Revis focused on slowing fast Jackson, not racing him
Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis concedes he isn't as fast as Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. But that doesn't mean he can't beat him to the football Sunday.
"I'm not in here to discuss who's the fastest,'' Revis said. "I'm not running for the Olympics or anything like that, and he's not either. I'm here to compete and play."
Revis was responding to comments made by Jackson Tuesday about the premier matchup in Sunday's Bucs-Eagles game at Raymond James Stadium.
Revis is expected to draw the Eagles top receiver. "I'm 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.
On Wednesday, Revis responded to those comments.
"I've covered him before in the past, and it was a good battle then and we'll see what happens this time around," said Revis, who held Jackson to two catches for 28 yards in a 2011 game.
"It's a matchup every week, whoever I'm covering or the best receiver. And he is their best.''
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Jackson was complementary towards Revis.
"He says he has the utmost respect for Revis and knows it's going to be a great matchup,'' Kelly said. "I saw one thing caught headlines. I think it was in response to the question of who was faster.''