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Revis says he plans to talk to Rex Ryan

NFL_revis_250.jpgA day after Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis staged a protest to his contract situation by sitting out plays of a mandatory minicamp with a phony injury, Revis said that he plans to talk to coach Rex Ryan about the underlying contractual issues that have created the player’s discontent.

“We’re going to talk today,” Revis said in comments distributed by the team.  “He and I are going to chop it up today and just try to see eye-to-eye and make sure this thing doesn’t get out of hand.  That’s the one thing we don’t want to do here.  Like I said, I don’t want this to go negative.  I said that yesterday, but like I said, negotiations do get crazy sometimes, and we’re trying to stop it before it gets to that point.”

Revis also would be wise to realize that Ryan has been Darrelle’s best friend, building leverage for him by talking publicly about Revis being the best defensive player in the game — and by privately saying that Revis is the best defensive player Ryan ever has coached.  Revis should instead be talking to G.M. Mike Tannenbaum or owner Woody Johnson.  Those men can give him what he wants.  All Ryan can give him is a pat on the back and/or a smooch on the ass.

Maybe Revis and Ryan also talked about how Santonio Holmes burned Revis in practice today, with Revis pulling a Jimmy Clausen and trying to lay the blame onto a teammate.

“There was a little bit of miscommunication out there between us, and you can’t do it, especially back in the secondary,” Revis said.  “You’ve got to be on the same page. We misconmmunicated back there.  I got a little bit underneath and Jim [Leonhard] tried to help me at the last second and it didn’t work out.  It’s just all about communication and we preach that a lot around here.”

Revis needs to have improved communications with a lot of folks around there.  And if he doesn’t either force his way into a new contract or accept the fact that he’ll make $20 million guaranteed in 2011 and 2012 under his contract one, it could be a long year for him and for the team.

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27 Responses to “Revis says he plans to talk to Rex Ryan”
  1. rjgreen3 says: Jun 15, 2010 10:22 PM

    maybe he is going to invite ryan to revis island?

  2. smithopher says: Jun 15, 2010 10:23 PM

    ugh can they just write him a check for a $10 million bonus right now and get this guy back on the field? i know he really wants long term security but if he just gets paid this year and waits to see how the CBA will affect salaries next year this might all work out in the long run.

  3. BoltsFan says: Jun 15, 2010 10:36 PM

    Can they just write him a check for a $10 million bonus right now? Can someone else post a question this stupid? Maybe they could just hand him a 50% ownership stake.
    The guy is an EMPLOYEE, and is UNDER CONTRACT. He doesn’t get to whine his way into more millions. Get a ticket for the clue bus.

  4. Massappeal says: Jun 15, 2010 10:37 PM

    What a cheap shot on Clausen. Maybe the kid just mistakenly answered a question honestly. It’s not like he was a former scumb…… lawyer.

  5. thefloater says: Jun 15, 2010 10:45 PM

    Trainwreck.

  6. BrownsClown says: Jun 15, 2010 10:56 PM

    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!

  7. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jun 16, 2010 12:10 AM

    Santonio burned a blunt, and then burned Revis and Jimmy Leonhard
    Nice
    That’s why he’s my 3rd favorite all-time Steelers Super Bowl MVP wide receiver, you dumb-a$$es

  8. NY COWBOY says: Jun 16, 2010 1:55 AM

    I don’t know how anyone who knows about this situation could think that Revis is in the wrong here. The Jets told him as early as after the Colts game of LAST YEAR that they were going to give him a new deal before this training camp. Don’t tell the man you’re going to give him a deal and not give it to him.
    How pissed would you be if your boss said they were going to pay you probably more than 10 times what you make now and they fail to come through? I’d be pissed. Greedy or not. Don’t tell the man you’re going to pay him then give him crappy offers.

  9. ebapen says: Jun 16, 2010 4:18 AM

    Revis just needs a serious injury where his NFL career is in jeopardy and he has to work at a regular job like most of us to come back to reality.

  10. 49erFanLivingInDallas says: Jun 16, 2010 6:46 AM

    @BROWNSCLOWN
    Just curious but, do you post the exact same thing every single time you post a comment??
    If so… can you please start using proper grammar?

  11. Adam says: Jun 16, 2010 6:48 AM

    Revis is as important to the team as Sanchez and deserves to be paid at least $10 mil.
    The problem I have is that Revis faked a headache and cramped hamstring and straight up lied to his coach. Rex has had his back since day 1, not cool to throw Rex under the bus. I think today’s convo will have to do with that.
    The Jets front office is doing a terrible job with Revis and Mangold so far. After them, it’s Ferguson and Harris. After that, Cromartie, Edwards, and Holmes are in contract years. Damn.

  12. BBB82 says: Jun 16, 2010 6:57 AM

    “Revis should instead be talking to G.M. Mike Tannenbaum or owner Woody Johnson. ”
    Yet when Mangini was in NY, contract issues were somehow his fault? Well, Revis is talking to Ryan, so apparently this is Ryan’s fault.

  13. digitalbath says: Jun 16, 2010 7:23 AM

    BrownsClown says:
    June 15, 2010 10:56 PM
    ————
    ————-
    true browns fan,been copying and pasting this same crap for a month now,but hey it gets funnier every time you do it,HOW BOUT NO!!,so i guess your tutor helped you with this and has had the past month off,what to do,oh i know just keep posting same crap

  14. SomeFans says: Jun 16, 2010 7:30 AM

    He wants his money NOW. Whaaaaa!
    Reason is that his value will never be higher as last year was a fluke for himself and the entire team.
    2010 yets- 7-9

  15. The Real Shuxion says: Jun 16, 2010 7:40 AM

    Bring a box of crispy cremes. That will help break the ice.
    Seriously though as a Pats fan, I think this is a good team and Rex is the right coach for them.

  16. Mike says: Jun 16, 2010 9:05 AM

    I don’t normally say “I told you so” but 2 weeks ago I said, on this blog, this Revis thing would get ugly…he basically gave the finger to Ryan and his teammates yesterday. I love how he used the word dynasty too. Hey Revis, you need to win at least 2 rings before you can even whisper those words. On my count you guys have zero so far…

  17. kingmj4891 says: Jun 16, 2010 9:07 AM

    Please Revis play I want to see Megatron burn you all day when you play the Lions this year. Revis Island = One Year Wonder thats why the Jets are not gonna pay him 15 million a year unless the contact includes a ton of escalators and performance bonuses cause he won’t reach them.

  18. overkil2 says: Jun 16, 2010 9:33 AM

    I thought Revis doesn’t need any help covering receivers. If you need help, most you should get it 7.5 Mil.

  19. HellRelle24 says: Jun 16, 2010 9:34 AM

    wow ive seen it all…we now have lions fans putting their 2 useless cents in…dolphins, now lions. how pathetic

  20. Marino13 says: Jun 16, 2010 9:36 AM

    ny cowboy = dumbass

  21. Mike says: Jun 16, 2010 9:52 AM

    You can sort of see where he’s coming from here. All last season Ryan had been pumping him up as the best corner in the game. So of course it’s going to go to his head, making him think he should be paid accordingly. I’d like to know what that last offer was. Apparently none of it was guaranteed. How is that possible?
    You reap what you sow.

  22. kmartinson says: Jun 16, 2010 9:55 AM

    Revis is a head case. People should have figured that out last year when he whined about not getting the defensive MVP. First off, he wasn’t the best player. Second,while Rex can brag about him being the best player on his team he only has the responsibility of covering one guy or sitting in a zone. I’m sure he will really adjust well to when he makes more money…especially when he doesn’t perform well in NY.

  23. JMoney says: Jun 16, 2010 10:04 AM

    Maybe just maybe since the Jets front office has nothing better to do than watch the pathetic jets live and on tape, they too realize Revis is nothing without a good safety. This pretty much computes to building this guy up for a big trade.
    Not gonna happen. Anyone remember Asante Samuel………
    You want ASO money you may want to learn how to play soccer. They get paid well to run around like idiots and get lucky being in the right place at the right time

  24. NY COWBOY says: Jun 16, 2010 10:16 AM

    Haha hey Marino!
    Find any championships yet?

  25. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 16, 2010 10:17 AM

    HellRelle24 says:
    June 16, 2010 9:34 AM
    wow ive seen it all…we now have lions fans putting their 2 useless cents in…dolphins, now lions. how pathetic
    _______________________
    What’s wrong HellRelle? Can’t handle the truth coming at you from all directions? Now, THAT’S pathetic.
    SAME OL’ JESTS!!!!! It’s in their DNA.

  26. JetsAreAJoke says: Jun 16, 2010 10:19 AM

    Mike says:
    June 16, 2010 9:52 AM
    You can sort of see where he’s coming from here. All last season Ryan had been pumping him up as the best corner in the game. So of course it’s going to go to his head, making him think he should be paid accordingly.
    _____________________________
    What’s really funny is now Rexy is hyping up the new rook (Wilson) on Total Access. He’ll have him built up so high that it’s definitely going to be a long holdout.

  27. NY COWBOY says: Jun 16, 2010 10:48 AM

    @kmartinson
    What else does a corner have to do other than cover a guy or sit in zone….?

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