There will be no dramatic Super Bowl return for Darrelle Revis. Head coach Rex Ryan said Revis will have surgery next week to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, suffered almost three weeks ago at Miami.
Already off to their best start since the magical 2006 season — the year when Rutgers finished 11-2 and won the first bowl game in program history — the Scarlet Knights need this hot start to become credible again.
The energetic do-it-all backup quarterback has been reduced mainly to a bit player. Not exactly what he — or everyone — expected. But if Tebow is frustrated with his limited role so far, Rex Ryan doesn’t sense it.
The season just continues to spiral downward for Gang Green. Santonio Holmes will miss the rest of this season with an injured left foot, leaving the struggling New York Jets without their top offensive playmaker.
Rex Ryan has not dashed his Super Bowl hopes — or the chance that Darrelle Revis will be there on the field with the New York Jets this season.
This year the Jets have not only spoken about moving on from the toxicity of a season ago, but in their actions they’ve done just that.
“I mean, I was drafted as a running back,” the former Southern California star said. “The way I took it was I wasn’t good enough to play running back. I don’t know if that’s the case or not, but that’s the way I’m looking at it right now.”
Rex Ryan made it clear who’s in charge when it comes to Tim Tebow’s playing time. “We control it,” Ryan said on Wednesday. “The media’s not going to drive it.”
He isn’t the “Sanchise.” It is something that Jets fans need to come to grips with; the reality that now in his fourth year, quarterback Mark Sanchez isn’t going to be the second coming of Joe Namath.
The Jets will face the Pittsburgh Steelers’ speedy receivers without Darrelle Revis. The All-Pro cornerback was ruled out for the team’s game at Pittsburgh on Sunday with a concussion
The Jets will make a decision on the availability of Darrelle Revis before the team travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday for their game against the Steelers.
Simply, Tim Tebow is a fighter and not one to back down from a challenge. It would be out of personality for Tebow to not want to stick it out in New York, and the reason might well go beyond the field.
Jets defensive tackle Sione Po’uha has been declared questionable, but safety Eric Smith will not play in the team’s season opener against Buffalo on Sunday.
Revis needs to play above himself, which means that he has to be better than the best. It is a tall order for the league’s best defensive player, but the fate of the Jets’ season rests on Revis being better than himself.
Hopefully, someday, Hunter’s four-year legacy with the Jets will be measured by the man he showed over the past 10 days, and not just his rough 2011 season on the field.