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Tomlinson warns against trading Revis, per report
Former Jets running back Ladainian Tomlinson thinks trading Darrelle Revis would be a mistake.
"When I was there, Revis was so important not only to the team on the field but in the locker room, with the young guys in the film room," the current NFL Network analyst told the New York Post in New Orleans. "He actually made [Antonio] Cromartie a better player. Cromartie was already a veteran player, but he made him better. I just think sometimes organizations make decisions based on strictly business when you can’t replace a guy like Revis.”
Be that as it may, Tomlinson still thinks the Jets will part ways with Revis.
“Rex Ryan’s silence in the whole thing about Revis has spoken volumes to me that something is actually happening,” he said, adding that former general manager Mike Tannenbaum "messed up" and put the Jets in the position of having to seriously consider dealing Revis.
"...I feel because of the situation that they’re in, the Jets feel like that’s the only way they can make some headway in turning this roster around, getting more athletes on the roster, more athletes that can perform better. At the same time, the guy is the best defensive player in the league. To me, you win championships with defense. So, in a passing league, how can you get rid of Revis? I don’t know if that’s the best decision to make, to get rid of the best defensive player in the league.”