“We’re Going To Bring The Heat”September 21st, 2013
Darrelle Revis hasn’t experienced the pain of the heinous Bucs pass rush and sack totals in the post-Simeon-Rice era. Revis plays for the team that leads the NFL with nine sacks.
That’s your Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“I think we got the best pass rush in the NFL. I mean, we get after it. And one of the guys I’m going to point out is Adrian Clayborn. I mean this guy is tearing up the field left and right,” Revis said on WDAE-AM 620 Thursday. “So, you know, that’s how we’re going to play. We’re going to bring the heat. Because coach feels that we have those types of players to do that. And we want to put pressure on quarterbacks. … We’re going to make [them] uncomfortable.”
Revis went on to reveal a slice of the Bucs’ approach against the Patriots.
“Tom Brady, you know I’ve played against him in the past, if he can sit back there in the pocket with no pressure in his face, he will shred a defense apart. So one of our gameplans is, hey, get him off his mark. Get him moving around,” Revis said. “Make him be mobile, which he’s a pocket passer, to put pressure on him.”
Yes, Bill Sheridan – with Greg Schiano in his headset – will get to play blitz – and line-stunt chess with Brady on Sunday.
Joe likes Brady’s odds in that chess match. However, Brady is lacking weapons. A career 64 percent passer, Brady is throwing for less than 53 percent this season. And he hasn’t faced the likes of Revis and Dashon Goldson.
Regardless, Brady, in Foxborough, represents a huge challenge for the Bucs defense, especially if Josh Freeman can’t move the chains.