Now if this defense cost the Jets a few games if Revis is out for the year, you can't blame Rex for it.
Injuries are beyond the control of the head coach.
We'll get to see how much of a defensive genius Rex is without 1 great player. Let's see if he can coach up the defense and show how supposedly great he is. If the defense tanks, Rex is shown to be a fraud and Revis gets the $$$ he's looking for.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a cruciate ligament which is one of the four major ligaments of the human knee. In the quadruped stifle (analogous to the knee), based on its anatomical position, it is also referred to as the cranial cruciate ligament.
The ACL originates from deep within the notch of the distal femur. Its proximal fibers fan out along the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle. There are two bundles of the ACL—the anteromedial and the posterolateral, named according to where the bundles insert into the tibial plateau. The ACL attaches in front of the intercondyloid eminence of the tibia, being blended with the anterior horn of the medial meniscus. These attachments allow it to resist anterior translation and medial rotation of the tibia, in relation to the femur.
When I was watching it, my first thought was that his knew only partially buckled, and that it was likely a hyperextension. I've seen a lot of ACL tears watching TV, and it seems like those tears involve the leg going almost 90 degrees. Then again, I'm probably at least partially influenced by the fact that I really want him to be okay and to not be out for the season.
There is hope. We all thought Fred Jackson was for sure done for the season after the visual of his injury, but as I have others have said, generally, these non contact knee injuries are generally torn acl's. I would be surprised(pleasantly) to hear otherwise
It very well can be an ACL tear. The mechanism was consistent with what would cause it, and his reaction was immediate. He very well may have heard the "pop". Also the exam the doctors give him on the sideline will give them the answer. MRI is used for confirmation.
You can walk off the field after an ACL tear, you just can't pivot or move laterally. Most likely the Jets already know whether it is torn or not, they are just waiting for the MRI to be done tomorrow to buy some time for the dust to settle. I am fearing the worst right now based upon what I saw.