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Offline mancl

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sign Revis?
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:47:02 PM »
Darrelle Revis, cornerback





We will find out a lot about Darrelle Revis in the coming months, but here's what we know: Revis reportedly has hired an agent.

He set up his entire career so that, once it was over, money would not be an issue. So why do we think it's going to be an issue now?

Having covered Revis for a few seasons as a beat writer, I can say he is one of the more prideful people I've been around. I hardly believe he'll want to end his career as fodder for New York tabloids. If a legitimate opportunity were to present itself, I believe he'd work quite hard to re-write the end of his career.

Revis will not be paid like a top-tier corner anymore and the offset language in his deal will complicate matters once the Jets release him on March 9 -- as will his pending legal issues, which, the Jets say, were not the reason for his release. But a rededicated Revis would be an enticing proposition, even if he costs a little more than your standard replacement-level corner. Now that the pipe dream of going down as a Jets legend with the retirement tour is over, he can plan his next move accordingly.

This writer for NFL.com thinks a team would be wise to sign Revis as he will go very hard to end his career on a plus note.  It's not a Ted like  move but would you do it?

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Re: sign Revis?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 03:48:22 AM »
This writer for NFL.com thinks a team would be wise to sign Revis as he will go very hard to end his career on a plus note.  It's not a Ted like  move but would you do it?

No. An over the hill "name". Older and slower and getting beat a lot. At this point in his career, he has a lot more in common with Tramon Williams than Charles Woodson. Will he come at a reasonable price? Define that term, "reasonable", and give some reasons why he would leave the East Coast for Green Bay.
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Re: sign Revis?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 04:08:16 AM »
He's probably going to be suspended at some point next year too. I want no part of this guy.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 10:43:32 AM »
Between Clinton-Dix and Burnett starting, and with Brice and Evans providing depth, I think we're all set at safety.  Which is what Revis is at this point of his career.

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 12:32:42 PM »
Revis is kind of intriguing.  While he was really up and down last year it sounds like those struggles were from a lack of conditioning (which he fully acknowledges).  Even as bad as he was last year one could make the argument that he was better than all of our CBs (Maybe not Gunter despite how terrible he looked in the post season).

It would have to be for an affordable deal.  Charles Woodson had his best years in the NFL after the age of 32 while in Green Bay.  While their not the same player, their both the same caliber of player given that Revis will likely walk into the HOF when he hangs up his cleats.

Saying that though, its highly unlikely.  Much more realistic to expect exactly the same group we seen last year despite it being as bad as any in the NFL.
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Re: sign Revis?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 01:25:13 PM »
Between Clinton-Dix and Burnett starting, and with Brice and Evans providing depth, I think we're all set at safety.  Which is what Revis is at this point of his career.

While Revis has slowed down a bit, his skill set in no way points to him moving to safety. He is one of the best at mirroring wide receivers the NFL has ever seen. Moving him to safety is a waste. He is a perimeter CB all the way, who actually played better as the season wore on last year.

He is intriguing. It all comes down to price (which I have a feeling will be palatable) and the off field issue (which I have no clue on). I fully expect the Packers to be interested. He is well respected around the league, has demonstrated leadership qualities (which we sorely need), fills perhaps our biggest need, and is a street free agent who won't count against the compensatory pick formula. Not to mention, it has been well documented that TT was all over him when he was drafted. He ended up going a pick or two ahead of the Packers pick.

I will say it again. I fully expect the Packers to be interested. It makes a lot of sense.

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 02:58:17 PM »
Revis is kind of intriguing.  While he was really up and down last year it sounds like those struggles were from a lack of conditioning (which he fully acknowledges).  Even as bad as he was last year one could make the argument that he was better than all of our CBs (Maybe not Gunter despite how terrible he looked in the post season).

It would have to be for an affordable deal.  Charles Woodson had his best years in the NFL after the age of 32 while in Green Bay.  While their not the same player, their both the same caliber of player given that Revis will likely walk into the HOF when he hangs up his cleats.

Saying that though, its highly unlikely.  Much more realistic to expect exactly the same group we seen last year despite it being as bad as any in the NFL.

Agreed with about all of this.  He would be intriguing. I think he, along with most NY Jets, went through the motions last year.  He knows his time is limited, so he'll be on a contending team. If the Packers signed him, he would be in much better shape and would give his best effort (imo).

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2017, 05:50:28 PM »
Word on the street last year was he was questioning why he was still playing.
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