Notes, Quotes

The Sports Xchange

November 22, 2018 at 1:34 am.

–When a coach is on the firing line from the fans and media, the criticism often flies and events of the past may get brought up.

Add former cornerback Darrelle Revis to the list of critics of head coach Todd Bowles.

Revis retired after last season and during an appearance on WFAN Radio on Tuesday, he had some pointed criticism for the Week 17 loss in Buffalo that eliminated the Jets from the postseason in Bowles’ first season.

“I feel we came out and we felt that we had the game already won,” Revis said. “And you’re dealing with Rex Ryan on the other end who I know during that whole week of preparation, I know he got his guys, his players revved up to spoil our playoff run.”

Revis’ commentary also came after Ryan made a loud rant on an ESPN morning show in the wake of the 41-10 debacle to Buffalo.

“They’re gonna blow it up and they’re going to get it right,” he said on “Get Up” last week. “Bring someone in who understands the community, who gets that kind of passion, can relate to the fan base and all that, and never, ever have a performance like that again.”

–Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was signed to a five-year, $72.5 million contract to shore up the secondary. Instead, his first season is hardly going well thanks to the combination of a quad injury and sub-par play when he is on the field.

As the Jets get ready to face the Patriots this week, Johnson is ranked 54th among cornerbacks according to Pro Football Focus which gives him a grade of 64.2.

The quad injury cost Johnson five games but in the games he has played, opposing teams are getting big plays against him and it was really noticeable when Buffalo targeted him on the opening snap and got a 47-yard gain by Robert Foster.

In the five games Johnson has played, the Jets are allowing 26 points and 246.6 passing yards and he is getting outplayed by cheaper options in Daryl Roberts and Morris Claiborne.

BY THE NUMBERS: 24 — This is the amount of points in the first quarter for the Jets. The Jets are getting outscored 59-24 in the opening quarter this season.