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mesaSteeler
12-15-2010, 08:01 PM
Steelers notes: No visit to Revis Island
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/sports_details/article/1501/2010/december/14/steelers-notes-no-visit-to-revis-island.html
By: Mike Bires
Beaver County Times

Tuesday December 14, 2010 11:20 PM

PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin won’t say how he plans to attack Revis Island. But since the NFL is a copycat league, don’t be surprised if the Steelers shy away from the Jets’ star cornerback on Sunday.

Darrelle Revis, the former Aliquippa and Pitt star, is so exceptional at pass coverage that most teams don’t even throw in his direction.

“I assume he is that good because I don’t have a lot of video evidence (to suggest otherwise). Nobody is throwing the ball in his direction,” Tomlin said. “We are in the early portions of our game planning, so I can’t speak to what his presence is going to do to us at this juncture. We acknowledge that he is a top quality player and that he’s capable of being a big time factor in a football game.”

Typically, Revis matches up man-to-man on an opponent’s best receiver. So there’s a good chance Sunday that Revis will follow Mike Wallace wherever he goes.



NO KNOCKS

Unlike coach Rex Ryan did with the Jets this summer, Tomlin will never allow the Steelers to appear on “Hard Knocks” if he has anything to do with it. “I don’t watch it,” Tomlin said. “I don’t watch it all. I have no interest, whatsoever, in doing 'Hard Knocks'. Hopefully, Mr. Rooney feels the same way.” Like Tomlin, chairman emeritus Dan Rooney and his son Art Rooney II, the team president, have no interest in having the Steelers featured on “Hard Knocks,” a reality TV series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The series follows a team throughout training camp and provides an in-depth look it prepares for the upcoming season.
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MILLER GETS OK

TE Heath Miller will be back in the starting lineup when the Steelers host the Jets. Miller sat out this past Sunday due to a concussion. Miller was hurt in the Dec. 5 win in Baltimore. “Heath worked out (Tuesday) morning, He’s passed his post-concussion test and absolutely has no symptoms,” Tomlin said. “He’s full go for practice participation (today) and we anticipate having him back in the fold.” Overall, the Steelers are in decent shape from an injury standpoint. The only player on the 53-man roster who won't be available to play against the Jets is defensive end Aaron Smith, who's out indefinitely with a torn triceps injury.

mesaSteeler
12-15-2010, 08:03 PM
Wallace on Revis: Bring it on
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/sports_details/article/1501/2010/december/15/wallace-on-revis-bring-it-on.html
By: Mike Bires
Beaver County Times

Wednesday December 15, 2010 02:48 PM

PITTSBURGH _ Darrelle Revis, the Aliquippa native who plays for the New York Jets, is regarded as the best cornerback in the NFL. He’s so good at what he does that many opponents won’t throw the ball in his direction even when Revis goes up against a team's best wide receiver.

On Sunday, there’s a good chance Revis will be matched up one-on-one with Steelers wide out Mike Wallace. If that’s the case, Wallace said he welcomes the challenge.
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“I don’t care,” Wallace said. “I mean, I don’t care about nobody. He’s just another guy. He’s a real good player, but hey, I’m a real good player myself. I don’t care about nobody out there. I don’t fear nobody. I don’t back down from anybody.”

Read more about what Wallace and Hines Ward think about Revis in Thursday’s editions of The Times or on the web at www.timesonline.com

lionslicer
12-15-2010, 08:11 PM
Jet's cornerbacks are very good, but their linebacking core is very weak. Tightends and slot recievers will tear the defense appart. Sanders could have a good game, as well as Miller and whoevere else comes out of the backfield to catch a pass, whether it be Moore or Redman.

SoCalFan
12-15-2010, 08:21 PM
I think Wallace can and WILL beat Reavis on the deep route.Lets just hope Bens throws are on target this week!

steelax04
12-15-2010, 09:09 PM
I'm expecting one or two long balls to Wallace when he beats Revis one-on-one.

JiF
12-16-2010, 04:24 PM
Jet's cornerbacks are very good, but their linebacking core is very weak. Tightends and slot recievers will tear the defense appart. Sanders could have a good game, as well as Miller and whoevere else comes out of the backfield to catch a pass, whether it be Moore or Redman.

The LB'ing core is weak in comparison to the Steelers...just like every other team in the league. But the Jets are strong up the middle with Bart Scott and possibly the most underrate ILB in the league in David Harris. And Pace and Thomas arent terrible...but arent great either.

The reason why teams have success against the Jets in the middle of the field is because their safeties are awful.

MDSteel15
12-16-2010, 04:52 PM
The LB'ing core is weak in comparison to the Steelers...just like every other team in the league. But the Jets are strong up the middle with Bart Scott and possibly the most underrate ILB in the league in David Harris. And Pace and Thomas arent terrible...but arent great either.

The reason why teams have success against the Jets in the middle of the field is because their safeties are awful.

Believe me, we know who David Harris is... I wanted him so bad on draft day!!

Fire Arians
12-16-2010, 05:26 PM
let's see if revis can stop a wallace bomb from happening ;)

revis already got beat deep by has-been randy moss. im sure wallace could blow by him too. it's just a matter of ben hitting him in stride.

Rick5895
12-16-2010, 06:30 PM
Throw the ball to Heath on seam routes. They may be down to a 3rd string safety. Give Heath if he is good to go 15 balls!!

Rick5895
12-16-2010, 06:30 PM
That will drop the LB's and give Mendy more room.

MDSteel15
12-16-2010, 06:43 PM
:thumbsup:

SH-Rock
12-16-2010, 07:02 PM
The Jets defense look pitiful the last two weeks. Let's see if Bruce Arians can find his brain and exploit this.

ricardisimo
12-16-2010, 08:08 PM
Revis is good, but he's not the same player he was even just last year. Boldin, Marshall, Harvin, Moss... several teams' number one receivers have had really good days against him this year. It's not like it can't be done.

MasterOfPuppets
12-16-2010, 09:16 PM
The Jets defense look pitiful the last two weeks. Let's see if Bruce Arians can find his brain and exploit this.
:rofl: yeah riiiiiight .... the bengals had like 13 sacks in 12 games. 4 sacks against the steelers. way to adjust bruce...:thumbsup:

Fire Arians
12-16-2010, 09:38 PM
Revis is good, but he's not the same player he was even just last year. Boldin, Marshall, Harvin, Moss... several teams' number one receivers have had really good days against him this year. It's not like it can't be done.

he's good but he's not 12 million dollars good. what a waste of money, that's gonna screw his team in the upcoming years. i don't think even rod woodson or deion sanders are worth that kind of money, the best a CB can do is shut down ONE player. what happens when the other team runs 4-5 wide and spreads the ball around a la brady/brees/manning? your pass defense will be only as good as your #2, #3, #4 db, and if they aren't that good you're ****ed.

cloppbeast
12-16-2010, 10:24 PM
I think this is a good opportunity for Wallace. The Jets seem to take Revis for granted and don't give him much safety help. Considering nobody ever throws his way, this would be a good strategy.

But maybe, Tomlin/Arians will be bold enough to try it, I think he could blow by Revis.

ricardisimo
12-16-2010, 11:08 PM
The Jets have a great run D, and a very good corner in Revis. If I know Arians, this means they'll run a lot, except when they throw at Revis. :noidea:

JiF
12-17-2010, 11:19 AM
The Jets defense look pitiful the last two weeks. Let's see if Bruce Arians can find his brain and exploit this.

Huh? Against the Patriots...true. Against the Dolphags...not true. Henne completed 5 passes on the day. The D gave up 10 points, in the first quarter. The one TD, came from a turnover from Suckhez deep in the Jets territory.

The Dolphags had 131 total yards and 6 first downs on the day, 1 in the 2nd half.

Revis is good, but he's not the same player he was even just last year. Boldin, Marshall, Harvin, Moss... several teams' number one receivers have had really good days against him this year. It's not like it can't be done.

Revis wasnt on Boldin. Revis didnt play in the first meeting vs Marshall when he went nuts. In the 2nd meeting, he had 2 catches for 16 yards.

Harvin dogged him when he came back from the injury too early. Moss burned him once on the play he got injured. Cro guarded him the 2nd game meeting vs. Minn

Nobody has a good day on Revis when healthy.