Will Falcons’ Revis Interest Stimulate Bucs?March 6th, 2013
The emergence today of the win-now Falcons as a team legitimately interested in trading for stud Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, per NFL.com, has Joe wondering whether that will prompt the Buccaneers to ramp up their interest in Revis, if they’re not salivating already.
Just recently, a good source told Joe that rockstar general manager Mark Dominik is always dialed in on the movements of his division competition and eager to thwart them. The source was referring to the likelihood of Dominik going after soon-to-be free agent Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes, but Joe would think the logic would apply equally to Revis and the Falcons.
As Joe’s written before, Revis seems tailor-made for the New Schiano Order defense, played for Greg Schiano confidant/mentor Dave Wannstedt in college, and the Bucs are historically desperate for cornerbacks. But Revis is coming off ACL surgery and wants a new fat contract starting in 2014. Joe has no problem whatsoever trading for him, but the price tag simply can’t be that high.