Darrelle Revis a full go against the Jets on Sunday

Darrelle Revis will be a full go against his former team on Sunday

9/5/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

For many players, returning to face a former team is something that is highlighted on the schedule. There was question as to whether or not Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis would get to participate in that game, as the team did not want to push him too hard in his recovery from a torn ACL. Revis, however, put in his second consecutive full practice on Thursday and suffered no setbacks, which means he is essentially a lock to start for the Buccaneers when they take on Revis' old team - the New York Jets - this Sunday in New Jersey.

Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) works out prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsFor many players, returning to the stadium of the team that drafted you to face your old teammates can bring on a lot of nerves and emotions. In Revis' case, he'll probably be quick to forget about those nerves, or maybe even skip them altogether.

Always focused and ready to take on a challenge, Revis has long been regarded as the league's top cornerback, and with recent advances in knee surgery, Revis will most likely return to his dominant form. His first assignment since going down with an injury back in September of 2012 will be... I'm not really sure.

The Jets' No. 1 receiver is Santonio Holmes, but he is expected to play limited snaps, if any at all. Jeremy Kerley is probably the best receiver on the team, but he works primarily out of the slot, and Revis' strength is on the outside. Raw second-year pass catcher Stephen Hill is the next best option for the Jets, but Revis sticking on him would be like using Alcatraz as a toddler's playpen.

The Jets will have rookie Geno Smith behind center in Week 1. When we last saw Smith, he was heaving up interceptions to the New York Giants - he had three interceptions in his one half of play.

Revis will be defending subpar receivers who are fielding passes from a raw rookie quarterback who has struggled with turnovers. If Smith does decide to throw Revis' way, there's almost no chance any good comes out of it for Gang Green. Jets fans will probably experience quite the nostalgia when Revis contributes to the thwarting of the Jets' passing attack.
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