Cornerback Darrelle Revis is expect to make his Kansas City Chiefs debut against his old team, the New York Jets, this Sunday.
But how much should we expect him to play? We discussed on this week’s Arrowhead Pride Podcast.
Shawn Barber: “If I see him out there more than 20 snaps, I think that is a reach. I think you just have to have him in there on certain third-down situations. You want him to use his instincts, his veteran savvy on the field to diagnose some of the pass sets, and the Jets, they’ve been having to pass the ball a lot. They’ve been down, they’ve been having to pass the ball a lot. If you get a guy like Darrelle Revis out there for about 20 snaps, you have to expect him to have his hands on the ball or be close to an interception a few times during those snaps.”
Joel Thorman: “I agree with that. He said last year he was overweight by about 20 pounds or so than where he is now, so you haven’t played all year, you’re just getting back into shape, I’d be surprised if he played more than 50 percent of the snaps.”
Pete Sweeney: “And that should be OK against the Jets because against the Bills, Terrance Mitchell and Steve Nelson certainly looked better. They sort of downgrade to the right roles with Revis there. We haven’t seen [Revis] yet, but you assume this is the piece the Chiefs have been missing—a true, real starting right cornerback—so they sort of downgrade into reserves, and those two guys are great reserve and nickel players.”
We discuss more Revis, the Mahomes debate and all the keys to this week’s game against the Jets on the podcast below: