Sunday. After missing yesterday’s game against the Steelers, Revis’ status for Week 3 still remains uncertain after he suffered a concussion in the season opener. Rex Ryan isn’t taking Revis’ return for granted.
“I don’t think you can assume that,” Ryan said about the centerpiece of his defense playing this week. “To the NFL standards, he has to pass those tests. Right now, he looks to be doing well, so hopefully he will be playing.”
Revis missed only the third game of his career. He was cleared for physical activities last week, but he has still not been cleared for contact. He practiced on a limited basis last Friday.
Tim Tebow only played three offensive snaps in the Week 2 loss to the Steelers. The Jets didn’t dust off the Wildcat at all in the first half.
Tebow jump-started the offense on his first two plays with a 22-yard run – the longest gain on the ground for the Jets all day – and a handoff to Joe McKnight that went for 12 yards. However, Tebow was pulled for Mark Sanchez after Shonn Greene’s 6-yard loss put the Jets in 2nd and 16.
Ryan maintained that he has confidence in Tebow’s passing ability. But the lefty hasn’t attempted a pass in the first two games.
“He can pass,” Ryan said. “Right now, we think that Mark gives us the best chance for us to be successful in that particular situation against that particular opponent. Those are things that we’ll always look at it. But I believe can pass. We’ll make the decision on when a guy’s out there and when he’s not out there.”
Tebow never returned to the game.
“We did have some Wildcat plays going into that game,” Ryan said. “But as the game went on, we’re down by 10 points late in that game… I even thought about it. But it’s like, ‘We’re down. Let’s see if we can’t make some plays.’ We knew we were getting a lot of press coverage on the outside. We thought we could make some plays. Quite honestly, they just executed better than we did.”