Revis officially joins New England

From his business agent, Darrelle Revis will officially join the New England Patriots:

For Brian Bassett’s earlier thoughts on Revis, click here.




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Ed D
Ed D

Woody sucks for being despotic on this, especially when this move is a proven fit that we all know works in our defense


However Revis sucks because all he ever cared about was the money...PERIOD...Revis would play in North Dakota in his underwear if that's who payed him the most money...it is funny though that guys like Vince Wilfork, who BLED for that team, want out after watching Revis come in and get an 12M ATM card


A bad guy went to play for another bad guy who payed him the most money...just so happens it s the team that makes us all sick...but as mentioned earlier, Im curious to see if Wilfork leaves how that defense responds. Revis is great but we had Revis in 2011 and we couldnt stop the run and got pummelled. New England run D is worse than ours EVER was...something to keep an eye


PRESENT DAY

John Idzik and the Jets have to go get us 22 GOOD football players, but they got to start moving quickly. Patience is a virtue but the parade is passing by...MOVE YOU ASS IDZIK

So... What to do with a Jets' Revis jersey now?  Ritual burning? Sew "SUCKS" on the back of it?

hazard2012
hazard2012

Thought getting Revis was critical for a 'win now' mentality, but it's obvious Idzik and Woody said NO! to Rex's pleas.   Time to move on, but it may not be entirely fair to accuse Revis of being both an egotist and a traitor.  He's only the former.   Can't really blame the guy for signing with the enemy NE if Jets weren't interested in him, period, as seems the case.   


Grab a second-tier CB like Munnerlyn, Brown or either Cromartie (Cro' might actually be best of this bunch, though they might actually take a flier on Browner), to hold the fort and then draft Rex's corner of the future a round or two earlier than we otherwise might have liked.   Plenty of DB's in this draft.

jaym
jaym


@AlbertBreer

Calling the Revis deal a 2-year, $32M contract is misleading. His cap number for '15 would be $25 million. It's really a 1-year, $12M deal.

jaym
jaym

@AlbertBreer

Breakdown of Revis' deal: He gets $10 million to sign, $1.5 million base salary, $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses up to 15 games for '14.

@AlbertBreer

In 2015, he has a $12 million roster bonus due of 4/1/15, payable if his option is exercised by end of '14 league year. $7.5M base for '15.

@AlbertBreer

In 2015, he has a $12 million roster bonus due of 4/1/15, payable if his option is exercised by end of '14 league year. $7.5M base for '15.

@AlbertBreer

Because there's the option on Revis' deal, I believe that splits his cap hit, and makes his cap hit $6.5 million for 2014.



levi
levi

I would bring steve smith in for a couple years if the price is right. He's kinda crazy but I like that.

Bent
Bent moderator

Darrelle Revis' deal with#Patriots includes an option for 2015 at $20M, including a $12 roster bonus.

juunit
juunit

Oh no! Jesse Palmer is gonna be doing the SEC network games with Brent Musburger. THEY JUST RUINED BRENT MUSBURGER!

rkj473
rkj473

Lol at Austin Howard saying one of the reasons for signing in Oakland is because of Tony Sporano, he must have a short memory.

funkymonk
funkymonk

Dammit, Sproles to the Eagles. I was REALLY hoping we could land him. Eagles gave up a 5th rounder for him, I would've been extremely happy to give that up to get such a dynamic player into MM's offense.

levi
levi

Good luck teaching Revis the "Patriot way" Billicheck. He only knows the "Mevis way"

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

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bobbyj
bobbyj

I'm sick. Revis's camp put it out there that he wanted to play for the Jets, they were his team of choice. The Jets never even attempted to call/contact the Jets....I was really hoping that Woody would let Idzik & the personel dept handle all personel moves...Woody puts the C in Circus. It all starts at the top. Just like the Matt Slason deal, Woody didn't want him here, didn't matter that we had no one to replace him, he walked for nothing...New England just won the AFC East again, they should send Woody a gift basket. Wait until Milner goes down w/another nagging injury. Once Sanchez is released we will have, as most if not more cap space then any team in the NFL, & we get.....Decker wow, that's gonna tackle the Pats & the AFC East crown, I'm done

Joe/Orlando
Joe/Orlando

 There is only one Revis jersey in my house: my three year old daughter's. I intend to put it in freezer for the week leading up to our first game against the Pats.

Alasdair Barratt
Alasdair Barratt

@jaym  


Except:


they won't get a draft pick after this season if he leaves.


they have to convince him to negotiate long term when his 2nd year will pay him $20m (good luck)


if he does leave NE will have a $5m cap hit in 2015 and no CB if he's cut

juunit
juunit

@jaym  

$500,000 in per game roster bonuses up to 15 games implies quite a bit more money than $12m. 

Bytor
Bytor

@jaym  Sooooooh, Belichick is not a genius GM and is desperately trying to keep up with Denver's moves? 

Bent
Bent moderator

@jaym  And I expect in reality it's just a two year deal so $5m of his signing bonus won't count against the cap until next year.


A two year $32m deal?  Oh he's still getting his 16m?  (although he won't get it).


Yep, this is ALLLL about ego.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@jaym  That's obscene,Revis is a compete ego maniac.

rkj473
rkj473

@Bent  There is no way the Pats even consider doing that. Revis would be back in free agency in a yr.

harold
harold

@Bent

$12 roster bonus that is much less than I was expecting

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit  


"Good afternoon, I'm Kirk Herbstreit" - Brent Musberger, 2013

Bytor
Bytor

@rkj473  Well he can't say I'm going to a place that's giving me the best chance to win. The translation is "I'm going to a clown franchise but look at all the loot I'm getting!"

Bent
Bent moderator

@rkj473  Haha.  He is a decent OL coach but that's still funny.

bobbyj
bobbyj

The Jets never attempted to contact Revis, my error. We had a chance to really hurt the Pats, they weren't great defensively w/Talib, they would have had no one, Woody helped them upgrade, not down grade there secondary/defense.

@peepers  Trashing it seems like a waste...

Bent
Bent moderator

@Alasdair Barratt @jaym  I'd imagine this sets the table for Revis to stay next year with at least 12m from the roster bonus and they can negotiate his salary from there.  If Revis proves he's worth 15m then reduce his salary to 3m and go from there.  If he only proves he's worth 13m, reduce it to 1m.  If he isn't worth 12m or won't agree to a paycut, he's gone.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

@juunit @jaym  Must have meant 50,000 instead, that would be 800,000 as opposed to an unheard of amount of 8.m..

rkj473
rkj473

@Bytor @rkj473  True, it sure isn't about winning a super bowl. All about the fat payday. I bet Howard could care less about Sporano or what he had to say.

rkj473
rkj473

@Bent @rkj473  Just thinking about what Sporano's selling point would be to Howard.

peepers
peepers

I think it will be therapeutic

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples @Bent  That's exactly what's happening here.  He's getting 16m in name only and 12m in reality.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples  You think the Pats will (or even can) pay him $20m next year?

Bent
Bent moderator

@Hanknaples @Bent  So if they cut him next year and refuse to pay him $20m you'll be criticizing the Pats for getting rid of a key veteran and refusing to pay him what they "owe" him, will you?

bobbyj
bobbyj

Idzik didn't have anything to say, this decision is all woody. You can see ? We have no starting corner opposite Milner, who may or may not be a good player, if he doesn't end up injuried. Revis took the same money more or less as Talib. It's a disgrace

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Bent @Alasdair Barratt @jaym   It's good for Revis and maximizes the money he can make...........but what a Pain in the A$$ he is.  And what better way to promote team unity than to have one guy always looking for his next contract with a different team most likely..

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @Bent @johnnyl65 @jaym  Hahaha imagine if Revis actually thought he was getting the higher amount.  Maybe that was the holdup.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit@johnnyl65@jaym 

He left out the key part that says total of $500,000 in that tweet then. I'm sure the actual contract includes it. Although hopefully not, and Revis sues the Pats.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit @johnnyl65 @jaym  


Juu - "500K in per game roster bonuses" means UP TO 500K (if you play all 16).  

juunit
juunit

@johnnyl65 @juunit@jaym 

I'd assume Breer got something wrong there. I wouldn't think the Pats can even afford to pay him $19m. It would explain why he took such a short-term deal though.