After a 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the New York Jets fell to a lowly 3-7 record, pretty much out of playoff contention.  “Revis Island” is no more.  Not the rest of the team is doing much better, but their once shining star of a cornerback is a mere shell of his former self.  Darrelle Revis put it simply, that father time was getting the best of him.

 “Because I’m old,” 31-year-old Revis told the New York Daily News.  He said it quietly and matter-of-factly and with a little laugh in front of his locker.

“You have bumps in the road,” he said. “Are you going to see a one catch for one yard game? Probably not. I was 23, 24 years old then,” he said, referring to holding Reggie Wayne of the Colts to one catch for one yard in the Jets 2010 wild-card victory. “That’s just not where it’s at. Can I execute better and do things better? That’s going to come. That’s definitely going to come down the road.”

Although he admits that age is an issue, Revis obviously does not sound like a man that’s ready to shut it all down.  He certainly didn’t have that mindset fresh off a victory in Super Bowl XLIX as a member of the New England Patriots, he signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Jets before the 2015 season.  He had $16 million guaranteed last year, $17 million guaranteed this year and next year $6 million of his $13 million is guaranteed.

“I think people look at the price tag and not the whole body of work on what I’ve done in this game,” Revis said. “It will be forever remembered. I’m not being cocky about it. The numbers are there. They show. I shut down some of the best of the best playing man-to-man coverage.”

“I have to adjust my game in a lot of ways,” he said. “I’m not going to get down on myself. I’m a very confident person. I’m going to keep on working like I usually do. It comes from where I grew up. We’re tough. We put the hard hat on and go back to work and find out what the problems is and try to solve it.”

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