Could Darrelle Revis’ Ego Prevent a Trade from Happening?

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

And the stalemate in the New York Jets/Darrelle Revis trade talks continues. You all have seen it, there hasn’t been a lot of news on that front lately.

Let’s take a look at this very interesting situation for a few minutes this morning.

The primary player in the talks, at least the one we know about, is Tampa Bay. John Idzik has kept such an excellent lid on rumors that we don’t know if any other teams have jumped in, so we will talk about the player we know about. Tampa has the need, and the interest. At least we THINK they have the interest. What do I mean?

Well, we understand the Jets perspective, why they may be hesitant to pull the trigger. Tampa wants the Jets to take draft picks in 2014, while John and the Jets want to hold out for picks in the upcoming draft. It makes sense, because we don’t know how Tampa is going to perform in 2014, so any picks accepted in 2014 could be low, and below Darrelle’s value. So, John and company holding out makes sense.

But, how does Tampa feel? Coach Greg Schiano knows that they are in dire straits at the cornerback position. Here is what he had to say at the owner’s meetings:

…we don’t have enough corners right now to go practice so obviously it’s a need.”

Our friend Dennis Agapito, writer for Jetnation, had the opportunity to interview Roy Cummings, beat writer for the Tampa Bay Tribune.  You can hear the entire interview by clicking here.

Cummings recently wrote this article about the trade talks, which prompted his interview by Dennis.

A very telling look into the Bucs’ feelings on the situation came when Dennis asked if Darrelle would fit in the organization.  Cummings had this to say:

“Does he fit as a Buccaneer-Man, which is one thing Greg Schiano is big on, does he go through the character filter. That’s a question I’m not so sure about, I don’t know Darrelle Revis that well I know he’s had some holdout issues, the Bucs are not big fans of that.”

What about salary demands? We know that Darrelle’s are big. Here is Roy’s quote:

“Darrelle Revis is going to have to realize coming off a knee injury his value isn’t what it was two years ago, he’s going to have to prove himself and that is why it is going to be hard to do a deal for him,” Cummings said.

He went on to say that at this point, the trade is about a 50/50 chance, although that could change, depending upon how the early part of the first round plays out on April 25th.

So, we have heard that Woody doesn’t really want to pay him. Now, the other team isn’t too keen on paying him either.

Like we have said all along, in order to re-sign with the Jets, Darrelle needs to lower his demands. Now, it seems he might have to do the same thing in order for a trade to happen.

Or, his ego could kill it. A very interesting situation that is going to play out in the coming weeks………….

Topics: Darrelle Revis, New York Jets

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  • matr dontelli iii

    it says something when, with all the talent in the world, there are fans of the team that are just tired of the nonsense and would rather see the trade happen. and there are people who are not even concerned with getting more than the first and third we gave up for him, just break even! i’d love to see him stay but what happens in 2 years if he decides to hold out again? and unless the contract had terms preventing that, as his current deal does, his history would indicate a holdout would be likely. at this point i just wanna see idzik get great value for him and let him move on. we went 8-8 with him before, if that was the goal i’m sure we could do it without him as well. and that’s before mentioning how he sounds like an idiot when he’s interviewed, with that dumb laugh of his…

    • TheJetPress

      No disagreement with any of that Matr. I would love for him to stay, I mean who wouldn’t? His talent is obvious. But one, like you said, he might hold out again which has been his history. And two, it’s very difficult with a salary cap to commit that much money to a cornerback. It just handcuffs the team and its ability to move forward. Hopefully John can get as much as possible and we can move on.

      Good to hear from you as always.

  • blastingzone

    Well, Well Revis says he’s not optamistic about a deal getting done with Tampa what
    a shock!! First of all Revis has nothing to do with the talks between the jets and Tampa on what the jets get back in a trade so he only knows what we know!
    Second Then maybe he’s talking about the money and how much Tampa is willing
    to pay him I believe Tampa has mentioned 13 or 14 million a year so maybe Revis
    feels thats not enough? I’m sure he reads the NYsports on the internet just like we
    do so he must know the market has gone down big time and with a CB like Grimes
    signing for 5 million for one year 13 or 14 million a year is great and he needs to
    shut up and be ready to accept that if he’s traded! If he thinks he going to get a lot more if he stays with jets and becomes a free agent next year he’s in for a rude
    awakening!!! The other thing is the jets won’t be able to trade him on draft day
    because no team in there right mind would trade for Revis without letting there
    DR’s checking him out fully and then giving him a clean bill of health and getting a
    window to sit down with him and work out a contract! Nobodys going to trade you
    a kings ransom for a one year rental!! He keeps saying he wants to remain a jet
    so maybe he will come down on his demands and sign for 10-12 million a year and maybe Woody will compromise and get it done because when all is said and
    done the best deal we could do is keeping the best CB in football on the jets!!
    maybe Woody

    • TheJetPress

      No problem with you getting carried away here my friend….this space is for you guys to tell me what you think…..as long as you keep it G rated that’s all I ask.

      As far as Darrelle, you are right, he is going to be in for a rude awakening, and soon. Like that article Mr. Cummings wrote, he has to understand that he is coming off of a major injury and the market just isn’t the same. If he doesn’t, he is going to find himself very disappointed.

      Thanks for stopping in as always.

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