Down On DarrelleDecember 2nd, 2013
What felt like the impossible reared its ugly head during the Bucs-Panthers game yesterday. Darrelle Revis was beaten easily for a touchdown, by the not-so-immortal Ted Ginn, Jr.
Joe felt like he was kicked in the gut. Between that and Mike Glennon’s bizarre fumble, Joe felt like the Bucs were paying back the devil for their early Christmas gifts in Detroit.
Revis bit and jumped the double-move route and Ginn streaked for the end zone. Safety help over the top was about three steps late.
Perhaps Revis told Bucs safeties he was going to gamble and they agreed to have his back deep? Revis also has a long history with Ginn going back to high school and might have been outfoxed, noted the Charlotte Observer.
Regardless, it made olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried-chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, circle-jerking, beer-chugging, cricket-watching, scone-loathing, college football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King of Sports Illustrated shake his head.
5. I think we all thought Darrelle Revis had enough time to rehab and play well this season. We all were wrong. He’s trying to gut it out, but to see Ted Ginn school him for a touchdown Sunday … not the Revis we’ve known.
Joe’s not sure King is being fair. Revis has played well this season, but has been banged up with non-knee injuries the past two weeks.
However, it is fair to scrutinize the Bucs’ organizational decision to bank so heavily on four players with massive salaries returning from major offseason surgery: Davin Joseph, Carl Nicks, Adrian Clayborn and Revis. One could argue that each one has had the worst season of his career.
That’s not a coincidence.