Revis Lunacy Heating UpFebruary 20th, 2013
Look, Joe loves the thought of Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis wearing pewter and red and making Bill Sheridan and Greg Schiano look like blitz-crazed geniuses next season.
But has the world forgotten that Revis tore his ACL five months ago? It’s starting to seem that way.
New York-based NFL Radio host and NFL.com analyst Adam Schein is the camp that brushes off concern about Revis’ knee. Yesterday for NFL.com, Schein had the nerve to suggest that the Bucs would trade two first-round picks for Revis.
Tampa Bay makes a lot of sense. The Buccaneers have plenty of cap room. Coach Greg Schiano loves Revis’ style. GM Mark Dominik needs a winning season. Revis is very marketable, and there are a ton of New York transplants living in Tampa. That’s important to the Glazer family. Could the Jets get a first-round pick this year and next in exchange for Revis? Tampa would pay him. A win for everyone.
Joe would be nauseous if the Bucs coughed up two first-rounders and gobs of cash for Revis. That’s a massive huge roll of the dice for a team that may not be so close to moving into the NFL’s elite. Joe would give up nothing more than a first round pick, and even that seems like a bit much.
As for Team Glazer desiring to market to “New York transplants,” tbat’s pure nonsense thrown out there by Schein. There’s no evidence of that and it doesn’t make any sense.
What does intrigue Joe is Revis having played under new Bucs special teams coach Dave Wannstedt at Pittsburgh. Wannstedt and Schiano are tight, and Revis might just be the “Buccaneer Man” cornerback in the Schiano mold.