An Open Letter to New York Jets' Cornerback Darrelle Revis

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August 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) shown on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Be mindful, Darrelle, of how some of your comments might come across. For example, you talk about the idea of being a “Jet for Life”. We love that. I think you know that the fans love that idea. If we could keep you for your whole career, and make it work, that would be everyone’s first choice.

But, if you truly feel that way, is calling the owner out the best way to achieve that goal? Even if you firmly believe that about the owner, which I think many would agree with you, why not duck that question? Come off as the better person, but not dragging your boss down like that. I know that Andrea asked you the question, and you were answering it. But, you could say to her how you are not focusing on that, just your rehab. Wouldn’t that have been the safer way to go through that?

Finally, if you really want to be a Jet for Life, you are going to have to back down from your loft contract demands. You are a smart guy, you know that the team has problems with the salary cap. Look around the league, nobody pays a cornerback the type of money you are looking for. If you truly want to be part of a team, think about, just think about, a cap friendly contract.

And please, back off the media push. If you have to talk about how great you are, it diminishes your actual greatness. Use your head Darrelle, that’s all we ask.

Go Jets!

Alan Schechter

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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!