Alterraun Verner Is “Ideal Fit”May 24th, 2014
Some Bucs fans want to throw rocks at Joe for being upset the Bucs willingly waved goodbye to All-World cornerback Darrelle Revis. Until or unless the Bucs make the playoffs, this transaction will continue to gnaw at Joe.
Phil Savage believes people who miss Revis should mellow out. The former Cleveland Browns general manager and current host on SiriusXM NFL Radio is a big believer in new Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner.
— Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) May 22, 2014
What Savage says about Verner and Cover-2 makes sense, until you realize Bucs coach Lovie Smith doesn’t run a Cover-2 as much as people want to think. How many times do ex-Bears players who played for Lovie, and writers and broadcasters who covered the Bears daily, have to say this for people to wake up?
Shoot, current Bucs corner D.J. Moore, who played for Lovie in Chicago, explained Lovie’s defense not that long ago on the very channel Savage works on.
Joe is sure Verner is a fine player and will do well for Tampa Bay. But the anti-Revis crowd will point to cash that was saved when Revis’ contract was spent on other players. OK, fine, but two points: 1) The Bucs were not in cap hell with Revis and they still have plenty of room. 2) One of those players bought was Verner himself to fill a hole created by very same hole dug by showing Revis the door.