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Revis: Jets need 'to get some playmakers in here'

Darrelle Revis talks about being with the Jets

Darrelle Revis talks about being with the Jets next season after ACL surgery as the team cleans out its lockers the day after ending a 6-10 season. (Dec. 31, 2012) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Sidelined for most of the season, Darrelle Revis got to watch the Jets' season unfold and unravel.

So from the perspective of a superstar-turned-spectator, "the season," the cornerback said, "kind of spiraled into turmoil."

The Jets cleaned out their lockers Monday, a day after a 28-9 loss to the Bills ended their season at 6-10. Revis was lost for the season after tearing his left ACL on Sept. 23.

"The only thing I could see from the outside [looking in] is that we were trying to get that momentum to build a winning streak," Revis said, "but it was a win here, two losses there and we could never bounce back."

Above all else, he said, the Jets need an infusion of talent.

"You just need to evaluate [the team] this offseason and try to get some playmakers in here," he said. "I think you need playmakers to win games. That's just straight football talk."

Revis criticized the organization in August when he told Newsday he wasn't sure if the front office had done enough to surround quarterback Mark Sanchez with weapons.

Fast-forward to the end of the season, and the Jets' 30th-ranked offense managed only 17.6 points per game. Even more question marks surround the quarterback position now.

Did this team have enough playmakers to be successful?

"I can't answer that," Revis said Monday. "No comment."

That question perhaps was answered by team owner Woody Johnson's decision to fire general manager Mike Tannenbaum on Monday.

Revis, 27, is entering the final year of his four-year, $46-million contract and is due $3 million in base salary next season. His quest for a contract extension will be done through negotiations with a new general manager -- one who likely will come from outside the organization.

"I'm not even focused on that; I've got to get this knee back to 100 percent," Revis said, adding that his rehab is going as scheduled and that he soon will be entering the stage in which he will start jogging.

"When the time comes, will talk . . . I definitely want to be here. This is where I live and it's the team I got drafted by. I owe a lot to them. All the stuff that's going on, I want to fight through it."

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