Originally Posted by jetster
1st of all I wasn't saying that the Pats window has closed, I said they haven't won in 8 years, winning a Superbowl is hard.
Browner is no Revis, Revis is the only corner in the league that can shut down half the field.
If Seattle could rid themselves of Flynn & end up with Revis, what other move could they do that would result in getting a player of Revis status.
Of course they would have to give up a 3rd too!
Jet fans are underestimating Revis worth, yes I know he's coming off an injury but he is still & will be again one of the best defensive players in league.
Flynn is goner.
So, they trade him somewhere for a 3rd? Talk about a crapshoot!
Well I guess we will all see how this plays out but the Jets are definitely getting calls about Revis.
He's not gonna get 16 million.
Revis can only shut down 1/2 the field when they are only two guys running routes. How often do you only see two guys running a pattern? On almost every passing play they are 4 guys running in the defensive backfield.
Yes Revis can shut down a team's number 1 receiver, but what your doing most cases is putting a 15 mill dollar player to defend a 6 mill dollar player It is like using a golden hammer to pound a nail.
Seattle does not need a player of Revis' stature, they already have the best defensive backfield in the nfl, they need more help at Dline and olline.
The combination of trading Flynn and adding Revis will have a cap charge of 15 mill minimum. After tagging their RFA they don't even have that much cap space, never mind signing other FA or their draft picks.
Yes the jets are getting calls regarding Revis. But I bet none of them are from Seattle.
It is not a question of underestimating Revis value, it is Revis' contract demands that damper the demand. If he was willing to sign a 5 year 55 mill contract, there will be plenty of interest in August when he can prove himself ready.
But your asking buyers to forget that most players coming back from ACL tears are only at about 80% the next year. And yes I know about Peterson, I also know about Terrel Thomas and Foxworth, both of whom will never play at their previous skill level.
Every defensive scheme values a all-pro pass rushing DE/OLB, every single defensive snap is impacted. A corner can be guarding the #4 passing option or even worse just a decoy. Most players if they have a slight leg injury a very common injury among players agreed? will have their performance slightly limited, while a WR or a CB will be sitting on the bench. There are too many risks associated with paying a CB the amount of money he is asking. how many teams run a cover two, where a guy like Revis will be wasted plying in a zone.
The jets are already invested in him, the fan base loves him and he is the only player that the fans can identify with, the jets will have more cap room next year than 90% of the other teams and he will remain a NY Jet.