Jul 27, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets linebacker David Harris (52) talks with the media following training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
As we have talked about before, it’s a new year, and a new era for the New York Jets’ defense. The team is younger and faster, with some familiar names no longer around. However, one guy that has been around for all of it, and is still here for 2013, is linebacker David Harris. He has been a strong force on this team for many years, and he isn’t done yet.
With the changes, you would think that the biggest figure on the team, Darrelle Revis, would be the one David misses, and notices the absence of most. But that isn’t the case. Who is David missing the most? Bart Scott. Here he is addressing Bart not being around:
It is. It is. I’m not going to lie. I’m just so used to playing next to Bart. He’s always off running his mouth and being Bart, everybody knows that. But everybody’s career comes to an end at some point and unfortunately he’s not here (anymore). Demario (Davis) has been doing a great job of filling his shoes, so it’s going good so far.
Darrelle? Well, he isn’t missed so much…
He’s a great player. Everybody knows that. He was a great teammate, a great Jet, but he’s not here anymore. (Antonio) Cromartie stepped up to be that guy for us and now we’re going to need Kyle (Wilson) to step up next to Cro or Dee Milliner when he gets here, but we’re going to do fine, just great.
I just find it interesting. Did the fact that Revis was more about himself than the team finally start to wear on his teammates? They aren’t going to say so publicly, but it certainly is a possibility.
A good portion of the fanbase felt that way, and is very OK with him being gone. But “Can’t Wait” was certainly an emotional leader, even when he lost a step. I agree with David, however, they will be just fine.