FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Darrelle Revis turned surly in an instant, refusing to delve further into the details of his troublesome hamstring.
"Can we talk about football, please?" the Jets cornerback asked. "I'm playing Sunday. I'm fine."
Revis, who missed two games early in the season with a left hamstring injury, was limited in practice Thursday because of "a little soreness" in his right hamstring. But the cornerback, who's grown increasingly testy when discussing his injuries, offered few details about his latest setback.
Revis said he probably suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to Miami, though he didn't specify a particular play or moment in the game. Asked when Revis injured himself, Rex Ryan told reporters: "To be honest with you, this is news to me.
"We did hold him out a little bit today," the coach added. "His hamstring is just a little tight. It's not like he pulled it or anything. You'd rather be a little more cautious there."
But he did say he expects Revis to play against Pittsburgh.
Sunday's game will be a homecoming for Revis, who grew up in Aliquippa, Pa., and played three years at Pitt. Though he wasn't a Steelers fan growing up, he and every other high school player knew all about their defense, led by the "Steel Curtain."
Earlier this week, Steelers receiver Mike Wallace said he isn't "afraid" of the Jets' All-Pro cornerback. "He is just another guy," the second-year, deep-threat receiver said. "He is a real good player, but hey, I'm a real good player myself. I don't care about nobody out there. I am not afraid of nobody and don't back from nobody."
Revis didn't take the bait.
"What, you want me to call him a slouch or something?" he asked. "He's a good player, he's a good receiver."
Revis complimented Wallace by calling him "a burner out there" and said he wasn't bothered by the comments.
"That don't mean he's not saying I'm not good," Revis explained. "He's got a right to sit there and say he's not scared of me because that's his manhood. You shouldn't be scared of nobody when you go up against them because it's competition. Whoever wins that day on Sunday, they're the better guy."