I know, I know. With every ounce of our beings, most of us would agree that we would never want to root for some of the star players of the Jets. Their brash antics are everything that the hoodie does not stand for.
Yet I think it would be a little fun to speculate, if we could steal one player from the Jets, who would it be? You can take this question however you'd like, factoring age into the equation or no. Let's take a look at my top candidates.
- Darrelle Revis, CB - While he may be the source of much frustration, and the Patriots may have a stable of talented CBs already, there is no doubt that Revis is one of the best at his position. I didn't choose him because I don't believe CB is the problem with our defense and Revis alone would not be able to solve things. However, I could understand anyone who wanted to make the case for him
- Santonio Holmes, WR - Holmes has big play ability and always seems to come up in the biggest situations. He may have more swagger than Pats fans would like, but if we can tolerate Ocho on the team with his little production (To be fair, I am a believer in Ocho and think he'll pick it up) then I'm sure we could deal with Holmes, who no doubt would be amazingly productive with TB throwing him the ball and Wes/Gronk/Herndo already occupying the defense.
- Nick Mangold, C - Not the sexy option, but this is where I think I'm leaning. The offense runs through the line, and Mangold is one of the top three, if not the best center in the game. While I love Connelly, Mangold could be a rock at center for us for a while.
- Calvin Pace, ROLB - A playmaker on defense, Pace usually gets 6-8 sacks a year and a handful of forced fumbles. He isn't the tackle machine that Mayo is and I can't honestly say I know how he plays in coverage (he only has 2 career INTs) but I think he'd be a valuable member of our LB core.