1495 Sports Jets Quotes 9/24/12

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1495 Sports brings these Jets quotes for 9/24/12. It has been reported that cornerback Darrelle Revis will miss the rest of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Here are some of the thoughts from head coach Rex Ryan:

Opening Statement:

“First off, news on Darrelle (Revis), he does have an ACL tear that’s going to require surgery, so that’s an update on him. Obviously, that’s a significant injury, and that’s something that we’re going to have to overcome as a football team. We understand that. For him, I feel bad about it because he’s such a great player, but also a great teammate, so we’re going to lose that presence. With that, I don’t know what else to say about it. I guess that’s the horrible thing that came out of the game. The good thing that came out was, obviously we found a way to win. We know what this game, the Jet-Miami game, what it means to Miami. We knew they were going to be a tough opponent, and they were. That hasn’t changed. My feelings after the game are the exact same right now as they were then. Obviously, that’s a pretty stout front seven, especially against the run. We knew it was going to be tough sledding, but our guys kept competing. I was really proud of the way we finished that game.”

On if there is hope that Revis could return by the end of the year:

“Well, again, I just found out five minutes ago about the ACL. I want to sit down certainly and talk to Darrelle, and we’ll do that first, before we decide if he’s on IR, if he’s not on IR. I want to talk to Darrelle. We’ve had seven players on our football team that have had this surgery before and are playing now. One of them is (Antonio) Cromartie. Cromartie had an ACL surgery. Certainly, it’s a big disappointment, but again, I know the way Darrelle is. This is a guy that is as competitive as it gets, and I don’t think there’s any doubt he’s going to come back strong from it. Again, like I said, before we ever do anything, I want to talk to Darrelle.”

On his message to the team:

“Everybody has to step up, and that’s it. I remember one game my first year here, I believe we lost Leon Washington and Kris Jenkins in the same game. Those are two outstanding football players, maybe one of them regarded as our best, maybe offensive weapon and one of them is certainly one of the best defensive players in the league, in Kris Jenkins. The very next year, we lose Kris after three plays. We have a history of stepping up. I’ve also had some experiences where you lose some corners. In Baltimore, I think we lost three or four corners in one year. Obviously, that was tough. We just have to pick it up and maybe we play some opponents differently. There’s different ways to skin a cat. You can’t just obviously take away their best receiver with one guy, but again, we’ll find a way.”

Cornerback Kyle Wilson had these thoughts:

On if he feels added pressure to make up for the loss of Darrelle Revis:

“No, I just feel like I’m going (to go) out there and I’m going to continue to do my job. Go out there, make plays and have fun. Just play my game, that’s all I can do.”

On if he will still seek out Revis as a mentor:

“I’ll still be communicating with him. I always pick that guy’s brain. He’s obviously pretty good. Our communication will still be the same, but overall, I just have to continue to do my job, go out there, have fun and make plays.”

On if the game has slowed down for him…

“Definitely, each year has gotten slower and I think that’s because of knowing what to look for and just having that experience. There’s nothing like being out there on the field.”

On if he is confident that the team can overcome the loss of Revis:

“Our team, we can do anything we put or minds to. I like the team we have. We have good chemistry and everybody is looking to do something to help out.”

Linebacker Calvin Pace had this to say:

On whether it’s possible to replace Revis for the entire season:

“No, I mean not with one person.  We’re not going to ask Kyle (Wilson) to go out and be Darrelle, we’re not going to ask Ellis (Lankster) to go out and be Darrelle. A number of people have to step up and try to affect the game in the same way he did. Obviously, it’s not going to be in the same manner.  We have to find a way to regroup and we (have to) try to get better as a whole defensively, it hasn’t been good enough.”

On when he heard of Revis’s injury:

“I talked to him after the game, then I saw him this morning and he said it was pretty much over.  It’s a sad moment, because to my knowledge, he’s never missed a game, the guy has always been healthy.  For somebody (who is hurt), (and) I’ve been hurt before, rehabbing is harder than playing, because you’re sitting out, watching the guys go out and practice, playing games, and you’re trying to stay positive.  It’s a tough situation, but everybody’s here for him, we’re going to try to keep his spirits up.  But again, we all have jobs to do on Sunday, so we just have to keep moving.”

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