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………….