Mayock Would Be “All Over” Trading For RevisApril 18th, 2013
There are few football minds Joe respects more than Mike Mayock. No, he is not God and nobody is 100 percent. But Mayock puts in the work, the study, the research and doesn’t gin up draft prospects just to get pageviews and change his thoughts every two weeks and plug players into teams where they don’t fit (hello, Todd McShay).
Today, in a marathon conference call, Mayock stated he would do whatever it takes to grab Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis if he were Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik, documents Rich Cimini of BSPN.
However, if Mayock were Jets general manager John Idzik, he’d lock up Revis.
“I’m not trading him. End of story,” Mayock said Thursday on a media conference call. “I’m going to find a way to make it work. I think sometimes we get too carried away with all these draft picks and I’m sitting there saying, ‘Man, corner is a position of need. They’re hard to find.’ This is the best corner in football, and he’s going to be one of the best of all-time, and he’s 27 years old. If I’m New York, I’m not going there.”
From the Bucs’ viewpoint, Mayock said the prospect of acquiring Revis is “pretty exciting. I’m giving up [the 13th pick] to get him, and I’m also talking about some of those other picks. … My perspective from Tampa, man, I’m all over trying to get Darrelle Revis.”
Now Joe has written this time and again: The Bucs are not one star player from a Super Bowl berth. Revis on the Bucs roster does not equate Super Bowl. It just doesn’t.
Of course Revis would help, but at what price? If Idzik was reasonable, Joe could see a trade. Thing is, Idzik doesn’t realize Dominik has Idzik’s privates in a vice that gets tighter by the day.