The New York Jets have ruled out cornerback Darrelle Revis for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After suffering a concussion during New York’s season opening win over the Buffalo Bills last week, the Jets have decided to play it safe and sit Revis against the Steelers.
Revis said he wanted to play on Sunday and, while he was cleared to participate in 11-on-11 drills in practice on Friday, head coach Rex Ryan said that he is simply following the league’s protocol when it comes to players with a concussion.
“I’d try to be out there with a broken leg. I’m sure they know that as well,” Revis said. “It’s a competitive spirit in me that wants to go out and play. If I feel fine, which I do, we’ll go from there.”
But Revis did add that ”Whatever they say, goes.”
Ryan said that Revis will not make the trip to Pittsburgh for Sunday’s game, also adding that tight end Dustin Keller and linebacker Bryan Thomas will also not play. All three are expected to stay home, but Ryan is also hopeful that they will all be available the following week when the Jets travel to South Beach to take on the Miami Dolphins.
Then again, there is absolutely no point in rushing back any player hen you take on the Dolphins. A handful of practice players could probably help you beat the team that was assembled by the poorest excuse for a general manager in all of football in Jeff Ireland.
For all of those fantasy owners wondering about the implications of Revis sitting out the Jets’ game against the Steelers, it is quite simple.
Downgrade the Jets defense and special teams. Upgrade Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger and WRs Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown. Whoever does not receive the attention from Antonio Cromartie should have a field day on offense for Pittsburgh.
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