The Revis watch is over. I previously reported that there was speculation on whether or not he would attend training camp due to contract issues. It seems that Darrelle Revis has reported to camp on time, although he missed last Sunday’s practice with a sore right hamstring. The trainers were simply being cautious and decided it was best for him to sit out. Due to this soft tissue injury that Revis and other players experienced, Rex Ryan decided to make a few minor schedule changes in practice. Revis has had minimal issues with injuries; in 2010 he also had a slight hamstring issue. Even though he has reported to camp, contract talks are still up in the air. Revis appeared on ESPN radio and explained that his previous contract was only a band aid and that he expects to have his existing one re-negotiated. As I’ve previously stated, Revis is arguably the best CB in the league and I think a new contract is well-deserved. He definitely works hard for his money and should be rewarded. Sources say the Jets will most likely be giving Revis a new contract before next season. This should make both sides happy.
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I’m sure non-Jets fans are just waiting to see a battle of the QB’s at training camp, but unfortunately everything is going smoothly. The Sanchez-Tebow saga continues as both quarterbacks have been practicing and running drills. One of Rex Ryan’s main concerns is ball-handling. He wants to make sure that the ball leaves their hands as quickly as possible. We all know Sanchez has had problems in the pocket, finding an opening and getting rid of the ball. Ryan is trying to implement a buzzer in practice and has noted that Tebow also holds on to the ball too long. Acting quickly to get rid of the ball, trying to minimize being sacked, is a crucial part of the QB game. At this point, the Jets know that Sanchez is their starting man. Tebow is still learning. He’s still getting to know the Jets’ offense. Sanchez has had the offense built around him for the last few seasons, so it’s only right that they continue with him.
The Jets also have a three-way safety battle going on between LaRon Landry, Yeremiah Bell and Eric Smith. Right now, I think Landry and Bell would complement each other more than Smith. Bell is a veteran and able to improve the Jets defense. He will also be there as insurance just in case Landry is unable to play. Landry is a very talented player, but can he remain healthy? He was plagued the last two seasons with an Achilles injury. I think that if he can stay healthy, he’ll be a big threat. He’s been looking pretty good at camp, almost grabbing an interception. Even Coach Ryan was happy with Landry’s performance in the conditioning run. This explosive duo is exactly what the Jets need in order to shut down other teams, especially if they want to get past the AFC East ‘favorites’, the New England Patriots.
It looks like the trade between the Jets and Carolina Panthers OT Jeff Otah won’t go through after all. Otah was required by the Jets, on the 23rd , to complete his physical. He had 7 days to pass, and ended up failing. The former first rounder was sidelined for most of the last two seasons with a knee injury and only played four games last season. The question is, did this happen for the best? As the Jets continue to make changes, we will keep a close watch to see what their next move will be.