When asked if he could replace Revis for New York, former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu confidently told reporters, “I feel like I’m the guy to do it.”
The draft’s top corner brushed off concerns about his health Wednesday, and said he’d “feel fine” replacing Darrelle Revis in New York.
Will the Jets consider a quarterback such as West Virginia’s Geno Smith or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib so high in the first round? Or with an eye on the future, might they consider Mike Glennon or Florida State’s EJ Manuel in the second round?
“It is hard to be a fan of the New York Jets,” Martin wrote. “They have hardly done anything right since Joe Willie Namath won Super Bowl III, and every time you think maybe they are finally turning the corner, they find some new way to screw things up.”
“I definitely feel like I haven’t gotten the truth,” Revis said. “Anyone can sit there and tell you to your face, ‘Yeah, you’re going to be a Jet.’ … I know it’s a lie.”
“Not (head coach) Rex (Ryan), not (general manager John) Idzik, not (owner Woody) Johnson, nobody contacted me,” Revis said. “They left me out of the loop, I guess you can say.”
Without saying it, the Jets said it. They don’t plan to contend for years. And it will take a lot more than Tampa Bay’s first-round pick to fix it. And now, by the way, you also have a gaping hole at cornerback.
It’ll all be on Cro — again — in 2013. And he’s not exactly happy about it.
If the GM digs up Vernon Gholston instead of Joe Namath in the draft, he’ll be pilloried, and probably unemployed before his contract expires.
Weeks of speculation about the star cornerback’s future ended Sunday when the Jets traded the three-time All-Pro to the Bucs in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this week’s NFL draft and another selection next year.
The speculation can soon be put to rest. Darrelle Revis and the Jets appear on the verge of parting ways.
John Idzik acknowledged that he and Darrelle Revis recently had “a nice talk.” Other than that, the new New York Jets’ general manager divulged very little, particularly about the swirling trade rumors involving the star cornerback.
The quarterback said Friday he’d show up with a “great attitude” despite reports that New York will eventually pull the plug on Tebow Time.
Revis has started to run again as he rehabilitates from a torn knee ligament while his future with the Jets remains uncertain.
It’s amazing how good a former team can look once you’ve sampled someplace else, and how bad things can be when you’re there in the first place. Brandon Jacobs, Darrelle Revis and Tim Tebow must be feeling those emotions right now.