The Loudest “Chirping” Of AllOctober 17th, 2013
There’s a good old fashioned Xs and Os disagreement brewing between Bucs coaches and what feels like the rest of the free world.
Earlier today, defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan had strong and fun words for fans and pundits “chirping” about the Bucs allegedly not using lockdown cornerback Darrelle Revis frequently in man coverage. That’s not the case, Sheridan said, echoing prior comments from Greg Schiano.
Hogwash, claimed acclaimed NFL Films icon Greg Cosell. During an interview this morning on WHFS-FM, 98.7, Cosell charted the Eagles-Bucs game and explained it’s clear what the Bucs aren’t doing with Revis.
“Actually, they hardly played any man (coverage),” Cosell said of the Bucs secondary coverage. “We watched that tape over and over and they hardly played any man, it was almost all zone (coverage).”
As for Revis in particular, Cosell was surprised by the Bucs usage of him.“We counted 2 plays in which you could truly say Darrelle Revis was playing man (coverage),” Cosell said of Revis’ play against the Eagles. “Revis only lines up on the left side of the defense which makes the defense fairly predictable from a coverage stand point.”