PHILADELPHIA — DeSean Jackson is looking forward to this trip to Revis Island.
“I’m sure (Darrelle Revis) will follow me around,” Jackson said Tuesday. “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.”
The Eagles (2-3) visit Revis and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-4) on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Jackson said Revis teased him when the Eagles played the Jets in 2011.
“He was like, ‘You’re too fast, slow down,’ ” the sixth-year receiver 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 was quick to make it clear his self-confidence doesn’t come from disrespect for Revis. Quite the opposite. Jackson relishes chances to pit himself against the league’s best.
“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.”
Meanwhile, two days after injuring his left hamstring, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was back on the field. He threw and jogged, though he didn’t participate in team drills during practice.