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Darrelle Revis Says Packers Were Legit Contenders

Darrelle Revis

We heard a rumor here and a whisper there that the Green Bay Packers were interested in cornerback Darrelle Revis when he was a free agent.

Revis, who became a free agent after New England declined to pick up a $20 million option for 2015, is one of the top corners in the game and would have made a hell of a replacement for Tramon Williams.

Of course, that became a moot point when the New York Jets offered up an asinine five-year, $70 million deal.

The Packers, or any team in their right mind, weren’t going to compete with that.

To put this in perspective, the Jets agreed to pay a cornerback an average of $14 million a year from the time he’s 30 until the time he’s 35. The Jets are obviously run by a bunch of assholes.

Maybe that contract makes sense if the guy is the second coming of Darrell Green, but we doubt Darrelle Revis is that.

At any rate, this is not about the idiots who run the Jets.

It’s about the fact that the Packers actually appear to have made a legitimate attempt to sign a big-time outside free agent. Or at least they put their name in the conversation.

I mean, that’s unheard of, but Revis said it happened.

“(It) was the Packers, Steelers, Baltimore as well as Cleveland, the Chiefs, the Jets and also the Pats, so there was a number of teams there,” he said. “I sat down and had conversations with (them) to see if we could work something out.”

In the end, the Packers ended up signing absolutely no one but their own guys, as usual.

And Revis took the money.

But hey, maybe Casey Hayward is just as good and he just needs a chance to show it.

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10 Comments

  1. TyKo Steamboat March 26, 2015

    I was clinging on to this fantasy that a couple guys like Suh & Revis would sign 1-yr. deals with us to chase a ring for a season …

    Could you imagine?

    1. Harry Hood March 29, 2015

      And Wilfork…

  2. PF4L March 26, 2015

    BJ Raji was worth 8 mill/year in Teds mind, and Mathews is worth 13.2 mill. TW was worth slightly over 8 mill and Shields is worth 9 mill, then Revis is worth 14 mill.

    If Revis was covering J Kearse, Kearse doesn’t make that td catch and the Packers go to the Super Bowl. I’d say that would be money well spent.

    1. Shawn Neuser March 26, 2015

      Clay and Shields are worth that money because they are young. Revis is NOT.
      With where that ball was thrown, Revis would not have stopped it, nor would have Deion Sanders.

      1. PF4L March 26, 2015

        I love you man, you always make me smile.

        Yea, i’m sure Revis and Deion would NOT turn around to locate the ball. But rather, play the player and NOT the ball. I guess to be sure a tackle is made after the td reception. (In the end zone). Those two aren’t foolish (aggressive) enough to turn their head to locate a thrown ball intended for the receiver they’re covering. (Really dude?)

        Keep up the good work.

        1. Shawn Neuser March 27, 2015

          Tramon located the ball. Playing the outside technique, the whole point is you can see the ball. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was the ball was thrown in front of the receiver, who happens to be a big guy. Unless you are actually running in front of the WR, you aren’t stopping that catch. That’s why you don’t play a zero look against Russell Wilson.

        2. Phatgzus March 27, 2015

          And YOU always make me smile: On the one hand we have someone with a grudge who watched the game once basing the vast majority of his argument on opinion, and on the other, we have someone who watched the game twice, at least once highly focused on player performance. Guess which one you are, PF.

  3. Cheesemaker March 26, 2015

    Hearing this is about as un-satisfying as hearing credible sources say the Packers were the best team in the NFL last year. Close only counts with horseshoes, hand grenades and nuclear warfare.

  4. the real russ letlow March 26, 2015

    we signed 2 of the top 10 free agents this year. they just happened to be our guys.

  5. jtmax March 26, 2015

    I think they are pretty high on Hayward and Hyde to replace losing Williams and House. Not as fast nor as big but younger and cheaper for sure. I suspect that TT picks up corner in second round like Kevin Johnson.