Originally Posted by augustiniak
i would word it differently. i would say, revis does not have the most impact of any defensive player. revis may be the most talented, maybe, maybe not. but given the position he plays, he does not impact nearly as many plays as jj watt. and that's what's more important. sure revis can cover any wr. but he doesn't swat passes, doesn't clog passing lanes, doesn't stuff runs for losses and doesn't dictate the physicality of the line of scrimmage. he doesn't change pass protection schemes. he doesn't intimidate like watt does. that's what the revis camp on this site is overlooking. they see revis for his talent, not his overall impact. revis wouldn't help the jets beat the 49ers, b/c the 49ers would run that read option and revis would be nullified covering crabtree, then kap would start firing to davis and moss. he's not worth the money on this jets team.
Here is a problem I see with this line of thought. Guys like Dlineman get measured by what they do. Guys like Revis are measured by what that other team does not do.
JJ Watt makes plays, has an effect but he does not totally take way the best player on the other side of the ball. Again I find it interesting is that people are talking about nullifying Revis. It is the other way around REvis will nullfiy your best receiver if playing man. He will often make you pay for going to his side playing zone.
In any case if they have no intention of playing him then they should explore trades. I do caution jets fans in thinking that because we had a good pass defense last year that Cromartie will always play at that level and that Landry will be around.