Darrelle Revis Out for Season: The Time is Now for Rex Ryan to Shine

September 24th, 2012

(Photo: US Presswire)

By Ryan Alfieri, Editor

In devastating news, the Jets have announced that All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis is out for the season with a torn ACL. It will require surgery.

Of course, losing a player of Revis’ stature would have rippling affects throughout the team. No longer can the Jets wield their unique coverage schemes to give them a chance to shut down even the best offenses in the game. Even if you aren’t a Jets fan, this is a crushing blow to all of those who enjoy watching great football.

So, where do the Jets go from here?

Schematically, the Jets are going to have to play just like everybody else—in other words, no longer can they brush off playing against Larry Fitzgerald as if he’s no even on the team. Evey part of the team will suffer, from the coverage to the run defense to how the offense manages the game from their end.

To say that things look bleak for the Jets is an understatement. When you remove Darrelle from the lineup, what to the Jets do to give them an edge in any particular area?

They don’t run it well. The pass offense is erratic at best. They give up a 70 percent completion percentage without Darrelle, and even the run defense is not where it needs to be.

Hey, at least Nick Folk is hitting all of his field goals.

If Rex is going to back up his words and prove himself to be the masterful defensive coordinator that landed him the head coaching job with the Jets, he needs to deliver now more than ever.

Rex has never coached a defense ranked lower than sixth in the NFL in yards allowed, but he has always had elite talent to work with. Now, he has average talent and bad offense to back it all up. After all, his team  barley beat the Dolphins without their best player.

The onus is now on Rex to now only salvage anything of this season and prove he is the kind of coach he claims to be.

Tags: Darrelle Revis, new york jets, rex ryan

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