Asking Price Too Steep For Darrelle RevisApril 17th, 2013
Joe knows a large segment of Bucs fans can’t race to a computer quickly enough in the morning, or turn on their smartphone fast enough, to see if the Bucs have landed Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
In a revealing piece typed by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Stroud suggests the asking price for Revis is forcing Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik to balk at a Revis trade.
But the Bucs front office and coach Greg Schiano are in agreement that the Jets’ price is currently too high for Revis, especially due to the lack of suitors and the fact he is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL. While Revis was cleared to begin running without restriction following an examination of his knee in New York Monday, it is not a trade that can be made on the clock. The Bucs would want several days to have Revis’ injury evaluated. In addition to the draft picks, the Bucs must be prepared to pay Revis about $15-million per year.
Eight days before the NFL dtaft, the Bucs and Jets are in a virtual stare down when it comes to Revis.
Schiano has said he is not afraid to start a rookie cornerback and they could be in position to draft one in the first round. Last year, safety Mark Barron, linebacker Lavonte David and running back Doug Martin combined to start 48 games as rookies.
Joe’s reaction to this? Well, of course!
Look, if Dominik thought Idzik’s asking price for Revis was fair, the trade would already have been consummated. Second, how many weeks has Joe been typing the very same scenario? That Dominik has all the leverage in the world and he is more than willing to enter the 2013 season with Eric Wright and two rookie corners taking most of the snaps.
The Jets need to trade Revis far more than the Bucs need to trade for him. It’s that simple. Therefore, Dominik gets to set the market value for Revis, not Idzik.