Yikes, what a wretched football decision. With Darrelle Revis, we have an aging future hall of famer who has traded big money, a Super Bowl team, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady for even more money, a truly rotten organization, a miserable team and, yup, Geno Smith, perhaps the worst starting QB in the NFL. The Jets, Darrelle and Geno are going, well, nowhere.
Unlike an offensive weapon like Rob Gronkowski, who can strike ANYPLACE on the football field, Mr. Revis is a static piece on the defensive board of play, limited in coverage to a specific piece of real estate. Mr. Revis’ outsized paycheck virtually guarantees that at least a couple of his mates on the Jet’s defensive side of the field will be of a caliber that will put a smile on Tom Brady’s face every time his Pats play the Jets. No need to throw the football anywhere near Darrelle Revis. Mr. Revis will not even need a helmet. Tom Brady can simply sit back and pick apart the exposed, weak sisters who are certain to be joining Darrelle on any given Sunday.
A winning tradition, as developed by Mr. Kraft and Bill Belichick, is all about managing the salary cap and crafting a complete roster of complimentary and even undrafted (see Malcolm Butler) players. The time-proven NFL recipe for failure is to build your roster around a loser of a QB and one or more aging, salary-hogging and static defensive players. Welcome to the grandstanding, management-challenged, Geno Smith-led 2015/2016 New York Jets.