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Crushzilla
07-30-2007, 07:03 PM
Sorry to make the title of this thread so deceiving. Thought I would post up an interesting "perhaps" that I read on Florio's site. I don't think, and he doubts, that this will happen, but being that he's a former Panther and a lot of people wanted him in the first round...

COULD REVIS RE-ENTER THE DRAFT?

A league source tells us that the primary snag in the talks between the Jets and cornerback Darrelle Revis, the No. 14 overall pick in the draft, is that the Jets are insisting on Revis signing a six-year deal, but that Revis wants a five-year contract.

With so many players taken in the top 16 signing deals of five years in duration instead of the CBA maximum of six seasons, the refusal of the Jets to do a five-year deal could cause this to become one of the lengthier holdouts of the bunch. And there are indications that, unless the Jets yield on this point, Revis might sit out the entire season and re-enter the draft.

Keep this in mind -- the uncle of Revis, Sean Gilbert, once sat out an entire season in a dispute with the Redskins. And thereafter Gilbert got paid a bunch of money.

Will it happen with Revis? At this point, it's way too early to tell. But, unlike every other rookie or holdout, he's a least got someone in the family who played the patience game, and eventually won it. So if the Jets won't drop the demand for a six-year deal and unless the six-year deal compensates Revis fully and fairly for the extra year of free agency that he'll be sacrificing, Revis could end up re-entering the draft in 2008.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

If by some long shot he DID re-enter in '08. Would he still be a favorite for the Steelers?

What round would you want to draft him?

Would you still want him considering he denied his first drafters?

Is the temptation of getting a guy you really wanted the year before, even though he's another year older, be too much?

Preacher
07-30-2007, 07:20 PM
If by some long shot he DID re-enter in '08. Would he still be a favorite for the Steelers?

No. If he isn't willing to negotiate for that 6th year with another team, what is to say that he is going to not do it again this year with the current team that gets him? Maybe it isn't years.. .maybe it is signing bonus.


What round would you want to draft him?

Seventh... maybe


Would you still want him considering he denied his first drafters?

Answered in the first question

Is the temptation of getting a guy you really wanted the year before, even though he's another year older, be too much?

Nope. not for the Steelers.

wharalson
07-30-2007, 07:58 PM
who is he never heard of him tell him a little about what type of player is he.

The Duke
07-30-2007, 08:10 PM
who is he never heard of him tell him a little about what type of player is he.

Seriously, you never heard of him, well in a summarized way he was a great cornerback at the university of pittsburgh, that's why some may want him on the team because he was in pittsburgh and was a good player there

83-Steelers-43
07-30-2007, 08:14 PM
Seriously, you never heard of him, well in a summarized way he was a great cornerback at the university of pittsburgh, that's why some may want him on the team because he was in pittsburgh and was a good player there

Not only was he a good DB, he was one hell of a returner. Case in point....

vV3g2Z-0ExA BTW, I would be more than happy to have him on our roster. It beats watching Colclough fumble.

Black@Gold Forever32
07-30-2007, 08:20 PM
I like Revis a lot......I think he is a really good corner...Not shut down material....NFL rules really prevent corners from being shut down anymore...Plus like 83 said the guy is one hell of a return man......

The Duke
07-30-2007, 08:21 PM
Not only was he a good DB, he was one hell of a returner. Case in point....

vV3g2Z-0ExA BTW, I would be more than happy to have him on our roster. It beats watching Colclough fumble.

Oh, I had forgotten that return.

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-30-2007, 08:32 PM
I like Revis but I wouldnt take him next year unless he is the best corner in the draft and our DB's are horrible again. Next year in the first round I see us going after a middle LB to replace Farrior and add depth to the position. Maybe Revis will fall to the second round and we can snag him there.

Hines86Ward
07-30-2007, 09:32 PM
I would take Revis next year only if James Laurinaitis isnt on the board when we pick......other than that, I'd gladly welcome him!

RoethlisBURGHer
07-30-2007, 09:51 PM
If Lauranitis is on the board,we gotta take him next year.

I already have my Ohio State Lauranitis jersey...it'll be the first Steelers jersey of the 2008 season I buy if we draft him.

Crushzilla
07-30-2007, 09:53 PM
If Lauranitis is on the board,we gotta take him next year.

I already have my Ohio State Lauranitis jersey...it'll be the first Steelers jersey of the 2008 season I buy if we draft him.

He better be projected to go in the very late first round then...

TackleMeBen
07-30-2007, 10:58 PM
Seriously, you never heard of him, well in a summarized way he was a great cornerback at the university of pittsburgh, that's why some may want him on the team because he was in pittsburgh and was a good player there

just b/c he played at pitt doesnt mean that he could fit in with the steelers... for example.. the charlotte hornets/bobcats usually draft a basketball player from UNC and they usually end up being awful for the team. hometown players usually dont pan out for the howmtown pro team ..IMO

Crushzilla
07-30-2007, 11:08 PM
just b/c he played at pitt doesnt mean that he could fit in with the steelers... for example.. the charlotte hornets/bobcats usually draft a basketball player from UNC and they usually end up being awful for the team. hometown players usually dont pan out for the howmtown pro team ..IMO

You're right that it statistically has absolutely no advantage.

People love to see guys play ball from college into the pros, though, in the same city. Watching them mature as a player into, hopefully, a francise (and city) leader.

Jman
07-30-2007, 11:14 PM
I am happy about the pics we have (if Timmons gets healthy) but I think we shoulda took Revis. Thats' me though...I trust coach's ability to get them up and dominating...

SteelCityMan786
07-30-2007, 11:32 PM
I don't see any chance he gets a Steelers pick up. I don't think he'd work well in our defense. But hey, I'm no Pitt Football Genius. I'd rather be a Penn State fan anyway.

CantStop85
07-30-2007, 11:39 PM
We hear this same thing about one player every year and it (almost) never happens.

Move along, nothing to see here.. :coffee:

Jman
07-30-2007, 11:52 PM
I don't see any chance he gets a Steelers pick up. I don't think he'd work well in our defense. But hey, I'm no Pitt Football Genius. I'd rather be a Penn State fan anyway.

Does anyone here know how he played? Zone? Man? Blitz?

I'm not a college-watching guy.

:google:

Galax Steeler
07-31-2007, 05:13 AM
I would have to say with all the tallent level in next years draft I don't see us drafting him.