Originally Posted by CanadaSteve
DD has hit the nail on the head here.....
There is NO SUCH THING as one of these contracts working out.
Can anyone name a player, who, upon their contract season, in any of the major sports, has one of their best seasons.
You would run out of room before you could finish answering that.
Now, go back over said list and check-off all the guys, once they have said big contract, go out and have BETTER seasons.....NONE.
A.J. Burnett in baseball has made a career out of having career seasons in contract years. Then, when someone buys the hype that he has finally pulled his tremendous talent together, he has 4-5 sub par years, until the next contract year. Both Blue Jay and Yankee fans can attest to this.
Buffalo was just plain dumb in giving Mario Williams that kind of contract. Notice Houston didn't seem to upset in letting him go?
How about Barry Bonds? His first season in San Francisco he had a career year for him up until them and it was long before he started using roids.
How about Jim Kelly? His first season in the NFL turned out great after the fold of the USFL.
How about Lebron James? After he left Cleveland, he went to Miami for boo koo dollars and took the Heat to the finals.
How about Shaquille O'Neal? He went to the Lakers from Orlando and the rest is history.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not necessarily saying that I disagree with you here. I'm just saying that it only takes one contract to prove your point irrelevant. Every athlete in every situation is completely and totally unique. One situation does not prove validity in the next.
But different, at least in my opinion, is Darrelle Revis. This is a guy whose only claim to fame is EXCELLENCE, and nothing short of it. He is as sure a bet as death and taxes.
I believe the Jets should certainly resign Darrelle Revis to a blockbuster contract. He'll prove you right for paying him that amount each and every year. When he's on the field, it is like the defense having 12 men instead of 11. You never have to commit a Safety on his side of the field. Just leave him with the opponents best receiver and plan on that player being completely neutralized and removed from action.