I thought the Jets would be smart and realize that it's best to end this problem before Hard Knocks premieres on Wednesday. I thought they would realize that enough is enough with these games and that the negotiations with star cornerback Darrelle Revis need to end now. I thought too highly of Mike Tannenbaum. I thought too highly of Woody Johnson. And guess what? I thought wrong...
News came out today that both Woody Johnson and Mike Tannenbaum are extremely discouraged with the progress they've had so far. Quite frankly, they admitted they have made just about zero progress and are nowhere near getting a deal done. And they don't expect anything to get any deals done before they open the season at home on Monday Night Football against the Ravens.
For whatever reason, a supposed promise that the team would make Revis the highest paid player at his position was broken. And as reported by ESPN today, the Jets are preparing for life without Revis.
Antonio Cromartie has been playing on Revis' side of the field. It looks as though Kyle Wilson will get the nod over Dwight Lowery on the right. No indication has been made as to who will take over the nickel corner position that was supposed to be Wilson's.
I can't even express how disappointed I am in the management of this team. It is unfathomable to me that the Jets would make all of the moves they did this offseason just to let their best player walk away in time for their seemingly only shot at a championship.
This defense needs Darrelle Revis to be as successful as they were last season. The secondary is still impressive without him, but just to reiterate what he does, check out this chart from an earlier article of mine.
That's a $16 million chart right there if you ask me. PAY THE MAN!