As the New York Jets start organized team activities and prepare for training camp, cornerback Darrelle Revis gives me an exclusive interview at a charity event.
All-pro cornerback Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets was at the Green Brook Country Club in North Caldwell, NJ in attendance to support his “longtime friend” linebacker David Harris at his annual golf outing in a fundraiser for the Give the Kids Hope Foundation.
As Revis explained to me, he and Harris go way back: coming up in the same draft class (2007) and being roommates in training camp. A second-year attendee, Revis explained to me that “he’s a dear friend of mine so anything he does charity-wise or through his foundation I’m here to support”.
Near the clubhouse, wearing a black jacket and grey cap, Revis told me: “I do play golf, I would love to be out here playing, but my wrist is too weak right now to go out there and perform … I just recently got out of surgery on my wrist”.
Revis issued a proclamation to Jets fans: [For] training camp, I will be ready to go and ready for an exciting season so, Jet fans, get ready for a great season this year.
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If there was any doubt that the Jets are in a “win-now” season, one must note that there is a plethora of veteran leadership in the locker room that has not had much of a taste of the NFL Playoffs.
The veterans Revis mentioned have played in a combined 33 playoff games: Revis 9, Decker 5, Marshall 0, Forte 6, Harris 6, Fitzpatrick 0 and Mangold 7. Their average experience is about nine years. That averages to 3.6 playoff games per player, over the course of 9 years: a very low number for a highly touted veteran group.
With a healthy Revis entering training camp, great offseason personnel moves and an above-average draft class, Jets Nation is anxious to see if this is finally the right chemistry to finally end the Super Bowl drought of 56 years.