Cannon will be tasked with protecting Brady’s right side on Sunday. Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia said Cannon, who struggled in 2015, has “progressed and became more confident” in each game this season.
Even if Beasley has his way with Cannon, the Falcons will need another pass rusher to step up or it could be a long day for the Atlanta defense.
“It’s so important that we get to him, even if we get him off the spot,” Beasley said. “Tom Brady doesn’t get knocked down that much so put pressure in his face and get him off his spot and get him kind of frustrated will definitely help us at least try to come out with the win.”
At some point, Revis snatched the cellphone away and attempted to delete the video. Another 21-year-old male from Ross Township attempted to help the 22-year-old retrieve the cellphone. Revis then tossed the phone onto the roadway. A verbal argument followed. A male came to assist Revis. Both the 22-year-old and the 21-year-old state they were punched then remember waking up to talk to police.
Officers responding to a call about the fight found the two men knocked out on the ground.
Witnesses told police they were unconscious about 10 minutes. It was not clear whether they suffered further injury.
Upon viewing cell phone video of the incident, police confirmed Revis’ identity.
Jones gave a conflicting account of the incident. In a statement, Jones said Revis was “assaulted by a group of five people” and fled the scene because he “feared for his safety and eventually went to get medical treatment.” The extent of Revis’ injuries was not made clear.
“He was not the aggressor that night,” Jones said. “He was 1,000 percent the victim.”
Revis, who played collegiately at the University of Pittsburgh, was home for the weekend visiting family and friends, Jones said.
Jones called on police to release cell phone footage to the public. A department spokesperson said they will not oblige.