Revis Says Bucs Were Already A Playoff TeamApril 22nd, 2013
The Bucs’ $16 million man opened up to the local media this afternoon and told Bucs fans that he’s just an fancy accessory to a playoff team.
Revis was asked whether his acquisition would lead the Bucs to the playoffs. And Revis replied, “I think they were a playoff team even before me being a part of Buc Nation.”
It was an answer that backed up Revis’ earlier talking about how an attraction of the New Schiano Order was all the stud players already in place at various positions.
Revis was rather mellow but cocky throughout the news conference, talking about his greatness and saying coming to the Bucs was “a great move on my part.”
Revis made it clear he didn’t want to talk about his health, and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik grabbed the reigns at one point on a medical question. Dominik was quick to say he’s very sure Revis is healthy.
“We flew in our top doctors,” Dominik. “We feel very confident or we wouldn’t have done this.”
Greg Schiano said he’ll be working closely with Revis on developing a plan to best use him — on and off an island. “This isn’t a rookie out of college.” Schiano said.
Schiano also said the decision to bring in Revis was a joint move by he and Dominik. “We both felt strongly that this was the best thing for the football team, otherwise we wouldn’t have [brought the deal] to the Glazer family,” Schiano said.
Dominik said a big part of making the trade was the crapshoot nature of having the No. 13 overall pick in the NFL Draft versus an established All-Pro.
“It’s still a draft. … You win in this league with your starters and your stars,” Dominik said. “This was an opportunity to add an elite player at a position of much need for our team. … This is a known commodity that we strongly believe in, and that’s why we pulled the trigger.”