“I’m Not There Yet”October 9th, 2013
Darrelle Revis delivered some good news in a backhanded way today.
Bucs coaches have talked a lot about the self-scouting and self-evaluating they’ve been doing over the bye week, so Joe figured he’d ask the Bucs’ $1 million-per-game cornerback to evaluate his game to date.
Revis answered the question but also explained that he’s not yet at full strength.
JoeBucsFan.com: Evaluating your first four weeks at the bye, how do you think you’ve played? Have the fans seen Darrelle Revis?
Revis: No. I’m not there yet. I feel like I’m not there yet. I still got to improve, man. It’s a long process with ACL injury. And the good thing about it is I’m improving every week. I’m just trying to get better. That’s all.
Revis has played well, so it’s good news for Bucs fans that Revis isn’t even 100 percent.
As for getting beaten by Larry Fitzgerald for a key touchdown against Arizona last week, Revis said that had nothing to do with his injury.
“When [Fitzgerald] scored on me, he ran a triple move; it was a great route,” Revis said. “You know, from studying him and playing against him in the past numerous times, usually they run fade routes. I took a guess and took the wrong guess, and he slipped, you know, did a nice move and slipped inside of me and made a great throw. That’s on me because I was in man coverage. That’s all on me.”