Are Jets Stalling On A Darrelle Revis Trade?March 13th, 2013
There are many — not all — Bucs fans slamming fists on their desks at work and scaring yenta co-workers surfing Facebook because said Bucs fans are not seeing updates on the Bucs trying to lure Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay.
The reason why there are no updates is you cannot update something that doesn’t exist. There is nothing seeping out of Floral Park, headquarters of Gang Green. In fact, Jets general manager John Idzik isn’t even in the greater New York metropolitan area. He’s in Tuscaloosa monitoring a Pro Day at the University of Alabama.
Does that sound like the actions of a man who is intent on trading his best player?
Now, NFL Network — which has gone to Floral Park for a live update from Kimberly Jones virtually every hour, even though she has said she’s the only person in the building and the team’s movers and shakers are in Alabama — has confirmed the Bucs and Jets talked trade last night, but the talks went nowhere. No specifics as to why or what was discussed were released.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports claims there is no movement with Revis because the Jets are stonewalling. The Jets have yet to grant approval for any team to talk to the Revis camp.
However, new Jets general manager John Idzik, who has declined two requests by Yahoo! Sports to discuss the situation, has yet to give Schwartz and Feinsod permission to talk to other teams. In fact, the sides haven’t talked for weeks. Aside from a couple of brief exchanges between Idzik and Revis, there has been almost no contact between the sides.
“What the Jets are creating is a situation where [the agents] have to beat them. Teams are saying, ‘OK, we’re trading picks for you, what kind of discount are we getting on the contract?’ ” a source said. “Well, why should [Revis] give somebody a discount when he can just wait it out and get his money? It makes no sense.”
The Jets must give permission for other teams to talk to Revis’ agent first, otherwise, that falls under the category of tampering, which the NFL frowns upon greatly.
And clearly, teams are going to want an update on Revis’ physical condition or to sign him to a contract extension before they seriously talk trade with the Jets. Unless Idzik grants teams permission to talk to Revis and his people, no one is going to give the Jets much of anything outside of perhaps a sixth round pick to acquire Revis.
Given the fact Idzik has his concentration focused on something other than trading Revis, don’t expect a Revis deal to the Bucs anytime soon, if at all.
Just like Dominik is doing with Ronde Barber in trying to land Dashon Goldson, Dominik cannot wait like a lovesick school girl on Idzik to make a decision if Dominik is going to upgrade that wretched defensive backs roster of his. Time to turn the page.
Bucs fans angry at the lack of progress in the Bucs getting Revis? Direct your anger northward.