Friday, February 26, 2010
Revis calls Ochocinco favorite challenge
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco have engaged in some colorful debates, but it's clear there's a mutual respect between them.
Revis and Ochocinco appeared together on the "First Take" set at ESPN The Weekend in Orlando, Fla.
Ochocinco explained why he reneged on his guarantee to change his name back to Chad Johnson if Revis shut him down in the regular-season finale. Ochocinco didn't catch a pass.
"I am a man of my word, but as a man of my word I have the choice to change my mind," Ochocinco said. "I'm on Revis Island, but it's in Ocho's world."
Revis faced a series of star receivers in 2010: Randy Moss twice, Terrell Owens twice, Ochocinco twice, Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Marques Colston, Steve Smith, Roddy White, Mike Sims-Walker ... They averaged 2.9 receptions and 26.4 yards against him.
But Revis considers Ochocinco his greatest challenge to defend.
"Because he's a competitor, his attitude, the stuff during the week, the trash talk," Revis said. "I think it's fun. I have fun with it. But I know when we get on the field he's serious and I'm serious as well. It's two race cars drag racing. Who's going to win at the end? Who's going to cross the finish line?"
Ochocinco seems to keep losing his lug nuts at the starting line.