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Revis says desire to not pay him “might be a situation” in New York

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The full interview with Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has aired on NFL Network.  And in lieu of actually remembering to, you know, turn on NFL Network, I need only to scan the Twitter accounts of the various media members who did.

Revis said that, as we reported from the get-go, coach Rex Ryan has no desire to trade the 2007 first-round pick.  Specifically, Revis said Ryan called and indicated his desire to keep Revis with the team.

Revis also senses that the interest in trading him comes from owner Woody Johnson.  And Revis believes that it’s possible Johnson simply doesn’t want to pay Revis.

“That might be a situation,” Revis said.  “That might be something.”

Privately, Revis has gone farther than “might.”  As previously reported, Revis realizes that Johnson simply doesn’t want to give Revis market value, which based on his 2010 contract extension the Jets will have to do in 2013, since they can’t use the franchise tag.

It will be difficult for the Jets to trade Revis until other teams know Revis can run and cut and do all the things a cornerback must do.  If a trade is going to happen, that needs to occur before the draft.

And if a trade goes down, that means Revis will get paid, by someone.

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51 Responses to “Revis says desire to not pay him “might be a situation” in New York”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Feb 18, 2013 8:30 PM

    They haven’t printed enough money to satisfy Mevis. Oink oink !

  2. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Feb 18, 2013 8:31 PM

    Is the world ready for a $20-million-a-year defensive back?

    On the open market and no franchise tagging, it’s likely we’ll see one.

  3. bgoochy says: Feb 18, 2013 8:33 PM

    The East coast hype machine was in full effect for this guy. He gets paid and ‘oink’ – injured. Revis Island my arse.

  4. jhein23 says: Feb 18, 2013 8:33 PM

    This guy will get paid be happy for a couple months than want to be paid more.

  5. anarchopurplism says: Feb 18, 2013 8:34 PM

    Here’s an idea…..hold out, then get hurt.


  6. cooklynn17 says: Feb 18, 2013 8:38 PM

    Looks like a Jersey Shore Situation…….GTL…DTF…

  7. jckid21 says: Feb 18, 2013 8:38 PM


    Before you start taking about getting paid and next contract you might want to show the Jets and the rest of the league that your shredded knee can still lockdown NFL receivers.

    Because if that knee ain’t ready to play at that level prior to the injury the least of your worries will be being the highest paid DB.

  8. redfield11 says: Feb 18, 2013 8:39 PM

    I used to be a huge revis fan (not even a jets fan) but when a guy holds out, gets paid, then holds out the next year, gets paid, misses majority of year with ACL, then demands to get paid again, that guy is just a straight up dick. The man is a beat but 1 player on defense is not worth that much hassle for a team that has so many wholes and could use the draft pick in a trade

  9. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 18, 2013 8:43 PM

    I believe cornerbacks have become a little over-valued.
    I think a market correction is on the way. Similar to the running back position.
    A great cornerback is nice to have, but not vital to winning a championship.
    See the Raiders with Nnamdi.
    He was good, but didn’t help them win a thing.
    A bad team with a great cornerback is still a bad team.

  10. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 18, 2013 8:46 PM

    I really, really, really hate Woody Johnson. He’s making James Dolan look like a good sports owner. I’m not spending a dime on the team until he sells the team.

  11. igotgamenj says: Feb 18, 2013 8:50 PM

    Wait till Santonio Holmes gets into this years locker room !

  12. thetruuf says: Feb 18, 2013 8:56 PM

    Revis is a turd. Let someone pay this guy $20mil and drag down their team with salary cap restraints. It’ll just be that much easier for my team to get back to the dance.

  13. bartlettruss says: Feb 18, 2013 9:01 PM

    Is that “second coming” type you used for this story?

  14. Stiller43 says: Feb 18, 2013 9:06 PM

    Great player, but he’s not the difference between 6-10 and the superbowl. Let him leave if hes that greedy.

  15. nyjets1017 says: Feb 18, 2013 9:07 PM

    trade him into NFL hell and send him to the browns. You will never hear about him again.

  16. massappeal12345 says: Feb 18, 2013 9:15 PM

    This is a by-product of Rex Ryan’s major failing. He does so much butt kissing that it just keeps amassing it these players heads. Deadly, in a player that already has an over inflated ego.

    My two favorite jet plays in the last several years is one, of course the butt tackle. but #two was revis grabbing his hamstring after randy Moss had him by 15 yards…. for a TD.

  17. PriorKnowledge says: Feb 18, 2013 9:22 PM

    Revis does not deserve any more money. Let him play a whole season first.

  18. sportsfan69 says: Feb 18, 2013 9:22 PM

    Who be stupid enough to trade for an injured CB who’s has a hold out history. You can get for free in a year. Dream on JETS.

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 18, 2013 9:23 PM

    Yankees, New York. Don’t want to pay a guy because they believe he’s damaged goods and/or they’re being cheap.

    At least with Alex, I side with Cash, Hank and Hal. But these are the dumb Jets who dole out bloated contracts to marginal talents and refuse to pay their best players. The difference begins right there.

  20. myhornispurple says: Feb 18, 2013 9:26 PM

    Trade For Harvin

  21. canadianpatriotsfan says: Feb 18, 2013 9:29 PM

    God this man is overrated.

  22. olesaintnick says: Feb 18, 2013 9:40 PM

    Hey Revis come on down to New Orleans and play for the other coach Ryan….you won’t get the stupid money you want but you’ll get a ring. Only way the Jets are gettn to a Superbowl is buying a ticket

  23. dannymac17 says: Feb 18, 2013 9:50 PM

    Thats fine. I wouldnt give this guy money. He already held out once, trade him.

  24. buffalowned says: Feb 18, 2013 9:58 PM

    No cornerback deserves franchise qb money. Nnamdi was the best corner in the nfl for a few years and the raiders never made the playoffs

  25. asyoulay69 says: Feb 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    Come to San Fran

  26. captainwisdom8888 says: Feb 18, 2013 10:07 PM

    Revis and Asomugha have both become a little over-valued for sure. As an Eagles fan I watched up close and personal how Nnamdi just got flat out burnt and beaten this season with such frequency….disturbing.

    Be careful what you pay a dude, and right now Patrick Peterson is the only guy I would pay the world for at corner. THE #1 cornerback in the NFL…starting this season and not ending any time soon…is that kid Peterson.

  27. rcali says: Feb 18, 2013 10:11 PM

    Mevis really loves him some Mevis. That jets team needs to move on from the anti team guys or the locker room will never get fixed.

  28. ttommytom says: Feb 18, 2013 10:14 PM

    I watch the Jets to watch Revis. I am a Giants fan and if no Revis, then no Jets until another player interests me.

    I loved Al Toon and a few others over the years.

    Hey Woody: Sell the team. Your fans deserve better…

  29. woodrree7 says: Feb 18, 2013 10:20 PM

    PAID?? For what? Revis. hasn’t hardly been on the field or done anything since his last contract dispute 2 years ago! Hey Revis, why don’t you at least live up to your existing contract before you ask for more $$ or hold out!! Hell, you should have to give money back!!!

    youre WAY OVER PAID for what you”ve given.

  30. pksullivanmph says: Feb 18, 2013 10:27 PM

    Pundits talking about Washington going after him. Rut ro guys Washington doesn’t have the cap space………………give it a rest. @footballady52

  31. johnnyb216 says: Feb 18, 2013 10:29 PM

    This guy is just annoying. He just got a blockbuster deal like less than 3 years ago and now its not good enough? Not to mention he’s just coming off of a torn acl? Sounds to me like he’s scared he’s not going to be the same player and wants to cash in while the jets are kept in the dark about his ability to come back. Not worth the risk, jets. Force him to go a year without a paycheck. My guess is hell come crawling back after they call his bluff.

  32. cmdrsmooth says: Feb 18, 2013 10:40 PM

    This guy should just keep his mouth shut and be glad he is still on the Jets. If he wants to stay with the jets he should just thank his lucky stars and say, ” I hope I can prove I am still going to be one of the best backs out there to this team so they can resign me”.

    But instead we hear more Me-vis. Jets need to trade this guy, and as always is the case, someone will get a bargain, cause, he won’t be worth it. No corner is.

  33. illicitbehavior says: Feb 18, 2013 10:54 PM

    And if a trade goes down, that means a team will be fleeced, by Revis.

  34. dropkickbanana says: Feb 18, 2013 10:56 PM

    Let him rot on the shelf for a year. He’s under contract. He can hold out and lose a playing year, then try and crawl back into the NFL with no stats and no bargaining chips. Players can get too big for the team. It happens. You could always just not collect your millions of dollars for playing a game, and sit on your a$$.

  35. sbmcintosh36 says: Feb 18, 2013 11:03 PM

    God lord enough of this crap, the guy played what 18 games on his last deal and got paid to sit at him last year…should jets ask for that $$$ back???
    Shut up play and you’ll get paid

  36. luccabrazzi says: Feb 18, 2013 11:09 PM

    Mr. Revis hasn’t been the same player for the last two seasons. He can’t stay on the field and that is an issue. I don’t think he’s worth the money at this point because of that. He needs to prove he can make it through a full season again. Plus i’m not a fan of how he handled getting a front loaded contract and then wanting a new deal after the front loaded part was over. He’s a me first player and you cant win with those type of guys. He should take a page out of the Vernon Davis handbook.

  37. granadafan says: Feb 19, 2013 12:08 AM

    He WAS paid and very very well. Most of the money was paid upfront and now he wants the same. Sorry, no symapthy.

  38. cliffleesbeard says: Feb 19, 2013 12:32 AM

    What happened to your last front loaded contract? Go ahead, hold out. Last time you had alot of leverage, this time your coming off a ACL tear. Better think twice.

  39. boogerhut says: Feb 19, 2013 1:19 AM

    If anyone risks serious cap space on a injured primadona that throws tantrum like a 10 yr old over his allowance every few years then they get what they asked for. Let him sulk and pout and sit next season out just like you’d make the 10 yr old take a time out.

  40. CKL says: Feb 19, 2013 2:33 AM

    Here’s the thing: The NYJ know 2 things. #1, Ryan made that D without Revis look decent last year. #2, they are probably going to be in cap hell for a few years and it will be tough to be competitive with the meh caliber of starting players they can’t cut due to salary (Sanchez, Holmes). They aren’t a “Revis” away from winning the SB as they may have believed they were the first time he held out. Plus he’s coming off an acl which will likely take him a full year to be back to normal production, Adrian Peterson’s 2012 aside. If I’m the NYJ decision makers, he has zero leverage with me. He better watch out or he will get Richard Seymour’ed.

  41. monropoobah says: Feb 19, 2013 4:37 AM

    p.s. to say revis has a big head because of how rex pumped him up is just plain dumb. he’s the best player in the league at his position.

    to continue with the hamstring/moss thing is one of those snarky little things that opposing fans have to keep coming at to poke at somebody else’s team, like cheatergate. he didn’t grab his leg because he got beat (though moss was amazing at that point in his career), he got beat because he hurt his hamstring. if you want a controversy, he probably hurt it before that play and was asked to go on

  42. EJ says: Feb 19, 2013 6:46 AM

    I can’t wait for the Darrelle Revis-Stevie Johnson re-match. Johnson is one of the few Receivers that has bested Revis almost every time he has faced the greedy DB. Revis-Island is just a myth, a story made up by the NYC Locals to intimidate visiting Receivers. Well, Johnson has de-bunked that myth, over and over. He did it using Ryan Fitzpatrick. Imagine what Johnson could do to Revis with a big armed QB like Flacco or Rodgers?? Revis should accept whatever the Jets are willing to give him. Quit being greedy!

  43. hehateme2 says: Feb 19, 2013 6:55 AM

    I think the jests should pay him $30M guaranteed. I mean really, he’s their best player right? What’s wrong with that?

    BTW- how many cornerbacks have a series of posed photos?

  44. donl517 says: Feb 19, 2013 8:02 AM

    This guy will be broke within 12 months of his last paycheck. We’ll be hearing about all the lawsuits and debt collectors that are wanting a piece of him.

  45. emosnar says: Feb 19, 2013 8:18 AM

    Revis the colts welcome you.

  46. jamaltimore says: Feb 19, 2013 8:27 AM

    woody is correct. He should not pay you and you have been the most overrated CB over the past 3 years. This guy has been out a full year after holding the team hostage for huge contract. Now he’s received it the team hasn’t broken 8-8 and he’s sitting on the bench. Revis is part of the problem and not the solution.

    Sorry but in my mind their has been only ONE lockdown corner and that man is known as PRIME. .

  47. toybkshr says: Feb 19, 2013 9:10 AM

    The theme in these posts seems to be pretty much the same; he has been overpaid on his current contract, based upon what he has delivered, and now wants a raise. Why a raise? Imagine that in the ‘real world’. Sorry boss I haven’t done much the last 2 years, but give me a raise anyway.

  48. hugehef says: Feb 19, 2013 9:44 AM

    I’m not sure what bothers me most, how I’ll informed most of you are that comment, or the fact that I’m having to defend the Jets. In a backwards sports system where the NFL is probably the only sports Franchise where they give you nothing at the beginning except promises with loopholes.Not only did Revis do his job on a team that didn’t add help in other positions and help them go to at least 2 afc championship games n the playoffs consecutively, he did so in that Division with Sanchez as Qb.The NFL makes u prove year after year and when u meet those incentives, now I’m a liability. The Jets n Raiders aren’t the same…Nnamdi was good on a bad team with a horrible series of draft sequences, The Jets had Sanchize. That team with ….Jeff Garcia at Qb could’ve done more. u go thru high school, playing for free, college playing for free and now He’s trying to secure his future n medical bills of the present and future N u say arguably the best representation of a shutdown corner doesn’t deserve to be paid by the team Who drafted him. He didn’t start off getting1st rd 1st pick Qb bust $, he busted his chops, and in a league where they try to paint a negative light as ur career starts to spiral down to avoid giving u the incentives Uve Played for, it shouldn’t matter what he’s asking for, his body of work has earned it and his Coach Wants him. This is about penny pinching owners who milk the best years out of players and then clutch their pocketbooks. Pay da Man before the cheifs scoop him up or the Patriots. Can u spell championship run. Woody Johnson can’t….

  49. finsfan4life says: Feb 19, 2013 10:37 AM

    Florio instead of shouting from your mountaintop that you don’t watch the nfl network, why don’t you scan every cable provider so you can tell your readers where to find NBC sports network

  50. daubs17 says: Feb 19, 2013 12:43 PM

    When will these owners and franchises get it? These players have absolutely ZERO leverage to hold out or demand more money. These are NFL turds we’re talking about here. If they have to sit out a year or more and not get paid they’ll just be taking 20% loans for millions of dollars to make it rain in strip clubs and throw half a million dollar parties. They’d be reduced to begging an NFL to give them a second chance and pay him. Why do the teams constantly cave to these whining complaining idiots?

  51. lukeledebur says: Feb 19, 2013 3:58 PM

    Come to philly Revis!

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