Count Brandon Marshall among those who thinks Darrelle Revis gets the Michael Jordan treatment.
Speaking on a conference call this afternoon, the Dolphins wide receiver said he's sure that was the case in the Jets’ 24-6 win on Oct. 17, when Revis picked off a pass at the goal line intended for Marshall and raced 100 yards for a touchdown.
“My technique could have been better, but at the same time, I think they gave him the Jordan Rule,” Marshall said. “You get a little close to Michael Jordan, they’re going to call a foul. It works that way in football. Some guys, they’re scared to throw the flag. He may be getting that rule.”
When asked if he thought a no-name cornerback would have been flagged for pass interference, Marshall didn't hesitate.
“Yup, nine times out of ten you will," he said. "I have a little following behind me, I am one of the faces of football, but it’s not as big as Darrelle’s, so when they have to pick, they pick Darrelle."
Marshall said he’s noticed teams are throwing at Revis more than previously.
“Darrelle is one of the best corners in the league right now,” Marshall said. “But he’s still human. I look at my matchup against Darrelle and it reminds me of a boxing match. It’s 12 rounds. It’s a fight. We’re both physical players. We’re both tough, smart players. It’s fun. I love competing versus the best.”
And he should be competing for the entire game. Remember before the October meeting, when Marshall said he might get kicked out to fire his team up? Well, he wound up playing all 60 minutes then and plans on doing the same thing come Sunday.
“Yeah I was thinking about getting kicked out again, but I am looking forward to next season and I don’t want to start the home opener, at home suspended," Marshall said. "So, I am going to play clean this week and try to be ready for next year.”