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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis has shut down star wide receivers for years. Now, the struggling New York Jets cornerback is trying to do the same to critics.Revis, in his 10th season, is off to a tough start after giving up some big plays in the Jets first two games. That has prompted some fans and media to question whether he has lost a step and is no longer the elite player he has been for much of his career.Just like quarterbacks throw interceptions, being out on an island, youre out there by yourself, said the seven-time Pro Bowl selection, whose Revis Island nickname came from years of routinely neutralizing top receivers.Its definitely a tough position to play and Ive been playing it for a decade now, so its definitely for me to just get better.A day after Cincinnatis A.J. Green had a huge game against Revis in the season opener, a report on Sept. 12 by Bleacher Report cited anonymous sources saying that the cornerback arrived to camp not in prime condition because he was coming off offseason wrist surgery and unable to work out adequately.On Wednesday, Revis said he believes that story came from his agents, although Bleacher Reports Jason Cole -- who reported the story -- tweeted last week that it was people who worked out with Revis.Hes just taking shots, Revis said. But, its fine. Like I said, you take the good with the bad. That was a shot. But its all good.Revis was then asked if he believed the story was a shot on behalf of his former agents.Yeah, no doubt, he said. No doubt. Definitely.During the offseason, Revis fired agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod, who helped negotiate several big-money deals for him and making him more than $124 million.I knew where it came from, Revis said. I definitely knew where it came from. Like I said, its a shot. Yeah, its a shot.Revis has not spoken publicly about his reasons for parting ways with his agents, but he currently doesnt have another representative, according to NFLPA records.If thats how they want to approach it, thats how they approach it on their end, Revis said. This is just how they approached it. That has nothing to do with me.Still, Cole previously discounted any assumptions, including a tweet by ESPNs Andrew Brandt , that the sources were something a fired agent would say. Cole responded by saying, Not in this case, and added that it was people who had been training with Revis in the offseason.In a statement to The Associated Press, Schwartz said: As we previously stated, Jonathan and I only wish Darrelle the best of luck.Revis did acknowledge that he added a few pounds in the offseason as a result of not being able to fully work out while he recovered from his wrist surgery.When you have surgery, you do gain weight, he said. At the same time, Im not using that as an excuse.During training camp, Revis routinely practiced in multiple layers and sweatpants to help him get into shape.Revis also recently got into it on Twitter with NBA player J.R. Smith, whom the cornerback got to know while he was a member of the New York Knicks.Damn (hash)Revisisland turning into a tourist resort. (hash)JustSaying, Smith tweeted during the Jets game at Buffalo, after Marquise Goodwin sped past the New York star for an 84-yard touchdown.The next day, Revis responded with a Hall of Fame-style tweet of his own: Still heading to Canton though. What about you???The tweet was later deleted and replaced by another in which he said both players won championships -- Smith with the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and we both will go down in the history books. Revis was bothered that Smith would take a shot especially after weve crossed paths.Like I said, there are a lot of eyes on me, Revis said Wednesday. So, I guess some of the guys from the NBA are paying attention as well. It is what it is, at the same time, I said what I said on Twitter and thats that. I hope he understands.Next up for Revis is the Chiefs, and coach Andy Reid isnt necessarily buying the notion that the cornerback is washed up.Listen, I know theyre saying he got beat, Reid said on a conference call. Maybe he gets beat one time, but the ones that people are saying, he didnt have help on. There werent people in the middle of the field. Thats not his responsibility.I think that gets blown out of perspective. He looks pretty good to me to answer your question. He looks pretty stinking good.Reid added that, sure, Revis is getting older, but hes also getting wiser on the field.He transitions so easy, Reid said. His hips and his ability to look back and run fast are unbelievable. I want him to get old. Im going to try to talk to you long enough that he gets old. 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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Miami didnt back away from its ground game, even as it went nowhere against one of the nations top run defenses through Saturdays first half.Eventually, coach Mark Richt figured, the Hurricanes would break a few runs.Mark Walton responded by running for three second-half touchdowns, turning in a huge performance to help the Hurricanes beat North Carolina State 27-13.Walton ran 120 yards for the Hurricanes (7-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) to crack the 1,000-yard mark on the season. The last of that production came when he bounced off two tacklers and sprinted free for the 24-yard clinching score with 2:06 left.The line did a great job for me, coach was trusting in me, Walton said. The first half, it didnt go so well for our running game. The second half we came out and we ran the ball well.Indeed. Walton ran for 102 yards after halftime, including a 30-yard score as one of two third-quarter touchdowns against a run defense ranked fourth in the Bowl Subdivision and tops in the ACC by holding opponents to 99.4 yards per game.Those two TDs broke a 3-3 halftime tie to put the Wolfpack (5-6, 2-5) in catch-up mode.Sometimes youve got to chip away -- youve got to chip away and eventually something will break, Richt said. And youve got to stay patient running the ball. You cant just avoid the running game completely and chuck it every down. Its not healthy for anybody.Matt Dayes ran for 76 yards and a touchdown to become N.C. States first 1,000-yard rusher since 2002. But the Wolfpack committed just too many mistakes to make comeback, including an end-zone interception thrown by Ryan Finley, a penalty negating a fourth-quarter TD run by Dayes and BraLon Cherrys fumbled punt return -- all in the second half.Finally, cornerback Jack Tocho committed a pass-interference penalty on third down with 2:56 left, giving Miami a first down and setting up Waltons clinching run.We didnt make enough plays when we needed to, Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren said. It was a hard-fought first half but we just didnt play well enough to win.BIGG PICTUREMIAMI: A week after securing bowl eligibility for the ninth straight season, the Hurricanes closed the regular season at 4-2 on the road after managing a combined three road wins over the past two seasons -- another positive sign in Richts first year.ddddddddddddN.C. STATE: This game just about summed up the Wolfpacks season full of missed opportunities as N.C. State tried to become bowl eligible for the third straight year, falling right in line with a dropped late interception to potentially seal a win against Florida State and a missed short field goal to upset Clemson on the road.Its tough right now because theres a lot of mistakes made out on the field and a lot of missed opportunities, Dayes said. Thats why it hurts so bad.MILESTONESIn addition to Dayes and Walton reaching 1,000 yards on the season, Miami receiver Ahmmon Richards broke the Hurricanes single-season freshman receiving record (840 yards) set by program great Michael Irvin in 1985. He finished with nine catches for 117 yards.UP NEXTMIAMI: The Hurricanes close the regular season at home against Duke, a year after beating the Blue Devils on an eight-lateral, final-play kickoff return that officials later determined shouldnt have counted in a controversial finish.Hopefully we wont get to that point next week, said Walton, who was on the field during that final return. Were not trying to get to that moment again. ... I dont want to revisit that play.N.C. STATE: N.C. State closes the regular season with a trip to rival North Carolina for a Friday afternoon matchup over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in a final shot to go to a bowl. The Wolfpack won the last visit there, a 35-7 romp in 2014.Weve still got one more game left, safety Josh Jones said. Its not too late.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap---More AP college football at http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 ' ' ' 
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