Florham Park, N.J. – The whole world knows what happened between Darrelle Revis and Brandon Marshall Friday during training camp. The outside view was that it was a big scuffle. Revis sees it as “just football.” Head coach Todd Bowles thought it was just apart of camp and that it was “no big deal.” Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick thought it was a high energy, competitive practice and that “things can be overblown a little bit.”
Entering today’s training camp practice, everyone thought there was going to be an encore of yesterday. When it was time for 11-on-11’s, fans began to get on the edge of their seats waiting for something to happen. On the eight plays that Revis was out on the field, seven on them were pass plays. Of the number of plays Marshall and Revis lined up against each other: one, and it was the run play. After that both players were in and out, with the coaching staff trying to ease Revis in little by little.
When asked about if it was by chance that Marshall and Revis didn’t line up against each other, he responded with it being “just practice.”
“When two good players are going against each other, there’s going to be a little bit of tension,” said Leonard Williams on the incident. “All they are doing is pushing each other and it sparked a fire in the rest of practice.” Williams went on to say that players started going faster, started getting more physical because of the incident.
“I might get into a scrap with another receiver tomorrow,” Revis said about the situation. “It’s competition, its what we do at training camp.” The main theme Revis kept reiterating was that it was strictly football and competition, nothing more than that.
“Right now I got to whip myself into shape, I haven’t played [football] since the Buffalo game,” Revis said on getting back into the physical shape he was in a year ago. “I’m trying to get my reps up as much as I can.”
Revis had wrist surgery back in March which kept him out all throughout OTAs, minicamp, and the early part of training camp. Bowles and the rest of staff has been giving him more reps as training camp goes on. There is no indication whether he will play or not in the first preseason game this upcoming Thursday as New York takes on Jacksonville.