Dave Wannstedt Instrumental In Revis TradeApril 21st, 2013
As Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik likes to say, he and his staff did their due diligence in acquiring Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis. “Due diligence” meaning research.
It just happened that someone who knows Revis better than most people just happens to have an office at One Buc Palace. That’s special teams coach Dave Wannstedt.
You see, Wannstedt was Revis’ coach at Pittsburgh. Wannstedt had known Revis for years, knew him as a high school kid, knew his family, spent time in Revis’ boyhood home, and helped transform Revis from a young man into an adult.
Wannstedt, Joe learned today, just raved about Revis the person, not just Revis the player. Partially armed with this information from Wannstedt, it convinced the Bucs to put on a full-court press to obtain Revis.