The other players are point makers, they touch the ball several times per game and score points.
Their teams were also in different cap scenarios than the Jets.
The Jets are not close to a sb.
The Jets need to find cap relief and stay there for good.
The Jets have no talent on offense that can score points.
The new NFL is geared towards scoring points.
I could go on but the subject is already played out and boring.
Idzik was brought in as new GM to prevent the Jets giving out bad contracts. Not to continue making them. To continue compounding one bad contract after another, means that for the next 5-6 years, the only thing worthy on the Jets is to watch Revis play CB...and other teams hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.
Again...Revis will end up being traded, and emotional fans will just have to live with it.
Luckily for us these emotional, closeminded, "OMG no f'n way can you trade Revis because he is GOD" fans aren't running this organization.
Like it or not guys Idzik is running the show and for him to even consider trading Revis at this point early in his tenure shows that he is levelheaded enough to make the right decisions for the betterment of the franchise AS A WHOLE, not so that we can say "Hey we have the best CB that ever walked the earth on our team, how about you?"
Trade him for multiple picks and give Idzik some ammo to build this team. Make him earn his money buy drafting the right players. Building a contender involves some risk in the draft. It is mindboggling that some of you would rather watch a mediocre at best team with the best CB on the planet then have a shot a building a contender.
Ironic that some fans trashing the contracts of Santonio Holmes and Mark Sanchez are now the ones that want to dish out $100+ million to Revis.
Obviously we're dealing with a far different, far more elite caliber of player. But in the Not For Long league that is the NFL, who knows how bad a contract like that could kill us a couple years from now.
It's typically almost a guarantee that Revis or anyone else paid big money will not and does not live up to the length of their contract.
Last July at the start of training camp who can forget the Drama.. From the NYT...
Something’s going to happen sooner or later, in terms of my future with the team,” Revis said. “Like I said, I want to be here.”
The Jets, to be sure, feel the same way about him. They just had no intention of revising a deal that they realized was a compromise — a Band-Aid, both sides agreed — but that still paid Revis $32.5 million over the last two seasons. Revis said his representatives approached General Manager Mike Tannenbaum about reworking the contract but were told, “We’ll deal with it later.”
“I never said I was unhappy about my contract,” Revis said. “I know what I signed a couple years ago. There were talks a couple years ago about a Band-Aid, and that was that. And now we’re here, and we have to move forward.”
Join me on the trade Cro bandwagon!
No because they already had a contending team in place, also this is a different salary cap era, also both are not CB'sDid the Bears try to trade Sayers or Butkus in their primes?
No because they had a contending team in place, also Both of these guys are not CB'sDid the Steelers try to trade Joe Greene or Jack Lambert in their primes?
No because they already had a contending team in place, and a HOF QB why would they trade his weapon away, who also happens to be a Hall of famer himself.Did the 49ers try to trade Jerry Rice in his prime?
No because AP is not a CB, and actually has a much larger impact on the game because he can actually put points on the board, unlike revis who can only eliminate one weapon.Have the Vikings tried to trade AP in his prime?
No because they already have a top 10 QB in place and Megatron makes the team that much more deadly. Megatron also has a much larger impact on the game because he can actually score points.Have the Lions tried to trade Megatron in his prime?
No because they already have a contending team in place and Andre Johnson is a WR who has a major impact on the game compared to a CB.Has Houston tried to trade Andre Johnson in his prime?
No it doesn't. The guys you mentioned, A) Don't play CB B) Were apart of contending teams C) Are worth max contracts because of the position they play and the impact they have on a game.Hopefully that makes my point......
The Jets have a HOF caliber CB, without a QB, Pass rush, and Weapons on offense.
This is correct, however you don't solve this problem by paying Revis, you solve it by replacing everyone else. The only why you can replace everyone else is by trading Revis and not giving him the contract he wants, so that you can have money to pay the solid player you want to bring in.JET FANS, HEAR THIS, LISTEN TO THIS:
THE PROBLEM WITH THE JETS IS NOT REVIS, IT'S ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE BESIDES REVIS
The Jets record in 2012 is probably still 6-10 with a healthy Revis. Our pass defense was still 2nd in the league, and neutralizing a team's top target doesn't mean Jacksh!t if you can't score yourself.(Who knows with a healthy Revis, we might have been better than 6-10 -- even with a lousy performing QB -- because of his play and locker room leadership!)
Abe was traded in his prime. I know he just a All Pro and not a HOF player but he's only around 10 sacks below LT who was one of the best ever..
I would add to each of your "no because" points that the players in question did not have a history of wanting to be the highest paid player in the league (a) at their position and (b) possibly on their side of the ball entirely.
Darrelle Revis has traded himself as far as I am concerned as a direct result of his contract demands. Thank God we now seem to have some sanity in the GM position such that we recognize this and we are prepared to move on.
There are twelve Revis related threads on the first page. I think we should make a separate forum for these. Mods?
Now there are 13! I guess we can stop when it gets to 24
Revis Shuts down 1 guy. If only 1 wr was allowed to line up then yeah pay Revis 15+. Unfortunately 3-4wrs is commonplace. You neutralize Revis by not throwing to his guy. Then you beat the jets by taking advantage of their inability to cover wr #3 and 4 as well as the TE. Making the money he will want means you have to sacrifice from other positions.
He can not win you a game to the extent that a QB can.
Peyton Manning got hurt the Colts suck ass.
Andrew Luck gets drafted the Colts are in the playoffs.
Revis is healthy we missed the playoffs.
Revis is hurt we missed the playoffs.