Darrelle Revis was a full go in practice today, further underscoring the Pro Bowl cornerback's left hamstring is indeed progressing nicely and he's 100 percent healthy.
And he'll need to be with Green Bay's aerial attack up next for the Jets. The Packers are eighth in the league in passing at 250 yards per game, all thanks to Aaron Rodgers, whose 1,841 yards has him fifth overall in the league. Rodgers' 12 TDs have him tied for fifth.
"Their passing game is amazing," Revis said. "Aaron Rodgers, I think, is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and they’ve got some great wide receivers, too. Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, they’ve been there for a long time and they’ve been making a lot of plays. We’ve got to hold up in the back end this week and try to get Aaron Rodgers as well with our pressure."
Revis raved about Rodgers, the Packers' sixth-year signal-caller.
"He’s smart, one, and two he has a strong arm," Revis said. "He can throw any ball, he can throw any route on the field. I think most of all, he’s a smart quarterback and he knows where he’s going, and he knows how to read coverages."
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy's thoughts on Rodgers' play this season?
"This is Aaron’s third year," he said on a conference call. "He has a standard of play that he’s established here as a quarterback. There are a lot of strengths and there are some things that he can do better. I think he’s having a solid season. Our giveaways are way too high. Our turnover ratio is minus-1. That’s not where we want to be.
"That’s not the way we’re designed or built as a football team. We’ve spent a lot of time as far as taking the football away and also taking care of it. Other than that, I think he’s done some very positive things this year. What’s exciting is that he can play at a higher level."
Revis hopes he returns to his All-Pro level now that his left hamstring is completely healed. Even though he played the past two games, he just wasn't the same.
"When you have a hamstring tweak or pull, it hampers everything," he said. "It hinders your explosiveness, your speed, how you try to redirect yourself when you are cutting. So, you can tell the last couple of games, I’ve been off. I’ve been off in my play. So with the hamstring, it’s just [best] to rest it and come back, and you should really come back when you are 100 percent. I just wanted to play football."
Now, he's back to being himself physically. It's all about going out there and doing it against either Greg Jennings (26 receptions, 390 yards, 5 TDs) or Donald Driver (28 receptions, 307 yards, 3 TDs) on Sunday.
"I feel good, I’m ready to go," he added. "Everybody can tell I’m moving faster and I’m playing ball. So, I’m excited. I’m just happy to be where I’m at now and move forward."