Revis Island: Randy Moss Prepares for a Visit

Mets ParadiseCorrespondent ISeptember 15, 2010

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12: Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots enters the field before the NFL season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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It wasn’t too long after the Jets had made a successful playoff run that Darrelle Revis was rating the wide receivers in the AFC East. The Lock-down corner was asked about Lee Evans, Brandon Marshall, and seasoned veteran, Randy Moss.


Randy Moss read the articles and saw the headlines. The future Hall-of-Famer also heard Revis’ choice words to describe the way he now plays: Randy Moss was called a slouch.

“Words don’t really hurt me. I guess he’s entitled to say what he wants to say,” Moss, 33, said. “Then again, we’re coming to the Meadowlands on Sunday, man, so you got 60 minutes of this ‘slouch.’ I don’t really get into the trash talking, but if what he called me was a ‘slouch,’ then I guess the ‘slouch’ will be there to see you on Sunday.”

For someone supposedly unaffected by trash talking, Moss sure seemed offended by Revis’ word selection. His recollection of Revis’ comments shows just how affected he really is.

Widely regarded as one of the elite wide receivers in the game today, Moss has faced off against Darrelle Revis multiple times.  Revis, 24, played his first career game facing off against Moss. At the time, Moss was newly traded for by the Patriots organization and was playing in his first game as a member of the dynasty squad. Moss was able to strike a long touchdown in that game and the Patriots would go on to win every single game of that regular season.

But we all know how that ended.

Recently, Revis has gotten the best of Moss. While squaring off with Moss directly in one-on-one match ups, the phrase “Revis Island” was coined. During a Week Two game, the young stud at corner held Moss to a mere 24 yards on four receptions. Revis had an interception and the Jets came out on top in that one.

But the Jets would not beat the Pats in both meetings last year. New England was able to dominate the Jets in a late season match up to even the series at one game a piece. Moss would make five catches for 34 yards in that game, two of which would not come on Revis Island.

Revis responded by showing that he could handle the aging Pats wide out. Revis shut down the best threats in the receiving department in what was a once-in-a-lifetime season.

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