FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Darrelle Revis has gone toe-to-toe with some of the greatest receivers in the game -- Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne and even retirees Randy Moss and Terrell Owens.
But it wasn't until last season that the shutdown corner was truly blown away by an NFL pass-catcher.
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"It was pretty awesome. Probably, by far, the best catch I've probably ever seen," Revis said Wednesday of Odell Beckham Jr.'s famous "Catch" against the Cowboys as a rookie in 2014. "I don't know. It was weird how he caught it. But at the same time, for him to have that type of focus during that time, during that play and be able to snag the ball like, it was a pretty cool play."
Revis, 30, was quick to point out that he's never studied tape of the Giants' young superstar nor has he faced Beckham head-to-head. But it's clear he's a fan of the 22-year-old.
"You've got to tip your hat off to him [for] whatever he's done last year," said Revis, who didn't face the Giants during his time with the Patriots last season.
So how would he go about stopping Beckham?
"I've never covered him, I've never watched film of him. So we'll see come Saturday when we play against him," Revis said. "We'll see how it goes. I'm not really looking [at that]. It's a preseason game, it's for our team to get better. And that's all I'm really focused on."
That may be true, but the four-time All-Pro acknowledged Saturday night's game is more than just another preseason matchup for him and the Jets. "It's kind of a crosstown rival and it's more to this game, I think, for both organizations; trying to see who's the best in the city," Revis admitted. " . . . I've played in this game, previously, a number of years. I just know it's more magnified like a regular-season game because of the organizations and the competitiveness both organizations have."
Earlier in the day, Beckham told Giants reporters that he's looking forward to visiting Revis Island. But while Revis is known to lock up receivers all by himself, he acknowledged Beckham is sure to face double-teams in Year 2.
"He just has to step up to the challenge," Revis said. "And I'm sure teams are going to focus in on him a little bit more. He's one of the best receivers in the league so, definitely he'll be a target for coaches to game plan and slide the coverage . . . The guy did awesome last year, so this comes with it . . . And it's something he has to work at."