On Thursday morning, the NFL buzzed regarding the Jets’ initial appearance on Hard Knocks. By Thursday afternoon, the hot topic had become the curious decision of Revis’ agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, to agree to keep confidential the negotiations with the Jets after the team got, via Hard Knocks, the last word.
As one league source explained it, silence doesn’t help Revis put pressure on the Jets.
But even if both sides honor the confidentiality agreement (the over/under is 5.5 days), Revis’ ultimate leverage likely comes from three names.
Boldin. Moss. Marshall.
Boldin, as in Anquan. Moss, as in Randy. And Marshall, and in Brandon.
It’s the trio of No. 1 wideouts that the Jets will face in the first three weeks of the season. Without Revis, it’s unlikely that the Jets will be able to put single coverage on either of those three receivers.
And if the Jets go 1-2 or worse in those three games, even more pressure will be placed on the Jets to get Revis into camp in the hopes of getting to where coach Rex Ryan already has promised the Jets will go.