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Revis' leverage? Boldin, Moss, Marshall

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.

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52 Responses to “Revis' leverage? Boldin, Moss, Marshall”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 12, 2010 10:42 PM

    “Had a wonderful time on the island, sorry you couldn’t be here Darrelle. Take care.”.

  2. red13 says: Aug 12, 2010 10:47 PM

    Ironic that the three receivers you mentioned all forced their way out of unfavorable situations.

  3. BP says: Aug 12, 2010 10:52 PM

    They aren’t going to win the division much less the SB with or without him.

  4. BigBear123 says: Aug 12, 2010 11:01 PM

    Revis can’t single cover Marshall, he struggles with bigger receivers but somehow rustles Moss.
    He still needs to learn from Asoumoughalol on how to deal with the big boys.

  5. Desides says: Aug 12, 2010 11:02 PM

    Revis is rarely in single coverage anyway. He’s usually double covering with a safety. All this means is that Kyle Wilson gets the same safety help that Revis would get.
    This isn’t really leverage.

  6. SagNasty says: Aug 12, 2010 11:18 PM

    Flip side to that coin. 2-1 or better…… Revis starts to sweat.
    The man has 3 mores years of indentured servitude before seeing free agency $$. why should he expect it now?
    jets have all the leverage. The only play revis has is that the jets lose early…….not a bet I’d take. Not to mention the PR hit he’d take for trying to profit from letting his teammates lose.

  7. Bro Jackson says: Aug 12, 2010 11:18 PM

    Revis needs to play ball and quit complaining like every other spoiled athlete. Honor your word and carry out your contract. Is he not smart enough we are going into an uncapped year?

  8. Godmoney says: Aug 12, 2010 11:43 PM

    “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…”
    Come on Florio that’s sloppy writing. What camp will Revis attend? Regular season camp? Practice Squad camp?
    But you’re write ;)

  9. SantonioH10 says: Aug 12, 2010 11:47 PM

    When has Revis ever single-covered receivers of that caliber? This whole “Revis Island” bullcrap is a giant misconception hyped up by the media. It’s not like Revis just shuts a dude down and the Jets are free to use the safety behind him wherever they please. Oftentimes Revis gets help over the top – and that’s not to take anything away from him, 99% of corners do – he’s not doing everything by himself out there. It’s funny because when Revis gave up that huge touchdown to Ted Ginn (of all receivers), everyone blamed it on his safeties not helping him. The guy’s a good corner, no doubt, but he’s not this omnipotent presence capable of erasing one player completely.

  10. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 12, 2010 11:57 PM

    Come on Godmoney, that’s sloppy commenting.
    Write? Rite? Right? Which one is it?!
    It’s “right.”

  11. Mike Daly says: Aug 13, 2010 12:28 AM

    Revis only has leverage because it’s the Jets – they’re not a good team with him, but they’re a lot worse without him, plus they still haven’t figured out that it’s not about collecting talent, it’s about building a team, and that means NEVER overpaying for names.

  12. Godmoney says: Aug 13, 2010 12:50 AM

    @NYJALLFINGDAY
    i·ron·ic   /aɪˈrɒnɪk/ Show Spelled[ahy-ron-ik] Show IPA
    –adjective
    1. containing or exemplifying irony: an ironic novel; an ironic remark.
    2. ironical.
    3. coincidental; unexpected: It was ironic that I was seated next to my ex-husband at the dinner.
    Somebody took the bait.

  13. checktheblock says: Aug 13, 2010 1:29 AM

    The only thing that sucks about this is that this will give the Jets who are the most overrated team in history an excuse to lose.

  14. NYJALLFINGDAY says: Aug 13, 2010 2:24 AM

    Call me a Dolphins fan, but I fail to see the irony there. It’s also 2:22AM and I’m on Santonios level right now. Anyway, trolls trollin’ trolls.

  15. bleedaqua13 says: Aug 13, 2010 4:09 AM

    the Jets will be 0-3 after 3 weeks of football and all you so-called experts will look like fools for giving them all that unearned hype.
    Suck it Jets fans!
    Dolphins will walk away with this division title.

  16. Karnon06 says: Aug 13, 2010 5:05 AM

    Are the guys that post on here totally blind, watch the game tape this dude is legit. Please don’t say its the scheme, he has been doin since his rookie year. 80 percent of the time he is out there with no deep help and every defense has help underneath. Go look at the top receivers stats from the games last year no one more than 5 catches n look at the yards. Can we get some real football people in here including the writers.

  17. Ripken09 says: Aug 13, 2010 5:48 AM

    I understand his desire to get a new contract but he needs to drop this desire to be the highest paid corner in the NFL. The fact of the matter is that the salary cap will come back and the Jets will be unable to make any moves in large part because they’d be paying a corner the type of money thats usually reserved for Quarterbacks.
    If the NFL was headed towards being an uncapped league then great, make the man the highest paid corner in the league.
    The question is what do you really want Revis? An arbitrary title that will be meaningless in a year or two when someone else gets more money then you, or a chance to play for a Super Bowl contender? Believe it or not the Jets defense will still be great without you.

  18. Albert040907 says: Aug 13, 2010 6:32 AM

    That’s not good leverage. Kris Jenkins was gone half the season and the Jets made it to the afc championship game

  19. FireJerryJones says: Aug 13, 2010 6:36 AM

    Look… Either Rex Ryan is a defensive genius… or he isn’t.

  20. argos says: Aug 13, 2010 6:50 AM

    The Jets are not a Superbowl team.
    Without Revis they are probably not a playoff team.

  21. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 13, 2010 8:15 AM

    Where are all the jests fans disputing the posts on here? They have been saying all along how Revis shuts down everyone by himself and people are posting how he gets Safety help. C’mon boyz, wake up. I need a good laugh.

  22. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 13, 2010 8:17 AM

    Oh, and shouldn’t we be bringing up Andre Johnson from the Texans? Didn’t he have like FIVE years left on his contract but got a HUGE new contract? Now, that’s leverage!!!!!!!

  23. Jag4Life says: Aug 13, 2010 8:17 AM

    Who cares…………..next

  24. JetsFan says: Aug 13, 2010 8:23 AM

    >>Revis can’t single cover Marshall, he struggles with bigger receivers
    >>When has Revis ever single-covered receivers of that caliber?
    Vincent Jackson?
    Look what Revis did to him in the playoffs.
    What I want to know is – why don’t teh Jets and revis at least agree to some more money for this year, play this year, then fight about an extension.
    If Revis sits out this year he has to pay back some of his signing bonus, plus the 450K the Jets advanced him for this years contract, plus the daily fines (around 15K I think), plus he loses thsi years salary.
    Thats not tens of millions but its still something.
    He should take 7MM to play this year.
    If he has anothe rmonster year, and there is a lockout, then 2012 is his last year with the Jets, he can point to 2 greate years (2009, 2010) and then ask for a monster extension. I think he would have much better success

  25. SomeFans says: Aug 13, 2010 8:29 AM

    The Dolphins have their brooms ready again with or without revis…
    3 wins out of the last 4 is telling. Tony has gasbags number

  26. Kaz says: Aug 13, 2010 8:37 AM

    They shouldn’t have a problem with Boldin. Heck, if they was playing Arizona, that isn’t even the receiver he would cover. Bolding hasn’t been a 1 in years……. He has nothing on a Moss or Marshall…

  27. HarrisonHits says: Aug 13, 2010 9:10 AM

    “The man has 3 mores years of indentured servitude before seeing free agency $$. why should he expect it now?”
    @SagNasty , since when is making more than 20 million “indentured servitude” ? You are a moron and if idiots like you have their way so many players will have such obscene contracts we’ll see face value on game tickets go to 400, 500, 600 each and that’s for the crappy seats.
    For a player to complain about making the money Revis has coming the next couple years is outright disgusting. The league and fans don’t need scum like that.

  28. County K 66ers says: Aug 13, 2010 9:17 AM

    Wilson is good enough to replace him. The Jets have good personnel on defense and a good scheme. Their offence is suspect.

  29. Scooby_Doo says: Aug 13, 2010 9:20 AM

    I will have far more respect for the organization if they do not cave. Meeting him somewhere in the middle…fine, but if they cave they are no better than Al Davis.

  30. Marino13 says: Aug 13, 2010 9:28 AM

    Note to fat boy rex – 6-10 teams will not make the playoffs so he wont have to worry…..either way those three guys will own revis even if he is there. But it will be even more fun to Cromartie attempt to cover Marshall……good luck with that!!!

  31. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 13, 2010 9:38 AM

    County K 66ers says:
    August 13, 2010 9:17 AM
    Wilson is good enough to replace him. The Jets have good personnel on defense and a good scheme. Their offence is suspect.
    _____________________
    Really? The….5th DB or so picked in the draft (2nd or 3rd CB, depending on what you consider Haden) is going to replace a top 3 CB in the league? Really? Let’s see how that works out for you.

  32. Karnon06 says: Aug 13, 2010 9:48 AM

    Why shud players honor contracts when half the time the owners don’t honor the contract. It goes both ways people, let’s say revis played this year for that million n got hurt in week 6 do u think the jets wud buy back those two years then hell no!!!

  33. Bigbluefan says: Aug 13, 2010 10:03 AM

    So they get there ass kicked 3 times but who will see it
    Go to the jets website they can not sell PSl’s at 50% off
    Low life fans do not even support the crappy team
    And remember the jets did sell PSL for the upper teir seats
    the jets and there fans are JOKES JOKES JOKES

  34. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 13, 2010 11:19 AM

    Bigbluefan says:
    August 13, 2010 10:03 AM
    So they get there ass kicked 3 times but who will see it
    Go to the jets website they can not sell PSl’s at 50% off
    Low life fans do not even support the crappy team
    And remember the jets did sell PSL for the upper teir seats
    the jets and there fans are JOKES JOKES JOKES
    ____________________
    The cheapest PSL there goes for $2500/seat. I don’t think most Jets fans could afford that. I mean, think about how many miles of floors would need to be mopped to scrounge that up.

  35. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 13, 2010 11:51 AM

    EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    August 13, 2010 11:19 AM
    Bigbluefan says:
    August 13, 2010 10:03 AM
    So they get there ass kicked 3 times but who will see it
    Go to the jets website they can not sell PSl’s at 50% off
    Low life fans do not even support the crappy team
    And remember the jets did sell PSL for the upper teir seats
    the jets and there fans are JOKES JOKES JOKES
    ____________________
    The cheapest PSL there goes for $2500/seat. I don’t think most Jets fans could afford that. I mean, think about how many miles of floors would need to be mopped to scrounge that up.
    ————————————————
    And really, even if they sold their homes to afford the tix, how much can you get for a cardboard box?

  36. Bleeding Green says: Aug 13, 2010 12:38 PM

    I used to use those cardboard box jokes, then I turned 11 years old. The economy is the only reason the PSLs are not selling. The G-Men have sold almost all but their fanbase is bigger. Nobody can dispute that.

  37. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 13, 2010 12:59 PM

    First off….Happy Birthday. Or is it because the G-men have play to back them up and not just idle chatter?

  38. Bleeding Green says: Aug 13, 2010 2:28 PM

    Must be the same reason that nobody shows up for the Dolphins games.

  39. dieharddolfan6493 says: Aug 13, 2010 2:33 PM

    thats what ryan gets for filling his ego

  40. Tims_mom says: Aug 13, 2010 3:40 PM

    @Karnon06
    How do you pick and choose which words to spell correctly?

  41. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 13, 2010 5:10 PM

    Hey Bleeding Green
    How many PSL’s you gotta sell before the jests are televised? But don’t worry, I’m sure the Giants sold enough to get that pre-season game on tv.

  42. monropoobah says: Aug 13, 2010 10:11 PM

    KoaMisiFan says:
    August 13, 2010 8:15 AM
    Where are all the jests fans disputing the posts on here? They have been saying all along how Revis shuts down everyone by himself and people are posting how he gets Safety help. C’mon boyz, wake up. I need a good
    you’re a doofus. how’s that sparky?

  43. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 13, 2010 10:35 PM

    @monropoobah
    Obviously you don’t read your fellow fans’ posts “sparky”, because your fellow fans’ are also saying how Revis isn’t needed, trade him, let him sit out, blah, blah, blah. And Revis himself admitted to getting Safety help, so what more do you idiotic jests fans need?
    Get a grip there goober and try to keep up with the program. Oh wait, you’re a jest fan. Never mind.

  44. monropoobah says: Aug 14, 2010 6:39 AM

    whoo. you sure straightened me out on those opinions i didn’t express (and don’t have). you have no real interest in an exchange of ideas or opinions. only in ridicule. that makes you a doofus. and a sad sack.

  45. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 14, 2010 8:44 AM

    That’s the first step. Acknowledging you have a problem. And no, I don’t have any interest in an exchange of ideas or opinions when I do and you ignorant jests fans just respond how “f’ing dumb that is”, blah, blah, blah, because we don’t agree that getting rid of a 1400 yd rusher for an over-the-hill rusher is a good idea. Or that an over-the-hill QB getting the job handed to him over Clemmons is the smartest thing to do. Check the archives and see how many times people were called dumb for not agreeing with those “ideas or opinions”. Now, THAT makes you a doofus and a sad sack.

  46. monropoobah says: Aug 14, 2010 3:14 PM

    i’m sure you got called dumb here lots of times. you can rise above or be petty and small.
    jones started for kc yesterday and got 2 yards. lt(2) is a pass catcher not a rusher.
    i sincerely hope miami is good this year. a little less good than the jets would be perfect. the afc east is gonna rock this year

  47. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 14, 2010 4:20 PM

    What does it really matter that Jones got two yards in a first pre-season game? Are you saying that’s what his future holds? If LT(2) is a pass-catcher and not a rusher, what will your team do if/when Greene goes down? Didn’t he get injured a couple times last season playing spot duty? I agree, I’d love it if Revis came back because I’ve always been of the belief that you can’t be the best unless you beat the best and I don’t like excuses from teams when they get beat. Miami had many injuries last year, but you haven’t read anywhere of me using that as an excuse. The only excuse I can think of is their D got beat because we had old J-Peezy and JT — both gone now. And I would never count out the Pats as long as Brady is under Center.

  48. LetsgetITJETS! says: Aug 14, 2010 4:41 PM

    BigBear123 says:
    August 12, 2010 11:01 PM
    Revis can’t single cover Marshall, he struggles with bigger receivers but somehow rustles Moss.
    He still needs to learn from Asoumoughalol on how to deal with the big boys.
    so you just watch the regular season and not watch playoff games?
    i dont know if you didnt know but vincent jackson is 6’5 and reggie wayne is 6’0 and a freak. and guess what happend. SHUT DOWN
    WELCOME TO REVIS ISLAND, WHERE YOU CANNOTT THROW THE FOOTBALL.
    GSOB to all you haters, J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!!!!!!!!!

  49. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 14, 2010 10:43 PM

    “WELCOME TO REVIS ISLAND, WHERE YOU CANNOTT THROW THE FOOTBALL.”
    Um, where’s that? On his couch at home?

  50. monropoobah says: Aug 15, 2010 7:25 AM

    if greene gets hurt i guess we gotta hope on mcknight. i’ll grant you that’s a little scary. but these days i think run yardage is more about the line. and not just the line; also richardson (or connor), hartsock and even the receivers. football is all about working all the time to get younger and cheaper, even if it means ‘cutting’ successful pieces. you know that. and before you start, jt and lt2 are about specialized skills. they each bring something to the team. actually, we’ll know something pretty soon about mcknight and what they think of him. if they’re worried, they’ll sign another running back. there’s going to be lots of players floating around.
    go jets!

  51. billyboy says: Aug 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    Uhm, you’re stealing my lines!

  52. orenglass says: Aug 16, 2010 12:07 AM

    Can we please leave Asomugha out of all Revis conversations? The guy is absolutely useless if the Raiders ever played in an important game in the near future. He can only cover one side of the field so to get your #1 receiver going just put him on the other side and problem solved! How can he even be considered a top 5 corner if he has no value to his team in big spots?

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