Chiefs sign Darrelle Revis

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Darrelle Revis is back.

Revis, the veteran who was once the best cornerback in football, has signed with the Chiefs.

We’re excited to add Darrelle to the roster,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He has experience and familiarity with Bob Sutton’s defense, he’s a team guy and we feel like a player of his caliber can help our football team.”

Sutton, the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator, was the Jets’ defensive coordinator for two of Revis’s seasons in New York. So if Revis is in shape he should be ready to jump in and contribute right away.

The 32-year-old Revis hasn’t played at all this year and looked well past his prime with the Jets last year. But the Chiefs, who have lost four of their last five games after getting off to a hot start, think they need to take a chance to turn their season around and are hoping that Revis can make a difference.

52 responses to “Chiefs sign Darrelle Revis

  1. Wow, not even a swing and a miss by my Packers. Why didn’t we get Revis? Or Freeney? Our defense is that good? Must be that the Packers just don’t care. Why should our fans care if the team doesn’t?

  2. Regis was great when he was with the Pats….. helped BB cut that Lombardi….. kind of went down hill right after that…. Woody tampered to get him & paid a boatload for basically nothing…..
    Not sure if he’ll be any help to chiefs at this stage but he WAS good in the past…..

  3. If you’re wonder why KC signed him, you haven’t seen KC play. The left corner (Gaines) was giving up yardage way to easily. Every team in the league has 3 CB’s better than Gaines.

  4. I watched every Jets game, Revis was a complete disaster in 2016, average WR’s were beating him on simple slants, stop & go’s, and double moves = TD’s. It was that bad. Unless he found the fountain of youth in the past 9 months, this will go down as subtraction by addition for the Chief’s secondary.

  5. wib22 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    Another belicheat bust signing

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    How was Revis a bust signing? didnt they signed him got the best of him, he helped get a SB, and was release cuz they were not gonna pay him that ridiculous amount of $$ he wanted. So tell me how BB messed that one up?

  6. He’s gotta be better than the rotting corpse of Phillip Gaines. Of course we all know he’s still better than anyone in the faiders defensive backfield.

  7. I will be curious to see how he does.
    He was beyond awful with the Jets, and then had a bad attitude on top of everything.
    Given how awful the Chiefs CBS are aside from Peters, he won’t have to do much to be an improvement.
    But even with the Jets, the effort was limited and he was giving up huge cushions to avoid getting beat deep–no-name WRs were killing him deep early in that season.

    I don’t know if he can play safety–he was never one to seek contact and just an ok tackler at best.

    I wish him well, but he could also make people miss Gaines.

  8. 2 ppl wrong on here, 1 said Rivas was past his Prime 4 years ago, hmmm last year was pretty bad, the 3 years before that he was top 5 CB by the numbers in every year, and the other guy said the pats released him because of his play and pay? Um no kid thats not what happened at all. This signing is not some desperate thing ppl this is really about getting this guy in there to help the young CB’s and teach them how to be better, he will play but this is just too help the young guys.

  9. Revis was sitting on the couch enjoying his Baconator watching stranger things when the phone rang. He told Fat Andy he can’t have a bite!

  10. wow..maybe the shot in the arm the chiefs need…we all know he’s not revis island anymore but it’s not too often you get a hall of fame caliber cb in midseason

  11. “He has experience and familiarity with Bob Sutton’s defense, he’s a team guy and we feel like a player of his caliber can help our football team.”
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    Revise has NEVER been a team guy. It is always about Revis. When he gets burned, he will clutch that hammy during and after the play…later on he will run just fine until he gets toasted again. The man is ALL ego. If refs call the grabs he will likely be a disaster unless he did some miracle drugs.

  12. Happy to see the Chiefs acknowledging this weakness and making a move to shore it up. Everyone knows that Revis isn’t what he once was, but guys like him have experience that can be incredibly valuable in a situation like what the Chiefs D is facing this season. A smart, experienced player with diminishing skills beats a young buck who relies solely on physical skills every time. Welcome to KC, Revis.

  13. Are they going to play him on their “D” line? He was at least 20 lbs overweight last year, so since he’s been out he’s probably 40 or 50 lbs overweight now.

  14. This has to do with Terrance Mitchell, Phillip Gaines, and Steven Nelson doing nothing. Revis probably won’t be any better based on last year, but they had to do something.

    -Chiefs fan

  15. Albeit Revis is only 32 years of age, no one really expects him to be at the level of a Patrick Peterson or a Josh Norman. Keep playing because you love the game. When the love falls down, then get out.

  16. TylerHills says:
    November 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    This has to do with Terrance Mitchell, Phillip Gaines, and Steven Nelson doing nothing. Revis probably won’t be any better based on last year, but they had to do something.

    -Chiefs fan
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    Revis is an instant upgrade over Mitchell and Gaines. Nelson is a good backup at safety. This move will make the Chiefs better.

  17. blogatron2000 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    TylerHills says:
    November 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    This has to do with Terrance Mitchell, Phillip Gaines, and Steven Nelson doing nothing. Revis probably won’t be any better based on last year, but they had to do something.

    -Chiefs fan
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    Revis is an instant upgrade over Mitchell and Gaines. Nelson is a good backup at safety. This move will make the Chiefs better.

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    Nelson has never played saftey. He’s a slot corner. One of the best in the league last year, numbers wise. He’s only played a few games this season due to injury.

  18. I hope Revis is at least half what he once was that is twice the player we have now opposite Peters. He thrived in Ryan/Sutton scheme so maybe some of his problems were Todd Bowles scheme. I guess we will see soon!!

  19. jbaxt says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    If you’re wonder why KC signed him, you haven’t seen KC play. The left corner (Gaines) was giving up yardage way to easily. Every team in the league has 3 CB’s better than Gaines.

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    Yeah, but every team also has 3 CB’s better than Revis.

  20. The Chiefs needed to do something. If that something is getting the man that was at one time the best in the league playing for the same coach during that stint, well I’m not going to complain, they could have done much worse which is nothing.

  21. In the video of Revis being interviewed by the Chiefs reporters he looked yoked! He had a bunch of time off; this guy could make this defense scary good. Peters & Revis (if he’s still good) on the outside, Justin Houston & Dee Ford rushing the passer, Derrick Johnson & Reggie Ragland in the middle… If we had Berry it would be downright ridiculous…

  22. He has lost speed and quickness but not ball skills. He would be a decent nickle or dime. Just because he can’t go 1 on 1 with Julio Jones and Antonio brown any more dosnt mean he can’t contribute.

  23. xiiprestige says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm
    2 ppl wrong on here, 1 said Rivas was past his Prime 4 years ago, hmmm last year was pretty bad, the 3 years before that he was top 5 CB by the numbers in every year, and the other guy said the pats released him because of his play and pay? Um no kid thats not what happened at all. This signing is not some desperate thing ppl this is really about getting this guy in there to help the young CB’s and teach them how to be better, he will play but this is just too help the young guys.

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    I get that you bring a guy in to help with young guys, but not a guy who is bad in the locker room, lost his ability to do his job, And hasn’t played in a year. Revis should’ve changed his name to Mevis. Andy doesn’t know how to control these guys. Just look at the TO situation; oh and that guy could play! Andy just bit off more than he can chew – Chiefs will be lucky to make the playoffs. Should’ve signed somebody that could help.

  24. This looks like a very good signing. Kc has a young secondary and he will be able too offer a veteran presents that’s been missing since Berry was injured. He already knows the defense and is well rested. No doubt they’ll look up to him. Sort of like a coach on the field.

  25. redripper says:
    November 23, 2017 at 6:38 am
    This looks like a very good signing. Kc has a young secondary and he will be able too offer a veteran presents that’s been missing since Berry was injured. He already knows the defense and is well rested. No doubt they’ll look up to him. Sort of like a coach on the field.

    Thank God for spell check. Thank anyone for calling MEvis a team player.

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