NEW YORK — The Jets have been one of the busiest teams this offseason. Just a few months removed from a surprising appearance in the AFC Championship Game, they have aggressively augmented their roster via the trade and free-agent markets.
First came Antonio Cromartie and LaDainian Tomlinson. Now the team has traded for Santonio Holmes and signed longtime rival Jason Taylor, who spent 12 years tormenting the Jets as a member of the hated Dolphins.
While the addition of Taylor might not go over too well with some Jets fans, who have endured a cantankerous relationship with Taylor, Pro Bowl CB Darrelle Revis is accepting of the move. Before being whisked away by his Ochocinco News Network cohorts at the NFL’s Play 60 event Wednesday, Revis shared his thoughts on playing with Taylor.
“Because he played with the Miami Dolphins, he said some harsh things about Jets fans and the Jets, because he was our rival,” Revis said. “But we accept guys. If he’s going to help us win, we’re all about him and we’re happy for him.”
Revis also had some glowing reviews of Holmes, a receiver he used to cover one-on-one.
“He was the No. 1 guy at the Steelers, a big-time player,” Revis said. “To get that addition to our team is great. We know he’s going to come in and he’s going to make a lot of plays for us.”
– Jason Feller