Barron Agonizing; Revis Hopping And WalkingApril 26th, 2013
Joe hates acting like a Nervous Nancy, but Joe must always share what’s on his mind when it comes to the Bucs.
Watching Darrelle Revis enter the field off Dale Mabry Highway and greet Bucs fans last night, walking and bouncing and looking like he might be limping, was a sobering sight. It was simply a cold reminder that the guy’s knee still has a ways to go to be ready for NFL football, let alone dominate.
You can watch the video here. Revis comes out about the 10 minute mark after several other Buccaneers.
Revis’ movements also caught the eye of Tampa Tribune columnist/humorist Martin Fennelly.
“Now, Bucs fans, meet your newest Buccaneer … four time Pro Bowler … three-time, first-team All Pro … your new shut-down cornerback. Ladies and gentlemen … Darrelle Revis.”
Out of the tunnel he walked, wearing a No. 1 jersey, his name on the back. Then he jogged, then he walked, then danced ever so slightly, then he walked. Are you writing all this down?
Yes, Joe knows Revis has about 130 days to prepare himself for opening day, and Joe will join the ranks of Bucs fans praying he doesn’t have a health setback.
Revis also conspicuously was wearing No. 1. Mark Barron has yet to cough up his No. 24 jersey to Revis — and Revis hasn’t picked another number.
Barron has taken to Twitter to agonize over giving up his No. 24 and express sadness about being unable to wear his Alabama No. 4 in the pros. You can follow Barron’s commentary here.
Joe wonders whether Barron is pulling a Revis and cleverly holding out for a better payoff. After all, Revis is taking in $1 million per game.