Revis Ahead Of Bucs-Specific ScheduleAugust 3rd, 2013
The question of Darrelle Revis and preseason action games came up again today — 36 days from the opening kickoff against the Jets in Gotham.
Will Revis get at least a taste of real football (he hasn’t had any in training camp yet) to be ready to earn his $1 million-per-game contract?
The Bucs are still figuring that out, so said rockstar general manager Mark Dominik today at One Buc Palace. Dominik explained to Tom Krasniqi of WDAE-AM 620 that Revis is ahead of the intricate readiness and rehab schedule the Bucs laid out for him in April and the New Schiano Order is still debating having Revis see live action before September.
“There’s a chance we may play him a little bit. You know, talking with Coach Schiano, do you want to get some butterflies, just so he can say he’s on the field. But if he does, it’s going to be real limited. But it won’t be a factor of ‘could he,’ it’s whether we let him,” Dominik said.
Joe can’t see the harm in giving Revis a little preseason action, assuming he’s healthy. Revis is still human. A taste of the field can only give him needed confidence and readiness for opening day — a game the Bucs should (and need to) win.