The Huddle: Darrelle Revis Is Unsure About the Jets and Brandon LaFell Is Very Sure About the PanthersJeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Darrelle Revis is with us, you guys
There are many people who feel as if the much-publicized quarterback situation in New York has been exacerbated by the much-publicized lack of offensive talent in New York. In fact, we can now count the Jets’ best player among them. Asked yesterday whether the Jets had put enough around Mark Sanchez for him to even have a chance to develop into a top-tier quarterback, Revis was less than enthusiastic.
“I don’t know,” Revis told Newsday while reportedly shaking his head. “I don’t know.”
There was also this gem: “You’ve got to do what’s best for the team, and I don’t know if we’ve been wise in that department.”
Apparently, Darrelle lacks faith in Chaz Schilens and the rookie second-round pick who caught 49 passes in his college career. It may seem like all this Jets stuff is one mean-spirited act of piling on, but really, this one is pretty great.
— Robert Mays
Maybe the Panthers should slow down a bit
The Panthers’ offseason of unfounded confidence began when starting center Ryan Kalil decided that it was wise to take out an ad in the paper telling the people of Charlotte that the Panthers were going to win the Super Bowl. The response was typical — a mix of “SHOW ME ON THE FIELD!” and “THAT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO THINK!” I tend to lean toward the latter, and coming from a guy who’s been to three straight Pro Bowls, it’s easier to stomach. The same can’t be said about Brandon LaFell’s Panthers proclamation.
LaFell, who caught 36 passes in 2011, apparently “caught a lot of passes Wednesday while Steve Smith visited a doctor” yesterday, and it had him feeling pretty good about himself, so good that apparently, the Panthers have become the ’07 Patriots. “We’ve got guys that can compete with anybody,” LaFell told the Charlotte Observer. “I don’t feel like there’s a secondary that really can stop us because we’ve got as many guys as anyone else has that can get open and make plays.”
To go along with Smith and LaFell, the Panthers have the terrifying combination of David Gettis and whoever Kealoha Pilares is. There’s no doubt that Cam Newton and the Panthers passing game impressed last year and the side of the ball that will limit Carolina this year isn’t its offense, but perhaps LaFell should pump the breaks a bit.
— Robert Mays
Can anyone account for James Harrison’s whereabouts on August 17?
Ravens fan possibly exposed to rabies after encounter with a bat.
— Chris Ryan