Ravens are big admirers of Darrelle Revis

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn't just an admirer of Darrelle Revis. He wants his players to be admirers of the New England Patriots' cornerback as well.

"We talk to our corners and [tell them to] watch Darrelle Revis," coach John Harbaugh said. "Watch how he plays technique. Watch how square he plays and how patient he is. He's always in the right spot. It seems like they're running the routes right to him. He's got a knack. He's as good as he ever was."

The Ravens have only faced Revis twice since Harbaugh arrived in Baltimore in 2008. In both games (2010 and 2011), the Ravens didn't test Revis, according to Pro Football Focus.

Revis has played a total of 164 snaps against the Ravens, and Joe Flacco has thrown a total of three passes in his direction. How many did the Ravens complete? None.

Steve Smith, the Ravens' leading receiver, hasn't had much success against Revis either. According to Pro Football Focus, Revis has held Smith to two catches for 21 yards in three games when matched up against each other. They played each other twice in 2013, when Revis was with Tampa Bay and Smith was in Carolina.

"Me and Revis have played each other, and he's done a very good job," Smith said. "I anticipate watching a lot of film."