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Revis' holdout Hard Knocks-induced?

In an in-depth examination of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis’ sudden boycotting of voluntary offseason workouts, ESPN’s Rich Cimini brings up an interesting dynamic to the situation.

Revis’ holdout began on Thursday, the same day HBO’s Hard Knocks began filming at the Jets’ practice facility.  (Camera crews were set up on Wednesday.)
Thursday’s boycott was orchestrated,” writes Cimini.  “That Revis skipped Thursday was no coincidence.”
Cimini doesn’t go into much detail as to what this means, but we’ve got a few theories.  
1. The timed commencement of Revis’ holdout indicates that his intent is to continue his holdout into training camp.  Hard Knocks doesn’t air until August 11.
2. Revis’ agent is using HBO to make his client’s desire for a new contract as public as possible.  The Jets don’t exactly have a great reputation for extending their young players’ contracts.  All-Pro center Nick Mangold is also in search of a lucrative pay day, and is deserving.  The Jets’ failure to appease their disgruntled youngsters might make the organization look bad in front of a massive audience, spurring G.M. Mike Tannenbaum into action.
3. A conspiracy theory: HBO is working with Revis to pump up its ratings.  Hard Knocks always needs a good story.  Revis is the game’s premier cover cornerback, and possibly the best young defender in the league.  His displeasure with the Jets’ front office is intriguing.
Still, as Cimini cautions, Revis’ holdout is not overly concerning at this point.  The sides have two months to hammer out an agreement, and the workouts Revis is currently skipping are voluntary.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports predicts that the Jets and Revis will eventually agree to “a huuuuge deal.”
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44 Responses to “Revis' holdout Hard Knocks-induced?”
  1. JoeSixPack says: Jun 4, 2010 1:36 PM

    Interesting that teams like the Patriots who make a practice of “taking care of their own” rather than spending money in free agency get tarred and feathered by the media for not generating enough off season “excitement”
    And then a team like the Jets, that generates a lot of headlines with big name free agents, yet doesn’t take care of their own, gets lambasted for their own practice.
    I think the moral of the story is that no matter what teams do, the media will find some reason to criticize them.

  2. Spungy says: Jun 4, 2010 1:36 PM

    I think he should skip everything until after Thanksgiving.

  3. joey-pickles says: Jun 4, 2010 1:37 PM

    From newyorkjets.com
    “The first set the HBO crew put together was an intimidating looking “flying V” formation that featured Ryan, quarterback Mark Sanchez, cornerback Darrelle Revis, linebackers Bart Scott and David Harris, and offensive linemen Nick Mangold, Damien Woody, Brandon Moore and D’Brickashaw Ferguson.”
    So they began filming on Thursday huh? Because this story was written on Wednesday.
    Might want to know what the facts are next time before you using someone elses work to vault your own opinions onto the web.

  4. BatteryChucker says: Jun 4, 2010 1:42 PM

    Of course he’s working with HBO – remember Andre Smith’s holdout on last season’s show? They made a huge deal about it on almost every episode, showing him practicing on his own, showing his agent talking with the Bengal’s office – it was like a little side-story element in a soap opera.

  5. ampats says: Jun 4, 2010 1:44 PM

    HBO Hard Knocks announces the season premiere of episode of Where is Revis Island?
    The season will conclude with the season finale Locker Room IMPLOSION at Florham Park,NJ.

  6. City_Native says: Jun 4, 2010 1:44 PM

    In response to JoeSixPack . . .
    Patriots 3 titles
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    in the recent past.
    And this is coming from a Niner fan.

  7. casper67 says: Jun 4, 2010 1:49 PM

    The NFL is such a sham!!! It’s a soap opera for men!!!!!!!!!! What happened to the Jack Lambert’s, Conrad Dobler’s and all those other crazy bastards who DID NOT TAKE PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS????!!!!!!!! I hate the NFL…

  8. stampats says: Jun 4, 2010 1:49 PM

    The creation of drama around here is funny…
    WHO again are the “Young” players the jets failed to extend who????
    Injured Leon Washington who wanted MJD money last year???
    Who else??? Old man Faneca????
    Pete Freaking Kendall who was months out from already signing a NEW contract???
    Who are we talking about when we spin this web????
    Quite Frankly, the Jets have extened every player they wanted to so far and just now the “young” guys are coming due…
    You can’t call the Jets bad for not keepiung their own players when we can llsee they needed to save that money to sign all the young guys due NOW!!!!!!
    I said that months ago when they let Faneca, Leon and TJ go – THEY NED THAT MONEY FOR THE YOUNG GUYS….
    You guys are spinning all over the place but, whatever throw #### against the wall and drum up more hits – I get it…. Makes you look foolish though.

  9. joey-pickles says: Jun 4, 2010 1:52 PM

    @ City_Native:
    It wasn’t a knock on the Jets or the Patriots. It was just fact.
    Bottom line, stirring the pot sells more than staying the status quo… see Florio, Mike…

  10. aec4 says: Jun 4, 2010 1:53 PM

    the fact that you listen to anything Cimini says, someone who probably hates the Jets more than anyone in this country (and he’s a beat writer), is incredible.
    This is a guy who said, “If the Jets move their training camp to NJ, over my dead body will I be covering them.” Well, it’s been 2 full seasons now and look who is still covering them.

  11. rydendonkeys says: Jun 4, 2010 1:59 PM

    He’s the best and most important player on that team. Him “shutting down” one side of the field that doesn’t have Ted Ginn on it enables them to blitz from crazy angles because QBs will often times just refuse to throw towards Ginn-less areas of the field.
    They should pay him and Mangold and be done with it. The Jets are losing the PR battle here and look really bad. These owners are acting like they are going broke with no CBA on the table, I think they are afraid to pay out while claiming how broke they are…

  12. Hap says: Jun 4, 2010 2:03 PM

    The absence of Revis isn’t helping Hard Knocks ratings.

  13. Marino13 says: Jun 4, 2010 2:04 PM

    is it sept already, what an embarassment this team is going to be, I cant wait – its going to be so great for a 5-11 season to the most overated team in the entire history of the NFL……

  14. Omega says: Jun 4, 2010 2:11 PM

    Let’s see how can the Jets create some spin to place the blame on Mangini??

  15. Patriots51 says: Jun 4, 2010 2:13 PM

    Marino13 says:
    June 4, 2010 2:04 PM
    is it sept already, what an embarassment this team is going to be, I cant wait – its going to be so great for a 5-11 season to the most overated team in the entire history of the NFL……
    I love when Dolphins fans talk -ish…. Let it be known that there are only TWO teams in the AFC that scare me as a Pats fan… Baltimore and The Jets.. sorry Fins.. looks like your gonna be the 5-11 team

  16. BornSlippy says: Jun 4, 2010 2:18 PM

    Jets will take this one year of attention and go back to being forgotten.

  17. 305phinphan says: Jun 4, 2010 2:20 PM

    Pay the man his money!!!
    Lock up that pathetic franchise for the next decade!!!
    It’s a win/win situation for any fan in the AFC East.

  18. karmathaitch says: Jun 4, 2010 2:21 PM

    casper67 says:
    June 4, 2010 1:49 PM
    The NFL is such a sham!!! It’s a soap opera for men!!!!!!!!!! What happened to the Jack Lambert’s, Conrad Dobler’s and all those other crazy bastards who DID NOT TAKE PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS????!!!!!!!! I hate the NFL…
    Wrong site bro. This is a MANS site for mans sport. Your looking for PEREZHILTON.COM

  19. jamaltimore says: Jun 4, 2010 2:30 PM

    The middle of rex’s defense is soft and will be exploited while Revis is on his island or holding out so it really won’t matter.
    The real question is when is HBO or more likely the NFL network going to seriously consider the series everyone wants to see: Chico and the FATMAN about an overrated bum kneed qb and his Fat Loud Coach? Jay feely co stars as the Kicker who is constantly trying to say chico is in the country illegally.

  20. nflhof says: Jun 4, 2010 2:32 PM

    Maybe Cromartie and Tomlinson gave give up some of their new found Jet riches and make Revis happy.

  21. cy farnsworth says: Jun 4, 2010 2:41 PM

    jamaltimore says: June 4, 2010 2:30 PM
    The middle of rex’s defense is soft and will be exploited while Revis is on his island or holding out so it really won’t matter.
    ______________________________________
    I don’t know on what planet David Harris can be considered “soft,” but whatever. The Jets had the best defense in the game by far last season with one cornerback and no Kris Jenkins. They’ve gotten markedly better over the offseason. It’s entirely possible that the Jets fail to live up to expectations this season, but it won’t be the defense’s fault.

  22. Newtrocknee says: Jun 4, 2010 2:46 PM

    Jests fans are the funniest fans in all of sports. They back-door their way into the playoffs (after their own coach wrote them off), win a playoff game after a kicker misses a ton of easy FG’s and they think this somehow makes the Jests an “elite” team, LOL! They stink and that fat windbag at the helm couldn’t coach his way out of a soggy paper bag. I guarantee they will not win more than 9 games max, December 2010 is going to be

  23. DB26 says: Jun 4, 2010 2:54 PM

    @ stampats:
    I am guessing guys like Harris, Moore, Mangold, DBrick, and Revis are the ones being spoken of. Also listed plenty of other names in another thread too. It is funny you brought up “old man Faneca”. Didn’t they pay him big dinero to come to the Jets? Does that not count in the discussion for you? It was pretty much the point of the discussion, how FA’s will get a big payday before inside guys like Revis are even spoken with.
    Not stating I agree with really anything Florio says, but the overall big picture of it is problematic. If you become a failure in seeing that problem, then you may want to purchase some glasses and read some more!

  24. Kris Jenkins is a Grizzly Bear says: Jun 4, 2010 3:18 PM

    “Maybe Cromartie and Tomlinson can give up some of their new found Jet riches and make Revis happy”
    those three are each making less than 2$ million in 2010. same thing goes with santonio holmes.
    the notion that the jets have been spending like crazy is flat out inaccurate. they actually have cut salary by trading rhodes and releasing jones and faneca.

  25. BernieMac says: Jun 4, 2010 3:22 PM

    I think he is scared that he has to cover Marshall twice this year!
    You heard it first right here

  26. paleandpasty says: Jun 4, 2010 3:42 PM

    J-E-T-S suck suck suck!
    Hello 7-9!

  27. Maddog says: Jun 4, 2010 4:04 PM

    Patriots51 says:
    June 4, 2010 2:13 PM
    Marino13 says:
    June 4, 2010 2:04 PM
    is it sept already, what an embarassment this team is going to be, I cant wait – its going to be so great for a 5-11 season to the most overated team in the entire history of the NFL……
    I love when Dolphins fans talk -ish…. Let it be known that there are only TWO teams in the AFC that scare me as a Pats fan… Baltimore and The Jets.. sorry Fins.. looks like your gonna be the 5-11 team
    ——————————————-
    Who cares what teams scare a Pats fan. Their run is so over. Guess the dismantling that happened in the playoffs is starting to fade in some people’s minds. They are through.

  28. ampats says: Jun 4, 2010 4:10 PM

    Jamaltimore,
    Every time you post Chico & the fat man I laugh.
    Very good !

  29. nyjetsfan001 says: Jun 4, 2010 4:11 PM

    Marino13 says:
    June 4, 2010 2:04 PM
    is it sept already, what an embarassment this team is going to be, I cant wait – its going to be so great for a 5-11 season to the most overated team in the entire history of the NFL……
    ………….Lets see ,won 9 games a year ago ,and have done nothing but improve ,where the hell are you getting 5 wins ,another envious Fin Fan thats just pissed that there is another story not concerning miami or that the only stories that do come out about the fins are the players getting arrested …its been about a week ,someone else will step up over the weekend dont worry

  30. nyjetsfan001 says: Jun 4, 2010 4:15 PM

    jamaltimore says:
    June 4, 2010 2:30 PM
    The middle of rex’s defense is soft and will be exploited while Revis is on his island or holding out so it really won’t matter.
    The real question is when is HBO or more likely the NFL network going to seriously consider the series everyone wants to see: Chico and the FATMAN about an overrated bum kneed qb and his Fat Loud Coach? Jay feely co stars as the Kicker who is constantly trying to say chico is in the country illegally
    …………………………………
    Middle is soft huh.. with Jenkins being the best NT in NFL and Scott and Harris in the Middle, have you watched football ,i’d guess no.Maybe your thinking this is soccer..Moron

  31. nyjetsfan001 says: Jun 4, 2010 4:22 PM

    Newtrocknee says:
    June 4, 2010 2:46 PM
    Jests fans are the funniest fans in all of sports. They back-door their way into the playoffs (after their own coach wrote them off), win a playoff game after a kicker misses a ton of easy FG’s and they think this somehow makes the Jests an “elite” team, LOL! They stink and that fat windbag at the helm couldn’t coach his way out of a soggy paper bag. I guarantee they will not win more than 9 games max,
    ………………………………………………
    Way to shoot down there toughguy , you do know 9 wins gets you into the playoffs quite often, talk about one big contradiction D-bag

  32. nyjetsfan001 says: Jun 4, 2010 4:28 PM

    BernieMac says:
    June 4, 2010 3:22 PM
    I think he is scared that he has to cover Marshall twice this year!
    You heard it first right here
    ……………………………..
    Yeah that’s it ….cause Andre Johnson ,Reggie Wayne , M Colston.S.Smith ,R Moss , Ocho, etc.etc., thier all bums right ,the only here that Marshall is better than is Moss…

  33. stampats says: Jun 4, 2010 4:29 PM

    @ DB26
    The Jets signed Faneca when they had 2 young players struggling in Mangold and Brick – Faneca helped immensly at the time for 2 years but, his play has slipped – The Jets drafted a G in Ducasse as well as Slauson from last year who has been with OL Coach Callahn since college…. They simply made a decision to go young and save a few bucks – Faneca still got paid to leave, so not sure what the issue is here….
    Hey when the Jets signed Faneca, Steeler fans laughed and said he was washed up – BUT, the Jets needed a stablizing force in between the rooks wethe rhe was 100% of what he used to be or not – Again AT THE TIME.
    As for Harris, Moore, Mangold, DBrick, and Revis EXACTLY – The artcle says the Jets have a bad reputation with signing young players well HELLO – the guys you mentioned aren’t even due yet – The Jets and the players here are just trying to get something done early!!!!!!!
    “Also listed plenty of other names in another thread too.”
    Umm WHO… Not one player that I wanted to see stay. But, I’ll listen…..
    “It was pretty much the point of the discussion, how FA’s will get a big payday before inside guys like Revis are even spoken with. ”
    Wasn’t Revis a rookie when Faneca was signed?? maybe not, year2?? And the FA’s they got this year are all pretty cheap and many Frankly are stop gaps – I’m not so sure Taylor, Cromartie and Holmes stay…. They took advantage of players on the cheap to fill some holes…. Totally irrelevant to the discussion.

  34. stampats says: Jun 4, 2010 4:32 PM

    Great Post Jenkins…
    The FA’s came over for peanuts and have deals coming up – the Jets may or may not sign them depending on what they draft….
    See, the jets got good talent for basically “hold the fort guys” on the CHEAP…
    Knowing the NFL and teams change each year they decided to let these guys PLAY OUT THEIR CONTRACT…
    WHO GOT BIG MONEY????
    WHAT YOUNG GUYS GOT THE SHAFT?????
    This is HORRIBLE writing IMO.

  35. nyjshane88 says: Jun 4, 2010 4:34 PM

    Not that anyone here reads the logical comments, but the Jets haven’t been that bad extending their young talent. They made Leon an offer that he felt wasn’t enough and he paid for it. The other guys like Kendall, Baker, and Coles had no success after leaving so it was no big deal.
    When the Jets have good young players who they value, they get it done. Just ask Jerricho Cotchery and Kerry Rhodes who received new contracts in recent years.

  36. Flying elvis says: Jun 4, 2010 4:36 PM

    NOW I see why he’s not a Patriot.

  37. NYMets says: Jun 4, 2010 4:43 PM

    Is there a bigger turd in existence than the Miami Dolphin fan? They had a decent team two years ago when they signed a JETS Quarterback who won 11 games for them.
    You want to talk about a team who has done nothing and needs the opposing team’s fans in the house to prevent a blackout.
    The Dolphins have done nothing for 25 years. And when this season is over it will be 26.

  38. smithopher says: Jun 4, 2010 5:00 PM

    BernieMac – Darrelle Revis is not afraid to cover Marshall twice this year. He’s played Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Steve Smith, Ocho Cinco, the list goes on. Brandon Marshall is another receiver he’s facing. He’ll shut him down, that’s what happens on Revis Island baby!!!

  39. ryaaan says: Jun 4, 2010 5:02 PM

    I personally think the Jets should not pay this guy. Let him hold out and not get paid. That should teach everybody a lesson. These guys are making a ton of money already playing a sport. When they demand more money, the ticket prices goes up, or the food and beverages goes up. We end up paying for it.
    So forget Revis. Let him hold out. He gets no money. Simple as it is.

  40. HellRelle24 says: Jun 4, 2010 5:32 PM

    hahahaha bernie…yeah hes afraid to cover marshall when he has dominated EVERY SINGLE RECIEVER he has faced.
    and dont count ginn you stupid ass miami fans it wasnt his assignment in that play

  41. joey-pickles says: Jun 4, 2010 6:31 PM

    True story hellrelle24, that was Rhodes cover! That’s why no one but a Miami fan would ever mention such b.s.

  42. Marino13 says: Jun 4, 2010 9:06 PM

    “nyjetsfan001 “- nothing but improved…interesting they sign a finished rb in LT, I would rather have him then TJones for sure….trade for a suspended receiver who almost gets arrested on a plane….sign a CB that has more kids with different women then INTs. ..sign JTaylor who looked so happy to become a jet and not get signed the team he wanted to sign with. Big difference is the phins are younger stonger better and the overated jets got older but signed high profile done players…yeah Farve worked out well….Pennington came in and beat them to win the AFC East in crappy NJ. Ur owner is inetrested in only selling PSL s for his shitty team.. thats all
    “NYMets” – ask any fan outside NY who is more of a turd jet or dolphins fans… think the answer is pretty easy. Jet fans are trash and will always be jealous of the better ny team who actually has something to brag about not like the jets and their retarded organization and their shitty fans.

  43. BBB82 says: Jun 5, 2010 12:38 AM

    No, it must have been Ryan induced.

  44. overkil2 says: Jun 7, 2010 10:13 AM

    “nyjetsfan001 says:
    June 4, 2010 4:22 PM
    Newtrocknee says:
    June 4, 2010 2:46 PM
    Jests fans are the funniest fans in all of sports. They back-door their way into the playoffs (after their own coach wrote them off), win a playoff game after a kicker misses a ton of easy FG’s and they think this somehow makes the Jests an “elite” team, LOL! They stink and that fat windbag at the helm couldn’t coach his way out of a soggy paper bag. I guarantee they will not win more than 9 games max,
    ………………………………………………
    Way to shoot down there toughguy , you do know 9 wins gets you into the playoffs quite often, talk about one big contradiction D-bag

    9-7 doesn’t get you into the playoffs that often.
    Look at 2008, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000 – No teams with 9-7 made the playoffs
    in 2006, 2002(only 1 9-7 team made it out of multiple teams),
    in 2009 (2 of 4 teams made it)
    If you are banking on 9-7 this year, chances are that you are going to sit home and watch the playoffs.

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