George R.R. Martin celebrates return of Darrelle Revis to Jets
The notably verbose George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones series, took a break from his writing schedule to celebrate the New York Jets' re-acquisition of cornerback Darrelle Revis.
On his livejournal page — which is entitled "Not A Blog" — Martin praised Revis's abilities and said his return was "definitely cause for a smile."
"Of course, he should never have left. See my Not A Blog post of April 21, 2013," Martin wrote. "I said it all then: trading away the Jets best cause was sufficient cause for dumping our then-new GM, John Idzik. Time has proved me right. Now Idzik is gone and Darelle is back."
"It only cost us two years, two lost seasons, and a great coach, Rex Ryan."
Revis was available because the Patriots, defending Super Bowl champs and New York's AFC East division-mate, elected not to pick up the cornerback's $20 million option.
Martin, however, was not optimistic about the Jets's chances in the division next year. Nor did the author miss the chance to share his thoughts on Eagles coach Chip Kelly's recent personnel moves.
"Elsewhere in the NFL... well, the Giants are looking better and better as well," wrote Martin. "Not because of anything they have done, but because of what's happening down in Philadelphia, where Chip Kelly seems to be systemically dismantling the Eagles. Hey, keep at it, Chip."
While there are surely legions of other long-suffering Jets fans Martin can commiserate with, he may just chose to do what he's done before and pass the suffering along to his characters.