Jets Roundtable: Revis, Contracts, and More

This is now the third installment of the new roundtable feature were doing here at Jets Gab.

If you have any questions you would like to have answered please email me at chris@cippinonsports.com.

Now, onto the questions.

1. What did you think of Darelle Revis’s decision to take himself out of drills to “protest” his contract?

Brian: I think this is getting way out of hand. He needs to step it up and do what he signed up to do, and thats play football. Dont be mad that you may be better than what you signed for, but remember YOU STILL HAVE 3 YEARS LEFT ON YOUR CONTRACT.

Chris: It was way out of character for Revis and I think even he realized it after and apologized for it to Rex.

2. Do you think that Revis’s contract issues will become a distraction for the team and for Revis himself?

Brian: I think its just made Revis hurt himself. He’s become this diva sort of character and I’m not liking it. I wish I could say get rid of him, but I think our defense would be hurting if we did.

Chris: If he doesn’t get an extension, then I don’t think it will affect his play as he will try prove that he really is worth all that money. But, if he does manage to receive an extension I wouldn’t be surprised if his play does slip a little as he gets a little complacent.

3. Who should be the Jets main priority in giving out contract extensions?

Brian: Main priority should be the core four in general, leaving Revis last. I would have said take care of Revis first, but with all the hoopla surrounding him, work on Mangold, Ferguson, and Harris first.

Chris: I would have to say either Nick Mangold or David Harris because both of them are in the last year of their respective contracts and I don’t want either hitting the open market next year.

4. Rumor has it that the Jets are set to let Nick Mangold play out the final year of his contract and then slap him with the franchise tag next offseason. Do you think this is the right move?

Brian: I think financially its a right move, but the all the guy wants is to be a Jet long term. I think its more of a saving money move.

Chris: Yeah, I mean I don’t blame the Jets for not giving anyone contract extensions before next year. Nobody knows what the CBA will look like next year and if there will even be football in 2011. So while it doesn’t make them look great in the media, I think in the long run it will all work out.

5. If the Jets had to let one of their “core four” go, who would you rather have it be?

Brian: Tough question. We need all four so I really can’t answer that.

Chris: Hmm … If I had to pick I guess it would be D’Brickashaw Ferguson. No knock against Brick, but he isn’t a top 5 left tackle yet and we’ve seen teams win Super Bowls recently without great left tackles.

6. Reports from minicamps weren’t glowing for Mark Sanchez. Are you worried about him?

Brian: Nah, its minicamp. Once the season hits Sanchez will do his thing. They’ll be some bumps and bruises, but I have the up most confidence in him.

Chris: Not really. He’s still recovering from knee surgery and he is going up against the best defense in football so I’ll give him a break.

That’s it for the latest edition of our roundtable discussion. Again, if you have any questions you want answered email me at chris@cippinonsports.com.


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One Response to “Jets Roundtable: Revis, Contracts, and More”

  1. JetsJerk says:

    Hey Revis,

    Remember Art Monk, Barry Sanders, & Jerry Rice?

    Greats! Because, they shut up and played!

    What’s wrong with playing hockey for $100,000 a year? Get the parable?

    Shut up and play, because YOU ARE GREAT!

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