New York, NY – Darrelle Revis is heading back to the field.
The all-star cornerback for the New York Jets was cleared for full contact practice today and is expected to play this Sunday.
NorthJersey.com reports that Revis suffered a concussion during the first week of the NFL season. He sat out during last week’s game against Pittsburgh but has been cleared to play next Sunday when the Jets take on the Miami Dolphins.
After his full contact practice today, Revis joked: “[Contact] felt good. I can bang my head against a wall if I want to… I’m playing Sunday.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan said:
“I think you feel good when you have the best player on the field; that can’t hurt you… They’ve got some great players over on Miami… but there’s only one Darrelle Revis. I know I feel great about it. It’s hard not to smile. You feel great as a play caller.”
The Jets lost their game last week against Pittsburgh, and this week they’ll be facing an AFC foe. The Dolphin, with rookie quarterback Ryan Tanehill, have opened the season with two wins. Revis said that he’s looking forward to this week’s game, calling it a “must win” for the Jets.
“This is a must-win for us… We need this win. The expectations are high for us to go down there and get a win Sunday.”
And the Jets have a good chance of winning with Revis on the field. According to ESPN, the Jets only allowed a 56 percent completion rate during Revis’ 3 1/2 quarters during opening week. Without Revis on the field, that number jumped to nearly 75 perecent.
Do you think Darrelle Revis will be the winning difference for the New York Jets on Sunday?