Chucky’s Loss Was Revis’ GainDecember 6th, 2013
Bucs fans remember that Brett Favre was oh so close to wearing pewter and red for the 2008 season. Team Glazer, per numerous reports, was ready to take on Favre’s $12 million salary, but a last second change of heart by the Packers got Favre shipped to the Jets.
Ironically, it seems that trade had a huge impact on Darrelle Revis, the Bucs’ $1-million-per-game cornerback.
Speaking last night on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620, Revis revealed that Favre was a key force in his early development.
“He was a cool guy, man. He told me I was going to be a great player, too. At the time I was in my second year, I’m like, ‘Yeah, right,’ Revis said. “But he actually told me that. Thanks, Brett. I appreciate it.
“You know, I’m a competitor. In practice, I would challenge myself. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to challenge yourself against a Hall of Fame quarterback to see what you need to improve on and where your game’s at? I had to watch the receivers, Laveranues Coles and Brad smith and those guys, And I would challenge myself. And I think that’s what made me better, better by going against a quarterback like Brett Favre. I mean, he’s a Hall of Famer. I made some plays. He made some plays on me, too, as well. He’d be like, ‘Youngin’ I got you on this one.'”
Revis confirmed to host T.J. Rives that Favre did, in fact, call him “Youngin’.”