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Get A King’s Ransom For Revis Or Keep Him
When healthy, Darrelle Revis is the best on a team that is in dire need of three to four pieces on offense. Can Revis provide this compensation right now, only months after ACL surgery? We suggest that the Jets find out, by asking for a king’s ransom for him. Hoping there’s a taker, or potential sucker out there. If not, Gang Green should sit tight with him, and look to open up cap room in another way. There have to be other roads to take.
Revis is too good for the Jets to feel pressured in any way to get rid of him for say, a 2nd and 4th rounder. Second level value due to his knee injury. Not when his signing elsewhere before 2014 guarantees the Jets a third round pick as compensation anyway.
Woody,go for a ton of pieces for 24. That, or else try to negotiate with the Revis team and go for a long term deal that keeps him a Jet. No cheap giveaways involving the team’s best player please.
Play Like A Jet? No. Play Like Chrebet
Toughness, resiliency, and a team first attitude. Letting one’s play on the field speak for itself. That is what “Play Like a Jet” should mean from here on in. The way that Wayne Chrebet used to do it.
Chrebet’s no nonsense “gamer” style ought to be the template going forward for a franchise that is once again looking to rebrand itself both individually and collectively,
Sanchez Doesn’t Need Garcia, He Needs Dr. Phil
Mark Sanchez will be back. GM John Idzik has already intimated that. He will have veteran competition too this year. Probably a Matt Moore type, a cheap option with experience. Sanchez is meeting these days with former QB Jeff Garcia to learn the West Coast system that new OC Marty Mornhinweg will implement. Yet playbooks and preparation are never a problem for Sanchez, who will now be in his third system as a Jet. Self confidence and a short memory is.
Sanchez has to somehow return to Florham Park with an exterior that is harder than he has ever shown. The fans have him on a short rope now. Opposing teams love trying to rattle him. He will be challenged for his job all summer too. Which Sanchez will we see after those first mistakes, and boos at home? The guy who is ready to lead finally, or the one who hesitates, doubts himself, and compounds mistakes?
Sanchez needs to clean up the emotional part of his game. More than he has to up his understanding of the X’s and O’s.
If he can do that, he can succeed in the right system with the proper help. If he can’t, no system, personnel additions, or grasp of the playbook will matter.
Free Agency Heats Up In March
Who will join Sanchez at QB and what will happen to Tim Tebow? Will Revis remain a Jet? These questions and many more are now just weeks away from getting answered.
6-10 means “not good enough.” Expect the unexpected with regard to personnel moves. It’s all about to heat up. The rumors, the deceptions, the sneak attacks for off the radar players. The free agency period is a game within the game, and one the Jets must perform better at this year if they want to have a chance to compete in 2013.