The New York Jets have had a rollercoaster NFL 2012-13 season to say the least. With the team currently ranked 28th in offense, the Jets have sputtered throughout the whole year giving their mediocre defense (ranked 19th overall) more responsibility than it can swallow.
As the New York Jets continue to lose on a weekly basis, more and more players are finger pointing inside the team locker room. These so-called “anonymous” players have divided the team once again causing another rift, similar to what transpired last year with the New York Jets.
As we approach Week 13, the New York Jets find themselves with a 4-7 record (tied for last in the AFC East) with only five games left to go in the regular season. Leaving everything in the open, the Jets’ have an opportunity to “run the table” and finish the year with a 9-7 record with the hopes of making the playoffs. While this feat is hardly unlikely, in order for the Jets to even have a chance, veterans will have to continue to even be more vocal.
One of the Jets’ few veterans, All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, who is done for the season after tearing his ACL back in Week 1, had a few words to say to his old teammates.
Courtesy of Newsday, Revis felt it was time for players to just play the game.
“Guys just need to shut up. Quit talking crazy to the media, especially involving your teammates,” Revis said. “I think that’s the worst, because when you do that, that’s when it really gets divided. Because you don’t know if you can trust your other teammate.”
For Darrelle Revis to be gone from the game and still have the passion to encourage his teammates is a true sign of leadership, a trait that not many players on the New York Jets possess. Whether Revis’ statement works or not, at least it was worth trying.
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