Darrelle Revis To Bucs “Inevitable”

April 1st, 2013

Bucs fans just cannot get enough of Darrelle Revis. Joe is convinced that if every local sports radio host talked about the Bucs and Revis, it would get double the ratings of anything the Rays could generate until June.

Joe will have another SNY video later today that sheds more light on the behind-the-scenes positioning by Jets general manager John Idzik.

Yet another trusted source, one of the best NFL insiders, olive oil-lapping, popcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chugging, cricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïve, baseball box score-reading Peter King of SI.com, believes Revis wearing the Bucs pewter and red is “inevitable,” so he wrote in his must-read “Monday Morning Quarterback” column.

Why I see the stalled Revis-to-Tampa deal as inevitable.

The Jets are in deep think mode over the possible trade of the rehabbing Darrelle Revis. And though it’s certainly tough to consider trading the best player on your team — and it’s a deal I wouldn’t do; I would pay the man — I think at the end of the day the Jets will do it at least two days before the start of the April 25 first round. (Can’t be on draft day, obviously, because the Bucs will need to do a thorough physical exam before agreeing to the deal, which is likely to contain one 2013 draft choice.)

The Jets could do the right thing and satisfy Revis’ long-term contract demands and have the best corner in the league (at least the best one east of Seattle, if Richard Sherman is to be believed) on their team through the rest of his prime. But no one sees owner Woody Johnson agreeing to pay Revis $15 million or so per year. Johnson, I’m hearing, is categorically against extending Revis. So let’s extrapolate.

The Bucs, assuming Revis passes the physical, are willing to surrender a first-round pick and either a second- or a third- to acquire Revis. Those picks would either come both in 2013 or 2014, or one in each draft.

This is why Joe isn’t freaking out about Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik not landing a free agent cornerback. As Joe has written, time and again, Dominik clearly doesn’t value the corners on the sidewalk with resumes in hand. If he did, he would have signed one by now.

If he believes, like King, that Revis is coming to Tampa Bay, why overpay for a corner you don’t like when you could — in Dominik’s mind — draft a couple of rookie corners who you believe to be just as good, or just hang on to Eric Wright?

“Keep calm.”

20 Responses to “Darrelle Revis To Bucs “Inevitable””

  1. lurker Says:

    great morning to yall! finally some news to excite even the most grumpiest on jbf!
    BUCS TRADE FOR REVIS! 2nd this year and 1st and 2nd next year. 5 year deal avg $13 million per
    signed already. WOW 🙂 :-O

  2. lurker Says:

    also, via rotoworld:

    The Tampa Tribune thinks it’s time to “start getting used to the idea” of CB Eric Wright being back with the Bucs in 2013.
    “He has been a reliable player,” coach Greg Schiano said. “If I didn’t feel there was good there, we would have already separated from him.” The Bucs are paper thin at cornerback and still feel Wright has upside. His $7.75 million salary isn’t guaranteed, so he can easily be released at any point.
    Source: Tampa Tribune Mar 31 – 11:59 AM

  3. jlynch Says:

    olive oil slurping???

  4. MTM Says:

    “So why would you over pay for a CB you really don’t like”. There are still better CB’s our there than some of the current players on the Bucs roster. It’s Revis or nothing else at this point.

  5. Brandon Says:

    Funny April Fool’s jokes… uhhh, not really.

    If getting Revis is such a big deal…. why in the hell isn’t any other team known to be sniffing around him?

    You mean to tell me that there isn’t one other team in the league that wants to take on a 28 year old CB with a bum knee and bloated salary demands? How could that be… better yet, how could it be that the Bucs are the only ones stupid enough to be constantly mentioned?

    There are numerous other teams with plenty of cap room that I’m sure would LOVE to improve their secondary… but yet we’ve not heard a peep.

  6. flmike Says:

    We’re going to start the season with Wright & Revis as our CBs and Barron & Goldson at safety, please someone name a stronger set of DBs in the division or the conference for that matter. You can see the plan taking shape, keep Wright for another season (at a reduced rate) draft one stud corner who’s going to learn behind Wright this season, draft D-line and and maybe a right tackle who can grow into a left tackle.

  7. flmike Says:

    No one really has the cap space and need to fill like the Bucs. It takes two to tango and one of those two has to have the need and resources to be able to pay for that need, that team is the Bucs.

  8. Fatmosh Says:

    2nd this year, 1st next year sounds about right. Revis and a re-worked Wright at 4M/year. If Barber comes back then we have a very good secondary three deep.

    Lets hope for the best…

  9. Fatmosh Says:

    Also, I wonder why no one has mentioned the possibly of Barber coming back, but then the Bucs having the unenviable decision to break his ironman streak because he’s now a backup.

    I wonder if the Bucs would let him be an honorary starter, even though he comes off the field unless we’re in nickel? (Which, to be fair, is 50% of the time).

  10. lurker Says:

    maybe barber can be a starting nickel 😉

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I think the only holdup to this deal is Revis’s Health. Once he shows his Knee is recovered, it will be a done deal.

  12. Sunny Says:

    Hey Joe I see you added olive oil lapping and circle jerking. What is it about Peter king you don’t like?

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Peter King reliable??? Maybe when reporting news, but when making predictions he is rarely right.

    Also…I don’t see the Bucs giving up next years first…not with question marks about Freeman. If he doesn’t prove himself this year they will likely want to draft someone.

    Personally, I’m hoping for Landry Jones as a backup this year.

  14. Patrick Says:

    How is trading a 1st rounder for a banged up Revis any different than the selection of Brian Price or Daquan Bowers?

  15. Joe Says:

    Hey Joe I see you added olive oil lapping and circle jerking. What is it about Peter king you don’t like?

    Joe likes Peter King.

  16. berserker Says:

    No one is worth what we’ll need to give up for this move to happen. We need to keep our picks because we need depth everywhere. Revis is also going make it hard for us to retain the players we want to keep. One guy can’t fix our defense. Someone will get injured as usual and we won’t have a quality replacement because of Revis. Bad idea. The Schiano/Dom era has proven they can get good draft picks and they can play when needed.

  17. stevek Says:

    I don’t care how we get there, but Bucs Nation should be EXPECTING PLAYOFFS in 2013. It is time!

  18. Curmudgeon Says:

    Can anyone name a CB who suffered a torn ACL and came back to be the same player? I don’t think enough attention has been paid to this. Just because Adrian Peterson came back 100%, does not necessarily indicate the same thing is possible for a CB. Backpedalling is different.

  19. stevek Says:


    WES WELKER CAME BACK FROM A TORN ACL, he comes in and out of his breaks ok, he proved it can be done.

    Adrian Peterson’s season is further proof.

  20. Curmudgeon Says:

    It’s different for a CB. Backpedalling is huge. Name a CB. Anyone, name a CB. I’m not challenging, as much as I am hoping to hear of some examples. I haven’t heard any examples of CBs doing it. Please, someone give me reason to be hopeful that if this thing goes down that we aren’t stuck with permanently damaged goods and a player who will vastly underperform expectations.

    Everybody seems so ready to embrace the idea, but if we’re giving up draft picks and 12-15 million per year with a bunch of it guaranteed, I wanna know that ACL isn’t gonna hamper him.