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Darrelle Revis defends his effort to get Asomugha money

A week after abruptly bailing on the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis met the media.

And while the Jets didn’t send out a partial transcript of the star cornerback’s remarks, the team has posted at its website video of his remarks.  (Rosenthal posted a short item Thursday afternoon regarding the situation; I’ve opted to be a bit longer-winded now.)

Revis acknowledged that his absence directly arose from the fact that he has yet to get a new contract.  “I’ve got two proposals,” he said.  “The second one, the number has went up.”

Still, he said it’s not enough to get a deal done.  And it’s now clear that “enough” will be the money paid to Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (i.e., $15.1 million per year), plus at least one dollar.

Asked whether the economy should factor into his demands, Revis was calm be resolute.  “That has nothing to do with football right now,” he said.  “You’re talking about a whole different subject. . . .  This is an uncapped year this year.  Did you know that?”

Revis pointed out that other players have received new deals.  “Patrick Willis got paid,” Revis said.  “A couple of other people got paid.  The Jets need to pay their guys.”

He mentioned himself, center Nick Mangold, left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and linebacker David Harris as players whom the Jets need to take care of.

As to his own situation, Revis said he was prepared to continue to play under the terms of his contract, until the Jets raised the possibility of an extension.  “They came to [me] and said, ‘We want to do a long-term deal.’  So that’s on them,” Revis said.  “And now we’re here in June.”

Revis spoke vaguely regarding the possible consequences of not getting a new deal, saying only that there will be “changes” if it doesn’t happen.  He won’t be holding out of the team’s mandatory minicamp, possibly due to concerns that the $20 million in guaranteed money he’s due to earn in 2011 and 2012 would no longer be guaranteed if he fails to show up for a mandatory team practice or function. 

Asked about this specific tweak in his deal, Revis acknowledged the existence of the term in his deal.  “That’s something me and my team have to talk about,” Revis said.  “About letting that money go and fighting for something bigger, or playing it safe and going to training camp.”

Calling his 2009 season “crazy,” he said he has a lot of leverage in pursuit of an attempt to get the money he “deserve[s].”  He said he’s fighting, not in a hateful way but because it’s the nature of the business.

Still, he raised the possibility of not reporting to training camp — along with the possibility of skipping the first game of the season, a Monday nighter in which the Jets will christen their new stadium against the Ravens.

Asked again about the connection between the economy and his demands, Revis was blunt.  “The NFL is making money,” he said, more than once.

And Revis once again proved that coaches and G.M.’s should watch what they say when lavishing praise on a player.  “If you come out in the paper and say that I’m the best defensive player in the league and the best cornerback,” Revis said, “why not try to fight for being the highest-paid cornerback?”

You’ve convinced us, Darrelle.  Now you only need to convince the Jets, who surely wish in hindsight they’d never said a damn thing about extending your deal.  Or about how great of a player you are.

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  1. TheBeave says: Jun 11, 2010 12:24 AM

    The Jets and Browns (pre-Holmgren) seem to take the approach that rather than be honest with their players they just tell them what they want to hear…. “You’re great, we’ll get you a new deal, don’t worry.”
    WAY too many players have come forward in the last few years complaining about hollow promises from the Jets’ front office. They seem to have no problem paying free agents, I’m not sure why they won’t take care of their own. Either way, they’d better win it all this year because there’s no way they can re-sign all those free agents.

  2. royd85 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:31 AM

    Well, he’s coach is saying that he is the best corner, even the best defensive player on the NFL, also that he’s one of the main reasons they are a top defense, so of course he wants money! He’s an injury away of not getting top dollars.

  3. rovibe says: Jun 11, 2010 12:37 AM

    The Jets have screwed themselves into a hole. Now that they’re done shopping for every free agent in the league, the current players will all be demanding raises. Major flop this year – Jets finish 9-7.

  4. r8derfan85 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:44 AM

    Revis is not even close to Asomugha when it comes to corners. He benefits from the system, let him play man to man for a couple years and then see how he does.

  5. jaywon says: Jun 11, 2010 12:50 AM

    I agree he should get paid along with other young Jets, but why does every time an organization praise someone does that mean they have to make them the highest paid ever at the position?

  6. Chris says: Jun 11, 2010 12:56 AM

    Asomugha plays in a basic 4-3 Defense, man to man , all day island coverage
    revis has a better defensive unit, blitz packages, all types of over the top help with rex ryan being a mastermind at defense, he is good, but he aint asomugha good, trust me, watch the tape, asomugha literally checks his man like its b-ball with no help 1 on 1,
    revis has all types of over the top help from safeties, and all types of other stuff, the raiders BARELY blitz and play the same 4-3 they have been playing the past few decades, asomugha is all by himself
    Randy Moss even said it after they played the jets, when revis people were saying how revis alone shut him down, no no, trust me like randy said, he had “alot of help”.
    Still though, he is top 2 or 3 corner in the league, and yeah you can make a very strong case he’s the best, according to his own coach he’s the best defensive player period. So yeah, I guess someone better open up that checkbook and pay the man, PSLs or not, pay up.

  7. TheToolofTools says: Jun 11, 2010 12:57 AM

    The JETS are not going to crash and burn, but they will prove they overachieved last year and will get stomped.

  8. Humboldt420 says: Jun 11, 2010 1:01 AM

    Have to agree with Revis. If the organization pimps you as the be-all and end-all in terms of cornerbacks in the NFL, like the Jets have, then the man should be paid top money.
    People give Al Davis crap for handing Nnamdi Asomugha the richest contract to date for a cornerback but remember this:
    Scouts, personnel people, and the media laughed in Al Davis’ face when he picked Asomugha in the first round. Then No. 21 blossoms into a fine shutdown corner.
    Asomugha was and is a Davis’ pet project. And the wiley old coot pays his pet projects well.
    Revis is on par with Asomugha in terms of coverage, and the Jets have pimped Revis out to be better than Asomugha. Time to man up and pay the guy.

  9. PadreWu says: Jun 11, 2010 1:13 AM

    Herr Florio: I firmly believe that you are not destined to write a magazine about football organizations, but about agents. With your credibility, readers far outside of pft.com could soak in the behind-the-scenes-paying-the-beyond-ethics world that lurks within the NFL. Think of it (with your legal mind at full throttle) as a “Kitchen Confidential” sort of jaunt…
    It takes a person in a truly unique position to accomplish something like this with authority and panache.

  10. Revis jets says: Jun 11, 2010 1:19 AM

    1) because the jets said that they WANT to do something, doesn’t mean they can now be forced and threatened to do it.
    2) revis has NO leverage, he is makin 7 mil for the next 3 years which is considered a pretty nice deal. Now, I know that revis is worth more but it’s not something where he is being terribly underpaid to the point of tearing up a contract with 3 years left I. E. Joshua cribbs.
    3) tannenbaum ain’t stupid (after all, he drafted him…) and when he told revis that he wants to extend him, he surely meant something that has benefits for both sides like adding years and adding afew mil per, not giving him more than double of what he makes now! Who WANTS to give away money like that!?!
    4) the jets have to be retarted to give him Nnamdi money now. He only had one great season. How do we know that he had one amazing year and from now on he will be decent or maybe very good but not this great?

  11. NY COWBOY says: Jun 11, 2010 1:25 AM

    …Revis does play one-on-one a lot. Yes, the Jets blitz, but he does play one-on-one.
    Of course Moss said he had help, he didn’t do anything against him.

  12. robert ethen says: Jun 11, 2010 1:37 AM

    I’ll be auditing this situation. I’m trying to defend my efforts to get Cantarelli money. He’s the assistant prep cook.

  13. DirtDawg55 says: Jun 11, 2010 2:10 AM

    As much as I think his demands to be paid are ultimately going to be one of the contributing factors to the Jets imploding this year he does have a point on two counts. 1) the economy has nothing to do with him being paid and paid well. He’s not an office worker or a factory employee. He’s a NFL superstar in a league making a ton of money in an environment where there will likely always be some kind of cap. If the Jets want to pay him $50 million a year, they could choose to do so. 2) the Jets talked him up. They now have to pay him.
    They created this mess. I won’t be feeling badly for them as they implode trying to dig themselves out of it.

  14. JackDiesel says: Jun 11, 2010 2:53 AM

    NFL GM’s can thank Al Davis for overpaying Asomugha and screwing up the entire CB market.
    Pet project or not he’s making as much as a Franchise QB, I’m talking Brady, Brees, Manning, Rivers money. I love CB’s, but there is no way that they should be making that much, I’d say 10-12 mil is fair for a top notch CB.
    Revis can be as selfish as he wants, and he’ll get paid but the Jets won’t be able to afford a team to put around him.

  15. Cambodian Breast Milk says: Jun 11, 2010 3:35 AM

    Play your rookie contract and shut your mouth. After that, you can have a raise. You’ve been in the league for 3yrs. Asomugha has been killin’ it since 02-03ish. Repeatedly. That’s not easy for me to say either since I hate the Raiders with a passion.

  16. invizibleskull says: Jun 11, 2010 4:58 AM

    Maybe he’ll get his money and Al will buy the greatest D ever put together…. never underestimate the power of the dark side….

  17. invizibleskull says: Jun 11, 2010 5:00 AM

    Maybe he’ll get his money and get traded to Oakland, Emperor Al will buy the greatest D ever put together…. never underestimate the power of the dark side….

  18. geek says: Jun 11, 2010 6:02 AM

    He may have convinced you Florio, but I have no sympathy for the guy. This time of year always develops these silly stories about players who think they should get paid more, despite being in the middle of a contract they signed freely. Why is it that when we talk about football player salaries that money is played with like it was the government? A couple million here, and a couple million there, and what is the difference? Why does everyone think that it’s unfair for a player to not “get paid the respect the deserve” because they ONLY make $15 million per year?
    Make the argument that they have a short career, and half to make their whole life’s salary in the few years they have. Please, let’s not lose track of the fact most Americans make around $50,000 per year. League minimum for a veteran is more than 10 times that! Revis will make 400 times that next year if he simply plays his contract through. I don’t know about you, but I don’t expect to have a 400 year career, so he really doesn’t need to worry about the short career angle if he can just live within his means.
    He’s great, and he deserves a good share of the money he creates by wearing the uniform and playing the game. I understand that is more than $50k annually. That’s the business side of things. Still, players whining about not getting respect because his salary is bigger than mine lacks any rational perspective. Any “journalist” that feeds into this with stories about “growing rifts” between players and teams because of a few million dollars does not help this. Owners assuring the fans that their player will be the highest paid at their position certainly poisons this whole thing.
    When did we all lose sight of the fact that football is a team sport? No one player, no matter how amazing at their position, is enough to win a single game. This me-first attitude players show this time of year doesn’t care about that at all. I can’t wait for the season to start so we can get past this stupid storyline and tune out the idiots that hold out because they want more money/respect.

  19. joetoronto says: Jun 11, 2010 6:16 AM

    He sure doesn’t talk like Nnamdi, who is the consummate professional, on the field and off the field.

  20. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 6:21 AM

    “Randy Moss even said it after they played the jets, when revis people were saying how revis alone shut him down, no no, trust me like randy said, he had “alot of help.”
    Don’t let any jests fan hear you say this!!!! When Ted Ginn toasted Revis, all you heard from the jests fans was that it wasn’t his fault, someone else had responsibility for him. Although, I did see a YouTube tape of him saying, before the game, that he had Ginn all himself that (MNF) night.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  21. NYMets says: Jun 11, 2010 6:27 AM

    2010 AFC East
    Jets 12-4
    Pats 9-7
    Bills 6-10
    Blowholes 5-11
    I will be re-posting this column throughout the season.
    Obviously the Bills and Blowholes could flip flop with the Blowholes going 6-10. I don’t see the Blowholes looking at a win until week 6 of the 2010 NFL season.

  22. Fan says: Jun 11, 2010 6:49 AM

    The number “has went” up?
    And this person has how many years of college education?
    Priceless!

  23. BBB82 says: Jun 11, 2010 6:56 AM

    He deserves to get paid. Tannenbaum and Ryan are crazy if they don’t keep this guy happy.

  24. DB26 says: Jun 11, 2010 7:06 AM

    @ Thebeave
    The problem with the Browns is that pre Holmgren/Heckert, too many different people promised too many different things. Now, the new group is forced to either assume the responsibility for others demands or make these guys TRUELY earn their money. With the RFA’s sitting around, only Lawrence Vickers has earned money. All others need to show a full season of their flashes, or show they are fully recovered from injuries.

  25. BrownsClown says: Jun 11, 2010 7:08 AM

    Who cares! What about my man Braylon? Why can’t the JETS show the man some love? “Hands of Stone” has led the NFL in drops for the past three years. That’s gotta be worth somethin! Poor boy can’t afford to buy his friend Donte a drink anymore! So low on cash he be thinkin about trading in the Bentley for a Prius! (He don’t think much; “hands of stone” has a “head of air”. Needs a car because he can’t even catch a cab! His friends want him to sell his medicine; he don’t need it because he can’t even catch a cold. Give the man what he deserves! Show some love!

  26. Mykl954 says: Jun 11, 2010 7:21 AM

    2010 Divison Predictions
    Miami: 10-6
    NE: 10-6
    NJ: 9-7*
    Buffalo: 6-10
    *this time, thanks to league scheduling changes to avoid last year’s charity season, this prediction is for a legitimate 9-7

  27. PULL&SEAL says: Jun 11, 2010 7:22 AM

    I wonder if Rex and the Jets regret telling Revis, and everyone else in the world last year, how f#cking great this clown is. Revis is average at best but, but now they have to deal with the monster they created themselves.

  28. JetChris says: Jun 11, 2010 7:32 AM

    Why all the trash talk? Last time I checked, Revis signed a rookie deal with the Jets and still has 3 years left. If anyone is wrong here, it is Revis for backing out on his original deal with the Jets. I am sick of the team getting the blame all the time for players greed.

  29. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 7:39 AM

    I thought this “house of cards” would all come tumbling down after the propellers start the season 0-3….?
    I guess karma strikes these posers early…. good times!

  30. joetoronto says: Jun 11, 2010 7:42 AM

    NY COWBOY says: June 11, 2010 1:25 AM
    …Revis does play one-on-one a lot. Yes, the Jets blitz, but he does play one-on-one.
    Of course Moss said he had help, he didn’t do anything against him.
    ==========================================
    Finally, an accurate assessment of Revis and the Jets defense.
    As for Nnamdi, the Raiders almost never blitz, just a straight up 4-3, and he has to cover for a hell of a long time on most plays.

  31. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 8:01 AM

    He sure doesn’t talk like Nnamdi, who is the consummate professional, on the field and off the field.”
    Everyone knows the jests have no class and that the franchise is mired in envy of the other superior teams in it’s division. They have always been at the bottom looking up. This franchise has utterly failed to build a winner in over 41 years and counting. They simply don’t know how and have only made paniced and desperate moves.
    1st mistake Revis made was listening and believing what he was being told. Best defensive player? pfft…please, not even close.
    Not the best corner either. So, he has now positioned himself due to this delusion to be the “me 1st” PAY ME player that is a cancer to teams.
    This comedy of errors is just starting to play out and will be enjoyable to see. And the jests wonder why the world laughs at them….

  32. Maddog says: Jun 11, 2010 8:03 AM

    PULL&SEAL says:
    June 11, 2010 7:22 AM
    I wonder if Rex and the Jets regret telling Revis, and everyone else in the world last year, how f#cking great this clown is. Revis is average at best but, but now they have to deal with the monster they created themselves.
    ——————————————–
    Not a Jets fan, but “average at best”? You are an idiot. He and Asomugha are 1 and 1A in the league. Anyone saying one is clearly better than the other is talking as a fan. They are both great.
    average at best. Unbelievable.

  33. NYMets says: Jun 11, 2010 8:10 AM

    Pull&Seal
    You came up with the perfect name for yourself. Especially the “pull” part.

  34. DisturbedShifty says: Jun 11, 2010 8:19 AM

    Don’t get me wrong. I too believe Revis is good, and should be paid accordingly. But the people that keep putting the Dolphins at the bottom are poorly mistaken.
    On paper, and DISREGARDING last year’s records. After all the signing and the draft the Jets and the Dolphins are damn NEAR identical. They each have their advantages at certain positions. But really this two teams are mirror images of each other. Even the average age of the players is the same.
    The top of the AFC East will be between these tow teams this year. Don’t be too surprised if three teams from the AFC East get into the playoffs this year, because it is highly possible.

  35. Burritto says: Jun 11, 2010 8:32 AM

    “The number has went up”? You sure you’re not confused and this is from your negotiations with Rosenthal?

  36. geek says: Jun 11, 2010 8:42 AM

    I hope the JETS do pay the man everything he thinks he deserves. Then, they’ll have to make some tought budget decisions elsewhere. Paying a CB $20 million per year is a great way to load the rest of your roster with mediocre talent. Add all the other high-priced big names they added this year and have already, and I promise a raise for Revis will translate to Revis seeing what it’s really like to play on an island – one stud CB who has to stop the run, the deep pass and the screen pass on every play. Best of luck to you. I hope you can single-handedly keep the other team from scoring more than 10 points per game, because that will be all you can expect from your offense…
    Come on JETS, pay the man… please!

  37. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jun 11, 2010 8:57 AM

    I could cover Randy Moss – just have a box of hash-brownies delivered to his locker before the game
    No way he could resist

  38. Opie says: Jun 11, 2010 9:01 AM

    @ BrownsClown: that was just painful to try and read. I guess you were doing your best of series of 1 liners, but trust me they are old and broke……..and did I mention, painful to try to read?
    @ Cornflorio: What cracks me up is that your angle with all things Revis. You make him sound like he’s being reasonable? If this were (insert player name) you’d be all over their arse claiming that they were destroying team chemistry, causing a schism, or just needed to play out their contract.
    Are you on Team Revis’ payroll? Sleeping w/his agent? Is Florio Jr.’s middle name Darrelle or Revis?!?
    I just don’t get your obvious tainting of certain topics…..yes, I said taint…

  39. Bleeding Green says: Jun 11, 2010 9:06 AM

    The Jets must lock up Mangold and Revis first and foremost. Then take care of Brick and Harris. I have faith in Mr. T to get it done before the season starts.

  40. CYGNUS X-1 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:12 AM

    nice double standard florio,let’s see it’s ok to whine and hold out about a contract that the player is under but if a guy like tebow wants to make extra money by charging for autographs that’s wrong and he is a bad guy for doing it.once again we all know contracts are not guaranteed,but we also know the signing bonus is so I am expected to feel sorry for somebody who gets millions to sign his name but there after “only” makes a couple million a year or whatever?don’t like it then don’t sign a long term deal.face it players are greedy and always want more no matter how much they make. I am all for gettin as much as you can but once you sign then live with it! I hope the jets or somebody takes a stand and says no and levies all the fines they can on these whiney bitches.

  41. dlmcc0909 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:14 AM

    I think he deserves a raise, but nobody outside of Manning and Brees deserves $20 million a year. I think he has also done a little too much talking about it now. You want a new contract, we get it. So do the Jets. Constantly griping to the media just makes you come off as annoying. Next time say “no comment, i dont want to take the behind the scenes stuff and have it distract from us trying to get to a Super Bowl”. A little class and humility go a long way

  42. sdffa11 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:18 AM

    ill bet revis’ scumbag agent is telling revis to play it safe so he gets his cut of the $20mil.

  43. HarrisonHits says: Jun 11, 2010 9:20 AM

    “Asked whether the economy should factor into his demands, Revis was calm be resolute. “That has nothing to do with football right now,” he said. “You’re talking about a whole different subject. . . . This is an uncapped year this year. Did you know that?””
    Just another greedy scumbag who doesn’t give a shit about anyone or anything but himself.

  44. nyjetsfan001 says: Jun 11, 2010 9:32 AM

    r8derfan85 says:
    June 11, 2010 12:44 AM
    Revis is not even close to Asomugha when it comes to corners. He benefits from the system, let him play man to man for a couple years and then see how he does
    ……………………………………………..
    Did Asomugha play last season ,awfully quit year for such an impact guy , yo F’N Homer your the only one who thinks he’s better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. ADogDC says: Jun 11, 2010 9:36 AM

    Namdi contract is unique…It is the result of ,ultiple Franchise tags that increased based on slapping a player with the franchise tag for 3 consecutive years, so I don’t think Revis deserves Namdi money because of that. I think a fair contract would be in the $11-$12 Mil/year range.
    If he wants Namdi money, then he has to play his contract out like Namdi did and go through the franchise tag process.

  46. Ron says: Jun 11, 2010 9:38 AM

    Welcome to salary cap hell
    next year…Jets

  47. Justin says: Jun 11, 2010 9:49 AM

    Revis is one of the best DBs in the league, no question, however Aso and even Woodson have been in the league playing at a high level for a long period of time compared to Revis. I would tell him to shut it and play out his contract for a year or two more and then if he’s still just as good, then he deserves to be paid.
    Although, I can’t blame him for playing the business game because a lot of players get played in the financial aspect of the league.

  48. i_play_madden_so_i_know_football says: Jun 11, 2010 10:11 AM

    20 million for 2011 and 2012 is not enough? this guys gonna be a cancer. you can just tell.

  49. NY COWBOY says: Jun 11, 2010 10:19 AM

    Everyone has to realize something. The Jets told Revis they were going to give him a new contract before this season. Revis didn’t run to the Jets telling them he wanted a new deal. Revis has a problem with the Jets keeping their word. If they tell him he’s getting a new contract, he rightfully expects a new contract.
    Just like anyone. If your boss tells you you are going to get a hell of a raise, and doesn’t come through, you would all get pissed off, regardless of what kind of contract you signed. It’s called keeping your word.

  50. Marino13 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:30 AM

    doesnt this guy have 3 years left on his contract??? WTF…..sad how the opwners cave in to make these guys happy – hasnt he already made over $20M already?

  51. snnyjcbs says: Jun 11, 2010 10:32 AM

    People keep trying to bring this guys name up with Asoumgha, he is not close to being as good as Asoumgha.
    Would you liketo see just how close to Asoumgha the QB’s in the NFL think he is? Compare how many times QB’s threw at each of them over the past two years.
    Revis has more ball throwed his way in 1 year then Nnamdi gets in 3 years. Hall thought he was an ok corner to until he was put on a true island in the Raiders man to man. You put Revis across from Nnamdi and the QB’s would light him up like a Christmas Tree. Revis is very good but is no Nnamdi and the Jets will never give him 16 million per year ALL GUARENTEED like Nnamdi gets.
    Most teams will never see 1 Hall of Fame corner. Al Davis and the Raiders drafted 2 maybe 3 future HOF corners in Nnamdi, Lester Hayes both safetys in college and turned into corners by Mr. Davis. C Woodson could be the 3rd future HOF.
    Add in the 2 HOF Coprners Al Davis fleeced from New England, Mike Haynes and from Denver Willie Brown and one can see that if you are looking for a man that knows a corner when he sees them the master is Al Davis.

  52. bwisnasky says: Jun 11, 2010 10:41 AM

    Did Asomugha play last season ,awfully quit year for such an impact guy , yo F’N Homer your the only one who thinks he’s better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    _______________________
    Actually, there are plenty of people that think Aso is a better cover corner…. As for being quiet, it’s because he gets thrown at about 1 time a game, so it’s not like the opportunities are there…. He’s given up 1 touchdown in 3 years, and that actually wasn’t his responsibility. Like Revis last year, he’s ran a gauntlet of elite receivers and shut them down… Look at 2008… Randy Moss, Andra Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Steve Smith and on and on….
    Hard to believe any NY fan would call anybody else a Homer…. As to Aso, he played out his contract.. he got franchised, and went through the negotiation process. I’m not saying the Jets aren’t at fault cause they told him he’d get a new contract, but the fact is, he is under contract right now, still has 3 f’ing years on said contract, and should just man up and prove that he is worth the big money. As for those that say he’s one injury away blah blah blah, we are all one injury, one wreck, one something from not being able to get the big money. It’s called life, suck it up.

  53. 123456 says: Jun 11, 2010 10:46 AM

    Asomugha is a good player….great player, but he’s no Revis.
    Revis is will go down as one of the greatest players ever to play the game
    Asomugha is a great player but his numbers are not indicative on anything. Why throw to the receiver he’s covering when you have an easy completion on the other side of the field or you can just run it every play?
    I wouldn’t throw at Asomugha when I can just run the ball on the 29th ranked run defense or pick on Chris Johnson all day.

  54. texasPHINSfan says: Jun 11, 2010 11:06 AM

    No surprise the Jets don’t take care of their players!
    Come to Miami Revis, we’ll take care of you!

  55. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 11:09 AM

    Revis is a great corner, and deserves to be well paid. However, as an impartial observer I don’t believe that Asomugha’s contract should be the standard of how much he makes. It’s pretty much universally accepted that as good as he is, Asomugha is overpaid and the Raiders gave him a ridiculous deal. The Jets should not be forced to do something stupid and irresponsible just because the Raiders did.
    The other thing is that it doesn’t make sense for teams to give out huge contracts right now. Because of the 30% rule, about the only way to get a deal done would be to pay Revis a disproportionately large amount of money to him in the form of a signing bonus.
    Problem is it would be fiscally irresponsible for teams to do that right now because there’s a very good chance there will be no football next year, which means no revenue from ticket sales, concessions, parking, etc. On the other hand if a deal is worked out, it will surely include a salary cap – and one that will probably be tighter than what the league has had the last couple of years.
    If the Jets (or any other team) signs players to big extensions right now, they could end up screwing themselves and find themselves having to dump players they need to get under the cap next year.

  56. 123456 says: Jun 11, 2010 11:16 AM

    # texasPHINSfan says:
    No surprise the Jets don’t take care of their players!
    Come to Miami Revis, we’ll take care of you!
    _________________________________________
    Another Miami fan that doesn’t actually follow the team
    Hey Toby, Jason Taylor says hello

  57. mikehoncho says: Jun 11, 2010 11:23 AM

    Pay the man. Let him go buy his island.

  58. 1nationraidernation says: Jun 11, 2010 11:39 AM

    pay him the money….it is really that simple

  59. raidersteve413 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:15 PM

    revis couldnt lace aso’s kleets. Revis plays zone and gets balls thrown his way. Aso plays man to man and shuts down every WR in the NFL. Thats why he dosent get as many INTs becuase nobody throws his way. He basically shuts down his whole half of the field. Revis would get burned playing man to man. Plus ASO is getting a ring this year

  60. overkil2 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:25 PM

    “123456 says:
    June 11, 2010 11:16 AM
    # texasPHINSfan says:
    No surprise the Jets don’t take care of their players!
    Come to Miami Revis, we’ll take care of you!
    _________________________________________
    Another Miami fan that doesn’t actually follow the team
    Hey Toby, Jason Taylor says hello

    Lol, tell twinkletoes, toodle loo.
    If he still had good value, more than just the Jets would have wanted him.
    He should do ok, but he’s not the beast that he used to be.

  61. Tim18 says: Jun 11, 2010 12:27 PM

    Go ahead and do his contract over. Then if he doesn’t live up to the expectations of this past year then do his contract over again and pay him less. Maybe after he gets paid him and pacman can hang out at strip clubs and make it rain.

  62. BboyFiasco says: Jun 11, 2010 12:29 PM

    Ive stressed this in every post.. put up stats to prove and made several arguments to why NA is way better than Revis.. Add Character to the list.. Nam Would never speak in the Tone that Revis is speaking in and he is the example of a class act and selfless teamate.. if a team thinks your worth something then they will offer it to you.. the Jets obviously dont think he is Better than NA21 or they would have paid him already. I think they wait one more year to see what hes got.. Just like ive said in older post

  63. Spiny Norman says: Jun 11, 2010 12:55 PM

    The Jets will not survive if they shell out $15-20M to a cornerback, especially one who is still under contract for three years at very, very good money ($21M).
    First of all, the guy is not the most important player on the team. A QB is always the most important player, even on a defensive team; Revis had a fantastic year, but with a weak QB, the [not] Yets were basically a .500 team. I would put Kris Jenkins above any CB, anyway; the NT is the keystone to a 3-4 defense.
    Second, what ten players can the Jests cut to pay out that more than Fifteen Extra Large per annum and still be competitive? Because that is what it would mean.
    Third, how are the Jets’ other stars going to react to one guy getting all of their money? Teams that overpay one or two guys will inevitably have problems with their other players under contract or negotiating new ones, especially if they are crazy enough to rewrite a contract with, I say again, three more years on it!
    Fourth, the reality is that projections for salary cap under the next CBA are lower, not higher than the cap has recently been, so such ridiculous numbers are a non-starter for a guy who is, yes, excellent, but not so vastly much better than other top CBs that the franchise should be held hostage by him.

  64. SomeFans says: Jun 11, 2010 1:15 PM

    Revis is will go down as one of the greatest players ever to play the game
    Asomugha is a great player but his numbers are not indicative on anything
    WOW! Talking about having your head up your butt.
    A 1 year wonder won’t get him anything. Let;s see what he can do for a period of time. You nj troll homers are desperate!!

  65. HC says: Jun 11, 2010 1:37 PM

    Revis’ comments that ‘don’t you know it’s an uncapped year’ vastly oversimplify the situation. Does he really believe that just because it’s an uncapped year this year that teams can or should pay players an unlimited amount of money? And does he really think that fans should buy into that logic?

  66. Chad Henne Wont Save U says: Jun 11, 2010 2:04 PM

    Revis isn’t getting 15 mil. Teams will be knocking come training camp, Vikings jump out to me right away. Remember the Jared Allen deal…

  67. Marino13 says: Jun 11, 2010 2:57 PM

    “123456″ – I guess everyone on the jets is the best at their postions?????????, you are such a douche…..get real and wake up, Aso is a much better corner…..I guess Snachez is better then Manning, Brees and Brady,,,and stonehands is better then Marshall or Fitzgerald…..shit I guess I really should just suck it up and become a jet fan b/c they have the best players at every position!!!!!…..wake up asshole

  68. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 5:25 PM

    NYMets says:
    June 11, 2010 6:27 AM
    2010 AFC East
    Jets 12-4
    Pats 9-7
    Bills 6-10
    Blowholes 5-11
    I will be re-posting this column throughout the season.
    ___________________________
    And then, of course, you’ll be crying when we’re all laughing at you.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  69. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 5:48 PM

    I just don’t understand why anyone would question Revis getting paid the big bucks. If your coach is telling the world that you are the best defensive player ever to play the game, you should be paid like it. Tell Rexy to throw in a few mill from his salary. Heck, since his lap band surgery, he’ll be saving that much on groceries.

  70. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 6:44 PM

    overkil2 says:
    June 11, 2010 12:25 PM
    “123456 says:
    June 11, 2010 11:16 AM
    # texasPHINSfan says:
    No surprise the Jets don’t take care of their players!
    Come to Miami Revis, we’ll take care of you!
    _________________________________________
    Another Miami fan that doesn’t actually follow the team
    Hey Toby, Jason Taylor says hello

    Lol, tell twinkletoes, toodle loo.
    If he still had good value, more than just the Jets would have wanted him.
    He should do ok, but he’s not the beast that he used to be.
    ________________________
    @ overkil2 — let’s not forget that IF any other team did want him (and we all know Belichek really wanted him last year), he would have gone to any other team. No one, and I mean NO ONE, not even any jests fan, will ever convince me that he is happy in NJ as much as he hated them his entire career. He just wanted to play and the jests were the ONLY team to offer him a dime.

  71. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 11, 2010 8:22 PM

    I’m a little confused. I was watching NFLN and they had Revis’ stats for 2009. At the bottom of the screen, it said he was tied for 5th place with 6 INTs. After reading all the jests post about him being so great and the best ever, I had to go to NFL.com to check out to see how their own network could make such a blunder. To my shock and amazement, he WAS tied for 5th place. Tied with SEVEN other players with six INTs. Vontae Davis, as a rookie and not starting an entire season had FOUR ints. Now I’m beginning to wonder if all this talk isn’t just a player being overhyped by a loud-mouthed coach. Please jests fans, please tell me NFL.com and NFLN is mistaken in their stats!!!!!!

  72. Mumakata says: Jun 11, 2010 8:39 PM

    NYMets says: June 11, 2010 6:27 AM
    2010 AFC East
    Jets 12-4
    Pats 9-7
    Bills 6-10
    Blowholes 5-11
    I will be re-posting this column throughout the season.
    —————————————
    Please do. So we can mock you for your idiocy.

  73. Mumakata says: Jun 11, 2010 8:42 PM

    NYMets says: June 11, 2010 6:27 AM
    2010 AFC East
    Jets 12-4
    Pats 9-7
    Bills 6-10
    Blowholes 5-11
    I will be re-posting this column throughout the season.
    —————————————
    Please do. So we can mock you for your idiocy.

  74. wooster2525 says: Jun 11, 2010 11:47 PM

    Alrite people everyone wants to talk about Revis bein number one and bein the highest paid corner. But guess what? Charles Woodson beat him for the DPOY. and did so with way better stats and also him bein in a 3-4 system for the first time in his career. Since his arrival in green bay he has done nothin but dominate . If anything he should get paid to be the best at the position but have you heard one peep from him for more money? No. thats what your suupose to do you get a contract and earn every penny not sign one and then three years later bitch about it because your playin better.Revis should”nt have sign a 5 yr contract if he knew he”d play that good. If he”s lucky they may add money to it but i”d let him sit another year on it and learn from the veterans of how to do things the right way.

  75. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 12, 2010 6:37 AM

    But Wooster2525,
    If you work for a great company you’ll usually adapt to the philosophy and ways of that company. If you work for a hack company, you’ll become a hack. I’m sure Revis is not worried about his pay for play on the field, but having to live with the embarrassment of wearing that stupid logo and going out in public and people recognizing him as a “jest”. I’d want to be paid extra for that humiliation also.

  76. HellRelle24 says: Jun 12, 2010 2:05 PM

    are you a dolphin fan jetsareajoke?
    your team pastel colors. a colaboration of the gayest colors imaginable, and you are making fun of the jets logo when your mascot is a DOLPHIN? dolphins are CUTE, not for football. get real bro

  77. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 12, 2010 7:39 PM

    Must be a pretty good logo and mascot lately. The jests can’t seem to get riled up enough over their colors and mascot to beat them? By the way, what is the jests mascot for real. I know it can’t be some short guy sitting on a fat guy’s shoulders wearing a fireman’s hat and teaching the typical jests fans how to spell the name of your team is it? While sitting in Giant’s stadium.

  78. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 12, 2010 7:41 PM

    And I would imagine the two teams chose the particular colors of choice as an indication of the City’s they represent. You know, light and awesome in South Florida and dark and dreary with no imagination in Noo Jersey.

  79. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 14, 2010 11:07 AM

    2010 AFC EAST Predictions
    Bills 16-0 – Zero points scored against them all season.
    Pats 12-4 – Welker plays QB and Brady plays the slot
    Dolphins 5-11 – They would have gone 6-10 but the team forgot how to get to their stadium.
    Jets 0-6-10 – Tie everyone except division opponents.
    I am Nostradamus, I am all knowing.
    Tonight’s daily lottery numbers are 1-1-1-1.
    World Cup match prediction:
    Italy 27
    Paraguay 22

  80. Mumakata says: Jun 14, 2010 4:26 PM

    # JetsAreAJoke says: June 12, 2010 7:39 PM
    Must be a pretty good logo and mascot lately. The jests can’t seem to get riled up enough over their colors and mascot to beat them? By the way, what is the jests mascot for real. I know it can’t be some short guy sitting on a fat guy’s shoulders wearing a fireman’s hat and teaching the typical jests fans how to spell the name of your team is it? While sitting in Giant’s stadium.
    ——————————————
    This = WIN!

  81. QJ1984 says: Jun 14, 2010 10:50 PM

    LMAO. Rex Ryan’s fat ass gave Revis a ton of leverage. He even ran his yap about how Revis had a bigger impact on the Jets defense than Ed Reed and Ray Lewis had on the Ravens in their prime. Thats two hall of fame caliber players that Revis being catapulted above. Damn right he’s going to want the money to reflect it.

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