Revis Says New England Is “Open Book” TestSeptember 20th, 2013
The Bucs’ $1 million-per-game cornerback, Darrelle Revis, says the Bucs did, in fact, gain an edge against the Patriots by practicing with them in Foxborough this summer. The question is whether the Bucs can take advantage.
Revis painted a picture of the Bucs gathering intelligence and now it’s up to the New Schiano Order to make the most of it.
“I think what we all got is we got to see what they do, you know, it’s almost like you’re in the bushes with a camera watching their practice,” Revis said on WDAE-AM 620 last night. “It’s almost like it’s just cheating. You get to see their formations. You get to see how Tom [Brady] runs the offense. You know, our offense gets to see their defense and vice versa. So it’s almost like an open book test in school. You’ve got the answers right there. You just gotta figure out a great game plan to go up there and beat those guys.”
Joe appreciated this take from Revis. Of course, it can be a huge edge to practice with a team and observe them for days. Downplaying would be silly.
However, there also is a superstar head coach on the other side, Bill Belicheat. And he knows all about cameras and hiding in bushes.
The Bucs have the talent to beat the Patriots, and on paper the Bucs match up pretty will with this banged up edition of the Pats. Joe suspects coaching, game plan and discipline will have huge roles on Sunday.