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Rex Ryan says sure he’d trade Revis, for Jim Brown

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The Jets are doing their honest best to try to dampen the Darrelle Revis trade talk.

But coach Rex Ryan, while tiptoeing through a minefield of hypothetical and semantic questions at the NFL Scouting Combine, said there was a possibility he’d move the cornerback.

“I mean, if you got Jim Brown in that trade, you’d look into it,” Ryan said as reporters tried to pin him down on the specific denials.

That would be worse than the Tim Tebow trade, since Jim Brown just turned 77 this week.

General manager John Idzik played both sides of the fence admirably, saying “We’ve always wanted Darrelle to be part of our team, and that hasn’t changed,” followed with a “Right now, Darrelle Revis is a New York Jet.”

Mending fences with Revis will take some time, after saying earlier this week “I need answers,” in regards to reports ownership wanted to move him, but Idzik and Ryan are doing their best to make sure he knows he’s valued.


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29 Responses to “Rex Ryan says sure he’d trade Revis, for Jim Brown”
  1. nunezmc says: Feb 21, 2013 4:54 PM

    Can we just send the Jets to the Canadian league already?

  2. sumoson says: Feb 21, 2013 4:56 PM

    Jim brown at 77 would be more Productive then Shonn Green any day of the Week

  3. catquick says: Feb 21, 2013 5:01 PM

    He’s probably better than what you got now, even though he’s bout 75.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 21, 2013 5:02 PM

    Jim has lost a few steps. Probably only average about 5 yards per carry at this point in his career.

  5. rockyburnette says: Feb 21, 2013 5:02 PM

    Correction: Rex meant to say Jim Beam.

  6. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 21, 2013 5:04 PM

    Jim Brown would fit in perfectly with the Jets front office.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 21, 2013 5:04 PM

    If the Jets were smart they’d bring back Jim and Carl Eller, just to sit on the bench and glare at the other team. That’s worth about 15 points a game right there.

  8. numberoneinthehoodg says: Feb 21, 2013 5:19 PM

    He’s implying that he’d take the like of: Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, Gore, or Foster for one Revis. I’m pretty sure those teams would fold on that bet. Except maybe Ten.

  9. drgfri says: Feb 21, 2013 5:25 PM

    Not a surprising response from Rex. Jim Brown had (and still has) some of the best feet in the business…….

  10. howiefeltersnatch says: Feb 21, 2013 5:43 PM

    ^ Browns fan

    Jim Brown is a curmudgeon woman-beater.

  11. scrp2 says: Feb 21, 2013 5:48 PM

    Have all avenues to move Revis been exhausted? What about the Bills?

  12. modellforprez says: Feb 21, 2013 5:50 PM

    Sherm the worm is figuring out a way to spin this in his direction

  13. ctattles says: Feb 21, 2013 5:56 PM

    How bout Toby Gerhart? Hes like a rich mans Shonn Greene.

  14. huskersrock1 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:23 PM

    They should have made him play out his first contract. Has caving in to a holdout ever worked for the team????

  15. cipha17 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:48 PM

    Revis for Alex Smith, what the hell they traded for Tebow and he isn’t even a QB

  16. spedman24 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:56 PM

    I love all the Jets haters. You’ll see, just like those Steelers seen w/Balt…

  17. EJ says: Feb 21, 2013 6:58 PM

    The Jets front office is weak. They’ll fold again to Revis.

  18. spedman24 says: Feb 21, 2013 6:59 PM

    No one is trading for Chris Johnson — and NO ONE would give up revis 4 CJ. You’re lost dude. Just goes to show you what these fools in this comments know about pigskin

  19. frankdatank23 says: Feb 21, 2013 7:38 PM

    Remember the Bailey – Portis trade ?

  20. chuckyd317 says: Feb 21, 2013 8:12 PM

    I guess Rexy doesnt realize Jim Brown is a Free Agent

  21. bigpap says: Feb 21, 2013 8:44 PM

    The Jets will probably end up trading Revis for a third, a fourth and a bag of Doritos(tm) because we all know Woody dont wanna sign no big checks.

    Woody Johnson… damn what a funny name lol

  22. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 21, 2013 8:58 PM

    I liked Revis better when he was “speechless”.

  23. stewart09 says: Feb 21, 2013 9:22 PM

    Revis trade would have to be around 2 first rounders for the jets to do it but even then you’d need to evaluate his knee and to make trading him for value even harder is the fact he wants 15-20 million a year. all these factors are gonna make it impossible to trade him, this is the bed you’ve made Woody.

  24. bigjimatch says: Feb 21, 2013 9:43 PM

    I am sure money will mend any fences.

  25. packerbackernj says: Feb 21, 2013 9:45 PM

    How bout Toby Gerhart? Hes like a rich mans Shonn Greene.

    Why is he a rich man’s shonn green? Cuz hes white? Warren Moon smells racism.

  26. raiderapologist says: Feb 21, 2013 10:37 PM

    If anyone talks more than Rex Ryan this time of year nobody will hear it, because Rex Ryan is doing all the talking.

  27. mikefoxtrot says: Feb 21, 2013 11:47 PM

    the Jets aren’t going to be breaking the bank (or the cap) for a corner as the Jets are going to be spending the next three years rebuilding the team.

    they don’t have a QB or a running back and the offense managed 10 points or less in 7 games last year

  28. jetfanfolife says: Feb 22, 2013 6:19 AM

    Oh look, Rex is trying to be a comedian.

    Don’t quit your day job.

    As a matter of fact that was pretty darn funny 😀

  29. stoney18 says: Feb 23, 2013 3:19 PM

    Revis! Your feelings get hurt?? Awww:-(
    Check your bank account. Have a contract? SHUT UP and play!

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