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Pettine: Revis never ceases to amaze

Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine talks with cornerbacks

Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine talks with cornerbacks Darrelle Revis (24) and Antonio Cromartie (31) during practice. (Jan. 4, 2011) Credit: Joe Epstein

Mike Pettine has nearly seen it all from Darrelle Revis.

The Jets' All-Pro cornerback is by far the best at his position and might be making a strong case for the Defensive Player of the Year honors. Revis's team-leading four interceptions ties him for third in the league, and his 100-yard return against the Dolphins in the Jets' 24-6 win over Miami Oct. 17 was key in helping turn things around following yet another sluggish start by the Jets.

In short, Revis is a playmaker, and he came up with a nifty pick in practice today that had even Pettine chuckling at the absurdity of the things Revis does on the football field.   

"I’m used to it, but then again, it still never ceases to amaze," the defensive coordinator said this afternoon. "He made a play today on a post route in the end zone that everybody just started laughing. It was ridiculous how good it was."

Wait, it gets better.

"As he’s falling out of bounds," Pettine said, "he pitches it back in bounds to Brodney, which obviously is a big no-no."

Exactly why is that?

"Brodney is not on the list of guys you are allowed to pitch to," Pettine said, eliciting laughter. "[But] it was freakish. You think you couldn’t be surprised by the guy, and then he just goes and does something else."

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