Thursday's Morning Mashup: Darrelle Revis lauds Tim Tebow as 'a born leader'

May 17, 2012 - 3:45 am

Welcome to Thursday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. THURSDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Rays, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI) MLB: Yankees at Blue Jays, 7 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Phillies at Cubs, 8 p.m. (WGN) NBA playoffs: Heat at Pacers, 7 p.m. (ESPN) NBA playoffs: Clippers at Spurs, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) NHL playoffs: Coyotes at Kings, 9 p.m. (NBCSN) AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who we last heard from ripping Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as "disrespectful," feels quite the opposite about new teammate Tim Tebow. "He's a born leader," Revis said in the Jets locker room after a voluntary team workout. "He really is. Very few athletes have the gift that he has. He tries to lead by example all the time and he tries to be positive, which is awesome. I think that results [in] his success on the field. He came in with Denver and did unbelievable. And now he's with us. We're happy. We're excited for him. We're happy [that] he'll bring his leadership qualities to this team." Revis added that he's looking forward to seeing what the team comes up with to utilize Tebow and starting quarterback Mark Sanchez together. '€œMy initial [thought] to the play would be a trick play, something tricky,'€ Revis said. '€œTim is dangerous and Mark is dangerous as well. So, to have them both on the field at the same time, you wouldn'€™t be able to prepare for it because no one has ever seen it. You'€™ve just got to be cautious, where maybe on the defensive side, you'€™re like, '€˜Hey, back up,'€™ and it could be a trick play or a double-reverse trick play or something up their sleeve." '™¦ The Giants held a ceremony Wednesday night at Tiffany and Co. on Fifth Avenue in New York City to receive their Super Bowl rings, and defensive end Justin Tuck said the Giants are aiming for at least one more title. "The first time you're in awe," he said. "You win a second one, you think, 'Maybe we can do something here.' Let's make it a dynasty. We want to make it a dynasty." Added safety Antrel Rolle: "This is a great piece of hardware on my hand right now. But we can always have more rings. Just ask Michael Jordan." '™¦ Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and state economic officials met Wednesday with Curt Schilling, who asked for help to save his video game company. Schilling's 38 Studios missed a $1.1 million loan payment on May 1, and the company appears to be in dire straits. The former Red Sox pitcher was brief in addressing the media while leaving the meeting. "My priority right now is to get back to my company," Schilling said. "My priority right now is to get back and talk to my team. I will be making a statement at some point in the near future." '™¦ Roger Clemens' lawyer did his best to embarrass star witness Brian McNamee on Wednesday, at one point asking the former trainer, "Do you sometimes just make stuff up?" McNamee, who continued to detail how he injected Clemens with HGH and steroids, was resolute: "I didn't make it up." Meanwhile, prosecutors expressed concern that another juror might have been sleeping during testimony. Two jurors already have been dismissed for falling asleep, leaving 12 jurors and two alternates. ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On May 17, 1971, the Red Sox signed which pitcher who was released by the Twins in March and then signed and released by the Braves? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I'll start hitting home runs. I'll hit a home run tomorrow." -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, after going 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Rays STAT OF THE DAY: Plus-47 -- Kevin Garnett's plus/minus rating for the Eastern Conference semifinals, following Wednesday's 107-91 victory over the 76ers 'NET RESULTS: How ironic is this? Thunder guard James Harden accidentally elbows Lakers forward Metta World Peace in the face during Wednesday night's game, one month after World Peace's vicious elbow. Lipscomb University pitcher Chris Nunn makes an impressive behind-the-back grab of a ground ball against Jacksonville. TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Tiant SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Pervis Jackson, original bass singer for the Spinners, was born on this day in 1938.