Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is very confident heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and facing Darrelle Revis.
I’m sure [Darrelle Revis] will follow me around,” Jackson said Tuesday via ESPN.com. “He followed me around when he was with the New York Jets two years ago. I’m sure his coaches are confident in him. But I don’t think he can run with me. I don’t think he’s as fast as me.”
Jackson said Revis called him speedy when the Eagles played the Jets in 2011.
“He was like, ‘You’re too fast, slow down,'” Jackson said. “I’m just going to try to put my speed on him and stress on him as I can. I’ve got to do what I need to.”
Jackson means no-disrespect to Revis.
“You’re always aware of who’s one of the best corners, and vice versa,” Jackson said. “He’s aware of who are the fastest receivers. He’s a great player. I don’t want to take away from him. He has elusiveness, he’s smart, he has intelligence, he has feet work. He’s one of those guys, he knows what he’s doing. He’s comfortable and he’s confident playing press or playing off the ball.”
In that 2011 game, Jackson caught just two passes for 28 yards.
“As long as we’re winning at the end, that’s all that matters to me,” said Jackson.