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Monday, August 9, 2010
Jets owner on Revis in '10: 'I would say no'


New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has lost hope he can make cornerback Darrelle Revis happy enough to rejoin the team.

Darrelle Revis
"I think the kind of defense that Rex ran really coalesced with who he is as a player," said Jets owner Woody Johnson of Darrelle Revis.
In a one-on-one interview for Tuesday night's episode of "E:60," ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap asked Johnson if Revis will play for the Jets this season.

"My gut feeling is, I would say no," Johnson said.

ESPN released some of Johnson's comments to promote the show, which will air at 7 p.m. ET.

On Revis' importance to the Jets:
"Well, Darrelle Revis is a great player. He's ... you know, we drafted him as a great player. We thought he would be pretty good, or we wouldn't have drafted him that first round. So we knew he would be a good player. He played well for the three years he's been here, particularly this last year, when Rex [Ryan became head coach]. I think the kind of defense that Rex ran really coalesced with who he is as a player."

On the Jets' chances to win a title this year:
"I've never been around a team that has this much ability from the coaching staff to the players and the business side. The training facility's now completed. We're in our third year there, and we've got a new stadium that's been completed. So we've done actually everything. Everything's in place to be successful. And I think ... I'll go along with the coach. I think we're going to do very well this season."

On Ryan's swagger:
"I really do applaud it because I think it's nice to tell everybody. If you're a leader, part of leadership is telling everybody where you're going to go. And I don't think it's haughty. I mean, I think if you have a lot of confidence and if you're directed towards a specific goal, there's nothing wrong with talking about it and being confident in achieving that."