Darrelle Revis is so good, that opposing QB's didn't even DARE throw his way. The fact that he even had the opportunity to pick off six passes, was incredible. NOBODY CHALLENGED REVIS OUT OF FEAR! Revis shut down Randy Moss (twice), Terrell Owens (twice), Andre Johnson , Marquez Colston, Roddy White , Steve Smith (carolina), Antonio Bryant and Chad Ochocino. Did I miss anyone? Who did Charles Woodson shut down? Bernard Berrian and Devin Hester?
Job one of the corner back is to cover the receiver. NOBODY WAS BETTER THAN REVIS! The fact that Charles Woodson had 9 Interceptions with 3 returns for TD's was great, but New Orleans' Darren Sharper did the same thing. Charles Woodson had some sacks... wonderful. The Jets would NEVER rush the QB with Revis BECAUSE it would be an idiotic waste of talent, the way he blankets opponents. The manner in which Darrelle Revis SHUT DOWN ELITE opposing WR's was HISTORIC in nature! HISTORIC!
It's a shame that the Sports Media isn't smarter than this. Charles Woodson had a great year, but that doesn't make him the Defensive Player of the Year. It just shows that the majority of voters probably don't watch these guys play. Or maybe they don't know what to watch. What the Associated Press voters know are stats. As we should have learned from the steroid era in baseball, stats don't tell the whole story. Darrelle Revis was the thinking man's choice.
The Jets Defense, led by Revis, gave up an NFL low 187 points (removing special teams scores and offensive turnovers for tds). The Jets pass defense, of which Revis is the unquestioned STAR, gave up just 8 passing TD's all year ! Green Bay's secondary, led by Woodson, just gave up 5 passing TD's in one playoff game! Wow.
Granted the playoff games don't count, but shouldn't the impact Revis made on the NFL's number one Defense be considered?