Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy some fine reading material on the New York Jets. In this edition, news on Darrelle Revis at one point thinking about retiring, a shot he actually took against Mark Sanchez and why Eric Decker could have a breakout year in 2015. Enjoy!
Darrelle Revis mulled retiring following microfracture surgery by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"Revis admitted he didn’t feel 100 percent healthy until Week 4 or 5 last season, when he was playing for the New England Patriots. He still managed to make the All-Pro team, becoming a vital piece on the Patriots’ Super Bowl championship team."
Jets TE preview: Pressure on Jace Amaro (and so is Rex Ryan) by Rich Cimini (ESPN)
"It’ll be interesting to see how new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey deploys his tight ends. In his previous gig (Buffalo Bills, 2010-12), Gailey liked to spread the field with wide receivers, but maybe that was because he didn’t like his personnel at tight end."
Revis Island Makes Splash on SI’s 50th Anniversary Issue by Eric Allen (NewYorkJets.com)
"“We were going to do a Darrelle Revis story, which is simple enough, and I came up with the idea of reproducing the cover,” said , director of photography at Sports Illustrated. “It’s a very famous cover, the most famous Jet of all-time. Darrelle Revis is right now – by far – the best Jet on this current team. I thought let’s see if he’ll go for it and it takes a certain player to have the guts to kind of recreate a Joe Namath cover and Darrelle said yes. That’s how it came about.” Joe Namath Brad Smith"
Two reasons why Eric Decker could reach new heights in 2015 by Brian Costello (New York Post)
"Pro Football Focus rated Decker as the 24th best wide receiver out of the 110 they graded. PFF has a statistic called “yards per pass route” that measures a receiver’s production not just on plays where they catch the ball but on every play on which they run a route."
Darrelle Revis talks early retirement, takes dig at Mark Sanchez by Bart Hubbuch
"While comparing with the Mark Sanchez-quarterbacked teams that came within a game of reaching the Super Bowl in both 2009 and 2010, Revis couldn’t resist taking a shot at Sanchez. Geno Smith"
Jets CB Darrelle Revis takes shot at Mark Sanchez: ‘We didn’t have a quarterback’ by Justin Tasch (New York Daily News)
"“We almost made it, and we didn’t have a quarterback,” Revis tells SI. The story then notes how Revis maybe realized how that came across and adds, “Mark was solid. He wasn’t elite.”"
Darrelle Revis lands on Sports Illustrated retro cover, posing like Joe Namath by Kristian Dyer (New York Metro)
"The story was comprehensive and intriguing, with Revis telling that he isn’t bothered with his mother having been turned away by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at the team’s Super Bowl ring ceremony earlier this summer. SI"
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