We are the only team that overpays their own players. When you extend a contract before FA there is supposed to be some sort of a discount.
Harris contract might be the worst in the NFL. I can't think of any others. Maybe the Asomugha contract.
And there was no acrimony, no accusations of bad faith. Nothing.
I'm not saying you should try and screw over your own players - far from it. But, if a deal is agreed to that easily, someone wasn't trying their hardest. If Harris agreed to meet them in the middle or come down to some place the Jets really wanted to be - fine. I can see a deal getting done easily. But not for what he ultimately got paid.
By all accounts, David Harris isn't really the type to cause problems and try to squeeze the Jets for every last dollar. He's not a Pete Kendall or a TO. He patiently waited for his time to get paid. He didn't b!tch when the other guys were getting their money - he acknowledged that his situation pretty much dictated that he'd have to wait. The perfect guy to leverage some type of home team discount. Instead, the Jets gave him a lucrative deal and also ensured that he couldn't be cut.
Oh god, I hope the Jets can resign Revis. The Jets never hold on to their truly great talent. I just hope the Revis situation is different and the Jets are able to retain him.
It's bad timing. Had we been contenders they wouldn't think about letting him go. But this team is going to need 2-3 years to rebuild. With that being the case why make someone one of the highest paid defenders if the team is going to stink for the next 2-3 years anyways? We have about 15 spots to fill next season with minimal money. It sucks but the smart thing to do is trade Revis for as many picks as you can get.
I think the ankle he injured in the Carolina pre season game has lingered. Other than that I got nothing.
He was such a good player a couple of years ago. Doesn't strike me as the type of guy who would check out after getting paid.
I think him playing on a bum leg/foot injury has some merit...
There was a NE counter to the right last week in the 1st Q that he looked like he was moving in slow motion on... It reminded me how I ran bases after getting my first and only LAI... Not sure how these players go at full speed with numb limbs/extremities....