Posted October 08, 2013

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson on Darrelle Revis: ‘I don’t think he can run with me’

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DeSean Jackson could find new representation with Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson says no cornerback in the NFL can cover him. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is already providing bulletin board material to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis saying that he doesn’t think anyone in the league can cover him and that includes Revis.

The Eagles (2-3) and Buccaneers (0-4) face off in Tampa this Sunday.

“I’m definitely sure his coaches are confident in him, but I don’t think he can run with me, I don’t think he’s as fast as me,” Jackson said via PhillyMag.com. “So it will be a challenge, man. He’s a great player, nothing to take away from him. I’m just focused on what we have to do here, which is win a football game.”

“We’re not going to make it into a one-on-one battle, we’re not going to (make it) me versus Revis,” Jackson added. “It’s the Eagles versus Tampa Bay, and at the end of the game, as long as we’re winning, that’s all that matters to me.”

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Jackson has 28 receptions this season and is fourth in the the NFL with 525 receiving yards. He has also scored three touchdowns.


17 comments
Yellowbellly
Yellowbellly

Wow, bold statement.  News flash...he can't run w/Jackson.

GOSFIELD
GOSFIELD

Great promotion stuff! This is the kind of stuff that sells tickets. . . and that's the name of the game in the final analysis.

keithhenig
keithhenig

Dear Mr. Jackson,

Mr. Revis will be on you all day. You will be lucky to have 3 catches. Good luck

therednorth1
therednorth1

I don't think even Revis is capable of running his mouth like DeSean can, if that's what he means.

101philosopha101
101philosopha101

Revis Island is gonna sink when DeSean comes to town.  Regis is yesterday's news. 

reader4si
reader4si

Don't need to run with him, just knock him off hard every time he touch the ball, his body can not sustain many hits. Broken parts on the side line will be useless to his team.

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

Oh and btw, Jackson seems to have forgotten that a gimpy Flowers (he was limited with a knee injury) already mostly shut him down in Week 3, and again vs DRC/Chris Harris in Week 4.

sugaslim
sugaslim

hes a great player who can talk the talk lets see who wins on sunday. if he loses hell b eating a big ol plate of humble pie served up by revis......

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

Revis can't run with most of the better receivers in the NFL. That is why he holds onto them. What an utter waste of $16 million he has been for Tampa. You can bet the house that this will be his only season with the Bucs.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

Can't stand thiis motor mouth. Hope someone drills him just right during a game this season.

DavidP2
DavidP2

@JesusBuiltMyHotRod Yeah, one game (out of how many?) says Stevie Johnson owns Revis Island.  Oh, and Buffalo lost that game...

leehwgoc
leehwgoc

@grimrapper27 

I don't mind his confidence, but he just pointlessly gave one of the best corners in the league bulletin board material.

Silent confidence is better than mouthy confidence every time.  Jackson is a fool to give Revis extra motivation.

funtasticus
funtasticus

@grimrapper27 I'm a Jets fan and Revis was a monster in NY -- Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, TO, etc...he can shut down players, but against Stevie Johnson - pure speed guy he did struggle.  Tampa isn't using him on an island like he was used by Rex and he was beat for a TD two weeks ago on a simple in move.  Bucs could use Sheldon Richardson or Geno Smith right now...could have had either if they didn't trade for Revis,