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Revis tells fan on Twitter he’d rather be rich and winless

Darrelle Revis AP

Some things money can’t buy.

Darrelle Revis is not among those things.

Responding to a fan on Twitter this morning, the Buccaneers cornerback said he’d rather be richer and winless than still be a member of the 5-4 Jets, via the New York Daily News.

It was obvious that the relationship with the Jets was not good at the time he was traded, and hadn’t been for a while.

But that’s a callous tone to take when you’re 0-8 and just getting off a red-eye after your team blew a chance to win at Seattle the day before.

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71 Responses to “Revis tells fan on Twitter he’d rather be rich and winless”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Nov 4, 2013 1:28 PM

    I wish I had that opition!!!

  2. bucrightoff says: Nov 4, 2013 1:28 PM

    Straight cash homey.

  3. helix828 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:30 PM

    The relationship with the Jets would have been fine if he didn’t hold out twice and imply a third one in the future.

  4. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Nov 4, 2013 1:33 PM

    His account was obviously hacked. ;)

  5. 13maram says: Nov 4, 2013 1:33 PM

    Good Darrelle, enjoy your 2-14 season while Rex and the “circus” lock up that final Wild Card spot.

  6. alexb1234 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:34 PM

    im a jets fan but i’d rather be rich too

  7. Paul says: Nov 4, 2013 1:35 PM

    His paycheck is the only bright side to playing for the Bucs. I can’t blame him for telling the truth.

  8. tommccrossin says: Nov 4, 2013 1:35 PM

    Would you rather work for Google, or work at Blackberry and make 33% more? And it’s not like the Bucs are going out of business lol

  9. dannyreneau says: Nov 4, 2013 1:35 PM

    That 16 Mil is gonna barely cover the child support and college education for his 8 or 10 kids, of course he’d rather have the 16 mil.

  10. Obama's Ballsack says: Nov 4, 2013 1:36 PM

    It’s not like the Jets are going to win anything anyway. Atleast the Bucs are set up for a better draft pick.

  11. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Nov 4, 2013 1:36 PM

    I’m sure Revis’s teammates, coaches, front office and fans all agree that they too would prefer Revis to be rich and winless.

    What an absolutely inane thing to say.

    My respect for Revis just plummeted from pretty high down to zero with that comment.

  12. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 4, 2013 1:37 PM

    What’s he supposed to say? That he’d rather be playing for his old team for less money? Both teams are dumpster fires regardless of the record, but at least Tampa has nice weather.

  13. newmarketmaulers says: Nov 4, 2013 1:37 PM

    Me-Vis

  14. ahs2 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:37 PM

    He’s really good and he’s shown he’s all about the money…I don’t think the team thing means much to him unless he’s getting stepped on.

  15. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Nov 4, 2013 1:37 PM

    Sounds like the true essence of MeVis to me me me me me me me me me me………

  16. plum13sec says: Nov 4, 2013 1:37 PM

    Sometimes players look out for number 1, based on the nature of the game and how quickly they will get dumped by a team after injury or younger draft picks… I cant say I blame him.

  17. joetoronto says: Nov 4, 2013 1:40 PM

    Duh, that’s why you went to Tampa.

  18. waitingguilty says: Nov 4, 2013 1:42 PM

    Doesn’t Revis’ Tweet actually indicate that he CAN be bought?

  19. ryann252013 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:42 PM

    MEvis

  20. redmanalishi says: Nov 4, 2013 1:43 PM

    I wonder if Revis realizes by making that comment he probably discounted his future value by a lot more than $4 million. He just opened a window to his own soul, and future employers will all realize he’s really lusting over his bank account rather than a championship.

  21. frankdatank23 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:44 PM

    Jason Owen desperately needs someone to talk to…… he’s sure spent enough time lying to himself if thinks he’d give up 4 mil to stay in new jersey. Keep riding that 6 day long Jet high buddy !

  22. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 4, 2013 1:45 PM

    A person with a functioning brain would not have responded to the Twitter post. Better to be thought a fool, then to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. Age old wisdom many people on Twitter could use.

  23. jcmeyer10 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:45 PM

    At least he’s honest.

  24. doctorrustbelt says: Nov 4, 2013 1:46 PM

    revis island lies next to incognito island in the t.o.chojohnson island chain.

  25. iamhoraceknight says: Nov 4, 2013 1:46 PM

    He Doesn’t get along with the Jets. That not news. He was asked if he would like to be playing for the 5-4 Jets and making less money, his answer was No. What’s the point of this story?

  26. cmstrick says: Nov 4, 2013 1:46 PM

    What’s he supposed to say? “Man, I wish I had never come to Tampa. This place sucks!”

  27. tacowrecker says: Nov 4, 2013 1:47 PM

    I think, for Revis and his uncle, it’s always been all about the money

  28. coltzfan166 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:47 PM

    Greg McElroy was right about having selfish teammates in the locker room. Idzik did the right think by trading this guy.

  29. primenumber19 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:48 PM

    Cause yeah, everyone here would give up 4 mil annually for wins in a game. Get real.

  30. jj871 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:50 PM

    If a competing company offered you a 30% increase in salary tomorrow, you would leave too. So please, spare me the Revis criticism that I’m sure some will throw at him.

  31. jetslakersfan says: Nov 4, 2013 1:51 PM

    That should show the world why the Jets got rid of Mevis. Hell if I’m a teammate of his now that reply would bother me.

  32. jiveturkeygobbler says: Nov 4, 2013 1:51 PM

    That’s what fans get for talking smack to their players.

    Unless the Jets win the Super Bowl, it doesn’t matter which team he’s on.

    Tampa is one coach away from being a serious threat anyways.

  33. scrp2 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:54 PM

    That contract ain’t guaranteed!

  34. wtfchiefs says: Nov 4, 2013 1:54 PM

    Who cares?This should not come as some shocking surprise to anyone. Revis holds out for more money like every 4 or 5 months.

  35. trollhammer20 says: Nov 4, 2013 1:56 PM

    As he now lives and plays in Tampa, wouldn’t the fact he now pays no state tax also factor into his riches?

  36. sogooda says: Nov 4, 2013 1:57 PM

    The tweet is really about how he’d rather be paid 16M and not be around Rex Ryan.

    This is some pretty shoddy reporting.

  37. cheapglazers says: Nov 4, 2013 1:58 PM

    Too bad the contract is year by year and nothings is guaranteed. Why would a team that cannot win one game want to continue to pay that much for one player?

  38. farvite says: Nov 4, 2013 1:58 PM

    Richard Sherman would rather win Titles.

  39. warhammer420 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:03 PM

    Bucs are getting what they deserve (no wins) for signing overrated Revis to such a ridiculous contract.

  40. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: Nov 4, 2013 2:04 PM

    The players can say whatever they want. They’re playing their butts off and the coaching staff is letting them down. No one here in the Bay Area is faulting the players.

  41. geniusry says: Nov 4, 2013 2:04 PM

    Wow, today is a really slow news day. All he is saying is that the Jets were an awful organization, something we already knew. We have way too much time on our hands these days.

  42. taintedsaints2009 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:05 PM

    it really is kind of embarrassing if you think about it. americans, myself included, take an entire day out of their week to watch rich kids play a game…and the game means more to the fans than the guys on the field.

    ugh.

    hate albert haynseworth all you want, the guy played the system beautifully and now is set for life.

  43. greenlantern75 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:08 PM

    The correct question to Revis is whether he’s rather have something like $12M and a winning record with the Jets or $16M and his 0-8 with the Bucs…Not like the Jets were asking him to play for nothing folks…

    And the fact that he decided to publicize the answer via Twitter (even in response) says a lot about the guy.

    I would argue his constant distraction about getting paid plus the amount of cap space he would be tying up would actually have cost the Jets a game or 2 this year…Our secondary hasn’t been stellar, but the line has made up for it (Oh…and Richardson was acquired with pick for Revis…Thanks Bucs!)

    Happy to see him go at the time and even happier now…enjoy your $$$ playing in obscurity…

  44. hartdaddy says: Nov 4, 2013 2:09 PM

    So he just admits that he prefers money over winning & we actually have people defending him? Damn imagine if T.O. said something like this.

  45. greenlantern75 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:10 PM

    And need I remind…but what has paying Revis $16M brought the Bucs this year? Not. A. Single. Win.

    You spend $16M+ on a premier QB because they win you games…Revis will never win you a game. Period.

  46. coopluvsphins says: Nov 4, 2013 2:15 PM

    I can’t stand Revis, but can’t find any fault in his comment. Yeah it was dumb of him to post that to Twitter, but who wouldn’t prefer the extra $4 mil a year?

  47. bigginfragable says: Nov 4, 2013 2:19 PM

    I got no issue with what he said. He didn’t want to be in NY with that team. As for the Mevis comments, I know for a fact anyone of those posters would have taken the cash if that opportunity were presented to them.

    Everyone wants to say he was whining about how he was being used. So what, he went to his coach, not the media to say his piece, and probably realized that he wasn’t ready to be the old Revis, playing 99% man coverage. Something that he came out and admitted a few weeks ago. Now that the leg is feeling much better, he has started playing more man coverage. Not an issue for the team. Just the wanna be sports reporters and those who know everything about football.

    As far as “me first” players in the locker room, I’d rather have Revis on my team than Santonio Holmes.

    Oh, and as for the Jets. They might be winning some games, but that’s probably because they used that Revis money they saved by trading him to sign some high quality productive receivers for their new pro-bowl QB. Oh wait. They didn’t do that. They are winning due to their defense and questionable late game penalties by their opponents. Didn’t Geno have like 9 completions yesterday.

    ~Yeah. The Jets are going deep into the playoffs~

    ~ denotes sarcasm font.

  48. justintuckrule says: Nov 4, 2013 2:21 PM

    The Jets’ fan’s twitter post makes no sense.

  49. jc327 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:24 PM

    Hold it, I don’t like Revis but his words are CLEARLY being twisted here.

  50. nyyjetsknicks says: Nov 4, 2013 2:37 PM

    hay1111 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 1:49 PM
    Id rather have 16 mil than 0-8, you’re either a dumb fanboy or a Rockafeller if you think otheriwse

    ______________

    The choice isn’t $16 mil or minimum wage. The choice is $12 million and a possible wild card or $16 million and being on one of the worst teams in the league.

  51. dtownsportslions says: Nov 4, 2013 2:40 PM

    Revis has one year of guaranteed money. Then he will be able to be cut with the Bucs taking a limited cap hit. The team is headed for a rebuild and Revis will probably be cut in a year or two. If he thinks he’s going to see 16m for 6 years he’s nuts.

  52. benjackson859773290 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:40 PM

    Hell, I’d take a bag of circus peanuts and a trade rather than $12MM and Rex.

  53. bigblu73 says: Nov 4, 2013 2:44 PM

    Most of the Revis hate comments are ASSININE!!! Ofcourse he’d rather get paid 25% more per annum than win games!!!! Only a delusional fan would suggest that a player(business) put accolades over the BOTTOM LINE!!! He has to live the rest of his life off of the $$$ he will make over the course of his short NFL, so it would be in his and his families best interest that he take his talents to the franchise with the best offer!!! Nothin personal, its BUSINESS!!! What is he supposed to say, I’d rather have taken 4 Mil a year less to be 5-4 instead of 0-8 right now??LOL It’s really easy to be critical when its not your money your turning down!!!!

  54. steelerben says: Nov 4, 2013 2:51 PM

    There is nothing about prefering a winless team in his response. The question was $12 million and Rex Ryan, which is to say less money and a “good” coach, or $16 million and a “bad” coach.

    In the fan’s eyes, there is a trade off for less money and a better coach vs more money and a worse coach. In Revis’ eyes, if he feels like the coaching comparison is a wash, the $16 million is better.

    It isn’t like Revis is sandbagging it out on the field. It isn’t like he is getting his Haynesworth on and trying to be cut. He’s going out and doing his job. If the rest of the team isn’t, then he’s right were he was in New York: No ring, but a giant pile of money. It is hard to get mad at the guy because he finds the pain of losing soothed away by an extra $4 million.

  55. spfripp says: Nov 4, 2013 2:54 PM

    This is a guy who wants more money every other year. Is this really surprising?

  56. shinywalrus says: Nov 4, 2013 3:01 PM

    This is dangerously close to libel.

    Revis said nothing about records in the posted twitter exchange – only that it wouldn’t have been worth $4mm to play for Rex over Schiano.

  57. dodohead418 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:36 PM

    When a good player holds out, I would love to see that player get cut rather than get the large contract because odds are when he gets that large contract his play suffers. Like it or hate it, but the Pats don’t have holdouts.

  58. CKL says: Nov 4, 2013 3:47 PM

    bigblu73 says:
    Nov 4, 2013 2:44 PM
    Most of the Revis hate comments are ASSININE!!! Ofcourse he’d rather get paid 25% more per annum than win games!!!! Only a delusional fan would suggest that a player(business) put accolades over the BOTTOM LINE!!! He has to live the rest of his life off of the $$$ he will make over the course of his short NFL, so it would be in his and his families best interest that he take his talents to the franchise with the best offer!!! Nothin personal, its BUSINESS!!! What is he supposed to say, I’d rather have taken 4 Mil a year less to be 5-4 instead of 0-8 right now??LOL It’s really easy to be critical when its not your money your turning down!!!!
    _________________________________
    Why does he “have” to live off what he makes in the NFL the rest of his life? Say he plays until he’s 38, you can’t work at another profession after you turn 38??????

    I did actully stay in a lower paying job so I could have more job satisfaction and fewer headaches because the higher paying job was one where my hands would be tied more by baloney and I wouldn’t be able to do my actual job the way I felt was best. So those people do exist.

    Also, he was ALREADY rich, it was just a matter of degree.

  59. greenlantern75 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:01 PM

    Few points here…

    Money is not the end all, be all folks…especially when you’re talking looking at your salary in 7 to 8 digits…Some players do actually take less than what they can conceivably make (see: Tom Brady) to play in a better situation. Certainly for some players (see: Revis) it’s all about the money…and as long as you have a team willing to put up with your constant need to attach 100% of your worth to the deal you sign, then good for you…I don’t begrudge Revis all his money…I’m just happy the Jets didn’t give it to him (and couldn’t understand all of the sportswriting saying that not paying Revis everything he wanted was madness).

    And two…Obviously there was strained relationship *with the team overall* towards the end when it was clear management wouldn’t pay Revis, but do you honestly think he didn’t want to play for Rex? That’s probably the silliest thing I’ve heard. Revis certainly played himself to where he is, but he clearly took advantage of Ryan’s schemes and the Ryan hype machine. Perhaps if Ryan hadn’t coined the term ‘Revis Island’ and play him in man coverage against top WR in the league, then Revis is just another above average / great CB who is making $8 – $10 / year. Certainly, if he spent his career playing for Schiano, he would be making ½ of what he is making now…I know y’all hate Rex, but the man can coach a defense and has the loyalty of that locker room…

    Can’t wait to see what we get with that 3rd rounder next year as well…Maybe we package it and move up in the 1st round next year…Lord knows we’re going to be drafting towards the bottom where all the playoff teams pick…

  60. greenlantern75 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    I mean I get why have the PFT commenters wouldn’t want to play for Rex…Because you sit around in your jammies all day making Rex fat and feet jokes…Because a year later they’re still as funny and fresh the the 1000th time as the first time…

  61. scaredhitless says: Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    $16 m > $12 m

  62. oldsombrero says: Nov 4, 2013 4:52 PM

    Breaking news, people like making more money..

  63. lrjets says: Nov 4, 2013 4:54 PM

    scaredhitless says:
    Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM
    $16 m > $12 m
    ____________________________
    Bag of rocks > scaredhitless

  64. lrjets says: Nov 4, 2013 4:59 PM

    Well..well…well
    Must be old home coming day for the trolls here.

    Can’t say circus or Buttfumble, or knock Rex, so go “hypocritical” and defend Revis who when it was known he was being shopped, the trolls called him selfish.

    Guess a long term guaranteed contract at $12mm is not better than an unguaranteed $16mm/yr.

    If he hurts himself to the point of being out of the game, yes he’s set for life, but Tampa Bay won’t have to pay for Band-Aids in the future.

    It’s hard when you run out of things about the Jets, so an about-face on Revis does the trick.
    PRICELESS!

  65. doubleogator says: Nov 4, 2013 5:31 PM

    I’d rather be rich and WIN too…

  66. h8glazersgobucs says: Nov 4, 2013 7:25 PM

    As a Bucs fan, I am so embarrassed to have the Glazers as owners and Schiano as a coach. What an embarrassment to the Tampa bay community!

  67. threefeetaway says: Nov 4, 2013 7:26 PM

    Wow, Richard Sherman is better at life then Revis too…

  68. mediasloppy says: Nov 4, 2013 9:12 PM

    What a joke. Jason Owen makes an insulting tweet to Revis and gets a sarcastic answer back. That makes Revis the bad guy? lol, I’m not a Revis fan either.

  69. fdugrad says: Nov 4, 2013 10:25 PM

    Yeah, like we ALL didn’t know this is his outlook!

  70. bbk1000 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:48 AM

    —————————————————
    fdugrad says:
    Nov 4, 2013 10:25 PM
    Yeah, like we ALL didn’t know this is his outlook!
    —————————————————
    Exactly….anybody in the area knew this anyway…..

    He plays hard, but he always sounded like a guy who wanted money, regardless of what it did to the team.

    A couple of things I expected while he was here….the Jets sucking, and Revis holding out.

  71. electstat says: Nov 5, 2013 1:55 PM

    Why are people still asking, “What was he supposed to say?” This wasn’t an interview, it was a response to a stupid tweet. He didn’t have to say anything, just like he didn’t say anything to the other hundreds/thousands of tweets with his name.

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