Good For Him (Minicamp Edition): Darrelle Revis Holdout Saga, Part Three

Zach BergerCorrespondent IJune 16, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 16:  New York Jets Darrelle Revis poses for a portrait on March 16, 2010 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Want to read some ranting about the New York Jets and Darrelle Revis deserving to get paid? Well, you came to the right place. Maybe you read Parts One & Two of this series. Maybe you didn't.

The first two parts each included a long rant about how Darrelle Revis is the best corner in the league and thus deserves to get the best contract of any player at his position. I think the Jets are playing with Revis and doing some pretty stupid things, when instead they should just offer him a reasonable contract—the contract that they promised him.

But before I get into all of that (and I will get into all of that), let's talk about what happened at the recent minicamp that everyone has been talking about. Two days ago, on Monday, Revis was at a mandatory minicamp practice in Florham Park. This was a practice that was open to the public.

Fans were there...Revis wanted to send a message to the team in front of the fans. The team had just made Revis another contract offer. This one may or may not have been at the $16 million that Revis was asking for. But, even if it was that much, it still had no guaranteed money.

Revis referred to that contract offer as an insult. So, at this practice, he sat out seven plays. Doesn't sound like a lot of plays. Doesn't sound like a lot of time. Because it isn't. But the...