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Revis to have surgery next week, ending Super Bowl dream

Jets cornerback Revis reacts after injury in third quarter of play against Dolphins during NFL football game in Miami Reuters

The Jets wanted to believe.

But reason eventually overcame.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said that cornerback Darrelle Revis would have surgery next week to repair his torn ACL, and would go on injured reserve, according to Jane McManus of

Ryan said the longer it went, the more they realized he wasn’t going to be back in time for the Super Bowl, or any other game this year.

I was holding out hope but the more information we got, realized that wouldn’t be good for Darrelle either,” Ryan said.

That gives them a roster spot to fill, but also reminds them of the spot they’re in, and the likelihood that they’re not going to be playing long enough to enable a February comeback anyway.

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30 Responses to “Revis to have surgery next week, ending Super Bowl dream”
  1. bobby2478 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:05 PM

    I don’t understand what they’ve been waiting for. He tore his ACL, and that ALWAYS requires surgery. Even if he came back in 9 months which is very fast, the Superbowl is only 4 months away. NO ONE has EVER come back from a torn ACL in 4 months.

    They should have put him on IR weeks ago when they knew he tore his ACL. I don’t understand what they were waiting for. Seems idiotic for them to think he’d even have a chance to make it back for the playoffs or the Superbowl.

  2. jgrange08 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:10 PM

    It really took the Jets until week 5 to realize that they aren’t making the Super Bowl?

  3. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 12, 2012 2:11 PM

    I bet he wishes he held out for that new contract now..

  4. rickastleydancemoves says: Oct 12, 2012 2:13 PM

    Wouldn’t it be funny if he still demands a bigger contract while his knee is recovering?

  5. rexranius says: Oct 12, 2012 2:14 PM

    No, it is and always will be an eternal dream… or nightmare if you will.

  6. ampats says: Oct 12, 2012 2:17 PM

    This has to be the funniest line in PFT today,

    “Ryan thought the longer it went,the more they realized he wasn’t going to be back in time for the Super Bowl ,or …”

  7. cricci3 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:18 PM

    @ bobby2478 Jerry Rice came back in 4 months.

  8. wallacejay says: Oct 12, 2012 2:18 PM

    I’m confused – why would this keep him from buying a ticket to the Super Bowl?

  9. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 12, 2012 2:22 PM

    Sexy Rex just now realized his team’s not going to the Super Bowl????? They didn’t even have a chance of going before Revis slipped on some hot sauce and blew up his ACL.

  10. huffdaddyco says: Oct 12, 2012 2:26 PM

    To be fair, in a dream was the only way any of the Jets were going to sniff a Super Bowl this season anyway.

  11. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Oct 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    Revis won’t be back for the Super Bowl, or any other game this year. And the Jets won’t be going to this Super Bowl, or any other Super Bowl this decade.

  12. blacknole08 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:28 PM

    cricci3 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:18 PM

    @ bobby2478 Jerry Rice came back in 4 months.


    And Rice was ineffective. He didn’t even play in the finale or the playoffs that year following that Monday Night game.

  13. daddyb1gdrawz says: Oct 12, 2012 2:31 PM

    Say bye, bye to Revis island. There is no way his production will continue after two knee operations. My guess he will get called for more holding calls next year due to lack of speed.

  14. jjarvis says: Oct 12, 2012 2:31 PM

    This sums up the Jets perfectly. They are always thinking two pay grades above where they are and 12 weeks ahead of where time stands. Rex talks about the great defense they will have and how they will beat the Patriots in the offseason, instead of focusing on getting better day by day and winning the immediate next game. I really like Rex Ryan–he’s fun and good for the league–but he needs to learn to live in the moment a little more and teach his team to focus on the moment a little more before I’ll ever take them seriously as the Superbowl contender they keep proclaiming themselves.

  15. Davo says: Oct 12, 2012 2:35 PM

    I don’t get it, why were the Jets holding out hope for Revis playing in the SuperBowl? Were they planning on trading him to a contender?

  16. gochargersgo says: Oct 12, 2012 2:38 PM


    Jerry did return in 4 months. And promptly cracked his patella as a result of his ligaments not being fully recovered. Thus delaying his recovery even further and forever altering his career. Dont believe me? Compare Rice’s career numbers from ’97 on to his numbers immediately preceeding the ’97 season. Shame he could have been even greater….

  17. pastabelly says: Oct 12, 2012 2:39 PM

    So, the Jets “dynasty” is coming to an end. 🙂

  18. dmitchell624 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:45 PM

    So wait…. its the surgery that is ending his super bowl dream? So it wasn’t the hiring of Rex Ryan?

  19. dmitchell624 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:46 PM

    or the drafting of Mark Sanchez?

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 12, 2012 2:51 PM

    Jets’ fans:

    Suh for Revis? You get the extra year of playing time and a younger player!

  21. holahey123 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:54 PM

    Hey, Revis, you can always dream of winning a SuperBowl after leaving the Jets and signing with a real contender.

  22. jsho55 says: Oct 12, 2012 2:56 PM

    “ending Super Bowl dream”

    Anyone else lol?

  23. frostymugobeer says: Oct 12, 2012 3:00 PM

    “player ( fill in the blank) signed with the Jets,ending his superbowl dream”

  24. mwindle1973 says: Oct 12, 2012 3:01 PM

    To those saying ACLs always require surgery…that’s very incorrect. THere are tears of the ACL that will heal on there own. Also the reason they wait is usually up to the DR. It can be a matter of the DR not being available to do the surgery for a couple/few weeks. It could also be the Dr wants to wait for medical reasons. I think the point here is that they should’ve put Revis on season ending IR as soon as it was known he would have surgery. May just be me, but if you are having trouble winning, shouldn’t you get the injured player who can’t play for the rest of the season off the roster and bring on someone that can help shore up some of the weaknesses. Does anyone else ever get the idea that Rex’s first 2 seasons success was partly built on what Mangini already had in place? Also perhaps replacing Shottenheimer was not the smartest thing in the world. After all the Jets are struggling offensively big time and are 2-3, the Rams with their new OC ,coming off a doormat of the NFL season, are 3-2.

  25. jpb12 says: Oct 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    Rams are 3 – 2 with Schottenheimer, Mulligan and Wayne Hunter.

  26. dprouse says: Oct 12, 2012 3:06 PM

    The only big event for the Jets in 2013 will be their top five pick in the April draft. Heck, it might even be #1. Start studying Mel Kiper’s 2013 guide, Jets fans, and pay particular attention to the quarterback position…

  27. thejuddstir says: Oct 12, 2012 4:17 PM

    Ryan said the longer it went, the more they realized he wasn’t going to be back in time for the Super Bowl, or any other game this year.

    “I was holding out hope but the more information we got, realized that wouldn’t be good for Darrelle either,” Ryan said.
    Rex’s biggest flaw….he “hopes and dreams” too damn much.

  28. dgcaz says: Oct 12, 2012 5:34 PM

    This team will never get better until they can admit that they suck; including Rex as a head coach… Seriously, how good can he possibly be when he didn’t know how bad his own locker room last year? To even mention the Super Bowl with Revis, is simply delusional…

    I get more exicted watching this team lose, then I get watching my team win….

  29. NakedCowboy! says: Oct 12, 2012 6:25 PM

    jets are the best reality show in town… its like a love child of modern family and community…

  30. fanz928 says: Oct 13, 2012 3:57 AM

    Jets superbowl? Jokes

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