Darrelle Revis: Jets Too ‘Relaxed’ In AFC Title Loss

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jets owner Woody Johnson doesn’t think New York’s AFC Championship game loss was “anyone’s fault.” Cornerback Darrelle Revis has a different opinion.

“On people’s body language, you can kind of see guys just relaxed,” Revis told the NFL Network on Thursday. “Guys are relaxed and didn’t know what was at stake. That’s why we came out so flat and we didn’t finish strong.”

The Jets lost the the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night, 24-19, thanks in part to New York’s listless first half.

Revis said several leaders, including him, tried to rally the Jets at halftime.


The Jets star cornerback also said that he was “prepared for the worst” this offseason if New York didn’t offer him a contract to his liking.

“[I] didn’t think I was going to play this year,” Revis said. “I just think the whole situation got out of hand, it really did.”

Revis and the Jets eventually agreed to a four-year, $46 million contract, ending his holdout just one week before the season opener.

Do you think the Jets were too relaxed? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • ROB

    The reason u lost was b/c the STEELERS were better, Die hard DOLPHIN fan here, i dont like the jets, but i must give the team, the coach, and FO props for a job well done!!

  • Marty Lyons

    always a bridesmaid, never a bride. The story of the Jets. They thought that because they beat New England they had it in the bag. So sorry, Pittsburgh thought otherwise and it showed in the first half. Same Old Jets

  • jdjetsfan

    You can’t ride emotional waves throughout a whole season and have anything left for a long post-season run. The Jets will be far more rested and ready if they spend their week days on technique and footwork and not on spinning the weekly media buzz.

  • jdjetsfan

    To no one’s surprise, Woody Johnson has no ability to stick it to his team after they don’t show up for him in Pittsburgh. Too bad, because they would have responded next year and with great focus this off season.

    As for Revis, he is correct as usual. I’m sick of waiting for these guys to learn how to pace themselves and keep an even keel. Your supposed to build in intensity as the playoffs approach.

  • RR

    It was very similar to the NE 45-3 blowout….they came out listless in the first half. The only difference this time is they didn’t do it for the whole game. Sense of urgency was not there. They were the better team in all of this and its a shame to watch the steelers in superbowl when it was theirs. These are things that define careers and leave lasting memories….i think the whole team learned from this. As a fan its frustrating but I still believe in these guys and what they did. Two great years in a row.

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