Darrelle Revis has a torn ACL, will need surgery and miss the rest of the season

Darrelle Revis is most likely out for the year

9/24/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Sept 23, 2012;  Miami, FL, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) is treated by medical staff as Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (right) heads towards the sideline during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRENew York Jets coach Rex Ryan announced at a press conference today that Darrelle Revis has a torn ACL, which will require surgery and result in Revis most likely being out for the season.

Revis' injury was a non-contact injury during yesterday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Revis is the best cover cornerback in the league, and his loss will definitely affect the Jets' defense.

Ryan says that the team will employ a more aggressive defense in order to compensate for the loss of their best player. That will put more pressure on the QB, and potentially allow the secondary to be a little more aggressive, since they theoretically won't have to cover their receivers for as long.

This is a huge loss for the Jets, who currently sit atop the AFC East with a 2-1 record. It's also a huge opportunity for anyone remaining on the Jets' schedule.

Revis normally covered the opposing team's #1 receiver, and would usually completely shut him down, allowing the rest of the defense to take care of the rest.

Without that, it should be interesting to see how they are able to recover.

What do you think? Will the Jets still have a potent defense without Revis? Or does this ruin their championship hopes this year?
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9/24/12   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

As a Jets fan, I don't feel that the season's over because of the loss Revis.

if we can't get pressure on the QB, the season's over.
If we can't stop the run, the season's over.
If we can't run the ball ourselves, the season's over.

There needs to be a change in the defensive gameplan and a change in the mindset for this team. A loss as jarring as this could incite such changes. Something had to give. It's unfortunate that it happened to be Darrelle's knee, but after the last 2 weeks of football it's clear that there needed to be some overhaul to the way we go after our opponents.

There needs to be some serious intensity this coming Sunday at home against the Niners. A win's the best medicine in any case.

(but, as an aside, there's a man who lives on my block in NYC who, i'm pretty sure, has never stepped out of his door without wearing some sort of Jets gear. He's had season tickets for 20 years. I just saw him and was the lucky one to break the Revis news. He yelled "that means the season's over. The season's f***ing over" as he walked down Broadway... so, there's his take on this situation.)