Is there really nothing they could do for him? Front seats on the bus. He doesnt have to do... X,Y,Z. IDK but something that gives him comfort. But on top of all that you do have to offer him a decent contract offer. You cant say hey you can skip training camps and come late to meetings and then give him a 5-6 mil offer. Its gotta be reasonable. But i find it hard to believe theres nothing that they can add on top of the $$ to convince him to stay.
And ill say this. Yes back loaded contracts are a big part of what got us into this mess. But would it be terrible for Idzik to come in and say: Look we are strapped for cash but we had to resign one of the best players in the league. Revis' dont come around too often. So for him and for him onlywe gave him a big contract with the big cap years coming in 2014+. But then come out and say how this only happened because its revis and thats not how the rest of the team will be handled. I dont care if it sends a bad message, i think its THAT important to keep this guy.