Bucs Souring On Jets’ Demands For RevisMarch 19th, 2013
Yes, it is past 2 a.m. Tuesday and Joe has potentially breaking news.
The quest for Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik to swing a deal with the Jets for Darrelle Revis seems to be going south, and no, not towards Phoenix. If reports are to be believed, the Bucs have turned their sights instead toward Brent Grimes.
The creator, curator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk.com, the great Mike Florio, is at the owners meetings in Arizona and he has learned that Dominik refuses to be held hostage by Jets general manager John Idzik for next month’s Bucs first round pick.
The biggest takeaway from our first full day at the league meetings in Phoenix is that, with the Jets and Buccaneers taking strong opposing positions as to the trade value of one of the best defensive players in football, the Buccaneers are close to moving on. The belief is that the Jets want a package headlined by a first-round pick, and that the Buccaneers are willing to part with, at most, a 2014 first-round selection.
The Plan B remains Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes, who has drawn interest from the Dolphins and the Browns. The Bucs and Grimes are, we’re told, talking — and if/when the Buccaneers land the Falcons’ 2012 franchise player, the Bucs will be out of the Revis business.
Florio explains it would be in the Jets’ best interest to quit playing hardball and play ball with Dominik. Florio details how people think if Revis walks after the 2013 season, the Jets would get a third round pick in compensation.
But hold up, Florio writes! Notice the Bucs got stud wide receiver Vincent Jackson last year and the Chargers got zilch in compensation.
So if the Jets don’t want to be left with their pants around their ankles and see Revis walk, they may want to take Dominik’s offer of the Bucs’ 2014 first round pick.
With Grimes talking to both the Browns and the Dolphins, Idzik better put down the magazine and get off the toilet damned quick.