Is Darrelle Revis the best cornerback ever? If he plays at the level he played last season for five more years, will his name forever be ingrained in the books as a legend? Will he go down in football mythology as the most dominant cornerback to ever play the game?
Well, what better way to find out than to compare him to the likes of Deion Sanders, Mel Blount, Rod Woodson, and Dick Lane?
Lets's take a look at Revis' opponents last season first: I'll give you a few seconds to let that sink in. That isn't just an impressive season, that is probaby the best season that any cornerback has ever had.
Maybe even the most dominant performance by a football player ever. Remember 4,806 yard, 50 TD season in 2007? I'm sure you do. Well what Revis did this past year is the defensive equivilant of that.
There have been cornerbacks who have had seasons that can rival that, but none that will simply follow the best receiver on the other team around all game, frustrating him more than he has ever been frustrated before.
Even Nnamdi Asomugha just covers one side of the field. Darrelle Revis covers one player. The best player. The Andre Johnson's of the league. I couldn't find a game-by-game breakdown of Deion Sanders' opponents' stats past the ninth game of the 1994 season. Sanders won the defensive player of the year award during that season and it has often been regarded as one of the best seasons ever... (read the rest on Jets Jive by clicking the link below)