The local media has picked up on the penchant of New England quarterbacks for avoiding Revis' side of the field during this week's OTAs.
According to Karen Guregian of The Boston Globe, Brady didn't throw a single pass to a receiver covered by Revis in Wednesday's 11-on-11 situations -- or even 7-on-7 drills. That outcome didn't change when backup Ryan Mallett came on to relieve Brady.
We're not in the habit of shining too much attention on one practice in early June, but it's telling that offensive teammates are already acknowledging they can't get open against him.
Brandon LaFell on Revis: "Man, Revis isâ¦ he's a guy who has seen it all. None of your tricks are going to work on him."â Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) June 5, 2014
No NFL player is more competitive, more intense or more prepared than Revis. He takes it as an insult if his practice opponent is not properly preparing him for each game.
It's easy to forget just how dominant Revis was before tearing his ACL in 2012. It can be argued that no cornerback ever played the position at a higher level than Revis did from 2009 through 2011.
The early indications out of New England suggest he might be close to recapturing that pre-injury form.