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Jets Darrelle Revis preparing for Jaguars speedy Allen Robinson

How does Darrelle Revis plan on covering Allen Robinson?

FLORHAM PARK: Big ones, tall ones, fast ones, strong ones. You name it, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has likely covered that type of receiver during his near decade in the NFL. 

From the Lions Calvin Johnson to the Steelers Antonio Brown; from old-timers like Randy Moss to Chad Johnson. All have ventured over to 'Revis Island,' few have ever escaped. 

Last Sunday, Revis went toe-to-toe with the "awesome" Amari Cooper, limiting him to his near lowest yardage and catch totals of the season. This week, it's the Jaguars Allen Robinson. So, what does Revis expect to see?

"He's a deep-threat guy," Revis said Wednesday. "He's in the top-ten in 17 yards per catch, you can tell Jacksonville throws the ball down the field a lot. I'm looking forward to it."

This year, Robinson has had a breakout season of sorts and is quickly becoming one of the favorite targets of second-year quarterback Blake Bortles. In seven games, Robinson has caught 34 passes for 586 yards and six scores. In his last three games, Robinson has caught four touchdowns. 

Not bad for last year's second-round pick. 

Revis, who will likely be tasked with shadowing Robinson across the field, is having quite the season himself in his return tour with the Jets. He's already intercepted three passes this year, his most in any one season since 2011; he's also set a career-high with three fumble recoveries. Touchdowns? Revis has allowed just one.

So, how exactly does Revis go from covering a physical player like Cooper, to a speedy deep-threat like Robinson? What's he looking to do?

"Keep my eyes on him," Revis said. "Cover him down the field. That's it."

The sounds, uh, easy?

"It is," Revis said with a smile. 

 

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Connor Hughes is the New York Jets beat writer for The Journal Inquirer and Scout.com. He can be reached on Twitter (@Connor_J_Hughes), or via email (connor_j_hughes@yahoo.com)


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