Revis' antics at minicamp alienated Rex Ryan

I’m getting ready to visit with Craig Carton of WFAN in New York at 7:45 a.m. ET to talk about the situation involving the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Coincidentally, we’ve picked up some new information about the situation.

Last month, when Revis faked an injury and/or a headache at a mandatory minicamp as a Brandon Marshall-style protest to the Jets’ failure to give him a long-term deal, the man routinely described by his head coach as the best defensive player in the game damaged his relationship with the head coach who routinely describes Revis as the best defensive player in the game.

Rex Ryan, we’re told, was unhappy with the antics from Revis, which provided an unwelcome distraction for a team with Super Bowl-or-bust expectations.  Thus, Ryan’s attitude has changed regarding the importance of getting Revis a new contract — which could make the Jets generally less willing to cave if Revis decides not to show up for camp.

And as the question of whether Revis will be present when the Jets open camp remains undecided, it’s possible that the news of a six-year, $61.5 million contract with $43.128 million guaranteed (for injury at first, skill later) for Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil could prompt Revis to choose a holdout.  Despite all the excuses the Jets have provided for not doing a big-money, long-term contract with Revis, the Broncos got it done with Elvis Dumervil.

So if a team wants to get it done, the team can get it done.  And with no one disputing the claim from Revis that the team approached him about getting a new deal done, the ongoing failure to do so will serve only to make it more likely that he doesn’t show up when camp opens, despite reports that he definitely will be present and accounted for.

47 responses to “Revis' antics at minicamp alienated Rex Ryan

  1. You guys really want Revis to hold out. It’s amazing how the Jets re-sign Ferguson to a new deal and get criticized but other teams are praised for re-signing guys. I’m sure if Revis wants a deal structured the way Brick’s is they’ll get it done but does it make sense just to accept his demands and give him everything he wants? I’m sure this well get done at some point then the Jets will get bashed here for the deal he does sign.

  2. He should be careful Rex still looks like he could eat an entire secondary with a side of special teams.

  3. Yup, the Dumervil contract definitely muddles things up a bit…
    About the only reason left NOT to get a deal done with Revis is $/year. Revis wants $15-16M/year, and the Jets think $12M/year is fare.
    I don’t even know whos side to take at this point. Revis is damn good and deserves to get paid, but the Raiders are ‘tards when it comes to money and Namdi (spelling ?) makes roughly 50% more then the next highest paid corner. The Jets shouldn’t HAVE to meet that…
    I say give Revis a butt-ton (that’s a technical term) of money now, extend his contract by a minimum of 2 years (hopefully 3, maybe even 4) and find a 3 year equivalent equal to $16M/year. Will the total $/year equal 16M/year, no. But at least he can point to a 3 year stint where he will make that much. Shy of that I just don’t see how they are going to get anything done, at anytime!

  4. @Bill.Polian:
    you are nuts, Revis ovverated??? who were you watching last year? he shut down every top WR, EVERY one!
    Jets are dumb to keep a player like that unhappy…give hime what he wants, however much I disagree with crying like a baby after you have already signed a legal contract, you keep people like him happy. All business’s do this, they keep their top performers happy with renegotioan.

  5. the man routinely described by his head coach as the best defensive player in the game damaged his relationship with the head coach who routinely describes Revis as the best defensive player in the game.
    Wait, wait just a second. Im confused to what the head coach refers to Revis as and how often he does it

  6. This is beautiful. “we’re told…” Also, The Broncos getting a deal done with a linebacker is totally relevant to the Jets. Apples and Apples, for sure.
    Did the Jets murder your parents or steal your bike as a kid or something?

  7. You are right Bill.Polian, Revis is overrated. I guess that makes Peyton Manning overrated as well.

  8. i read a different version. apparantely someone brought in local donut shop brought by a few dozen donuts as a favor to the team for mentioning them last year in a press confrerence. Revis was hungry and decided to have one. This pissed off Rex “Do not touch my Donut” Ryan and thus Revis is now in the dog house.

  9. Due to the fact that the sun rises in the east, therefore if you look that way in the morning it’ll shine into your eyes…
    Hello! This is news?!? It was reported everywhere and I believe Rex even said it sort of!! What then? He wasn’t pissed at a guy bs’ing about an injury?!?!?

  10. “Or bust” is about right… nothing supporting this fraud but hype and hot air.
    “It’s amazing how the Jets re-sign Ferguson to a new deal and get criticized but other teams are praised for re-signing guy”…
    that’s because the actual contract was a joke, an insult to any real player. As usual with these jets- all hype with little substance.

  11. Rex Ryan has created a situation for himself that will result in failure. Expectations are set too high, the core of this team has too much developing for him to state “suberbowl or bust”. He will be attacked by the NY media if this team begins to fall apart.

  12. Bill.Polian says:
    July 23, 2010 7:57 AM
    Revis is overrated and Rex is too fat and lazy to ever be a successful head coach.
    This is the dumbest thing I have seen on this site. This is even worst than Florio’s 5 QB’s that should be benched

  13. Bill.Polian says:
    July 23, 2010 7:57 AM
    Revis is overrated and Rex is too fat and lazy to ever be a successful head coach.
    ————————
    Im not a Jets fan but I guess Revis is overrated by shuting down almost every WR he went against. As for Rex I guess taking his team to the AFC championship games could be called unsuccessful .

  14. Revis’ antics at minicamp alienated Rex Ryan
    ——————————————————
    His tomfoolery and shenanigans didn’t help much either.

  15. I hate the Jets, I likewise hate the magical combination of douchebaggery and retardation exhibited by Jets fans; but to say that Revis is overrated and Rex can’t coach is just a bit ridiculous. They need to pay Revis and he needs to show some class.

  16. The paper champs are already crumbling! Welcome to the 8 win season Jet fans! By the way, have you sold out week 1 yet?

  17. “As for Rex I guess taking his team to the AFC championship games could be called unsuccessful”
    Actually, Rex had them completely out of the playoffs in week 15. How could he know two teams lay down for them?

  18. Revis is not overrated but still somewhat unproven. If he puts up another year of dominance than yes, he’s the best Corner out there. Let’s not forget that this is a copy cat league and teams will have a LOT more footage of Sexy Rexy’s exotic blitzes to counter with different offensive packages. I think when you put as much pressure on a QB any cornerback is going to look better.

  19. Rex always overhypes his players and now it’s making him look bad. It’s called Karma to say a player who has had one to two really good seasons is better than Ray Lewis or Ed Reed, the best players EVER at their position.

  20. I don’t believe this at all. No way Rex’s “attitude has changed regarding the importance of getting Revis a new contract…” Makes no sense!
    He sits out a few plays of an OTA, and now the HC doesn’t care if he is with the team long term? And to compare it to Brandon Marshall is so stupid.

  21. With all the “hype” that the Jets are better than they are & expectations of getting to the Super Bowl this season this is the kind of situation (Revis) that will bring down the team like a Jet crashing to the ground (excuse the pun) back to reality.
    If Revis misses any significant time in Training Camp this will come back & bite Ryan in the arse! Revis clearly is 1 of the best CB’s in the League if not the best, the Jets are stupid. Pay the man!

  22. You’re right Rex, dont give this guy money. like he isnt top three amongst CB’s. Pay the somebitch for making your D look way better than it should.
    & what if you dont pay him. . is this gonna be another disgruntled player who gets traded for dirt cheap instead of having his team give in and pay em.
    Every team in the NFL would gladly devote a 1st rounder to get this kid. Problem is when he begins these ‘antics’ the value drops.
    I would love to see some deal that would bring this guy to Phill. We arent afraid to pay people who are worth it. I mean this guy is 25 and still getting better. This would be one of the all time follies if they let this guy sit/walk. . god i hope that happens.
    Get outta Jersey you fag jets & take that mongaloid Eli and the giants with you.

  23. Revis is the best CB in the NFL. Ryan is right to be upset with him. This player owes his teammates some respect and his money dispute should not affect his integrity or professional approach to playing. Bad things will happen if he continues this tactic. (PS. There is a lot of trouble brewing in the NFL over money and the fans such as myself are growing tired of the constant BS of greed. College football can be very entertaining.

  24. Where the hell does this article come from. Have you talked to Rex Florio? How do you know how he feels. Is it because he doesn’t go out and say he is the best CB of all time anymore? Ryan was a little upset after Revis sat out, and said he was if was trying to pull a fast one on him. Then they talked and ironed everything out. There has been nothing since to even suggest anything you are saying. Freedom of speech should only before people who aren’t complete morons like you Florio.

  25. @TheRedBengal I know this isn’t a Bengals fan talking about imploding. Jets imploded all over ya’ll last year. TWICE.

  26. @CliveRush
    Remember that you can’t spell BCS without BS. College FB is just as greedy as the NFL.
    They pay the players. They won’t go to a playoff system. They have multi million dollar TV contracts.
    It’s the same BS.

  27. Signs of implosion on the horizon,
    1. Exaggerated expectiation due to a overachieving, somewhat lucky finish to the last season.
    2. Adding huge egos past their prime(LT) to replace productive players(Thomas Jones.)
    3. Not addressing core needs of the team(DLine) in the draft.
    4. Unrealistic expectations which must be fullfilled by an unproven QB.
    5. Questionable characters on team.
    6. Management and coaching staff alienation of key players.
    7. Fat coach keeps running his stupid grill.

  28. florio if you are gonna have a site get a good proof reader. For a lawyer this is embarrassing.

  29. I disagree Florio, Revis is not going to hold out for the very reasons that you provide. He already showed up Rex once, knew that he was wrong for doing so.
    Revis has enough character and he won’t screw over his teammates or coach, he will be at training camp on Day 1 BECAUSE he screwed up at mini camp.
    Florio anyone can do the math on this, are you always this far off base???

  30. The Jets should cave and give him everything he wants. They’ve put themselves in a win-it-all-or-die situation. One can hardly blame Revis for sticking it to them when they made it so easy. He’d be a fool not to pork them. They asked for it.

  31. let the fun begin, maybe the jets mgt should keep their mouth shut and should have waited for offering this guy an extensio. Stop crying Revis your getting another $21M over the next 3 years – shut the f- up and watch video on how not to get beat by a guy like Ginn again.

  32. “Every team in the NFL would gladly devote a 1st rounder to get this kid. Problem is when he begins these ‘antics’ the value drops.”
    @myeaglescantwin,
    Not when they have to pay him 15 or 16 mil a year on top of the first rounder. Corners just aren’t worth that much no matter how good they are. I think its also likely that if he keeps playing at that level and get the huge contact, he will only be happy until another corner gets a bigger contract. Then you’ll see another holdout from him after giving him the huge money.
    The greed of these players while the economy is still tanked, thousands of people are still being foreclosed on every month, thousands losing jobs every month and millions stuck on unemployment…….. they make me sick.
    Nothing in what they are doing wants to make me spend money going to a game, buy jerseys or other merchandise, give a single penny to the league or teams anymore.

  33. @BC Greg
    The teams in New England, except for BC, are not in the money game. My knowledge of BCS football is limited due to the lack of interest around here. I agree that money rules the BCS but the vast majority of players are not involved. The NCAA uses them to make money but most of the money is used to support other athletic programs which allow lessor sports to continue to exist. It is dirty, but necessary today. Harvard, Brown, UNH, U Mass, and many other lessor division schools continue to field teams. These are fun games to attend. Cheap tickets, good looking co-eds and marching bands. Just great.

  34. i was waiting for a comment about ginn beating revis. lol so sad, so sad you truely are marino…
    and whoever says revis is overrated should never be allowed to speak of football again

  35. TheFloater…
    it would be “…due to AN overachieving…”
    regardless….
    I believe it was all you haters and other team’s fans that came on these message boards last off-season and said that the Jets would suck again and wouldn’t make the playoffs or even finish over .500
    Don’t you all feel stupid…get ready to feel that way again….

  36. Actually, I doubt anyone feels stupid. Who in their right minds would have guessed two teams would lay down for the jests? Even your coach wrote them off after week 15. Guess he feels pretty stupid huh?

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