Jets Playing The Game On Revis SpinMarch 18th, 2013
This week’s NFL owners meetings, starting today in Arizona, were supposed to be a time for Jets and Bucs big shots to enjoy bagels and coffee together and happily hammer out a trade for Darrelle Revis.
But it seems the Jets have started playing — and blowing smoke — before breakfast has even been served. Via ProFootballTalk.com, the Jets already were talking tough last night upon arrival in Arizona.
“I expect Darrelle Revis to be a New York Jet,” Idzik said, according to USA Today‘s Jim Corbett. “We as the Jets operate under that assumption.”
Owner Woody Johnson offered a similar sentiment, even suggesting an extension for Revis — who’s in the final year of his deal — wasn’t impossible, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
This doesn’t surprise Joe. To preserve some credibility with their grouchy fan base, the Jets have to play hardball with the Bucs. But the Bucs have to play hardball right back. Joe suspects the Bucs’ tough-guy act might be more credible if, say, they signed another starting-caliber cornerback.