“He Was A Steal For Us”May 10th, 2013
Darrelle Revis has been blessed with a massive endorsement by Bucs icon Ronde Barber.
Revis cost the Bucs $16 million a season and two draft picks, and he’s not healthy yet, but Barber called him “a steal” of a score by Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik.
Yeah, Barber is pumped up for what he believes will be a massive positive impact coming from Revis. Barber explained yesterday to the CBS Sports Radio national morning show.
“He is the premier talent at the position right now. He was a steal for us prior to the draft,” Barber said of Revis. “Obviously, he is going to add a ton to our secondary. I know there’s people talking about, ‘Did I get pushed out? You know, signing Dashon Goldson, signing Revis, restructuring Eric Wright and signing him. Did that have anything to do with me deciding to retire?’ And the answer, frankly, is ‘No.’ This was solely my decision. The Bucs gave me a lot of leeway in deciding what I wanted to do.”
Barber also explained that he would have loved to play with Revis and that he had a guaranteed roster spot on the Bucs regardless of what might have happened during 2013 training camp and preseason.
Imagine if Revis really proves to be ”a steal,” as Barber claims. Joe’s liking that fantasy, as it could mean a deep playoff run this season if Josh Freeman performs like he did in 2010.