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Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Posted on: October 21, 2011 5:14 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s the non-penalty call that just won’t go away, and Darrelle Revis is still being asked questions about it. Until, you know, he hangs up on his interviewer on the advice of his PR man.

If you watched last Monday night’s game between the Jets and the Dolphins, you saw Miami quarterback Matt Moore hit Revis in the numbers before Revis took the pick-6 100 yards to the opposite end zone.

And ESPN made sure to air plenty of replays before Moore released the ball that showed Revis and Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall making contact with each other, Marshall falling to the turf and Revis making the easy interception.

Analyst Jon Gruden immediately (and repeatedly) said a pass interference penalty should have been called, and at the time, I also thought it was evident there was some illegal contact.

Judge for yourself:



Revis has been adamant that he didn’t interfere with Marshall, and today on the Mike Francesa radio show on WFAN in New York, Revis got mad enough where Jets PR decided it was best if he just end the interview immediately and hang up the phone.

See the interview below (it gets heated about the 5:00 mark):



From the very beginning of the interview, after Francesa, when introducing his guest, said Revis was the only member of the Jets organization who liked him, Francesa asked him about the Marshall play. “You mugged him, didn’t you?” Francesa almost immediately said. “Said Revis: “That’s what’s everybody thinks.” Later, he said, “I did not mug Brandon Marshall.”

They moved on to other topics for a few minutes, but the conversation was steered back to the Marshall non-penalty.

Revis explained that Marshall was tripping, and Francesa laughed at the notion, asking how Marshall’s jersey wound up in Revis’ hand. Even though Revis brought up the always-stupid “Do you know football?” thing and the conversation seemed somewhat joking, it then got heated.

From part of the transcript (via CBS New York):
“You are still the only one in the world who doesn’t think that was a penalty,” said Francesa.

“I don’t care!” said Revis, who was on the verge of getting very upset. “I don’t care what everybody thinks! I don’t care what you think, I don’t care what the whole world thinks."

“You’re good at interviewing,” he said.  “I’m good at what I do. Just leave it at that!”

As Revis’ voice rose, Jets PR man Jared Winley instructed Revis to hang up the phone, and, though Francesa was shocked by the intrusion, Revis did exactly that.

Later, Winley apologized, saying in a statement (via the New York Daily News):"In my judgement (sic), given the tone of the interview, I should have asked Mike to move on to another topic, instead of instructing Darrelle to hang up the phone. That was an error on my part. I've called Mike's producer and I apologized."

All in all, not a good day for anybody involved in the interview. Except, of course, for Mike Francesa.

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Comments

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Even though Revis brought up the always-stupid “Do you know football?” thing and the conversation seemed somewhat joking, it then got heated.
It's not stupid. It's just you've heard that said and written about you since you've been in this profession. Unless you've played the sport and understand what goes on, you're ignorant of nuances and what is accepted and not accepted. Revis was being berated by a schlub with a microphone. He even complimented him on being good at what he does. However, the thin-skinned cretin pressed on. Anyone with class and any intelligence would have known when to back off out of respect for his guest. He did it for ratings and further burn bridges then he can cry why the Jets hate him. Francesa is a martyr. Woe is me. Boo hoo. Call Eli. Wait, he's on ESPN radio. Too funny.
 
Dude, it's not the Jets, it's the sports world. The Mets, Knicks and Rangers hate Francesa as well. Their fans can't stand him. You know why? It's because he's an arrogant schlub who is a bully.



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:45 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

P.S., Katzowitz proves indisputably that he didn't ever see this play. He says that you can clearly see Marshall falling to the turf. Does anyone else see Marshall falling down? I see that Revis had Marshall by the jersey for all of one second. I can't explain that, except to say that it had no impact on the play. The only reason Revis even had such firm control of Marshall was cuz Marshall ran into him, like an outfielder into a wall




Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Gang Green Mag....  What are you fireman ed's bag holder.  Revis does no wrong... He is a very good player reminds me of Ty Law minus the rings.:)

Revis committs pass interference on just about every play. Just like there is holding on every play...  He gets away with it on rep...  Funny how no player is too good to take him on but Francesca kicks his ass!!!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

When a shirt is grabbed it is pass interference if the ball is in the air if not in air its holding.  Take of those green colored glasses and admit you got away with one..  If it had been against the Colts, you can bet Polian would be all over it.  Bad call Jets got away with one, happens all the time in sports.  Revis should have just laughed and kept laughing. Francesca might be an idiot but he is not on Jets suck up radio. 



Since: Jan 1, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

   Being a Seahawks fan,I have seen these types of calls a lot. You get used to it. LOL


    It was a bogus non call,but it was a non call. We used to have the Jordan rules and now we have the Revis rules. I watched the game and Revis had Marshalls jersey wrapped around his hand. It was a foul for sure. No doubt in my mind!


    Don't blame Revis,blame the officiating. He did make a nice run back for the TD. Reevis is a very good player and I can't blame him for being ticked off about the questions regarding the play. He did what he was tought to do. No whistle and you keep on playing.



   Maybe Marshall should of kept his mouth shut before the game and he might of got the call.      



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

This whole thing has been going on for a week. Sadly Francesca is justified in such a misguided opinion-Jon Gruden the absolute most overrated NFL analyst in the league(do guys really listen to him and nod their heads "of course, how could I have been so blind!?") made the call. Now everyone in the media has followed like sheep. Like Katzowitz here. "The conversation was steered back to the Marshall non-penalty"? " Even though Revis brought up the always-stupid “Do you know football?” thing and the conversation seemed somewhat joking, it then got heated"? "All in all, not a good day for anybody involved in the interview. Except, of course, for Mike Francesa."? What kind of objective reporting is this!? YOU SHOULD BE FIRED!!! This is mass-media manipulation at it's finest. Francesca was obviously BSing the "I was joking", he didn't say that until after Revis hung up on him and after insulting Revis' intelligence. Everytime it's a New York player involved, the national media has to oppose them. Always effin' New York getting ripped on, and then all these small-market fans have the balls to say, "Oh these guys are just overhyped cuz they play in NY" New York doesn't make you overhyped, it makes you a target of negative media.


Anyway, if none of this is valid, let's seriously just ask Brandon Marshall. I really want to hear from him whether or not he thought it was a penalty, and when he says 'no', that should be all anyone needs to hear  





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Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:27 pm
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Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:25 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Apology??? I'm tired of the Jets apologizing all the time for their remarks made to the media. They bring an element to the media which should be considered "entertainment". Anyone who seen the game knows it was pass interference and the Ref's missed the call. When you are considered the "best" at your position the ref's will allow you to get away with some unnecessary contact outside the 5 yard bump and run cushion. There are penalties on every play for god's sake and the ref's just missed this one.

Revis should not have to address the "blown call" a week after the fact. Revis did nothing on the play that would be considered "dirty" or "unsportsmanlike". He plays aggressive and that's why he is considered the best cover guy in the business. Revis didn't "mug" Brandon Marshall on the play. In my opinion, Revis just made a "monster play" on a "monster receiver" so says Brandon Marshall....Remember




Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

Moral of the story It was not a penalty because the flag was not thrown if the flag was thrown it would of been a penalty the  question is good call or a miss call, and we all no the answer to that unless your ignorant it was a MISS call.
 



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Revis hangs up on radio show, Jets apologize

and anyone happy with a "no-call" on a play like that are complete tools/jet fans...that play CHANGE THE GAME AROUND...it wasnt just an int turnover...it was a pick 6! a td play! thats a no call on 7 points for a struggling team when they were driving down the field on the so called great jets defense...come on people please take your heads out your as*s n be real with your comments


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