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Jets won’t place Darrelle Revis on IR yet

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The general consensus is that the Jets have something less than a 0.002 percent chance of making it to the Super Bowl now that cornerback Darrelle Revis is out with a torn ACL.

Given everything he’s said over the last three-plus years, it should come as no surprise that Rex Ryan is giving his team a better chance than that. His eternal optimism is fueling the Jets’ decision not to put Revis on injured reserve at this point. Ryan explained his rationale during his Friday media session.

“If there’s that 0.002 percent chance he could play in a Super Bowl, why take that option out?” Ryan asked, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

If Ryan and the Jets actually thought that was a possibility, they could just put Revis on injured reserve/recall and bring him back onto the active roster when he’s healthy enough to play. The problem with that approach is that there’s almost no chance Revis is going to be ready to play at any point this season.

Revis isn’t going to have surgery for a couple of weeks, which means that he would have less than four full months to recover in order to play in New Orleans in February. The prospect of any doctor giving clearance for a player coming off of a torn ACL after that amount of time is impossible to fathom. Remember, people marveled at Adrian Peterson’s recovery from a torn ACL and he took twice as much time as Revis would have before the Super Bowl.

If the Jets even make the Super Bowl, which isn’t something that feels particularly likely at this moment in time. It might become more likely if Antonio Cromartie backs up his claim to be the best corner in the league with Revis out — a claim that you won’t be shocked to learn Rex enjoys — but we’re thinking that there’s about a 0.002 percent chance of that happening.

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25 Responses to “Jets won’t place Darrelle Revis on IR yet”
  1. huskersrock1 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:25 PM

    Still in denial I see.

  2. rpiotr01 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:27 PM

    Denial.

  3. jetssuk says: Sep 28, 2012 2:29 PM

    So the Jets are planning to trade him to a team that will make the playoffs this year so he has a chance to play in the Super Bowl?

  4. steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:29 PM

    how long was Rod Woodson out?

  5. parkerfly says: Sep 28, 2012 2:32 PM

    Actually it was .002 % before Revis got hurt.

  6. fitzmagic1212 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:33 PM

    smart jets waste a roster spot lol

  7. whatnojets says: Sep 28, 2012 2:34 PM

    This reminds of ’69.
    No one at that time gave them a 0.000001% chance of winning the SB.

    Deja-vu??!!!?

  8. igotgamenj says: Sep 28, 2012 2:34 PM

    Revis played his last game with the Jets…He will not play next year without a long term deal inplace.

  9. whatnojets says: Sep 28, 2012 2:35 PM

    I can see it already….Sunday around 4:30 the world of football is in shock!!!

    Jets- 24
    SanFran- 3

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 28, 2012 2:40 PM

    Ryan is really stupid. He actually would determine that as low as a 1 in 50,000 shot is still a good enough value to justify pursuing it. Wow.

  11. hehateme2 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:42 PM

    it cray cray to even mention the jests and the super bowl. 1 lifetime trip does not even begin to explain the total failure of this wobegotten franchise.

    That’s right, wobegotten

  12. pj1983a says: Sep 28, 2012 2:44 PM

    I see Rex is still stuck on the 1st stage of grief. He really needs to see a professional about that. Do combination foot-fetish/grief counselors exist?

  13. The Prophet says: Sep 28, 2012 2:46 PM

    “If there’s that 0.002 percent chance he could play in a Super Bowl, why take that option out?” Ryan asked, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
    ———————————-
    You take that option out when there is a 0.000 chance the Jets even make the Super Bowl!

  14. veerapan88 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:49 PM

    I’ll take “Chances that weren’t that high to begin with” for 100 please.

  15. rockthered1286 says: Sep 28, 2012 2:51 PM

    Every move the Jets make tends to put a bigger smile on my face knowing we chose Harbs over Rex in Baltimore. The general consensus at the time was Rex would have the blessings of the D players, but not the offense and it would be a chaotic locker room and a team divided. So pretty much exactly what’s going on in NY right now.

  16. jetsareajoke says: Sep 28, 2012 2:53 PM

    I thought him thinking he could turn Gholston into a superstar was delusional, but this is just plain rediculous.

  17. mazblast says: Sep 28, 2012 2:55 PM

    That’s right, wobegotten
    ——————————-
    Great word, especially when you spell it “woebegotten”.

  18. robertocfg says: Sep 28, 2012 3:03 PM

    Because, you know, you can make it back from an torn ACL in 4 months and perform at an elite, Super Bowl-level right away.

  19. cylondetector says: Sep 28, 2012 3:17 PM

    Rex Ryan – keeping balloons stocked with hot air since 1962.

  20. insanelomein2 says: Sep 28, 2012 3:19 PM

    One legged Revis > 100% healthy Cromartie

  21. hehateme2 says: Sep 28, 2012 3:56 PM

    @mazblast- that’s for the catch- clearly didn’t spell check.

  22. lrjets says: Sep 28, 2012 5:16 PM

    hehateme2 says:Sep 28, 2012 2:42 PM

    it cray cray to even mention the jests and the super bowl. 1 lifetime trip does not even begin to explain the total failure of this wobegotten franchise.

    That’s right, wobegotten

    But yet you’ll spend time and bandwidth on the Jets. I’d rather apply “wobegotten” to the life you live.
    Another synonym comes to mind – pathetic.

  23. thejuddstir says: Sep 28, 2012 5:43 PM

    Rex is digesting something more than koolaid, get tubby drug tested…..NOW!

  24. rickeydynamite25 says: Sep 28, 2012 5:47 PM

    Makes sense,, just wait until the 2013 season when he blows his knee out again and gets another concussion on a non-contact play,, then you can put him on IR.

  25. annes22 says: Sep 28, 2012 10:18 PM

    Revis return in time for the Super Bowl/ What land of nod are the Jets living in?? That’s not happening so get in the real world.

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