Rex Ryan seemed to be in good spirits as always when he spoke to various members of the media this morning during the league meetings. He said a few things that stuck out me a bit during the interview. Some were good and some were not so good. The two most important messages I got from his answers were as follows.
“Darrelle Revis is the Enemy now.” As much as I would rather see Darrelle Revis in green and white, I love the fact that Rex seems to finally be getting over the breakup. We understand everything the Darrelle bring to the table, and the difference maker that he is when playing at 100%. One thing we also know if having him on your team will not automatically win you a Super Bowl as proven by Tampa Bay last season. It is comforting to me to know that Rex has finally let go and closed that chapter. We now have to try and formulate a plan to not allow Revis to be a factor while he is on the field.
Michael Vick will have a chance to compete for the starting spot. Maybe it was just Rex being Rex but without a doubt, the quarterback situation was brought up. This is definitely due to the recent signing of Michael Vick and release of Mark Sanchez. Now we are all aware of the talent that Vick possesses, the athletic ability, the determination etc. At $4 million per year, it seems like Michael Vick seems he knows exactly what he signed up for. Rex has to be consistent with the competition motto so I think this is just Rex giving the politically correct answer. Let’s be honest on a 1 year, $4 million contract, Vick is not getting paid starters money. Vick just had to put himself in the best position to possibly be a starter and the Jets are/were that team. Unlike Geno with Matt Simms as backup, or Mark with Mark Brunell as backup, if Vick stays healthy and plays well, he can actually be the starting QB here. I believe it will undoubtedly stunt his development but luckily for us, Vick has only played a complete 16 game season once in his career.