Schiano Would Start Two Rookie CornerbacksMarch 18th, 2013
A new form of ice water was tossed on a potential Darrelle Revis trade this morning.
Tampa Tribune Bucs beat writer Woody Cummings had an in-depth chat with Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski on 98.7 FM and proclaimed the New Schiano Order has the fortitude to open the 2013 season with two rookie starting cornerbacks, if it doesn’t like its options and value via trade or free agency.
“They have the confidence they can make that work,” Cummings said.
Cummings cited former Bears secondary coach Greg Schiano’s hands-on ways with the Bucs’ defensive backs in practice, as well as the team’s faith in its safeties, which now include All-Pro Dashon Goldson. (Joe also will point to Schiano’s apparent takeover of the defensive backs very late in the 2012 season.)
Now Joe can’t predict what the Bucs will do with their woeful cornerbacks corps. It is considered a deep class of rookie corners. But Joe thinks starting two rookie cornerbacks would be the equivalent of NFC South suicide.
However, Joe does believe a Revis trade will get done this spring.