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PSU_dropout43
01-31-2010, 01:36 PM
Revis: 'I thought I was going to be a Steeler'
by Scott Brown


FORT LAUDERDALE – After Darrelle Revis finished runner up to Charles Woodson for the Defensive Player of the Year award a couple of weeks ago I pondered what might have happened had the Jets not taken the former Pitt star one pick ahead of the Steelers in the 2007 draft.

I had a chance to ask Revis following the final Pro Bowl practice how close the shutdown cornerback came to going to his hometown team, and he had an interesting answer.
“They told me they were going to draft me in the 15th spot,” Revis said. “I thought I was going to be a Steeler.”

Revis said defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau told him of the Steelers’ intentions to use their first draft pick of the Mike Tomlin era on him if he were still in the board. The Jets jumped one spot of the Steelers with a draft-day trade, denying them the chance to take the kid they had rated as a can’t-miss prospect.

The Steelers didn’t miss on their evaluation of Revis, who further bolsters the argument that Aliquippa is a fertile breeding ground for the NFL.

Revis is already the best cornerback in the world, and he doesn’t celebrate his 25th birthday until July.He can affect a game as much as Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu does, but in a different way.

Imagine what kind of packages LeBeau would have put together with Polamalu and Revis in the same secondary. Imagine where the Steelers would have been this season with Revis considering their cornerbacks had trouble covering their own shadows.
Alas for the Steelers, the closest Revis will come to them is when he fulfills a promise to Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt and addresses the Panthers.
That will presumably happen during the offseason at the practice facility that Pitt shares with the Steelers.

“I told Wannstedt I’m going to come up there and talk to the guys and try to make them more studious in the film room,” Revis said.
Think anyone will tune him out?
Me neither.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
01-31-2010, 03:04 PM
Who did we wind up picking in that spot?

RuthlessBurgher
01-31-2010, 03:06 PM
Who did we wind up picking in that spot?

We had the #15 pick. Carolina had #14. Jets had #25. Jets traded up to #14 to take Revis one spot ahead of us. We took Timmons at #15. Panthers took Jon Beason at #25.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
01-31-2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks, Ruth. We did pretty well in the end, with Timmons, so can't complain too much we missd out on Revis.

pfelix73
01-31-2010, 11:21 PM
Not so sure if I follow in your positive footsteps. Revis is in his 1st pro bowl, we'll see how many Timmons gets. At least we landed Woodley in the 2nd.
:tt1

Dee Dub
02-01-2010, 02:14 AM
Not so sure if I follow in your positive footsteps. Revis is in his 1st pro bowl, we'll see how many Timmons gets. At least we landed Woodley in the 2nd.
:tt1

Yeah but Revis wasnt asked to change/play a position different from what he was drafted as.

Timmons has done pretty well inside for a player who is a natural outside LB.

phillyesq
02-01-2010, 08:36 AM
Who did we wind up picking in that spot?

We had the #15 pick. Carolina had #14. Jets had #25. Jets traded up to #14 to take Revis one spot ahead of us. We took Timmons at #15. Panthers took Jon Beason at #25.

Hmm.. two of those three guys were in the pro bowl last night, which is certainly a reasonable expectation for somebody selected #15 after their third year.

stlrz d
02-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Who did we wind up picking in that spot?

We had the #15 pick. Carolina had #14. Jets had #25. Jets traded up to #14 to take Revis one spot ahead of us. We took Timmons at #15. Panthers took Jon Beason at #25.

Hmm.. two of those three guys were in the pro bowl last night, which is certainly a reasonable expectation for somebody selected #15 after their third year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_NFL_Draft

Take a look @ 1-14. How many of those guys weren't in the Pro Bowl?

Do we even need to discuss how the Pro Bowl is not a measure of a players abilities these days anyway?

phillyesq
02-01-2010, 10:19 AM
Who did we wind up picking in that spot?

We had the #15 pick. Carolina had #14. Jets had #25. Jets traded up to #14 to take Revis one spot ahead of us. We took Timmons at #15. Panthers took Jon Beason at #25.

Hmm.. two of those three guys were in the pro bowl last night, which is certainly a reasonable expectation for somebody selected #15 after their third year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_NFL_Draft

Take a look @ 1-14. How many of those guys weren't in the Pro Bowl?

Do we even need to discuss how the Pro Bowl is not a measure of a players abilities these days anyway?

The Pro Bowl itself, absolutely, no measure of a player's ability. But there is no debate that Revis is the better player, and little debate that Beason is a better player.

drprwnap
02-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Thanks, Ruth. We did pretty well in the end, with Timmons, so can't complain too much we missd out on Revis.

Are you effen kidding me???? Did you WATCH our secondary this year????? :wft I'd take Revis over Timmons in a HEARTBEAT.

NJ-STEELER
02-01-2010, 02:36 PM
i'd like to imagine this team with a corner like revis. and how much better off they would be.


also has me thinking that mike jenkins in the 1st and ray rice in the 2nd/kevin smith in the 3rd would have better then justmendy in the 1st