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Darrelle Revis blasts New York Jets fans over death threats, Twitter harassment

Darrelle-RevisDarrelle Revis picked up his first ever victory as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night, but his focus was not solely on his current team after the game. During a chat with Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, Revis blasted “bitter” New York Jets fans for sending him death threats and getting on his case since he was traded in April.

“I get harassed every day on Twitter [by Jets fans], and I barely even tweet,” the star cornerback said. “And you just get tired of it. You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans.”

Revis admitted that he was annoyed by the Jets fan who asked him if he would rather be making $12 million and winning in New York as opposed to $16 million and losing in Tampa earlier this month. The 28-year-old’s response made it sound like he only cares about money.

“I said what I said, and I meant it — to that particular person,” Revis said. “It don’t have to be toward the New York Jets or nothing. They’re trying to say I’m money hungry, but I’m not really concerned about that. I used to play in New York, so I’m used to getting booed. I’m a pro about that, and that’s nothing I’m concerned about.”

He added that the people who are close to him know how badly he wants to win a Super Bowl, which is all that matters. Revis also said he has hardly paid attention to what the Jets have done this season. He said New York fans should do the same with him.

“They’re still not over the fact that I’m not there no more, and they give me crap all the time on Twitter,” he said. “It don’t help with the record [the Buccaneers have], but at the same time, just let it go. I’m not there no more, Jets fans. I’m not there. When I left, I left with class. I didn’t leave saying, ‘Eff the Jets organization’ or anything like that. You’ve got to move on.”

To an extent, Revis is right. It doesn’t really matter if he forced his way out of New York or if the Jets didn’t want him anymore. Their team is currently 5-4 and in the playoff hunt. It’s time to leave the past in the past.

Helmet smack to Pro Football Talk

Report: Jets fan who punched female Patriots fan is convicted killer Kurt Paschke

The New York Jets fan who punched a female New England Patriots fan in a video that went viral is a convicted killer, according to a report.

Video of Jets and Patriots fans fighting outside MetLife Stadium after the Jets beat the Pats 30-27 in overtime Sunday was first posted by Deadspin. Reports later indicated that police were investigating the incident. Apparently they questioned Kurt Paschke, who has been identified as the Jets fan in the video who punched the female Pats fan.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Paschke’s mother, who attended the game with her son, says her son was defending her when he punched the fan. But the big bomb dropped by the News is that Paschke did time in the 1990s after being convicted for fatally stabbing a man in a fight behind a pizza parlor.

Based on these photos, it looks like the same fan (the one on the left is from 2009, the one on the right is from Sunday):

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Rex Ryan took picture with Jets fan wearing ‘This Team Makes Me Drink’ shirt

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Rex Ryan and his New York Jets coaching staff headed to Cortland, N.Y. on Saturday night after training camp to enjoy a little nightlife. During his travels, Ryan came across lifelong Jets fan and season ticket holder, Joseph Grinwis. The young man asked Rex for a photo, but the shirt he was wearing made the request a bit awkward.

As you can see, Grinwis happened to be wearing his “This Team Makes Me Drink” shirt, which clearly had a Jets theme.

“I was a little bit ‘Oh no’ inside. I mean, the one night I’m wearing this shirt, you know?” said, according to Shutdown Corner. “But he was cool with it. Maybe he wasn’t on the inside but he seemed cool with it.”

Grinwis Twitter page will tell you that he is not just some troll who is always ripping on the Jets. He has been a season ticket holder since 1995 and has “Jet life until the next life” written in his profile. Fortunately, he said Rex had a good sense of humor about the shirt.

“He looked at it and laughed,” Ginwis said. “He didn’t make a comment. He just laughed.”

Although Grinwis’ shirt is not nearly as hilarious as the one Ryan was wearing when he took a picture with that girl a couple years ago, it was still a funny coincidence. Kudos to Rex for posing with the fan anyway.

H/T LBS tipster David

Jets fans burn Mark Sanchez jerseys after loss to Titans (Video)

Mark-Sanchez-jersey-burningMark Sanchez had another abysmal performance for the New York Jets on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans, this time putting the final nail in the coffin for the 2012 season and possibly his career with the team. Sanchez threw four interceptions and turned the ball over five times, finishing with an embarrassing passer rating of 32.6. It was the second time in three weeks that he threw three or more interceptions in a single game.

Many Jets fans saw enough of Sanchez weeks ago, but several of them needed the brutal loss to Tennessee to fully give up on the former USC star. As you can see from the video above, a couple of Jets fans decided to put their “sincere disheartening” on display after the game and ceremoniously burn their Sanchez jerseys. And yes, they made sure to mention the infamous butt fumble.

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Jets fan wears classic customized ‘Buttfumble’ jersey (Picture)

The New York Jets may still technically be in the playoff hunt, but that doesn’t mean their fans are happy with what they have seen. Some fans are calling it quits like Fireman Ed while others are taking this opportunity to bash their own team. The Jets could shock the world and run the table, but they will never stop hearing about their performance against the New England Patriots a little over a week ago. More specifically, the infamous “butt fumble” will live on forever.

As you can see from the photo above that Oakland A’s pitcher Brett Anderson shared on Twitter, one clever Jets fan has fully embraced that the butt fumble is now part of his team’s culture. A certain offensive lineman may want to forget about the play and pretend it never happened, but people like this gentleman are here to make sure that doesn’t happen. God bless Jets Nation.

H/T Jimmy Traina

Bart Scott rips fans who heckled Jets

Bart Scott ripped the fans who heckled the Jets following a disastrous second quarter against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving.

A video of the New York fans going off on the Jets players as they walked toward the locker room for halftime went viral on the Internet Tuesday. Fans could be heard yelling some of the most vile taunts you could imagine. They called the players a “disgrace,” “bums,” “terrible,” and they were told not to “come out after halftime.” That’s the clean version of the taunts.

The Jets were outscored 35-3 in the second quarter by the Patriots, leading to the taunts. They made one mistake after another in one of the most embarrassing stretches in recent NFL history that included being outscored 21-0 in 52 seconds.

Asked by Gary Myers of the New York Daily News for a response to the nastiness from the hecklers, Scott let the fans have it.

“At the end of the day, if you made it to be able to put an NFL uniform on, then you are one of the best athletes in the world,” Scott told the Daily News. “The person yelling at you probably was picked last in dodge ball all through high school. So do you care about the opinion of them? No.”

Scott acknowledged that the fans would be upset based on the team’s play, but he still thinks it’s out of line for fans to get personal with their criticism.

“Does it make it right?” he said. “Some of the personal attacks — I can only imagine.”

He also pointed to the fair weather nature of Jets fans.

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Ed Anzalone quitting as ‘Fireman Ed,’ will remain Jets fan

How bad has this season been for the New York Jets? So bad that it convinced Ed Anzalone, aka “Fireman Ed,” to step away from his post as a fan leader for the team.

Anzalone has been a Jets fan since 1975 and has been leading a J-E-T-S chant from Section 134 at Jets home games since 1986. However, the drama, negativity, and losing surrounding the team became too much for him this season.

Fireman Ed left before halftime of the Jets’ loss 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday. He also deleted his Twitter account that day.

In a column for Metro.us, Anzalone said that was the second time in a row he left before the game ended. He also explained why he would be stepping down as “Fireman Ed,” blaming society for the increased confrontations he’s faced this season.

Here’s what he wrote:

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