This premiered online yesterday at noon, but since I don’t wake up until 2pm on Sundays I missed it.
In the pass-happy world of professional football, lockdown cornerbacks like Darrelle Revis are the most prized of commodities. Here, in the latest Nike Sportswear “ALWAYS ON” video, viewers get a glimpse of the dedication it takes to earn the nickname “Revis Island”— his personal term for smothering a receiver in one-on-one coverage. We see Darrelle doing intricate footwork drills, batting down countless passes, and jogging through the tree-lined streets of New Jersey. And after working out to near exhaustion, he unwinds by playing drums and hitting the streets of New York City’s Lower East Side. The video is backed by the track “Island of Greatness,” by Jesse Boykins III.