Originally Posted by CanadaSteve
You blow up your own theory in one sentence. First off, the defense was hardly pedestrian without Revis. We ranked second in the league for passing yards as a defense with a shade over 189.8. That was NOT thanks to Revis being in, given we gave up 195 to Fitzpatrick and over 250 to BenR.
Then you say we got through the injury to Revis thanks to Landry and Bell. If anything, you are making a case showing the importance of Landry and Bell to the team, and that Revis is not that important; that in fact, our safety play is more important because with Revis out, the improved safety play, in fact, helped the Jets.
Sorry; there is no convincing argument in keeping a $15+ per season CB on this team, when a second solid CB, and better S play can both be had for cheaper than Revis.
This. If you invest 14-15 a year in Revis, you can't invest much more in the secondary without there being too much in one unit. Therefore you have weaker safeties and on the whole the secondary isn't that dangerous anymore. This is like paying an LT 18 million a year cause he is a HOFer, but then having to put a scrub in at RT. At the end of the day the OL will still suck.