Darrelle Revis feels ‘sad’ for Rex Ryan
The New York Jets are one of the worst teams in football this season, and their former star cornerback can’t help but feel sympathetic for them.
Darrelle Revis, who has always had a great relationship with Jets coach Rex Ryan, was asked on Wednesday for his thoughts on New York’s 3-11 record.
“It’s kind of sad for the position that Rex is in right now, but at the same time [the record is] something that they’ve got to change,” Revis said, per Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “I’m really not trying to pay attention to [the Jets’ struggles], I’m really not. Me and Rex have a lot of history and we all know that. Some of those guys are dear to my heart and everything, but like I said, I’ve got to focus on the things that I am doing here, and I wish Rex the best.”
No one feels more sad for Rex Ryan than sad Rex Ryan.
Not bringing back Revis may have been the biggest of Jets general manager John Idzik’s many mistakes over the past two years. When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Revis, the Jets were reportedly No. 1 on his list of teams that he would like to play for. Revis supposedly reached out to his former team and Idzik never bothered to get in touch with him.
After that, it was obvious Ryan was not pleased. He joked about that when asked on Wednesday if he misses Revis.
“Revis?” Ryan asked. “Ah … you know.”
Revis has probably been the best cornerback in the NFL this season. His ability to shut down opposing receivers has allowed the Patriots to dial up more blitzes and put pressure on the quarterback. The Jets, on the other hand, have allowed more passing touchdowns than any team in the league. That’s really all you need to know.