- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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A collection of national-based links from around the Web on the Patriots agreeing to a one-year, $12 million deal with cornerback Darrelle Revis:
1. Another twist for Patriots-Jets rivalry. Rich Cimini, who covers the Jets for ESPN.com, looks at the move through the lens of the Patriots-Jets rivalry which "took another crazy turn Wednesday night with the news that Revis Island is moving to the Bay State."
2. Nightmare scenario for Jets. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News echoes Cimini's thoughts in writing the Jets' "ultimate nightmare has become reality: Revis Island is relocating to New England."
3. Jets smart to stay away. Bob Glauber of Newsday says a one-year, $12 million deal is a good one for the Patriots, but the Jets were smart to stay away.
4. Sides betting on each other. Award-winning national sports columnist Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! weaves it all together and highlights the unique dynamics in play as the Patriots and Revis have come together.
5. Upgrade for the Patriots. Greg Bedard of TheMMQB.com dissects the agreement against what the Patriots lost in Aqib Talib. "It’s hard to fault the Patriots for taking Revis over Talib, even at a higher salary. Revis is clearly better and much cleaner off the field. Now two years removed from ACL reconstruction, Revis is in top form," he writes.
6. High marks for Patriots. Pete Prisco, national football columnist for CBSSports.com, gives the move an "A" grade. "It's a great move for New England, which is in need of a cover corner after losing Aqib Talib to Denver. It's a $12 million deal for the one season, a nice deal for both. It works. It's a good rental."
7. Expensive but necessary. Doug Farrar of SI.com hands out a "B" grade in noting the move was a necessary one for New England, and an expensive one.
8. Deion Branch chimes in. With Deion Branch on the set, NFL Network discusses the Patriots-Revis marriage on “NFL Total Access” by asking the question: “Does the one-year deal work better for New England or Revis?”
9. Coverage options increase. Brent Sobleski of USAToday.com uses the Twitter machine to gather a variety of opinions on the agreement, adding: "Revis is far more consistent and will be able to lock up the opposing team’s top receiver, while the Patriots can roll coverage to the other side of the field."