In the article, Smith says, "In other words, the Jets view Ward as the Steelers’ best receiver and want their best cornerback on him." Well Michael Smith, that's not necessarily true. In fact, it is completely possible (in fact probable) that the Jets view Wallace as the better and more dangerous receiver.
One thing we have learned from the Jets this year is that they often put Cromartie in man coverage on taller, speedier wide receivers (see Randy Moss, Brandon Marshall, Greg Jennings, Terrell Owens, etc...), because Cromartie himself is tall and fast with a longer reach than Revis. Granted, Revis spent most of the season recovering from a hamstring injury that likely prevented him from running downfield at full speed. But even with a healthy Revis, the Jets would probably need to bring a safety over the top to prevent the big play to Wallace, who may be the fastest player in the NFL. Therefore, it makes sense to put Cromartie on Wallace with safety help deep, and leave Revis to eliminate Ward from the Steelers' gameplan altogether.
On his impending meeting with Revis, Hines Ward said, "“Can he be beaten? Yeah, he can be beaten,” Ward said of Revis. “But at the same time he’s one of those guys you don’t want to mess with. If you make a mistake he’s a game-changer. A lot of quarterbacks just stay a away from him. So as a wide receiver you can get frustrated, because you’re not even getting looked at when he’s covering you.”