Jets playing smart with Revis?

I think of corners like closers in baseball. There are very few that can dominate for a long stretch of time. Very few. Darrelle Revis has been really good for two years, but is he a franchise player?

I think of corners like closers in baseball. There are very few that can dominate for a long stretch of time. Very few. Darrelle Revis has been really good for two years, but is he a franchise player? Think about it… the players that typically make the biggest impact on a football team are quarterback, left tackle, pass rusher. A good corner is useless without a pass rush (look at Oakland) as they only cover one guy and even if they can keep up with their man for 3-4 seconds, someone else is bound to get open if the quarterback is given time. I can certainly see Reevis deserving higher pay, but he shouldn’t be the highest paid guy on defense. Bottom line is he’s not going to be winning a ton of games on defense for the Jets by himself. A top pass-rusher, on the other hand, can disrupt so much of the game and make average corners look like stars.

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