Darrelle Revis Takes Care Of Two PositionsMarch 23rd, 2013
Yes, the Bucs need cornerbacks worse than Joe needs a beer on a Florida July Friday afternoon. Many Bucs fans are weirded out by the prospect of the Bucs talking turkey with the Jets for Darrelle Revis. They are pacing around their house like Cornholio.
And for good reason. If healthy — key phrase there — Revis is not just the best cornerback in the NFL, he almost takes care of two cornerback positions. This subject was grazed in a BSPN NFC South chat.
If Tampa lines up Revis and Leonard Johnson (or a 2nd round rookie), with Star Loutelelei as the new DT, how strong does the defense look?
A lot better than it looks today.
Here’s the thing about Revis: If the Bucs somehow grabbed him, he would make Leonard Johnson (or Danny Gorrer or Eric Wright — but not Myron Lewis) a better cornerback?
How you ask? Let Joe explain:
With an All-Pro corner on one side, and an All-Pro safety (Dashon Goldson) and a talented first round draft pick (Mark Barron), the Bucs could roll coverage and cheat to the side of the field where Johnson/Gorrer/Wright would be.
So by just adding one outstanding cornerback, it would immediately make the second corner much more effective.