New York Jets and the First Two Days Of Free Agency

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"<strongDarrelle Revis” src=”http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/30/files/2013/04/0ap1000000159907.jpg” width=”200″ height=”150″ />However, Jets fans have a bad taste in their mouth because of our old friend Darrelle Revis. Revis was released before 4PM by the Buccaneers which enabled Tampa Bay to send their 4th round pick to the Jets instead of their 3rd rounder. Revis wasn’t done toying with Jets fans as his team leaked reports that he was interested in coming back to the Jets and that the Jets were interested and reached out to negotiate. None of it was true and he signed shortly after with the New England Patriots. No player gets the fans more fired up than Revis and no team gets Jets fans fired up more than the Patriots so the two combining forces nearly crashed the internet. There is a lot of emotion involved and that leads people to not think rationally. Rationally, as much as it was fun to think he might come back, the ship had sailed for Revis here with the Jets and there was just too much water under the bridge. The Jets need to take care of their own holes and do it long-term. Today they locked up a right tackle and possibly a wide receiver. There will be more help to come. With Revis taking a one year deal this contract squabbling will happen all over again next year. It just isn’t a headache the Jets need.

I’d tell everyone to stay patient and wait for the plan to unfold, but it really doesn’t matter whether you do or not because John Idzik is going to do just that. He deserves more than 33 hours to unveil his plan. The mantra has always been to build through the drafts because that’s how good, sustainable teams are built while adding players to your core in free agents to fill holes. Consistently good teams don’t overspend and lose their cap flexibility especially while they are building. This team isn’t one or two pieces away from winning a championship, they are a team trying to build a roster that will be consistently good. So you can either relax and watch the plan unfold while saving your panic for after the draft or you can yell and scream at a guy who doesn’t care what you think and won’t change his plan for anyone. Your choice.

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