Former NFL great Ty Law, a longtime confidante of Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis, trashed the Jets and their wide receivers, saying Revis should sit out the season opener because the Jets are an inferior opponent. Law also suggested the Jets might try to take a cheap shot at Revis' surgically repaired knee.
"I don’t think the Jets team or the receivers are even worthy of him coming out for this game," Law said in an interview with Sports Illustrated video. "He could've had the bad knee and covered these guys. He should sit out this game and wait to make a real splash.
"He is absolutely the best and wants to play the best, and I think you’re going to get the best out of him if he respects the other guy," Law continued. "But I don’t think he respects anybody on the Jets and then -- you never know -- what are they even playing for? I mean, they’re the type of team that might wanna get [him] hurt or try to take him out or something like that. So, I wouldn’t even play him because they’re not worthy."
The Jets' receiving corps has received its fair share of criticism over the past year or so, but nothing this scathing. Law actually played for the Jets in 2005 and 2008, but he's a Patriot at heart, having starred for them on their three Super Bowl-winning teams. Law and Revis are extremely close. They grew up in Aliquippa, Pa., live near each other in South Florida and actually played together for the 2008 season.
Revis, whom the Jets traded last April for two draft picks, will play Sunday for the first time since his season-ending knee injury last September.