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All over the Facebook machine I’m seeing Internet geniuses talk about how the Patriots not signing Darrelle Revis was a good thing. Here are some examples of stupid things people have said on our Facebook page:
Pay Revis so you have to cut Mayo, restructure Solder and half the rest of the team? No thanks. There’s a CAP for a reason and they would have had to cut a few key players just to fit, with no other additions. I’m good with Revis at a reasonable amount, all set at the Jets rate though.
1. We won the Super Bowl without Jerrod Mayo.
2. Jerrod Mayo missed most of last year and the year before that with injuries.
3. Jerrod Mayo is a run stopping linebacker in a passing league.
4. Nate Solder sucks.
5. Nate Solder + Jerrod Mayo combined don’t add up nearly to the value that Revis provides the Patriots.
6. It’s not your money.
In Bill we trust. Plenty of undiscovered talent out there. No worries
Bill Belichick has never won a Super Bowl without a shutdown cornerback. He won three with Ty Law and one with Revis. When he doesn’t have a shutdown corner his teams are usually amongst the worst pass defenses in football.
You do know that they just won the superbowl and have been the most successful franchise in sports over the past 15 years, right?
1. Great NFL franchises win 4 Super Bowls. Uncontested legends of the game win 5 Super Bowls.
2. They just won the Super Bowl. With Darrelle Revis completely shutting down Seattle in the Super Bowl.
3. If you enjoy AFC Championship games then I suggest you become a Peyton Manning fan.
How many championships has Revis won? One – with the patriots. We can do this all day. . . I’ll take 4 championships in 15 years, and having a team that is knocking at the door every year.
The Patriots won because of Revis, not vice versa.
I love ya, Turtleboy – but lets wait until the numbers come out. If the guaranteed money is less than 50 mill, then I too will be pissed – but if its over 50 – the Pats might have made the right overall choice with a tough decision.
It was $39 million guaranteed. I certainly hope you’re pissed now.
It sucks that theyn couldn’t find ground with Revis, but 5 years at 70 million and $39 million guaranteed. Dropping that kind of money on a 30 yr old CB seems a little risky. Even if he is a true shutdown corner.
So now all of a sudden, Patriots fans were “worried” about 30 year old Revis breaking down. Funny, no one was worried about this two days ago. Now that he’s on the Jets we were all concerned about his age and ailing body though. Right.
Yeah, the Pats only have a chance to get to the big game every year. Dropping a boatload of cash on a few players is no guarantee that you get back to the SuperBowl.
Shutdown corners are the hardest position outside of quarterback to replace on an NFL roster. Don’t forget the never ending list of failures that came between Revis and Assante Samuel.
Kyle Arrington. Remember him in the Super Bowl? Only letting some schmuck no one has ever heard of nearly win the Super Bowl MVP.
Darius Butler. Remember this catch in 2010?
Ellis Hobbs. Where were you when this happened?
Randall Gay. Or this?
That’s what I’ve been used to ever since Samuel left. The Patriots go 11-5, beat the shit out of Buffalo a few times, and then get exposed in the playoffs when Brady can’t bail his crap happy pass defense out time and time again. Like clockwork.
Look, I’m not saying that Malcolm Butler isn’t going to be a good cornerback, but right now he can’t hold Revis’ jockstrap. You had the best shutdown corner in the NFL. You won the Super Bowl because of him. You were the favorite to win it again so long as you paid him what he was worth. And they didn’t do that because Bob Kraft needs a new yacht. And please, don’t tell me that this was Belichick’s decision. It’s Kraft’s money. No way the owner of the team is letting Belichick get rid of one of his most valuable assets.
Go Patriots. Yay.
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