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Darrelle Revis out for Sunday’s game with Steelers

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It looked like the Jets were going to go down to the wire with their decision about cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ status for Sunday’s game against Steelers, but they wound up not needing the extra time.

Coach Rex Ryan announced Friday afternoon that Revis has been ruled out for the game in Pittsburgh. Revis returned to non-contact practice on Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion when he was inadvertently kicked in the head by linebacker Bart Scott during a play late in the opening 48-28 win over the Bills, but the team clearly doesn’t have much reason to believe he’ll be given the full green light before the team heads to Pittsburgh.

Losing Revis obviously makes it more difficult for the Jets to hang with the Steelers. One of the keys to their defense was Revis’ ability to, more often than not, take care of one side of the field on his own in pass coverage. Kyle Wilson doesn’t have the same kind of chops and Antonio Cromartie has always been a boom or bust player on the opposite side of the field. If the Jets can’t generate more pass rush than they did against Buffalo, the Steelers could be looking at a very big day through the air.

The Jets’ chances are further hurt by the news that tight end Dustin Keller and linebacker Bryan Thomas will also skip the trip to Pittsburgh because of injury. Keller’s still bothered by a hamstring injury he picked up in the preseason while Thomas was diagnosed with a similar injury during the Buffalo game.

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27 Responses to “Darrelle Revis out for Sunday’s game with Steelers”
  1. whatnojets says: Sep 14, 2012 2:05 PM

    If the Jets win this game, then they for sure are Super Bowl contenders.

    Jets 24- Steelers 17

  2. ravenator says: Sep 14, 2012 2:05 PM

    Revis is out and i bet the jets still win

  3. steelersownyou says: Sep 14, 2012 2:06 PM

    Time for big ben to have a 4 td 400 yard day. Ohhh yaaa offensive player of the week coming up haters!

  4. btowngetsdown says: Sep 14, 2012 2:07 PM

    Not only does Bart Scott let up a 75 yard run to CJ Spiller because he goes for the strip and not the tackle, but now he takes out our best player. No wonder he doesn’t want to talk to the media.

  5. realnflmaster says: Sep 14, 2012 2:10 PM

    Tough news for the JETS, I had faith going in that if the best corner in football was playing that the JETS would have a real good shot at winning.

    But Pittsburgh is missing Harrison, so I guess this evens the odds slightly. It’ll be a great game though, you can’t deny that.

  6. jmagnet28 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:13 PM

    This made too much sense on so many levels.

    If you’re the Jets: it’s only week 2. You won your first game, this was gonna be a difficult one to win even if you had Revis. One Jonahtan Dwyer shoulder boom and now he’s out for 6 weeks.

    If you’re Revis: your fat contract is tantalizingly close here. The Jets are either going to extend you or trade you bc there’s no way you don’t hold out next year.

    Smart move by all parties.

  7. jmagnet28 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:18 PM

    Incidentally, how useless has Bart Scott been as a New York Jet? How do you end up kicking your own teammate in the head so hard as to give him a concussion. Do you play with any control? Or are you just running around like an idiot with no real clue?

    Seriously Bart, just get off the field already. You are already a liability against the offense, now you’re a liability to your own teammtaes health.

    Please retire! Can’t wait!

  8. suhnum1fan says: Sep 14, 2012 2:23 PM

    I knew Revis was out the minute he said, “If it was up to me”

  9. artvan15 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:31 PM

    T-Bow stuns Steelers!!

  10. modellforprez says: Sep 14, 2012 2:34 PM

    revis, we love here in the Burgh. he is one of our own. but Landry got some stones on his scrawney a** to have the nerve now after we put some of our best defensive players ever Aaron smith, James farrior, Hampts about done same with troy he’s breaking down left and right. but we’ve won championships and had #1 defenses this clown comes from warshington and they’re better. ryan’s toned it down flandry picked it up. steel 31 crashed jets 20

  11. n0hopeleft says: Sep 14, 2012 2:34 PM

    Soft and declining.

  12. geniusfan says: Sep 14, 2012 2:38 PM

    The Jets pass defense just went from elite to average.

    Cromartie by himself isn’t very good, Revis shadows number one targets now it’s Cromartie’s job. Antonio Brown is going to have a field day because he’s a polished route runner which Cromartie struggles with. The Steelers were going to win this game anyways now it might get ugly, Revis is one of the best players in the sport and by far the most important Jet.

  13. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 14, 2012 2:38 PM

    Just put Tebow back there.

  14. randallflagg52 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:45 PM

    Well they’re going against the vastly overrated Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsbugh was the 21st ranked scoring offense last year,t ied with the Titans. (Baltimore was 12th to you steeler fans). The steelers are pretty mediorce on offense, so the jets have a shot.

  15. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 14, 2012 3:09 PM

    I remember when he seemed indestructible. Still a top corner though. But very human.

  16. dynaco says: Sep 14, 2012 3:12 PM

    Folk wins it on a late FG.

  17. njsteelersfan says: Sep 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    randallflagg52 says:Sep 14, 2012 2:45 PM

    Well they’re going against the vastly overrated Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsbugh was the 21st ranked scoring offense last year,t ied with the Titans. (Baltimore was 12th to you steeler fans). The steelers are pretty mediorce on offense, so the jets have a shot.
    —————————————————-
    What was Flaccos rating compared to Ben last year or make that any year !!! So who’s vastly overrated ?

  18. trojan33sc says: Sep 14, 2012 4:06 PM

    Revis is over-rated and fragile. Too much money for too little game.

  19. jackychilds says: Sep 14, 2012 4:14 PM

    You know how important losing Revis is to the outcome of the game? Nothing. Vegas hasn’t moved the line. Not even half a point.

  20. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 14, 2012 4:19 PM

    @geniusfan

    If the Jets can stop the run (which every Jets fan who watched the 2010 AFC Championship game knows is no simple feat) and generate a pass rush, then the Jets can make up for Revis’ absence. Cromartie is a good cornerback. He’s very capable of doing his job well. Granted, he’s very boom or bust but he’s certianly over-scrutinized because he is paired with Darrelle Revis and therefore plenty of extra passes are funneled his way. I’m more worried about Kyle Wilson.

    And of course, how the Jets offense will do against an aging but still stout Pittsburgh defense is the real question.

  21. thepatriotsaregay says: Sep 14, 2012 4:32 PM

    we’re still gonna win.

    People forget that even though he is a terrible father, Cro is a pretty good cornerback, its not like Ben and the boys tore it up out in Denver either…..l

  22. sixlombardisinyourface says: Sep 14, 2012 4:44 PM

    OMG, is it possible a team other than Pittsburgh has first team injuries ? How about mulitple first team injuries ? How about razor thin offensive line depth ? A 4th week bye may help, but it’s gonna be a long stretch after that.

  23. geniusfan says: Sep 14, 2012 4:46 PM

    I think the Jets are a good team but losing Revis is huge. He’s the best corner I’ve ever seen and to me it’s like New England losing Brady or the Saints losing Brees. Those teams could still score but not nearly as much as they would otherwise.

    Likewise with the Jets’ defense they will get their stops and play relatively well, but losing your best player hurts. Not to mention the Steelers are desperate they know what going 0-2 means. If the Jets win I’ll be really impressed, I just can’t see it happening though.

    Either way I’m sure it’s going to be a fun game to watch.

  24. randallflagg52 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:11 PM

    njsteelersfan says:Sep 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    randallflagg52 says:Sep 14, 2012 2:45 PM

    Well they’re going against the vastly overrated Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsbugh was the 21st ranked scoring offense last year,t ied with the Titans. (Baltimore was 12th to you steeler fans). The steelers are pretty mediorce on offense, so the jets have a shot.
    —————————————————-
    What was Flaccos rating compared to Ben last year or make that any year !!! So who’s vastly overrated ?

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

    Flacco led the 12th ranked scoring offense, as I pointed out. Ben can’t even manage to break the top 20.

    You steeler fans act like Ben is elite, but he clearly isn’t. Elite QBs don’t have offenses that rank in the lower third of the league.

  25. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 14, 2012 5:57 PM

    the Jets are going to get destroyed either way. This just means another TD.

    Jets 10
    Steelers 34

  26. insider7 says: Sep 15, 2012 9:43 AM

    Weather conditions on Concussion Island: foggy.

  27. cmdrsmooth says: Sep 15, 2012 10:04 AM

    Jets barely had any chance against a desperate Pitts juggernaut. Now they have zero chance.

    Pittsburgh will win in a laugher and the clown chants will start again.

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