An Open Letter to New York Jets' Cornerback Darrelle Revis

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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

Dear Darrelle:

Hi Darrelle. I know I can speak for the entire fan base when I say how excited we are that your rehab is going so well. Running outside in 4-6 weeks is just unbelieveable and a testament to your hard work. It sounds like you are doing all you can to return to the lineup as the Darrelle Revis of old.

Before I go on, I wanted to say to you the points I am going to make moving forward are on behalf of Jets fans around the area as well. I know there are many that share my opinions, so it felt like it was time to present you with this open letter.

It’s about the trade rumors Darrelle. Don’t think for one second anyone in the Jets fan base really WANTS to see you on another team. Come on. Do you have any idea the level of pride we feel when you are blanketing the best receivers in football? We love you Darrelle. You know the history of this team, we haven’t had a lot of great players to love the way we love you sir. Don’t ever forget that.

But there are some things here that we aren’t happy with you about Darrelle. This public attitude regarding the whole thing is putting a lot of us off. What’s with that? We know you are a great player, but does that mean you have to act like you are bigger than the team? Nobody is bigger than the team. I know you understand that football is a business, so it’s not fair for you to get upset when the Jets TREAT it like a business.

Like the idea that “you need answers” regarding the trade rumors. Why? You are a member of a football team, that football team can trade you, should they so desire to, am I wrong? What makes you deserve more from that football team than Jeremy Kerley, Austin Howard or Robert Malone? Nothing! That’s what. It might be NICE if you were given answers, don’t get me wrong. You have done so much for this football team, it might be nice if they kept you in the loop as to their thought processes, but the fact is they don’t have to.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    Amen. you can attach my name to the bottom of that letter as well.

    • TheJetPress

      thanks man…appreciate it

      • matr dontelli iii

        i appreciate your writing. it’s nice to read articles written with insight. i do, however, have two wishes. 1. i wish you guys wouldn’t link to dick cimini or the daily news writers. think of the person in your life that you can least believe because he’s always lying. that person calls himself manish mehta when he writes. 2. i wish your site wouldn’t blow up my tablet browser so much. i tried the app and it doesn’t link to the second parts of articles. despite all that, keep writing and i’ll keep reading. thanks again.

        • TheJetPress

          thanks for the love man, really appreciate it…..two comments on your concerns…one, don’t worry we really don’t take what cimini or those other guys say as gospel truth, it’s just a good idea to give link backs when we ref them whether its’ true or not….second, maybe try uninstalling and reinstalling the app, I know I have the app and I can get full articles with no problem, or contact our tech support for asstance.

          thanks again

  • Kyle Long

    I can’t say that I’ve read any post any where online that i agree with more then this every point my fellow jet fan has made is valid and i’m sure any real jets fan and football fan for that fact can agree. Thanks jets press keep doing what you do love the fan sided approach on every thing

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks Kyle, appreciate the love.

      At fansided we try to bring you insight, but all the while be the voice of you fans. Hopefully we can put how you feel into print, so we can all be heard as Jets fans. Glad you like us, and the letter. Keep reading, we’ll be here!