Slay Island doesn’t have the same pop as saying ‘Revis Island’ but the outcome will be the same if you somehow find yourself trapped with one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks in the game chasing your No. 1 wideout around.
During a recent sitdown with John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Darius Slay discussed his “love of pressure” and how watching Darrelle Revis during his dominant stretch helped the Eagles star become a shutdown monster in his own right.
Darius @bigplay24slay tells us he loves challenge of following best WR because he grew up watching Darrelle Revis
“I love for the pressure to be on me. I love to take pressure off other guys. I am a confident guy.
I don’t lose confidence. It’s fun” pic.twitter.com/1gwdGKkyN6
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 8, 2020
Slay follows the best receiver on the opposing offense regardless of whether they line up in the slot or on the outside. Jim Schwartz has never had a weapon in the secondary during his first four years in Philadelphia, but he had one in Slay during his prior stop as the head coach of the Detroit Lions.