“All-In” Revis Will Spend Offseason In Tampa

April 22nd, 2013

Darrelle Revis has sucked all the green blood from his veins and has moved all in as a Buccaneer Man spiritually and physically.

That’s the word this morning from olive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpinghomeless-mistakenfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball-box-score-reading Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports fame.

In his Monday Morning Quarterback column, King writes of Greg Schiano and rockstar general manager Mark Dominik having secret meetings about the health risk associated with Revis before the duo got in front or Revis’ and demanded his devotion and a response.

So two Bucs doctors, including head team orthopedist John Zvijac and director of sports medicine Todd Toriscelli, pored over recent MRI results on Revis’ left knee, then met with and examined Revis. It went well, a source said, with the doctors satisfied the knee was making good progress. But there are no guarantees for corners coming back from ACL surgeries, and Dominik and Schiano couldn’t know unconditionally that Revis’ knee would recover to the level it was before he was injured last Sept. 23. Dominik, Schiano and the medical staff met for about 30 minutes without Revis, and then the coach and GM went into a private meeting. In that meeting, as Dominik told me Sunday night, “We decided there was not enough risk to not do it. At the end of the day, you trust your doctors to tell you as much as they can, but it’s a decision really that came down to me and Greg. We had to be comfortable with the risk, and I can tell you we are.”

After Dominik and Schiano decided, they met with Revis. The way the contract is structured — $13 million per year, with $1.5 million in annual roster bonuses and $1.5 million in annual offseason workout bonuses — the Bucs wanted Revis to know exactly what was expected in this rehab process. They wanted him to rehab in Tampa, and they wanted him to be a full-time offseason workout guy in Tampa.

“I’m all in,” Revis told them. “I’m a Buccaneer.”

Said Dominik: “You could see how excited he was. The look in his eyes was, ‘Coach, I will not let you down.’ ”

Revis’ reputation is one of being a tireless worker and a supreme leader who commands the respect of teammates. So Revis’ words and actions here don’t surprise Joe.

Perhaps the greatest upside is the no guaranteed money in Revis’ $96 million contract extension signed yesterday. If that doesn’t make money-loving Revis the ultimate Buccaneer Man, then nothing will.

10 Responses to ““All-In” Revis Will Spend Offseason In Tampa”

  1. NJBucsFan Says:

    Great trade, great deal, and great attitude. Let’s all hope this is the go forward and not a point we look back to and say damn…

    I for one feel it is the beginning of a great combination.

  2. ChefPaul Says:

    I cant wait til the pics of him have him in a bucs jersey

  3. BuccFanInHawkeyeCountry Says:

    Ha I actually love hearing Revis’ name now. For awhile there i didn’t even wanna hear any Buccs news cuz more than every other one was about him and he wasn’t even a Bucc yet. On a side note I hope he doesn’t keep number 24. I’ve already got a Caddy Jersey…. 24, a Barron jersey… 24… And after I get my Dougie jersey Ima get a Revis one. Ha I don’t want another 24 jersey. #firstworldproblems

  4. bucfanjeff Says:

    I was never worried about Revis the person or player, only concerned that we might give up too much and Revis’ health. We robbed the Jets and have a non guaranteed contract – win. The only concern going forward is his health. I agree, it’s worth the risk.

    About his number…given the Barron is a 1st round pick and marqee player, I expect Revis to change.

  5. Dylan Says:

    he will buy barrons number with that fatas* contract!! LOVE his attitude sounding like a true buccaneer man. i think its funny he told the jets he didnt wanna workout with them in NY but says he is all in for tampa. shows he is just as excited as us. man i cannot WAIT to see him barron and goldson in training camp.

  6. the_buc_realist Says:

    you mean that he does not need 1 month to move his stuff like the soldier did?

  7. crazy Says:

    He really must have hated the Jets…

  8. NJBucsFan Says:

    I think Revis will go back to his college number of 25. Will look better with Revis on the back than Talib. If he is intent on getting 24 I think Barron should go to 44.

  9. Clintro Says:

    On the jersey number issue, Barron will give it up, that isn’t even really his number it was 4 in college, but the NFL wouldn’t let him have 4 as a defensive back.

  10. Eric Says:

    Dominik is acting like a man that needs to win some football games.

    The possible reward is well worth the risk. Sure, the knee is an issue, but the draft is a crapshoot anyway. The odds of getting a player who is as good as Revis in the first round is very long. And I think folks are a bit tired of waiting for the rebuild to be rebuilt. And some of those folks are named Glazer.

    Thumbs up from me.