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New England Patriots Defense Already Improved due to Buying Into Revis Island

Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia Two games into the 2014 NFL season and there are numerous questions about the New England Patriots on offense and defense: Is Tom Brady still able to be an elite quarterback? Will a receiver emerge other than Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski? Can the Patriots’ front seven stop a power running team? and can the Patriots mount a consistent...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Revis Island returns in Week 2: Looking into the advanced stats

The Patriots did not use Darrelle Revis for what he is famous for in the team's first game against Miami.Customarily, Revis has lined up against a team's best receiver and taken him out of the game. Thats where the term "Revis Island" came from.Against the Dolphins, Revis just played on the left side. Sometimes he'd cover Mike Wallace, but he was not exclusively...
Via Patriots Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis Intercepts First Pass With Patriots, Living Up To Hype

MINNEAPOLIS — Darrelle Revis isn’t an overly flashy cornerback, despite being the best in the NFL. He doesn’t declare that he’s the greatest after big wins like Richard Sherman, and he doesn’t try his hand on offense like Patrick Peterson. He’s not biggest or fastest cornerback, and his biggest strength — technique — can be hard to quantify. The three-time All-Pro...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darrelle Revis Makes First Interception With the New England Patriots

There are certain things that are going to happen, The sun is going to rise. Nightfall will eventually come. Gas prices are going to rise, and the fat kid will eat the cupcake (true story; I just finished it). Oh--and someone will be foolish enough to test Revis Island and defensive back Darrelle Revis will make his first interception as a member of the New England Patriots.It was...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Darrelle Revis picks off first pass in a Patriots uniform

With the New England Patriots leading the Minnesota Vikings early in the second quarter, cornerback Darrelle Revis recorded his first interception of the 2014 NFL season on a pass by Matt Cassel down the right side of the field. Revis made the interception look easy, playing the football like a receiver and reminding quarterbacks everywhere of why should never even bother throwing...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How did Darrelle Revis do in his Patriots debut? Looking into the advanced stats

Much has been made about new Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis.With good reason, Revis has spent most of his career with the crown of "best cornerback in the NFL". Even in a supposed down year last season, Revis was ProFootballFocus' top rated corner in the league. So, how did he do for the Patriots?According to PFF, Revis had an overall rating of 1.6 which is good...
Via Patriots Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How many interceptions will Darrelle Revis have? Over/Under: 4

The start of the regular season is almost upon us. I don't know about you but I can hardly wait! The writers here at Patriots Life have been playing the Over/Under game. This time, we are looking at how many interceptions that our superstar defensive back, Darrelle Revis (commonly known as Revis Island), will have this season.Over/Under: 4 interceptionsPrediction: 3 interceptions...
Via Patriots Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 20 Questions

The New England Patriots capped off a season that would have been remarkably successful for pretty much every other team in the NFL, despite a bevy of injuries to their most important players, and got even better with the acquisition of superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis and adding key players like Dominique Easley, Bryan Stork, and Jimmy Garoppolo in the draft. You’d think that...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Revis' funny answer to MetLife Stadium memories question

Former Jets star Darrelle Revis was back in a familiar place to face the Giants in a preseason game Thursday night. Only this time in a Patriots uniform.When the All-Pro cornerback walked into MetLife Stadium — the place where Revis spent his first six NFL seasons with the Jets developing into a superstar — he drew a blank when asked if there was a single memory that stood out...
Via The Other Paper
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Revis makes 'Space Jam' reference about playing the Jets

Darrelle Revis would play a collection of aliens with the ability to steal All-Pro talent if that team was on the New England Patriots’ schedule this year. The Patriots cornerback referenced “Space Jam” when asked about playing against his former team, the New York Jets, in 2014. Revis returned to MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets, on Thursday night, but didn’t play in the...
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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