When Rex Ryan accepted the job as New York Jets head coach, he knew he had a great cornerback in Darrelle Revis.
Thirteen games later, Ryan couldn't contain himself from declaring just how special. Ryan on Thursday called Revis the NFL's best defender and claimed Revis has had a greater impact on his defense than a couple of icons Ryan coached with the Baltimore Ravens.
"Ray Lewis had the most impact I've ever been around of a guy that would lead a team and will a team," said Ryan, who was the Ravens' defensive coordinator before joining the Jets. "He was a tremendous player. But what we can do physically and how [Revis has] changed what we can play defensively, I think he's the guy.
"That's obviously not taking anything away from Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. I love those guys. There is no question, and they've won those awards. This guy right here [Revis], it's amazing what he can do. A corner to dominate a game the way this corner can is something."