Revis Reviving His IslandSeptember 8th, 2013
It’s hard for any Bucs fan to not think the sky is falling tonight, after the Bucs delivered one of the ugliest losses in team history — to the hands of the sorry New York Jets and rookie QB Geno Smith.
However, all is not lost. Don’t head for the Skyway yet.
Darrelle Revis made his long awaited return and he played quite a bit, about two-thirds of the of the Bucs’ snaps on defense. He looked good. He broke up passes. The Jets tested him early and often, and Revis was up to the task. He’ll get better, stronger and more confident.
Revis, of course, will be a lot busier against the Saints next Sunday, when the Bucs will have to generate more pass rush.
There’s no way the Bucs can get away with blitzing Drew Brees like they did Smith today. But if Revis can revive his proverbial island, and Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis can continue to hit and intimidate, Joe’s confident the Bucs’ defense will be alright this season. It’s the offense Joe’s most worried about.