Darrelle Revis has already shown himself to be just out for himself.
Now, center Nick Mangold seems to be stealing a page from Revis’ book, a best seller entitled “Just How Ungrateful Can I Be In Five Seasons Or Less?”
Both players are recognized as among the best at their respective positions (and Revis, by a considerable margin, is considered by many to be the absolute tops at his.) However, both of them are attempting to extort huge paydays from the team at a very inappropriate time.
Due to the lack of a angreement between players and owners, no one has any idea of what the financial climate of the game is going to be next year. You won’t find alot of team committing huge guaranteed money to players at the moment because of the large degree of uncertainity surrounding the sport. Teams are actually handcuffed by the process. However, that doesn’t seem to bother either Mangold or Revis.
The two may be superstars on the field, but they are acting very immaturely in their attempts to get what they feel they deserve. Mangold, in particular, made a recent statement that basically implied that if the JEts don;t come up with a boatload of cash for him, then the relationship between the two parties would be irrevocably ruined.
Oh please…grow up, Nick. It’s a business.
The point both these players seem to be missing is that paying them huge amounts of money could prevent the team from adding quality pieces around them. If these guys were the true professionals they claim to be, their ultimate goal would be to win the Lombardi Trophy and to make sacrifices in order to achieve that aim.
Revis points to Nnamdi Asomugha’s ridiculous contract as the baseline for what he should be receiving. Perhaps Darrelle ought to look and see that Oakland is one of the worst teams in the league and has no shot year in and year out of contending.
Is that what he wants? If so, the Jets are better off finding players who give theri heart and soul as opposed to these two prima donnas, no matter how good they are.
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Written by Frank Mazzola