NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If seeing Darrelle Revis on defense for the New England Patriots makes Rex Ryan sick to his stomach, imagine how the New York Jets head coach will feel if his former star player scores a touchdown on Thursday night.
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On a pass from nemesis Tom Brady.
Get the barf bag ready.
According to the Boston Herald, Revis “was itching to catch a touchdown pass from Brady against the Jets” after signing with New England this offseason. He’ll have his first shot on Thursday Night Football — but only if head coach Bill Belichick agrees to draw it up.
“We’ll see,” Revis said when approached about the possibility, according to the Herald.
The sure-handed cornerback said he’s “very confident in catching balls” and acknowledged Belichick “has a history of doing things like that,” notably turning linebacker Mike Vrabel into a goal-line target.
“But if there was an opportunity, if Bill came to me and said we need help, I’m willing to do whatever coach says,” Revis said. “And that’s any position. That’s just what it is. We get asked to do some crazy things sometimes. Whatever coach needs me to play, I’ll be up for the challenge.”READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Franklyn Charles, 18, Charged In Crash That Killed Jennifer Figueroa, 30, In Wyandanch
It would be an incredible indignity for the 1-5 Jets, who desperately need to escape New England with a win — and the momentum that would come with it.
Ryan declined to answer earlier this week when asked if he wanted Revis to return to New York after the All-Pro corner was cut by Tampa Bay.
“Oh, man, I’m not going to go there,” he said. “Let’s focus on the team right now in front of us, and recognize the guy is an excellent player and plays on someone else’s team. That’s the way it is.”
With their secondary in shambles, the Jets could have used him.
And let’s be honest: as cornerback Antonio Cromartie once said (about himself), Revis might have ended up being Ryan’s second-best option at receiver, too.
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