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Revis looking to repeat himself

Posted by Albert Breer  September 17, 2010 09:12 AM

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But why I think Moss is in for another quiet game against Revis has as much to do with what the Patriots are as a team.

Here's the relevant question: Why would you go Revis? Why not attack Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson? What do you have to prove?

The Patriots have always been a game-plan type of team, and that approach is based on finding the other team's weakness and exploiting it. So it wouldn't make much sense to bang your head against the wall (unless, ahem, it's garbage time) and play right into the opponent's strength, would it?

Remember, Wes Welker had 15 catches for 192 yards against these guys last year, and will draw the rookie Wilson (who Jets DC Mike Pettine says will have lots of help). And I also believe that Julian Edelman will play a significant role, coming off that sprained foot, since the best way to attack an aggressive Jets defense (and maybe get them to back off) could be to get Edelman in space on screens and test the tackling of the Jets secondary.

Then, there's the fact that the Jets struggled with Baltimore tight end Todd Heap last week, and you could see Rob Gronkowski making hay, even if Brodney Pool comes back and makes a difference. Or how Kevin Faulk could hurt New York on draws.

All these guys -- Welker, Edelman, Gronkowski and Faulk -- won't have big games. The Jets defense is too good to let that happen. But running through the names shows you how it might be silly to engage in the Revis-Moss thing again if you're the Patriots.

That's why, anyway, I expect a pretty quiet week from No. 81. That, and that Revis really has had his number over the last 12 months.
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