Jets' Buster Skrine on taking more snaps: 'Bring it on'


Buster Skrine understands playing opposite Darrelle Revis will likely incite quarterbacks to target his side of the field more often.

"Bring it on," the New York Jets corner told during minicamp.

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Skrine took the majority of his snaps in the slot last year, but with Antonio Cromartie getting cut this offseason, Skrine is preparing to play a dual role in 2016.

Playing outside, opposite a star corner isn't something new for Skrine.

"I played in Cleveland with Joe (Haden)," Skrine said. "When I was there, he was a Pro Bowl corner. That's how I got paid, people throwing at me. So I've been there. It's not foreign territory. I've already been there. Ain't nothing to worry about. I've been that guy. I've been the second corner."

Skrine added that he isn't afraid to see a bevy of passes tossed his way.

"Never," he said. "Never. When I was in Cleveland, people would ask me the same thing."

It's natural for a slot corner to give up more yards, but Skrine struggled in coverage in his first season in New York. After gobbling up 18 passes defensed in each of the two previous seasons in Cleveland, Skrine had just seven in 2015. Perhaps spending more snaps outside, as he did opposite Haden, will lead to increased production and more consistent play.

"I mean, it's Darrelle Revis, the best to ever play," Skrine said. "But more opportunities for me."

Originally signed to be that second-fiddle before the Jets added Cromartie, Skrine will now get a chance to prove he was worth that $25 million contract.