EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even in victory, Darrelle Revis was feeling disappointed.
Jacksonville receiver Jason Hill, who wondered if the Jets’ All-Pro cornerback and his team’s defense have been “overhyped,” never made it on to the field Sunday. Hill mentioned last week that the Jets benefited from being in the nation’s largest media market.
“I think the whole New York is overhyped,” Hill told the Florida Times-Union. “Him personally, he’s a good player, Pro Bowl player. I’m trying to make it to the Pro Bowl, too. This’ll be a good game to put some notches on our belts, too.”
The Jets got all the notches with a 32-3 romp past the Jaguars. Hill sat out with an ailing hip.
Revis said Friday he wasn’t even sure who Hill is. Now in his fifth pro season, Hill has 55 career catches. Revis is a two-time All-Pro.
“I was in tears he didn’t play,” Revis said. “Being in these experiences in the past, if you trash talk, at least show up and play.”
Not that Revis thought Hill would have made any difference.
“Our thing is not focusing on Jason Hill,” Revis said. “He’s not even one of their go-to guys on offense.”
Hill was a third-round pick of San Francisco in 2007, the same year Revis was selected by New York 14th overall. He’s made little impact in the NFL thus far.