Jets Darrelle Revis Makes Key Play Wearing Microphone
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis did Versus and NFL Films a big favor when he made the key play in the New York Jets’ 27-24 victory over Dallas on Sunday night.
Revis wore a microphone for a weekly new show, “NFL Turning Point,” that will be aired each Thursday night on Versus, beginning this week. Then he produced the turning point for his team with a last-minute interception to set up Nick Folk’s 50-yard field goal.
The All-Pro cornerback said Wednesday it’s the first time he has worn a microphone during a game, and his conversations with outspoken Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant were captured throughout the night.
“Yeah, pretty cool. I’ll tell you, though, there was some crazy stuff on that mic, man,” Revis said. “It’s the heat of the battle. He said words to me, and I’m saying words back to Dez.”
Some of those words might need to be deleted from the Versus show.
“The Jets’ (public relations) staff said it would look into it before it got out there,” Revis said about agreeing to wear the microphone. “It’s X-rated. There was a lot of stuff going on, a lot of back and forth.
“That’s real life. Whatever was said on there, that’s what it was. It’s in the heat of the moment, the heat of battle. That’s what it was.”
At one point, both Revis and Bryant talk about their respect for each other. Then they go right back to competing — and trash-talking.
Never did Revis think about the fact he was wearing a microphone.
“Not until after the game and you’re like going through everything and thinking about what happened, and you’re like, ‘Oh, man, I shouldn’t have said this or that,’ ” he said with a laugh. “But by then, it’s too late.”
Revis had a typically strong game, shutting down Bryant for most of the night after the Cowboys receiver victimized New York’s other cornerback, Antonio Cromartie, on several early plays, including a touchdown catch.
With the game tied at 24, the Cowboys had a chance for a winning drive with 59 seconds left, but Romo’s short pass was picked off by Revis. He returned it 20 yards to the Dallas 34, then stood on the sideline gesturing at the crowd and shouting.
All of it audible.
“They said they were going to edit it, though — I hope,” Revis said.
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