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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