New York Jets' Fans Still Hassling Revis on Twitter


After the Buccaneers win last night against the Miami Dolphins, former New York Jet cornerback Darrelle Revis was quoted as saying “[he gets] harassed every day on twitter [by Jets fans]”. This is unfortunately one of the uglier sides of being in the spotlight of the public, not every one is going to like what you do and some people take their dislike to extremes. Revis faced this during his holdout in 2010, when fans claimed he was money-grubbing and didn’t care about the team. The fact that Revis, when he was with the Jets, played at a very high level, going to four pro bowls and being all-pro in three, drew even more attention, especially from the devout group of Jets fans.

Fans of the New York Jets have to remember that football is not just the sport we love, but also a business, and every player on the field sacrifices, or will sacrifice, a lot to play this game. I bet there are some who do it for the love of the game and the opportunity to win the big one. However, Revis clearly has decided to take a more business oriented approach to his career, and even though some would call him greedy, he is merely looking out for his best interests. He played at an extremely high level with the Jets and I for one choose to remember his contributions to the Jets on the field as opposed to what he chose to do with his career. I do wish Revis was still a Jet, but the circumstances did not work out in way that it could happen, and what makes it worst is the fact that the Jets secondary is underperforming currently. For now I will be the Jets fan who wishes Revis the best of luck, and thank him for his services as a Jet (and as a Buc helping to seal a win against our division rivals the Dolphins).

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  • Paul Newbold

    Non Story. The Jets traded him, done deal. Its is a business and nothing more, these guys are making millions! End of story.

    • Frank Antonelli

      You have no concept of the greater good and being part of something greater than just yourself. You and Mevis are cut from the same cloth!

      • Paul Newbold

        Again with the attacks. the story is moot since he doesn’t play here any longer. It is a business, its about the millions, not fan love or team loyalty. Get real dude.

        • Frank Antonelli

          You’re the one who needs a reality check. To support Mevis in any way is a clear indication of your character or lack of character. Mevis killed us in 2010 with his holdout. He has been a cancer and the only good thing was that we traded him and got Richardson, a high third next year and tons of cap room.

          • Paul Newbold

            I never defended Revis. What I did say was “The Jets traded him, done deal” I was sick of Revis’ antics since his first holdout. My point is, why even give him the print space? The trade was made, the Jets made the right move, and its done. Tired of the hearing about Revis stories.

          • Frank Antonelli

            Well finally something we can agree on!

          • matr dontelli iii

            Holy crap! Frank and Paul are in agreement! I never thought I’d see the day! Love you guys. Miss the old days when each story had a handful of comments. Now it seems we’re commenting for the crickets.

  • Frank Antonelli

    Mevis is a selfish prick and deserves everything he gets and more. Karma is a b i t c h! I hope he enjoys the few more dollars he makes while being on a losing team. His goal is not to win but rather to make a few more meaningless millions that he’ll probably blow like most NFL players do. He’ll learn too late that he blew a great opportunity to be remembered as a great Jet and go down as a loved player, instead HE selected a different path and now HE is reaping the hate that comes with his wrongly selected choice. No love for this clown.

  • Frank Antonelli

    What a joke! Mevis claims death threats but when a reporter checked his twitter feed there were NO death threats issued. Mevis you are not only a selfish prick but a liar as well.