New York Jets Darrelle Revis is Handling Situation All Wrong

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Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the second half of their game against the Carolina Panthers at MetLife Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Jets 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Now, about this “I need answers” stuff. Darrelle Revis needs to remember that he is the employee, not the boss. Woody Johnson is the boss. Whether we like how he handles things or not, he is the owner. Woody Johnson’s responsibility is to take care of this whole football organization, not just Darrelle Revis. Revis is responsible for playing football, that’s it.

Despite the fact that Darrelle Revis thinks so, he does not “need” answers, nor does Woody Johnson have to give him answers. Revis is an employee, Woody doesn’t have to ask his permission before trying to trade him. Would answers be nice? Sure. Revis has done a great deal for this football team. It would be nice for him to be consulted. But it is far from required.

No matter who you are, nobody is bigger than the football team. One thing coach Ryan always says to this group is “this is a football team”. It’s the New York Jets, it’s not the Darrelle Revis and friends football team. Darrelle Revis doesn’t get special consideration because he is Darrelle Revis. Peyton Manning changed teams. Joe Montana changed teams. Johnny Unitas changed teams. Heck, our own Joe Namath changed teams. Nobody is bigger than the franchise, and it’s pretty infuriating when athletes act like they are.

Darrelle, get over yourself. The Jets don’t have to ask you first before they try to trade you. It’s about the team, not you.

And by the way, a lot of teams have won the Super Bowl since Darrelle Revis entered the NFL. Darrelle Revis was not on any one of those teams. Earth to Darrelle, you are not essential to winning a Super Bowl. Don’t act like you have won 3 Super Bowl MVPs and are untouchable.

On a 6-10 team, EVERYONE is expendable, and that includes Darrelle Revis.

If Darrelle Revis truly wants to be a Jet for life, he has a funny way of showing it, because the way he is handling the situation is dead wrong.

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