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Matt Loede
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Matt Loede

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No Super Bowl without him


The New York Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis are in a dogfight about money, and the two sides seem to be getting nowhere closer to getting a deal done. Owner Woody Johnson said that his gut tells him that Revis is NOT going to be a part of the Jets in 2010, but come on, can the team actually be a Super Bowl contender without him?

Revis is the top cover corner in football, bar none. Look at the numbers last season against guys like Moss, Owens and Ochocinco, and it's not hard to see the value in having him on the field at all times. He wants to be paid as the top corner in the game, and in my opinion, the Jets can't survive without him.

The Jets have been trying to get a deal to Revis since January, with no luck. They need him, and Revis says he'll hold out the season if he doesn't get what he wants. His uncle is former Redskin and Panther Sean Gilbert, who held out a year over money, so let's just say it runs in the family.

New York cannot afford to not have "Revis Island," and they had better not just assume they can win without him. He is their best player, and had better pay him as such. Otherwise, it could be a long year for a Jets team that thinks they are ready to make a Super Bowl run.

By Matt Loede  |  August 11, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  | Category:  Collective Bargaining Agreement , NFL , New York Jets Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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