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Charlotte – If I’m the Jets, I’d be real concerned with this player’s mindset right now. Where is his head at right now?
To me, Darrelle Revis’ firing of long-time agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod raises red flags. It makes me think, “Where’s those smoke, there is fire.”
Revis firing agents who made him $101 million just doesn’t pass the smell test.
Not only did they make him a fortune (while I’m not a big fan of their tactics, I don’t think Revis makes as much over the years with other agents), but tended to kiss his butt. They placated him like crazy.
Look, I’m not a shrink, but that story is just flat-out weird.
To me, Revis is in a strange place right now.
It’s like he’s written a check he can’t cash.
Physically, there is no way he can live up to the magnitude of his contract, an on some level, I think it’s getting to him.
Money is great, but your name and reputation are also important, and I don’t think he likes looking bad.
But Mother Nature has caught up to him, and he just doesn’t have the speed and quickness he had in the past.
I certainly think he can be a serviceable player, but “Revis Island” is closed.
I’m in Charlotte at the NFL Owner’s Meeting, and I was talking to a reporter who covered Revis in another city, and he basically said to me he didn’t think Revis really cares that much anymore because he has his Super Bowl ring and money.
And said to the guy, “Embarrassment is a great motivator.”
I just can’t buy that after games like he had in Houston and Oakland, he was feeling great about himself because he has his money and ring.
Revis has too much pride in his game and reputation for that.
I think most of us in our lives have entered jobs at some, perhaps as teenagers, and thought to ourselves, “I can’t do this. It’s too difficult.”
I’m not saying Revis can’t do it, but he can’t do it on the same level as the past, yet he’s being paid like he’s a superstar cornerback in his prime, like Josh Norman in Washington.
And based on how far off receivers he often played last year, that was an admission on some level, when facing young, quick studs that, “I can’t do this.”
Also, you had that mystery wrist surgery after the season. He was never listed with a wrist – ever. He never got treatment. Obviously, there was something wrong. No doctor is going to do a surgery on nothing. But some have surmised he could use this as an excuse for last year. That is a little to “tin-foil hat” for me, but there were writers that used the wrist as an excuse for last year.
And now he fires two agents who made him a fortune, and basically kissed his derriere for a decade.
Something isn’t right here, and Todd Bowles better keep a close eye on the mindset of his high-priced corner.
May 24, 2016
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