Clock Ticking On… The JetsMarch 19th, 2013
For Bucs fans who can’t get enough rumors of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, Joe can’t stress enough — and has written as much — that the hangup with finishing such a deal is clearly in the lap of Jets general manager John Idzik.
There is simply no way Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik trades a high draft pick for a guy that will likely bolt nine months later. Dominik will need to rework Revis’ contract before a trade is consummated and to date, the Jets have yet to give Dominik permission to do so.
Negotiating with a player from another team is known in NFL circles as “tampering,” and the fines are quite ugly.
Even the New York Post believes the Jets are choking like a dog in these talks with Dominik.
The Buccaneers are losing patience with the Jets, according to league sources, over the teams’ inability to strike a deal for the All-Pro cornerback. The Buccaneers have told people around the league they may have to look at other options at cornerback soon if they can’t make a deal for Revis.
“It’s amazing,” a league source said. “The Jets are going to screw this up.”
There are a lot of corners still on out there for the taking; it’s a great buyer’s market.
Now the New York Post also published what the creator, curator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk.com, the great Mike Florio, reported, that the Bucs have turned their sights on free agent Brent Grimes.
Given how cheap the Bucs can get Grimes in this market, Joe isn’t so sure signing Grimes would prevent the Bucs from still pursuing Revis. And signing Grimes would be a bold statement to Idzik that Dominik isn’t playing around.
Remember, Eric Wright’s contract is still on the books for the Bucs — he would certainly be cut if the Bucs sign Grimes — and is far more than what the Bucs would pay Grimes.