Kurt Warner Flummoxed By Revis UsageOctober 24th, 2013
Add likely Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner to the list of respected analysts who believe the Bucs are using Darrelle Revis incorrectly.
Yes, Bucs coaches say Revis is being used on “Revis Island” in man coverage, but many say otherwise, claiming the film don’t lie. Warner expressed his frustration via NFL.com.
If Revis isn’t healthy enough to shadow receivers, it’s news to NFL Media’s Kurt Warner, who opined Wednesday that the artist formerly known as a shutdown corner looks “as good as ever” in press-man coverage.
“He looks like he’s back to form,” Warner added. “What’s made Darrelle Revis great over the years is that he has the ability to get up into your face, to press you, to use muscle, to take away any separation, and then the instincts to break down and read the routes of receivers. … I just can’t figure out why they don’t do that more with him.”
No coaching staff will be under more scrutiny going forward than Schiano’s, especially if they continue to play against Revis’ strengths.
This whole Revis debate is getting comical and embarrassing. If Panthers star receiver Steve Smith burns Leonard Johnson for a touchdown tonight, then look for more darts flying at the New Schiano Order.