All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis still is testing his hamstring to see if he can go at top speed Sunday in Denver, but he admits there's no question he was speeding on his way to work Thursday morning when he was ticketed in Livingston, N.J. for speeding and careless driving. Revis said he was clocked at 80 miles per hour [81 on ticket] in a 40 miles per zone while rushing because he was late for a team meeting.
Asked if he plans to fight the ticket, Revis said, "No. I mean, I was speeding. I didn't see the speedometer, but a cop wouldn't pull you over just to pull you over. You have to be doing something. He pulled me over because I guess I was speeding…I was late for work, and the cops pulled me over. I got the ticket, and we're going to deal with that situation further down the road."
Revis met with Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan to discuss the incident. They simply advised him to be more careful as a high-profile Jet. "I'm not a speedster," Revis said. "I don't do that. I was a little late for work, and I was just trying to get here. You face the consequences when you speed."
The officer who pulled him over did recognize Revis, but the cornerback said, "I'm a citizen, so, I've got to follow the rules same as everybody else."
Revis is under even more scrutiny on the football field this week as he tries to recover from a hamstring injury that was sore and swollen after he played for the first time in three weeks Monday night. He was the only Jet listed on the official Friday injury report as questionable. Everyone else, including linebacker Calvin Pace (foot), was listed as probable. Revis and Pace were said to be limited in practice while everyone else practiced fully.
But Revis said he basically has done everything the past two days in practice. "I practiced the same as yesterday, the full practice in both practices," Revis said. "It's been going well for me, good progress. It's still a little sore, but I'm feeling great. No tweaks, no pulls. It's still up to coach to decide if I'm going to play on Sunday."
Earlier in the week, Revis said it might be a good idea if he sat out with a bye week coming up after the Denver game to give him a chance to be healthy for the long term. The circumstances aren't especially favorable either in that it's a short week after the Monday night game and the Jets have to make a long cross-country flight that could cause swelling.
Asked if he still feels sitting out is more prudent, Revis hemmed and hawed a bit, saying, "Umm, ummm, uhhh, I mean, how I feel right now, like I told you guys before, a hamstring is tricky. I could feel good. I could feel 100 percent one day, and the next morning when I wake up, I could feel a little bit of tightness.
"One thing I can say about this whole week is that it has been progressing every day and getting better and I haven't felt any tightness through this whole week. It's a question that's up in the air right now. I just try to do my best to prepare myself to play this week. If Rex gives me the go-ahead, I'll play."