The New York Jets go into Week 1 of the regular season minus their best cornerback – Darrelle Revis – and yet from all appearances, they’re not about to let a holdout player derail their team plans one bit.
Need proof? Well consider that according to The Sporting News, Jets ganeral manager Mike Tannenbaum has said that his team is moving on without Revis.
Revis began his holdout on or about August 1, and his stance hasn’t changed at all nine days from New York’s season opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
What looms is whether the Jets players can deal without having Revis in the lineup or if they are professional enough as a team to proceed without him without it affecting the tem’s overall play on the defensive side of the ball.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan strikes me as the type of coach who will keep the Jets focused, even with the Revis holdout. Fortunately for them, they have Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson, so the dropoff in talent isn’t that steep.