Darrelle Revis: Jets Are More than Just a Trash-Talking Team
Within the New York Jets organization, trash talking is welcome. In fact, it seems to be encouraged. When a head coach leads the way by flapping his gums on a regular basis, the team is guaranteed to follow his direction. The Jets have talked more trash since Rex Ryan took over as head coach than any other team in NFL history. The problem is that they have yet to win a championship.
With the amount of jabbering they do, the Jets have turned themselves into a team with a ton to prove. Bart Scott even acknowledged that over the offseason and he has the biggest mouth on the team. After being handled by the Raiders on Sunday, Darrelle Revis realizes the Jets need to step it up in Baltimore this weekend and prove they can do more than just run their mouths.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to bounce back and show this league that we’re not just a trash-talking team,” Revis said Monday according to ESPNNewYork.com. “It’s very frustrating. We’re not playing up to our potential, our standards, our goals.”
The star corner also added that there is “no question” the Jets are a better team than Oakland, despite the fact that the Raiders ran for 234 yards against a defense that believes it intimidates opponents.
We don’t expect the Jets to win every game just because they talk trash, but the longer they go without showing they’re a dominant team the less they are scaring the rest of the league. Trash talk can be effective if you back it up. If the Jets defense continues to play like it did in Oakland when away from the comfy confines of New Jersey, they will have trouble beating teams like the Ravens on the road — especially with how mediocre their offense have proven to be.