Mobile, AL – New Jets defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson thinks cornerback Darrelle Revis can make a successful move to safety.
“Darrelle is a guy that has a lot of football intelligence,” Wilson told NJ.com and Newsday. “I wouldn’t think it wouldn’t be a problem for him to pick it up. I understand the nuances of it and the difficulties of playing it. Once you figure it out, and figure out your way around it, it’s football.”
And part of football is tackling, which Revis wasn’t very good at that last year.
Safety requires a lot of tackling, a lot of high-speed collisions.
If Revis was avoiding tackles at cornerback, does that make him a good safety candidate?
Usually cornerbacks who move to safety are unflinching tacklers.
As for Wilson saying Revis could make a transition to safety, what do you expect him to say? He just got hired. Do you think he’s going to say, “No, I think Revis is finished – he can’t run anymore and has an aversion to contact -I think he should retire?”
Of course not.
So whenever you read quotes like this, take them with a grain of salt.
They are rhetorical.
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