Monday, September 10, 2012
Will Revis miss Week 2 vs. Steelers?
By James Walker
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan confirmed what many suspected on Monday: Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis suffered a concussion in the second half in their 48-28 win over the Buffalo Bills.
"He seems to be feeling good, but whatever those (baseline test) scores are, apparently that's low," Ryan said, according to ESPNNewYork.com. "I'll lean on the doctors and trainers. We'll see how he progresses during the week."
By the sheer injury alone, Revis' status is in doubt for next Sunday's big game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1). The Jets (1-0) looked great Sunday but would have a lot of trouble beating Pittsburgh without their best player.
Concussions and head injuries are very hot topics in the NFL. Even a mild one has the potential to sit a player for a game or two. This will be a huge story to watch, as New York prepares for a good opponent and good passing game.
At the very least, Revis most likely will miss practice time this week. The Jets must make contingency plans to call the defense without him. Much of New York’s scheme is based on Revis playing man-to-man against the opponent’s best receiver (Revis Island), while the rest of the defense worries about everything else.
Kyle Wilson would start against Pittsburgh Sunday if Revis cannot play. Wilson had one of three interceptions in Week 1 against Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.