Darrelle Revis Tweaks Hammie, New York Jets Star Out?: When Right Feels Wrong

Carl D. CarlucciCorrespondent IOctober 12, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets defends against Randy Moss #81 of the New England Patriots during their  game on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Darrelle Revis might miss the New York Jets upcoming game with the Denver Broncos thanks to a balky hamstring.

Sometimes it doesn't feel good to be right.

It is being reported that Revis' status for Sunday's game against the Broncos is uncertain. This after Revis played the whole game against the Vikings, but didn't matchup with Randy Moss and even got burned by Percy Harvin.

After the game, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he was unaware that Revis' hamstring, "bothered him throughout the game."

His final comment on the matter was, "hopefully, this injury is not that big a deal."

Rex cannot hide the concern over his star corner with bravado, this is a big deal. It has been a big deal since I first called out Revis and his agents for how foolish this holdout was and when I pointed out just this past Thursday that "this holdout is going to do irreparable damage to Revis' 2010 season."

And as the Jets (4-1) continue to win in spite of Revis, not because of him, this misguided player and his foolish agents look worse and worse.

What if the doomsday scenario I described in my article last Thursday plays out? What if Revis is not the same this season and then a lockout results in no 2011 season?

Revis will be heading into the 2012 season making just $6.25 million. If he plays out the contract he will be 29 years old heading into free agency.

The thought process was Revis would play out the first two years of the contract at $16.25 million a year and then renegotiate one final long-term, big-money contract at the age of 27.

But if he struggles this season and doesn't play in 2011, he can't possibly holdout for more money based on his performance from three seasons ago.

On top of that, Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum put a clause in the contract which activates a final four years on the contract if Revis holds out again. I can't find the numbers for those final four years, but it seems like Tannebaum would safeguard the team by making the amount little enough for the Jets to tell Revis to just retire if he ever wants to play football again.

This isn't the only player Neil S. Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod have screwed over so far this year. It doesn't appear the Chargers offense misses Vincent Jackson too much now does it?

It doesn't make me happy to be right about Revis. The Jets pass defense is leaky, very leaky. It can get by without Revis, but it'd be unstoppable with a fully healthy Revis.

At this point, sitting him in Week 6 against Denver seems to make the most sense. The Jets have a bye in Week 7. This would give Darrelle two weeks to rest up and, hopefully, get back to 100 percent. The Jets would have to overcome the loss of their star corner against the very strong pass attack of the Broncos in Denver.

Revis got paid like he wanted. The whole point is he would have gotten paid one way or another because the Jets were willing to pay him. The way he went about getting his money was destructive to both him and his team.

Unfortunately, he's just finding that out now.