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Jets have only themselves to blame for Revis situation

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The Jets thought they had come up with a foolproof plan for preventing another Darrelle Revis holdout.

By signing him in 2010 to a new deal that paid $32.5 million over the first two years but only $13.5 million over the next two, the Jets included a term aimed at preventing another holdout after the truly big money was paid out on the front end.  The Jets promised to wipe out the 2014 through 2016 seasons of the contract, which pay a mere $3 million per year, and not to use the franchise or transition tag on Revis after the 2013 season, on one condition.  He can’t hold out.

If Revis does hold out, the full seven years apply, including the final three seasons at a fraction of his actual and/or perceived value.

It all makes sense on paper.  But now that Revis has cashed the checks paying him $32.5 million, he wants more.  And the best way to get more, as he learned two years ago and when he was drafted in 2007, is to hold out.

The possibility first came up while the ink was still drying on the deal.  We reported at the time that a holdout could be coming after two seasons.  Peter King of SI.com then asked Revis if he’ll hold out when the deal softens in 2012, and Revis said this:  “That’s a great question.  If I continue to play ball like I usually do, we’ll probably be back at that same position we were this year.”

The next day, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that the Jets were “floored” by the remarks.

They were “floored” because they thought they’d created a holdout-proof contract.  They hadn’t.

If Revis wants to hold out, he’ll hold out.  And if the Jets cross their arms and say, “Now we’ve got you at $22.5 million over five years,” he’ll keep holding out.  And he’ll hold out until he gets the deal he wants.

This time, the Jets will likely give him a true long-term retirement deal, not a contract that Revis can later characterize as a “Band-Aid.”

In that regard, Revis subtly is twisting against the Jets a term owner Woody Johnson used when explaining the options that the team was considering during the prior Revis holdout.  At the time, Johnson explained that the Jets had offered Revis a short-term “Band-Aid” or a long-term deal.  The Jets thought they were giving Revis a real four-year deal, and Revis now views it as a two-year “Band-Aid.”

Regardless, the Jets should have realized that Revis wouldn’t hesitate to come back to the table after making $32.5 million and then facing a reduction to a rate of $6.75 million per year.  And that he wouldn’t hesitate to hold out, regardless of any provision in the contract aimed at blocking one.

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104 Responses to “Jets have only themselves to blame for Revis situation”
  1. backinblack67 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:22 PM

    When I think Reevis…all I can picture is Moss roasting his @rse for a TD and Reevis grabbing his hamstring

  2. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Jun 13, 2012 10:22 PM

    Overrated and over paid like every “shut down” corner in the league.

  3. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 13, 2012 10:24 PM

    I’m going to go to work tomorrow, after cashing my pay check and tell my boss that I won’t work until I get more money….

    after signing a contract agreeing to his terms just over a year ago….

    And then I will be going to the unemployment office the next day.

  4. karlpilkington says: Jun 13, 2012 10:25 PM

    Greed is good… Gordon Gecko

  5. 305phinphan says: Jun 13, 2012 10:26 PM

    Haha

  6. dietrich43 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:28 PM

    Uncle Sean (Gilbert) taught him well, and Revis is going to party like it’s 1997.

  7. eastsideballa says: Jun 13, 2012 10:30 PM

    All the little kids that follow sports closely will grow up thinking that contracts are meaningless. Its hilarious how NFL teams sign a free agent to a “1-year contract” and then he ends up getting cut before the preseason even starts. If NFL teams don’t want to honor contracts, why should the players?

  8. ajsjr40 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:34 PM

    A true Jet.

  9. kane337 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:36 PM

    Hold out Revis. Stick it to the Jets.

  10. revroy78 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:38 PM

    Although I’ll typically side with a player who is still on his rookie contract, this strikes of pure greed. If I were a Jet fan, I’d be more mad at management for allowing this situation.

  11. truthfactory says: Jun 13, 2012 10:39 PM

    Go ahead and hold out. Last I checked $25 Million is a lot more than $0…

  12. packerpride03 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:40 PM

    Overrated and over hyped

  13. crunchyclam says: Jun 13, 2012 10:41 PM

    LOL at this ridiculous headline. So it’s the Jets fault that Revis doesn’t want to honor the contract he signed two years ago? The Jets were desperate to get him signed in 2010, he could’ve held out longer and waited for a suitable long-term deal or even just a two year @ $16million per.

    It’s different this time around though. The Jets have Revis by the short hairs, at least this season. Do you really think he would risk being tied to the Jets for 5 years at $4.5 million per when he already thinks he’s worth at least $16mil a year? “Yeah, but he could just hold out indefinitely.” says PFT.com. Oh yeah, and risk having the Jets play hard ball and not get paid for multiple years at the CHANCE he might get a bigger deal somewhere down the line? Are you kidding? And no mention of the millions of dollars in fines he would rack up in such a scenario?

    Get your act together, fellas.

  14. tommyf15 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:41 PM

    beerbudsnbevo says: I’m going to go to work tomorrow, after cashing my pay check and tell my boss that I won’t work until I get more money….after signing a contract agreeing to his terms just over a year ago….And then I will be going to the unemployment office the next day.

    Keep us posted, I’m sure that’s going to be a really fun story to read.

    I love it when people compare their work situation to an NFL player’s. Of course, you weren’t drafted into a monopolistic situation, you can quit and work for a competitor any time you want, your employer can pay it’s staff as much or as little money as they want, etc.

  15. thcnote says: Jun 13, 2012 10:42 PM

    He won’t retire so call his bluff and let him hold out.

  16. trojanwarrior007 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:45 PM

    Week 12:

    St. Johnson
    8 catches
    75 yards
    9.4 AVG
    1 TD

    Time to bury the title of ‘shutdown corner’

  17. LoCoSu@%s says: Jun 13, 2012 10:45 PM

    Hard to feel sorry for either side. Maybe Tebow can intervene?

  18. randallflagg52 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:47 PM

    Where does this guy get the nerve to hold out? I mean, who does this he think he is, Lardarius Webb* or something?

    *Webb was the only starting CB not to allow a TD in coverage. QB’s also had a 68 QB rating when throwing at the player he was covering. Add on top of that 7 INT’s, including the playoffs, 67 total tackles, 20 passes defensed, and a punt return TD and you have the best CB in football last season.

  19. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Jun 13, 2012 10:48 PM

    They can also blame Revis for being a greedy prick.

  20. forthelove says: Jun 13, 2012 10:48 PM

    Considering Nnamdi is no longer is getting $15mil+ a year and now is on a 5yr $60mil contract, Revis’s $46mil over 4 years isn’t so bad….

  21. 69finfan says: Jun 13, 2012 10:49 PM

    TT can take his place if Revis holds out. They’ve already got him slated at every position except QB.

  22. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Jun 13, 2012 10:49 PM

    If the Jets sign him to a new deal – the “retirement deal” – why wouldn’t he hold out again for a better deal?

  23. nflofficeadmin says: Jun 13, 2012 10:50 PM

    Put the screws to him. He has zero options. Make money playing football or pumping gas.

  24. gottem13x says: Jun 13, 2012 10:52 PM

    Great article but, the jets can keep him out of football for five years if he holds out

  25. lostsok says: Jun 13, 2012 10:53 PM

    What do they expect? They gave 20 million to a quarterback they don’t even want. Why would a player that’s almost worth having not expect three times as much?

    The J-E-S-T are going to be fun to watch this year…much like an imploding building or that 1-Maniac, 1-Icepick video. You know its sad, and more than a little sickening…but you just can’t turn away.

  26. doe22us says: Jun 13, 2012 10:57 PM

    And how does Revis have leverage if and when he holds out, his contract essentially voids from a two to a five yr commitment. The best he can do is play out this season, and hope that the Jets revisit the situation in his final yr.

  27. tommyf15 says: Jun 13, 2012 10:58 PM

    There’s only one problem with everyone whining about Revis being GREEDY and holding out.

    At this very moment he’s not holding out.

    In fact, since the time he signed the contract he has honored it in every way possible.

    I mean, you’re going to get all bent out of shape over something that Revis might do? Get a grip.

  28. 1122world says: Jun 13, 2012 11:06 PM

    Pumping gas?
    Is that what you do when you’re not playing football?

  29. jetfan28 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:07 PM

    I have a real sports hate for the Pats, but I will always give their great players (Gronk, Brady, etc) their due credit. Great it Great.
    I can’t see how Jet hater say with a straight face that Revis is overrated.
    One clown points out a Randy Moss TD, but fails to mention that was his only catch or that he had one the previous game. Another points out that Stevie Johnson had 77 whopping yards as if that was a dismantling. I garauntee you that 77 yards is the most he gave up in 3 years and he faced every big time WR but Fitz. (the great Calvin Johnson had 1 catch for 13 yards).
    As a Jet fan, I don’t love him in spite of his greatness because this hold out crap.
    But for anyone to say that his is not great is foolish, biased or both.

  30. 1122world says: Jun 13, 2012 11:08 PM

    How many teams would fall over to have Revis …

    All of them.

  31. patsfiend says: Jun 13, 2012 11:09 PM

    What a jerk. I remember last time around the sentiment from Jets fans seemed to be “pay the man.” Things seem to be different this time, from reading the comments.

    It doesn’t seem wise to pay franchise money to a cornerback unless he’s also running back kicks or truly killing it (like Webb, above.) Big $$$ better spent on DE’s and LB’s, IMO.

    Of course, that is coming from someone who is a fan of a team that regularly starts receivers at cornerback and cornerbacks at safety… so, grain of salt.

  32. jessethegreat says: Jun 13, 2012 11:09 PM

    Let him hold out. Let him rot on his couch at home. Do what the Lions did to Barry Sanders. Don’t field any offers. Don’t call him. Then when he holds out, go back after all his bonus money.

    Woody has to set a precedence here. Don’t let the playas run the asylum. Take control make MEvis cut off his own nose to save face this time.

    This is coming from someone that doesn’t even care about the Jets or any of the teams in their conference.

  33. gbrown23 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:09 PM

    Its become so cool to bash the Jets its annoying. Dont knock his talent because his coach gauranteed a couple superbowls. He’s hyped because he is he most dominat defensive player in the league. People say “oh moss got him for td or but Stevie Johnson caught 8 balls on him” OK Cool?! So does Demarcus Ware get a sack every play? Does Drew Brees always complete a pass? Jake Long never give up a sack? Call him overrated or whatever but in a time when the game is tailored for qbs and recievers to complete passes. HES THE BEST IN THE GAME.

  34. nygf says: Jun 13, 2012 11:11 PM

    Want to get really good corners without having to deal with the “me first!” personalities these guys usually have? Pass rush, pass rush, pass rush.

    And don’t forget to rush the passer. Makes whoever is on the back end better.

  35. jameslongstaffe says: Jun 13, 2012 11:12 PM

    As a football fanatic that spends most of my day thinking about football lol… I think Darrelle Revis is a great corner but overhyped. When I watch him play, I think that he gets more “respect” than others & get away with PI’s. I think it is ridiculous at times, & if I was coaching a receiver against him… I would say don’t worry about moves cuz he’s too slick, but just get really physical & knock his ass off the ball:)

  36. knicksjetsyankees says: Jun 13, 2012 11:22 PM

    You guys who hate on revis are dumb i mean really over rated lol he is the best corner in nfl

  37. thacloser86 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:29 PM

    Read a post on here that is 100% correct uncle Sean Gilbert taught him very well what a shame id say go I’m a different direction one player don’t make a defense.

  38. david7590 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:34 PM

    What situation? This is all media manufactured. He isn’t going to hold out and a deal will get done, just not this very second.

  39. jimthebuilder27 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:35 PM

    Real team leader ya got there…all about him! And people think TO was evil!

  40. fourthandafoot says: Jun 13, 2012 11:44 PM

    If he’s a top 20 player in the league he shouldn’t be earning 6 million a year. The Jets should trade him if they’re unwilling to pay a top talent what he’s worth. They gave Sanchez bonus money because his feelings were hurt. They can pay Revis.

  41. dyims says: Jun 13, 2012 11:48 PM

    For those jet fans who call Revis the greatest, he is the greatest for all the armbars and jersey pulling he manages to get away with. And don’t say I’m full of it, take off your homer glasses and actually watch the replays of him doing it on the great majority of plays that he’s involved in.

  42. tommyf15 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:51 PM

    jessethegreat says: Do what the Lions did to Barry Sanders. Don’t field any offers. Don’t call him. Then when he holds out, go back after all his bonus money.

    You’re confused.

    The Lions publicly tried to lure Barry Sanders out of retirement more than once. He didn’t want to hear it. They even offered to trade him.

    Sanders had legitimately had enough of football. Totally different than a holdout.

  43. greekgodfather says: Jun 14, 2012 12:05 AM

    The guy has a family to feed. How can he possibly do it for mere scraps? He warned his greedy employer the first time around that he will go on strike again if he showed up for work twice in a row and didn’t get another raise.
    His loyalty to the team is unquestionable, just ask him. Obviously he wants to retire a Jet and he will hold out every year until he does. Leading by example is what Revis does, being a model for the young rookies, especially in front office negotiations which can only benefit the team long term.
    You’re my favorite Jet right now,bro…I’m with you all the way, solidarity and brotherhood.

  44. winninitall says: Jun 14, 2012 12:16 AM

    This is how contracts are honored In a socialist environment.

  45. newyorkgmen says: Jun 14, 2012 12:21 AM

    How in the world is this not enough money for a defensive back that has limited play-making ability due to other quarterbacks’ fear of throwing in his direction? Revis is the best, but if he is going to pull nonsense like this, on a team with as many problems as the Jets, then I think they should trade him. Trade him for a couple of first rounders and/or players. My most vivid memory of this clown is when Ted Ginn burned him on MNF for the game-winning score. How’s that for $32.5 million over two seasons.

  46. zinn22 says: Jun 14, 2012 12:28 AM

    The facts of this article are a little sceweed. Tannenbaum referred to Revis’ contract as a band aid after it was done and said they hoped to sign him long term. Revis wanted 16.1 million per year when he held out and he got it for the first two years which put his contract ahead of Aso’s Oakland contact.

    The mistake the Jets made and Tannenbaum admitted it two years ago was giving up the right to restrict Revis with the Franchise tag. The entire contact was a very bad deal for the Jets essentially they gave him an extra 25 million the last 2 years over what he would have gotten in his rookie deal and now he has all the leverage. If the Jets do not redo him now he can say to bad I will just play out next year and go for big money to the Skins or Cowboys or go to the Pats for Super Bowls. Waiting one more year is to risky.

    It was a very bad deal for the Jets. But the reason they did it was Rex. Rex pressured Tannenbaum into it. Tanny said over and over he hated the deal.

    The best thing that could happen to the Jets would be for Revis to holdout so the jets could just extend him 3 years and tell him “to bad play for us cheap the next 5 years or find another line of work.” That would give the jets all the leverage back. Revis is way to smart for that. Remember who Revis’ uncle and advisor is, Sean Gilbert. And recall how Gilbert cashed in by sitting out an entire year. No way Revis’ is dumb enough to holdout. It is all smoke and mirrors. The question is will the Jets resign him now or risk losing him after next year.

  47. east96st says: Jun 14, 2012 12:37 AM

    “Shut down corner” “Best in the NFL” “It’s a passing league, you have to pay him”

    No one says any of those things about the Giants DBs. 2 Super Bowls out of the last 5. How many the Jets got? Maybe “shut down corners” aren’t quite as critical as some of you think. I’ll take JPP over Revis anyday of the week. Doesn’t matter if your CB is a “shutdown” corner when the opposing QB is on his back or crapping his pants because he doesn’t know what’s coming from his blindside.

  48. lilb360 says: Jun 14, 2012 12:38 AM

    Every time I see Revis on TV talking about how much he thinks he’s worth, I remember the Bronco game where Tebow came around the corner with his hair on fire, and Mr. All World Best Ever did nothing but Bi+€h out and step out of the way. In my opinion the best players can actually tackle somebody. Revis not so much. Pay him the money the second his nuts drop.

  49. bengalheel says: Jun 14, 2012 12:53 AM

    When the Jets last kowtowed to Revis’ demands in 2010, part of the reason was the extremely high expectations placed on the Jets after reaching the AFC Championship game. I don’t believe Hard Knocks influenced it, but the coaches and management thought they had a Super Bowl team at the time, and without Revis, they weren’t that team.

    Expectations are not near as high this year, with the Jets in fairly big state of disarray. While Rex may want to pay the man now for them to win, management will sit pat knowing that a cornerback, no matter how good, is not willing to risk adding an additional 3 years at a minimal market value. Revis would be 30 if he held out indefinitely, and most teams are not into signing players four years out of football.

  50. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 14, 2012 1:10 AM

    Hey there everyone out there working your 8-5 job, dealing with real world issues, barely making enough to survive and put clothes on your kids back…..

    How does that story make ya feel?

    Poor Revis….

    Poor Jets….

  51. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 14, 2012 1:16 AM

    Ridiculous money for a guy that might see 5 passes thrown his way in an entire game. Teams need to start forcing the players hand.

    There is no such thing as a shutdown corner and no one man is above the team. The unfortunate part of it is if the Junts don’t pay him then soemone else will.

  52. blowtorch1964 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:27 AM

    The headline has it right, this was a very foolishly structured contract. No way was Revis going to see it as $10 Million a year for 4 years. It’s $15 Million per year for 2, then he’s going to have his pay cut in half while still in his prime? For the next 2 years?

    I wouldn’t, if I were him, and few people on this board would be willing to take a 50% pay cut. They should have just offered $12 Million per for 5, for a $60 Million Dollar deal.

    In 2014, they would have to start talking about his retirement contract as he is in his decline, and could have had him much cheaper.

    Bad front office moves.

    He is, by the way, and by far, the best DB in the NFL, and possibly the best defensive player.

    Gordon Gekko actually said:

    Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.

  53. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 14, 2012 1:30 AM

    Keep us posted, I’m sure that’s going to be a really fun story to read.

    I love it when people compare their work situation to an NFL player’s. Of course, you weren’t drafted into a monopolistic situation, you can quit and work for a competitor any time you want, your employer can pay it’s staff as much or as little money as they want, etc.

    *******************

    I obviously understand the difference between the two different work scenarios….

    What you need to realize is that they weren’t forced to be drafted…they choose to be drafted.

    Just like they CHOOSE to sign that multimillion dollar contract that THEY agreed to…but then don’t hold up their part of the deal.

    Just like I can choose to quit, as you say…

    Which I can’t afford to do. But they can.

    Funny how they are alike, huh

  54. brutus9448 says: Jun 14, 2012 1:49 AM

    revis has the jets. This year is very important to both tannebaum and ryan. They have a better chance of keeping their jobs if revis is playing. if he holds out he’ll get paid. its unfortunate but that’s the reality

  55. theaxmancometh says: Jun 14, 2012 1:53 AM

    The man has kids to feed people! Only $32m last 2 years, kids can’t eat ramen all the time!

    What a typical Jet D-O-U-C-H-E

  56. crise40g says: Jun 14, 2012 2:05 AM

    What a greedy efftard. Holds out in ’07 then again in ’10. Gets what he wants like a spoiled brat. Pftttttttt.

  57. nyjalleffingday says: Jun 14, 2012 2:10 AM

    @trojanwarrior007

    Cool stat, bro. Wanna see mine?

    Last season, Revis was thrown at 85 times, but he allowed only 35 receptions and a single touchdown. Quarterbacks throwing into his coverage had a rating of just 45.6, and he got his hands to (either intercepted or defensed) 20 passes. In the fourth quarter of games, Revis’ numbers became even more insane. He allowed just 26.1% of targets to be complete, picking off half as many balls (three) as he allowed completed (six). Revis allowed just 41.2% of throws into his coverage to be completed. For comparison, I’m sure you’ll be interested to know that the average rating for QB’s throwing at Drayton Florence was 103.3. Let’s not even talk about Stevie, he made a fool out of himself that game, and didn’t catch the most important pass of the game.

    Now please, tell me how it’s because Revis holds jerseys or something, the denial is laughable.

  58. rgf1982 says: Jun 14, 2012 2:10 AM

    does anyone else remember a few years ago when randy moss went to revis island on vacation, stole his food, burnt down his house, and pleasured his women? i do because revis faked an injury, and left the game out of shame.

  59. dscol715 says: Jun 14, 2012 2:40 AM

    To all of you trying to compare your job to his I am sure you are nowhere near as good at your job as he is at his. If you were you would be free to quit at any time to go to the highest bidder.

  60. alonestartexan says: Jun 14, 2012 4:09 AM

    tommyf15 says: I love it when people compare their work situation to an NFL player’s. Of course, you weren’t drafted into a monopolistic situation, you can quit and work for a competitor any time you want, your employer can pay it’s staff as much or as little money as they want, etc.

    Of course, he COULD either quit the NFL (He made more in one season than most people make in their entire lifetime) or he could take his talents to the CFL, AFL, or upcoming USFL.

  61. kenny328usa says: Jun 14, 2012 4:38 AM

    Wow! Between him and santonio there is no shortage of stand up leaders on that team. Watch out NFL, there is a dynasty in the making in NY

  62. patriotsdefense says: Jun 14, 2012 5:32 AM

    Revis has his tires pumped more than any other CB in the game. It’s all a part of the Rex Ryen hype machine. Revis is good but he’s not golden as the last few seasons have revealed. It’s no coininsidence that his best season also happened to be the season that the Jets had a great pass rush. (2009)

    I hope he holds out and eventually finds a real team.

  63. patriotsdefense says: Jun 14, 2012 5:39 AM

    Let’s all try to pretend that Bills WR Stevie Johnson didn’t burn Revis for 8 catches and over 100 yards and a TD in the Medowlands last season.

    Then he pretend shot himself in the leg. Then he burned Revis on another route but dropped the game winning TD.

    Revis can be made to look foolish people.

  64. kcchiefsfandave says: Jun 14, 2012 6:12 AM

    Revis is a true NFL professional in every sense(sarcasm).

  65. contract says: Jun 14, 2012 6:18 AM

    Let him hold out. He’s under contract for another 5 years. He can either play or hold out until his retirement.

  66. nepaseahawk says: Jun 14, 2012 6:46 AM

    he is probably the most overrated player in the league..He got most of his money,now he only thinking about bigger better money…….greed. I’m pretty sure I could live just fine off 32+million for the rest of my life. I doesnt sound like there will ever be enough for this character..go away revis

  67. canadianfootballfan says: Jun 14, 2012 6:47 AM

    People lets get real…the Jets knew when they signed revis 2 years ago that this was going to happen…heck Revis told them it was going to happen when he called the deal a band aid…Now instead of trying to compare your crappy going nowhere job to the nfl let’s make a better example…you are the top Wall street hot shot coming out of college and every firm wants you you sign a 4 years deal but after 2 years you’ve made the company more money then it ever had…I can bet you would be in your bosses office asking to redo your contract. In a sport where teams DON’T HONOR their contracts ie asking players to take pay cuts and releasing players well before their contracts expire…Hold outs and Pay cuts and all that mess is part of the NFL…Just my 2 cents

  68. ebr362 says: Jun 14, 2012 6:53 AM

    When is a contract not a contract…when an NFL player or team signs it……….
    LMFAO at the Jets, no matter how hard they try, they keep shooting themselves in the foot. Just wait till Sanchez officially beats out Tebow and demands more money…..

  69. jackdaniels1 says: Jun 14, 2012 7:09 AM

    The best part of the article is how a journalist figured out immediately after the deal was signed that Revis would hold out again. The lawyers, and Jets who hired them, are the true idiots here LOL

  70. 7to10for6allday says: Jun 14, 2012 7:19 AM

    Overrated. Desean burned you McCoy thrashed you. I’m glad he’s holding out of the jets circus. Greedy bum

  71. 1historian says: Jun 14, 2012 7:24 AM

    Whatever happened to being good to your word?

    Being a MAN of your word?

    Just asking

  72. chuckiesez says: Jun 14, 2012 7:27 AM

    Just dreaming here- would love to see a team actually stand up to an overpaid self-centered jerk that does not want to honor his end of the deal. Make him sit. For years. A deal is a deal- front loaded or back loaded, does not matter. Unless of course you are a spoiled professional athlete……..

  73. majbobby says: Jun 14, 2012 7:28 AM

    Do it Revis.

    Hold out until week 10. Come back to get your accrued season.

    Repeat until 1 you get your deal. 2. You are traded. 3. You are cut.

    Either way you will not be out of work long. Jets will come to the table they need you on the field week 1.

  74. realitypolice says: Jun 14, 2012 8:33 AM

    blowtorch1964 says:
    Jun 14, 2012 1:27 AM
    No way was Revis going to see it as $10 Million a year for 4 years. It’s $15 Million per year for 2, then he’s going to have his pay cut in half while still in his prime? For the next 2 years?

    I wouldn’t, if I were him, and few people on this board would be willing to take a 50% pay cut.

    ===========

    Completely, patently, totally absurd.

    It’s a 4 year, 11.5 per year deal, period. He wanted a deal averaging that, they gave it to him. He wanted the deal front loaded, they gave it to him.

    It’s not a 50% pay cut by any means. It’s a total payout structured the way the PLAYER wanted it.

    If you follow my posts over time, you would know that I am usually very player friendly when it comes to contract issues.

    But in this case Revis is complaining about a contract he and his agent practically wrote themselves.

    And that’s a little too much, even for me.

  75. ottomanismydog says: Jun 14, 2012 8:49 AM

    Watched him at Aliquippa, Pitt and now in the NFL. when the Jets traded one pick ahead of the Steelers to get him I was furious. Looking back. Lawerence Timmons is a beast and we would of dumped Revis after the second hold out.

  76. 2ruefan says: Jun 14, 2012 8:57 AM

    eastsideballa –
    I think the difference between a player “honoring a contract” and the employer is that the contract for the player is contingent upon his making the team. So, it’s not like they’re “breaking” a contract.

    Like any employment. You have a contract and you have a job description. If you don’t perform it, you can be terminated.

    No different. So, please don’t try to justify a player holding out for more money just because he can hold his breath until someone pays him or take his dollies to another team.

  77. toolkien says: Jun 14, 2012 9:01 AM

    So if a team underpays the front end and back-loads the back end, they’re cheap and are responsible if there is a holdout, and if a team pays up front to a guy they are responsible if there is eventually a hold out. Makes sense to me.

  78. bonniebengal says: Jun 14, 2012 9:02 AM

    They need to let him hold out and NOT cave this time.

  79. darthhitman77 says: Jun 14, 2012 9:06 AM

    jetfan28 says: Jun 13, 2012 11:07 PM

    I have a real sports hate for the Pats, but I will always give their great players (Gronk, Brady, etc) their due credit. Great it Great.
    I can’t see how Jet hater say with a straight face that Revis is overrated.
    One clown points out a Randy Moss TD, but fails to mention that was his only catch or that he had one the previous game. Another points out that Stevie Johnson had 77 whopping yards as if that was a dismantling. I garauntee you that 77 yards is the most he gave up in 3 years and he faced every big time WR but Fitz. (the great Calvin Johnson had 1 catch for 13 yards).
    As a Jet fan, I don’t love him in spite of his greatness because this hold out crap.
    But for anyone to say that his is not great is foolish, biased or both.

    =============================

    The great Calvin Johnson was targeted what…TWICE in the whole freaking game? OR, how about the fact that on numerous plays Rex didn’t trust revis alone with calvin on his own island thus putting a safety on there to help as well OR, how about the fact that when Stafford went down with 5 to play we were still up 10? Kinda not only blows out your theory of Revis doing jack that game AND the theory that Stafford is nothing without Calvin in 1 single shot huh.

  80. jetsarestacked says: Jun 14, 2012 9:06 AM

    i’m a diehard jets fan, but darrelle revis is the only jets player i will defend when someone says he is overrated.

    the QB rating for all passes thrown against revis in 2011 was 45.6. in the first half of the season, opposing teams had completed TEN passes against him. and during the same period, he had four interceptions and six passes defensed.

    as for stevie johnson? well if 3 catches for 85 yards in one game and then 8 catches for 75 (most of which were quick slants) in another is owning revis, then he really is that good.

  81. eaglesw00t says: Jun 14, 2012 9:16 AM

    They only have themselves to blame?

    Not really. I blame Revis. He took a front loaded 4 year contract and wants to make it a 2 year deal.

    No CB in the NFL is worth 16 million a year. If I were the Jets, I wouldnt budge. He wouldnt make another cent off of me. Let him rot for all I care. NFL franchises cant be negotiating players contracts every single year. It doesnt work that way anymore.

    For cap purposes, they put the majority of his money up front. In retrospect, it was a bad idea. But thats what happens when you cave to a player. Dont make that same mistake twice Woody.

  82. tigerphins says: Jun 14, 2012 9:22 AM

    Revis gets paid millions for a job that any of us would HAPPILY do for whatever we’re currently being paid, even if that’s minimum wage, but he has the ingratitude to hold out on a 4 year $46 million contract that he, himself, agreed to.

    IIRC, the owners of Walmart have more wealth than any NFL owner but you don’t see minimum wage Walmart employees holding out b/c they feel there’s too much discrepancy in the distribution of the revenue pie. If Revis wants a bigger piece, then he should find a side job to make enough scrap to buy a franchise rather than essentially demanding it to be handed to him.

  83. tigerphins says: Jun 14, 2012 9:24 AM

    tommyf15 says:
    Jun 13, 2012 10:41 PM
    “I love it when people compare their work situation to an NFL player’s. Of course, you weren’t drafted into a monopolistic situation, you can quit and work for a competitor any time you want, your employer can pay it’s staff as much or as little money as they want, etc.”
    ——————————————–
    I love it when arrogant people use a flawed argument that makes them look foolish. ;)
    Revis is NOT in his rookie contract, so your “draft” statement does NOT apply.

    Also, Revis was NOT “drafted into a monopolistic situation”. He CHOSE a lucratively paying profession, one where his job duties and rate of pay would be roughly the same no matter which “employer” happened to finish 14th worst in 2007.

    Fortunately for Revis, there are 31 other employers (not including alternate football leagues) who would happily and quickly employ him w/o the rigors of having to hire a head-hunter, update resumes, go on tons of interviews, research future employers, play the waiting game, and potentially file unemployment or even mortgage his home to get by in the meantime….. all for the hopes of finding something that is remotely enjoyable and pays him enough to have security and enjoyment in life. No, Revis makes enough money thanks to a rare, god-given ability to where he can sit back in the lap of luxury while his agent does all the work for him.

    You make it seem like Revis was forced to sign a contract as a $10/hour coal-miner. Unlike many jobs where a person’s pay is based on what his POSITION dictates and can easily be replaced by someone who will do it for less, Revis’s pay is based on ABILITY and level of PERFORMANCE, and he doesn’t have to worry about someone or some thing doing his job for less, so shut the heck up with your petty nonsense.

  84. essentialsausage says: Jun 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    Revis probably already blew the first $32.5 million.

  85. claydefayette says: Jun 14, 2012 9:48 AM

    Let him sit even if Tannenbaum and the front office know he would. It’ll just show the guy’s lack of passion to play the game and that says everything about him, not the Jets (even though we all know of the valid criticisms thrown their way).

  86. canesgiants says: Jun 14, 2012 9:55 AM

    he’s the only real player the jets have. he has all the chips. lets see what happens if he holds out a few weeks into the season and kyle wilson is your starting #2 cb–

  87. myeaglescantwin says: Jun 14, 2012 9:58 AM

    I support the players ALWAYS in these contract squabbles.

    after dealing with grimey Joe Banner for nearly 20 years, i have seen how the FO machine grinds.
    They will suck the life & skill out of you. & then CUT you when they feel that the price isnt right, or ask you to restructure.

    These players put thier bodies and lives on the line for this game. I like it when they have the skills and talents to put the ball in their court.

    The league is geared towards winning.. If you are that good and your team doesnt wanna pay you, someone will.

    REVIS is that good,, i doubt he’d have a tough time finding someone that would wanna trade for him and pay him whatever he wanted..

    We could use another corner in PHILLY reeev,, lets roll

  88. bigbluelou says: Jun 14, 2012 10:01 AM

    And people were worried about the media circus following Teblow. The drama never ends with the Jets. – “As the Stomach Turns”

  89. agcooney108 says: Jun 14, 2012 10:26 AM

    it’s funny cause if he was on “your” team, you would love and thrive for every second he would play on the field. everyone who commented on this article is lying to themselves saying they wouldn’t have this talent on your team. for 14 out of 16 games you don’t have to worry about one side of the ball, beyond a luxury. just sucks he’s a money hungry ahole

  90. granadafan says: Jun 14, 2012 10:30 AM

    Beavis actually thinks he’s worth 16 million plus per year and not the 11.5 that the contract would have paid him. The greed of Beavis knows no bounds. I don’t like the Jets but I’m on their side in this issue.

  91. redlightrieman says: Jun 14, 2012 10:51 AM

    I hope this Rex Ryan Jet team falls apart, I can’t stand them… No cornerback is worth that kind of money… Stevie Johnson burned Revis in both games they played against each other this year.. Everytime I think of Revis I think of that one handed Moss catch, or the jump ball Lee Evans grabbed over him to win the game for Buffalo on a bomb in the 4th a few years ago.. please Holdout Revis and put the dagger in this Sanchez era.

  92. bkostela says: Jun 14, 2012 10:58 AM

    eaglesw00t says:
    Jun 14, 2012 9:16 AM
    They only have themselves to blame?

    Not really. I blame Revis. He took a front loaded 4 year contract and wants to make it a 2 year deal.

    No CB in the NFL is worth 16 million a year. If I were the Jets, I wouldnt budge. He wouldnt make another cent off of me. Let him rot for all I care. NFL franchises cant be negotiating players contracts every single year. It doesnt work that way anymore.

    For cap purposes, they put the majority of his money up front. In retrospect, it was a bad idea. But thats what happens when you cave to a player. Dont make that same mistake twice Woody.

    ——————————————

    let him rot? and exactly how will that benefit the Jets? are they planning on starting Tebow at corner? and btw its a passing league now; just because your all world corner Nnamdi wasn’t as advertised this year, that doesn’t mean Revis dropped off too…

  93. eaglesw00t says: Jun 14, 2012 11:15 AM

    bkostela says:
    Jun 14, 2012 10:58 AM

    let him rot? and exactly how will that benefit the Jets? are they planning on starting Tebow at corner? and btw its a passing league now; just because your all world corner Nnamdi wasn’t as advertised this year, that doesn’t mean Revis dropped off too…

    ————————————

    It benefits the Jets by not tying up 1/6th of their entire salary cap on 1 player.

    And I hate to tell you, but Revis isnt all world at the moment either. He had some pretty average games last year.

    As long as Nnamdi goes back to man coverage, he will be fine. But hey, at least he is at camp, honoring the contract that he signed. I would take Nnamdi every day of the week over Revis right now.

  94. ravensgrl says: Jun 14, 2012 11:26 AM

    eastsideballa says:
    Jun 13, 2012 10:30 PM
    All the little kids that follow sports closely will grow up thinking that contracts are meaningless. Its hilarious how NFL teams sign a free agent to a “1-year contract” and then he ends up getting cut before the preseason even starts. If NFL teams don’t want to honor contracts, why should the players?
    _________________
    At least when players are cut, they can sign with a different team. Revis is essentially holding them hostage… they will have to keep a roster spot for him even though he may not play.

  95. rushmatic says: Jun 14, 2012 11:31 AM

    Can we start calling him MEvis yet?

  96. ravensgrl says: Jun 14, 2012 11:32 AM

    What date would he actually be considered a “hold out”?

  97. santaxico says: Jun 14, 2012 11:32 AM

    Listen, I love Revis, but let’s look at the facts:

    He wanted to be the highest paid CB in the game which was around 11.5 mil… for the first 2 years, he got 16.25 mil!!! The contract averaged out to over 11.5 over the full span of the deal, the Jets just front-loaded it to make it more cap friendly.

    Revis may be getting a reduction in these next few years, but he got a HUGE pay bump for the first 2 and the contract is still the same average of about 11.5

    I understand, especially in the NFL that has no guaranteed contracts, that players have to get theirs when they can. But Revis GOT HIS and now it’s time to sit back and do what he can to help this team win. The Jets don’t have the cap space to give him a bigger deal, which is why the front-loaded his contract in the first place.

    Come on Darrelle…

  98. trollaikman8 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:36 AM

    Tannenbaum’s last year should be good.

    He’s clearly as overhyped as Revis.

  99. jakek2 says: Jun 14, 2012 11:46 AM

    Finally a player with the sack to actually hold out. Good for you Darrelle. Other players such as Forte, Brees, Osi should all follow suit and stick to their guns.

  100. CKL says: Jun 14, 2012 2:41 PM

    @jakek
    I don’t consider it a holdout when the player has no actual contract (Brees/Forte). Much as I hate that part of the business, I can’t blame a guy for that. But guys with contracts/extensions especially if they JUST signed them? Not so much.

    The fact that they backed themselves into a corner with bad contracts for Revis and Holmes tells me Tanny is the big problem. I’d still cut Holmes though, despite the hit, but maybe they’re so up against it they can’t. I’d never compound a huge mistake by throwing good money after bad. Take the cap hit and your medicine and learn. I’d also let Revis sit. He’s an elite player, but this isn’t the NBA where ONE player can be THE reason a team wins a ring.

  101. axespray says: Jun 15, 2012 12:55 AM

    just to revisit 2009;
    I know Woodson is beat up and older, not an all out shut down corner anymore, but he will always be a far better “Football Player” than that selfish untackling diva Revis.

  102. pftcensorssuck says: Jun 15, 2012 6:25 AM

    I hate the Yets as much as the next guy, but seriously, saying the Yets “have only themselves to blame” for Revis holding out (again!) is like blaming the bank for getting robbed because it had money in it’s vault.

  103. gizzmonic says: Jun 16, 2012 10:31 PM

    greedy over paid boarderline slouch.

  104. bangitfootball says: Jun 19, 2012 6:50 AM

    Grow a pair Woody. Let him hold out all year. Youll put an end to this nonsense once and for all.

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