Originally Posted by EM31
Wrong. BOTH contracts were massive overpayment. Just ask EITHER team if they would pay that money again and BOTH of them would tell you no I think. They did not get what they were paying for. Just ask the Jets if, looking back they would sign up again for Revis at his current current given where we were at that time and where we are now. They would tell you no.
The market for premiere cornerbacks has dropped significantly and rightly so. Darrelle Revis cannot expect to get paid like the madness of prior years. If he does expect that then let him find one other fool amongst the other 31 teams. This is especially true given that he is coming off serious injury where the buyer does not know what they are getting.
Revis got millions of dollars for nothing last year. The risks are not the same for a buyer this time around. Just ask anyone who was flooded by Sandy how much flood insurance is going to cost them this year.
People need to get off his jock and start thinking in terms of the entire team. You are not thinking that way it seems to me.
Of course they would because he didn't play up to the value of the contract. But the second contract was FAR less than the first. The second was a slight overpayment (because they had to overpay a FA), but certainly not a massive one like you'd like to claim.
And bullsh*t to your question about the Jets. What they paid Revis was commensurate with what the top corners in the game were getting at that point in time. That was also 3 seasons ago. The Jets would certainly still pay Revis what they did. He's the only f*cking player on the roster that has ALWAYS been worth it.
And why don't you explain to me how the market for premiere CB's has gone down? HOW exactly does that happen?
And WHO might be the other premiere CB's you are referring to. There's no CB in the NFL that's anywhere near the level of Revis. So I guess I haven't the faintest idea what you might be referring to.
I'll give you that teams should be concerned about how well Revis comes back from the torn ACL, but that is only a one season discount. And lets make it clear right now, Revis will return to top notch form. Like the injury never even occurred.
The comparison between Revis and flood insurance has got to the dumbest thing I have seen on this board in a long time. You should know better.