Dan Cohen had these thoughts on Darrelle Revis:
Leave it to the Jets to be faced with the decision to trade quite possibly the best NY Jet of all time in the prime of his career. Not to mention he is a future Hall of Famer and he might be the best shut down corner since Deion Sanders. Trading Darrelle Revis might actually be the prudent and smart move but if you trade him you can’t miss. Do we trust the Jets on that? Do we trust Idzik making this type of move this early in his first tenure as a General Manager.
Who is to blame as to why we are in this predicament? Rex, for his public praising of #24. Revis’s agent had to love that. Mr. T, for not constructing his contract properly. Woody? Come to your own theory on him. Revis himself? His super competitive on field demeanor might just mean he is the type to never be satisfied.
If you are going to trade Revis just do it. Don’t let it linger. I also think the Jets should have teams come to them to assess his fair market value.
If you are not going to trade him, nip this in the bud and let’s get on with it. If they can resign Landry and Bell this could be the best defensive backfield in football.
After this week, it just reminds us what type of organization we are rooting for. As we get ready to watch the Super Bowl I am left wonder how the Ravens were able to keep Hall of Fane defenders Ray Lewis and Ed Reed for their entire careers.
Ron A chimed in with the following:
On its face, it makes me want to cry.
However, considering he will be a FA in 2014 and probably outright leave the Jets because of high salary demands whereby we will then get nothing.
Revis says he wants to remain a Jet – that means he will have to agree to a cap friendly contract – will he do that? Not likely, why should he? He needs to line his pockets.
Also, we don’t know if he is coming back as Darrelle Revis (ACL) – if we trade him now that will be some other team’s problem as to whether he is the same.
Considering these points, it makes perfect sense to get a 1st and a 3rd for him right now. We were number 2 in pass defence without him. Sure it would be great to have the best CB tandem in football but, it would be just too expensive considering all of our other needs.
Will Sanchez re-structure to assist in keeping Revis? He should, considering how he let us down last season. Sanchez owes us, PERIOD.
And last but certainly not least, Stacy Schechter had this to say (yes, my wife, but huge Jets fan as well):
I will give you three major points as to the conditions that Revis may be traded. The first thing is that he cannot be in our division. We do not want him in a position to beat us twice per year, for obvious reasons. Our rivalries, especially with New England and Miami are tough enough that we don’t know to put Revis in the mix.
Number two, we must get at least three draft picks plus a player or two in return, and not some mid-level players either. We want a player who we know and has shown the league and the Jets by his level of play that he is a top notch player. We must think before we act, and not bring in someone’s leftovers.
Third, whomever we bring in must be a high character player. We want no more bad energy in the locker room. Jon Bon Jovi said it best when he was talking about his Philadelphia Soul AFL team when he said he had a “no thug rule”. We need to adopt that policy, as we have had trouble in this area previously. High character players only.
In conclusion, for the Jets to do this, it’s going to be difficult. Maybe it would be easier to deal Cromartie.
Thanks for the thoughts everybody. Clearly, we have a cross-section of how the fan base feels, some are in favor, some fervently against it. Time will tell how it turns out.