I love Darrelle Revis. He is one of a handful of players that I will stop watching the ball, and watch his technique for. He is, and likely will be, one of the 5 best players to put the uniform on in my lifetime. I would love to have this guy be a Jet for life, and it will be difficult to watch him perform in another uniform.
But, the way he is handling the situation regarding his possibly being traded, is all wrong.
Let’s look at some of these quotes from his interview on the NFL network. First, I want to look at the quote about his initial reaction to the report:
I was speechless. I was speechless because I didn’t get a phone call. I know it’s a business — just call me; don’t have it lingering out there. I need answers and I’m not getting (any). Just the fact that that was put out there instead of contacting your best player on the team. If that’s how you want to do business, then that’s fine. As soon as the season is over, you try to make changes as management. You try to do what you can to build your team and restructure your team. It was kind of, to me, rude because it was John Idzik’s first day on the job (when the trade reports surfaced).
And here, in case you haven’t heard it by now, is his reaction to the question about whether or not Woody not wanting to pay Darrelle is the issue here:
That might be a situation. That might be something. That might be an option. If I do get traded, I’m not going to sit here and pout and cry, but I told them numerous times that I want to be there so it’s up to them and management of what they want to do.
First, let’s talk about the second quote, regarding Woody Johnson. Darrelle may be right about Woody, in fact, he probably is. It likely is an issue of money for Woody Johnson. But, is calling out the owner in an interview the best way to get treated the way you want to be treated? Yes, he was asked a question, but there are times when deferring the question is OK. Maybe you are mad, but calling him out is not going to help things. Darrelle should have more sense than that.