“Money Is Power”

April 23rd, 2013

The Bucs scored Darrelle Revis for one main reason. That was available Team Glazer cash, says former Jets personnel executive and linebackers coach Pat Kirwan.

It’s a reason rockstar general manager Mark Dominik won’t talk about directly, Kirwan explained yesterday on his radio show heard on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

“They have the salary cap space to do these kinds of things. And I said it all spring, ‘money is power.’ You walked into this with $32.8 million of [salary cap] space,” Kirwan said. “They gotta spend some money anyway. Most teams couldn’t do this. Now Mark [Dominik] wouldn’t say those things.”

Kirwan went on to say “logic drove the Bucs to this decision” because the best two cornerbacks in the draft wouldn’t have been there for Tampa Bay at No. 13 overall. (Joe knows many believe there are only two corners worthy of first-round grades come Thursday night.)

Joe must call Kirwan out just a bit, though. Two weeks ago, Kirwan explained why Revis would never get paid anywhere close to $1 million a game. Guess money really is power, Pat.

Here are Kirwan’s thoughts on the Bucs and Revis.

7 Responses to ““Money Is Power””

  1. tampabaybucfan Says:

    There were those who claimed neither team had any leverage. Actually, the leverage was created by our money and Revis’ desire to obtain it. The Jets had no chance or choice in the matter. The truth be told, we may have been able to carve out an even better deal than we did….but why second guess what is a great deal for us. It remains to be seen if its a great deal for Revis. (no guarantee)

  2. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Joe just PWNed Kirwin!

  3. stevek Says:

    “The world is flat”- Pat Kirwan.

    The reason he is not employed by an NFL team anymore is because of his inability to adjust with times.

    Revis is worth every penny.

    Joe, Kirwan’s BS is a lot like your disregard to draft Tavon Austin over Tyler Eifert, inability to adapt with the NEW NFL.

    Throwing the ball, and sacking the QB are the two main compents to todays game. We just got a lot better.

  4. BucNasty!! Says:

    Two picks no gurenteeed money sounds like a win for us lmao sounds like jealousy on the jets part money is power lol how powerfull is mark Sanchez they handed there power to the wrong ppl. Every organization is a business and they all abide by the same salary cap if h want some money or some power then save some all this cap space has been waned from years of mediocre product on the field jets can’t have they cake an eat it to I hear nothing of this money an power when thu went to back to back division champs hip games jets fans can kick rocks. Playoff bound bucs let’s do it I’m already Waitin for playoff ticket prices 🙂

  5. stevek Says:

    We are doing what we need to get to the playoffs.

    We needed to take this chance.

    Kriwan is off his rocker, old man football just doesn’t get it.

    Inability to adapt with the nuances and evolution of the NFL game will hold back anyone with too narrow of a sight to see the bigger picture.

    This signing is not a problem. Revis shows up, he gets paid. Revis cuts crap, he is guaranteed nothing.

    This is just a lot of sour grapes for Jets fans because they gave up their best position player EVER for the 13th overall pick. The 3rd rounder next year was there regardless.

    This is a huge win for the Bucs, and no more are we expected to be cellar dwellers. The time to step up is now.

    Freeman has had 55+ starts, time to see if the guy can really put it all together.

    We have every reason to be excited, just think, we snatched up the best CB in the game rather than REACHING and taking a lesser talent to fill the need.

    This was a great move, and I am grateful we did this.

    Revis is going to be everything we could have hoped for and more. The dude is freakishly talented to go along wth the heart of a lion.

  6. JonBuc Says:

    I enjoy Kirwan on NFL Radio….fun to listen to him and Tim Ryan together. He sounded like a bit of a Jet apologist for the trade. He worked for them ( and the Bucs-but more recently The Jets) and mentioned that they ( The Jets) has had to let a lot of talent walk over the years. I don’t think the Bucs ” stole” Revis as much as it was the better part of valor for both teams.

  7. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Kaput Says:
    March 27th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Until they spend some their cap room, I’m not spending on them. They’re not even trying at this point.

    35 million dollars under the cap is an embarrassment, truly.

    Kaput Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    It’s useless talking sense into some of you people.

    35 million dollars under the cap after Wright gets waived.

    I’m embarrassed to be a Bucs fan.

    Kaput Says:
    March 25th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    The Bucs are 27 million under the salary cap, and once they cut Eric Wright they’ll be 35 million under the cap!! This team is CHEAP, and until they spend like teams that want to win, I will not spend on them.

    It’s embarasing, truly.

    Sure seems like this guy doesn’t have much to say now…