No Real Deadline For Darrelle Revis DealApril 12th, 2013
Joe is not sure how this got started or where it began and really doesn’t care: Some people believe there is an April 18 deadline for the Jets and Bucs to make a deal for cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune claims that April 18 deadline is hogwash.
It’s possible, though unlikely, that the Jets might have set such an internal deadline, but they haven’t told the Bucs about it if they have and the Bucs have no reason to set such a deadline themselves.
Granted, there is a need on the Bucs part to do a complete examination of Darrelle Revis’ reconstructed knee and to agree on the parameters of a contract with him before finalizing any trade, but they don’t need a week to do that.
The Bucs could complete a thorough examination of Revis and work out the basics of a contract in less than 24 hours, so the only real deadline that exists in this matter continues to be Draft Day, which is April 25.
And Joe isn’t even convinced the trade must occur before the Bucs’ number is called at the NFL draft for pick No. 13, unless of course the Bucs are swapping the No. 13 pick.
This trade can easily be made after the draft. If the Bucs draft corner at No. 13, Joe’s pretty sure that player would be part of a post-draft Revis trade.
With news yesterday of Da’Quan Bowers having his charges reduced for packing heat at LaGuardia, Joe’s confident you can scratch off the Bucs drafting a defensive end at No. 13.