Jets could implode without Revis

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Last night, Ross Tucker made a great point about the immediate future of the New York Jets.

Without cornerback Darrelle Revis, the team could fall apart.

Part of it comes from the fact that Revis can cover the opponent’s No. 1 wideout on his own, without safety help.  There’s no other corner on the roster (or on many other rosters) who can do that.

But it also comes from the reaction to the loss of Revis.  Coach Rex Ryan was as glum as we’ve ever seen him.  And the players will sense — and mimic — that “woe is us” mindset.

Now, there’s a built-in excuse for playing poorly. Without Revis, the Jets are supposed to fail.  And so they are more likely to fail.

There’s one way to avoid it.  Cher needs to slap Rex in the face a couple times and tell him, “Snap out of it!”  And Rex then needs to do that in the locker room.

Playing the part of Cher should be owner Woody Johnson, who can get everyone’s attention by making sure everyone knows that folks will be held accountable with or without Revis.  Absent that kind of message, the Jets will assume 2012 is a throwaway season — and their final record easily could make the team’s fans throw up.

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23 responses to “Jets could implode without Revis

  1. I’m a huge Revis fan, and he will certainly be missed on defense. The dude is awesome. But, this “implode” talk is nonsense.

    When Revis injured his hammy against the Patriots in week 2 of the 2010 season, he missed the rest of that game and the next two games. The Jets went on to beat the Patriots and win their next two games (@Miami & @Buffalo).

    So, I’m not pushing the panic button just yet. Nor should the rest of Jets fans.

  2. Rex Ryan talked about the need to put hot sauce on Reggie Bush (the last time he talked about “hot sauce” and an opponent was involving the opponent leaving a game early), Calvin Pace said they needed to take him out (and then “clarified” those comments), LaRon Landry celebrated Reggie Bush getting hurt.

    I have a phrase for this: “poetic justice.”

  3. I’ve seen teams implode when they lose their QB, but their Corner Back? Wow, just goes to show you how much Revis meant to the defensive side of the ball.

  4. The Jests are toast! As much as I hate them I don’t like to see an individual player get hurt. This is the reason they get all crazy about guaranteed money. I hope Revis Island takes his time getting back.

  5. I probably should refrain from telling the Rex Ryan, the Jets and Jets fans to suck it up and persevere, but c’mon.

    Yes, Revis is their best defensive player and can be a game changer.

    But teams lose premier players to injury all the time, and don’t make excuses and STILL do well

    The Patriots have made it to more than a few Super Bowls without key players on offense and defense – including having to have Wide Receivers play CB.

    If the Jets are truly an elite team then they will adapt and overcome the loss of Revis and continue to win.

    If these are the Jets of the last 44 years they will curl up in football fetal position and will remain tied with the Houston Oilers for 5th place in AFC East Championships.

  6. I’m tired of people acting as if the Jets are a bunch of feeble minded mental midgets.
    In 2009, they were all but out of the playoffs, but rallied and eventually made the conference championships with a rookie qb.
    In 2010, EVERYONE counted them out against the Patriots on the road in the playoffs. We know how that ended.
    Jets have their problems. Lord knows I know it, but they have shown themselves to work best when counted out. They are a tough team.
    That said, I don’t see them in the playoffs.

  7. And according to every article you’ve written about them since last year, they would’ve imploded even WITH Revis. What’s your point?

  8. Come on Florio..implode?…a little over the top here Mike…a huge loss yes…but lets not jump the gun!

  9. jetfan28 says: I’m tired of people acting as if the Jets are a bunch of feeble minded mental midgets.

    In 2009, they were all but out of the playoffs, but rallied and eventually made the conference championships with a rookie qb.

    In 2010, EVERYONE counted them out against the Patriots on the road in the playoffs. We know how that ended.

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    The Jets aren’t mental midgets.

    But there are some fans that seem to have forgotten that if the Colts hadn’t been too afraid to try for an undefeated season and hadn’t pulled Peyton Manning and other starters, the Jets would have been 8-8 like they were last year, watching the playoffs on TV

    And of course we all know how the Jets 2010 season ended.

    Just like the previous 42 years, they failed to make the Super Bowl.

    So while the Jets players and organization know that they only made the playoffs because the Colts played their second string, it seems like the fans might be the “mental midgets” of which you speak.

  10. could implode?

    Very optimistic approach. I think it should be WILL implode. You can see Rexy has already lost the locker room again and it’s only going to get worse as the losses pile up.

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