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.

NFL Notes – Week 6

Adam “Pacman” Jones is really on the verge of some major trouble.  The police recently confirmed he was involved in a fight at a Dallas hotel with his Cowboys assigned security guard.  No charges are being filed, no arrests were made.  Very close call for Jones.  He has to know that if his name goes on one police report, his NFL career is immediately over.  If this kid wants to keep playing football, this is not the way to do it.

Al Davis could be getting himself and the Raiders in trouble for his recent public claim of tampering by the New England Patriots.  Davis said the Pats tampered and brought Moss in for an early workout before trading for him back in April 2007.  The NFL said they may give a large fine and potentiall dock one or more draft picks.  Basically, the league is saying Davis needs to shut his mouth and file his grievences properly and in a timely manner.

Jets safety Eric Smith will be serving a one game suspension after losing his appeal over the hit on Anquan Boldin.  Yesterday afternoon on Sirius NFL Radio, Smith stated his claim and said he was going to knock the ball loose and prevent a TD, and was looking to hit Boldin right in the chest.  The corner hit Boldin from behind, which basically knocked the receiver into the helmet-helmet collision.  If you watch the video below, you can see that Boldin clearly was hit from behind and it does indeed look like Smith was going in for a chest high hit.  However, the severity of the injury and the fact that Smith looks like he was leading with his helmet is probably what the NFL is going on.  It’s legal to hit a defenseless player (IE – receiver in the air), but helmet to helmet while defenseless is going to get you a fine.

In other news, my fantasy team is down to only 2 players I drafted.  Clinton Portis and Braylon Edwards.  I just traded Tomlinson and Earnest Graham for Eli Manning, Greg Jennings and Santonio Homles.  Got my 2nd win with all three new starters in the lineup last week.  Hopefully things are looking up.

Good riddance, Brett Favre!

I don’t understand Favre going to the Jets.  I don’t think this makes the Jets a contender, even in their own division.  I don’t know if NY has something sneaky up their sleeves like trading Brett back to Minny, but at the moment it seems like Manginni is just really desperate to win and he’s willing to sacrifice his QB of the future to do so.

Either way, I am pumped for two reasons.  1) Favre is gone from not only Green Bay, but the conference.  2) I get to watch the Pats cream him twice this year (and hopefully next year if he is willing to come back).