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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