Not All On Board With Darrelle Revis Trade

April 24th, 2013

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Joe has a hunch a number of Bucs fans have been virtually sleepless this week. With Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik landing star cornerback Darrelle Revis and the NFL draft just a few hours away, these are exciting times.

But there is one man out there throwing the proverbial wet blanket on people. That would be prickly Pete Prisco of CBS Sports. The scourge of Twitter, Prisco is adamant Dominik may have made a terrible rush to grab Revis, and went on “Booger and Rich” on WHFS-FM this week to explain why he doesn’t like the deal.

“I don’t. Look, it’s not like I don’t if Revis is the pre-injury Revis, then it is a heck of a deal. That’s the uncertainty. We don’t know. They can talk about they looked at his knee, they studied his knee. Doctors did everything they could to check out his knee. But until you can get on a football field and plant and turn and cut and run, nobody has any idea if he is the same player,” Prisco said.

“Now it is possible he can be the same player? Absolutely it is possible. It is possible he is not the same player? Yes it is. And if he is not the same player, then it is a bad deal. If he is, then it is a good deal. Me? I’m not taking that risk.

“I think Mark Dominik has done a nice job in Tampa, just not this move.”

Now Joe can’t argue with Prisco. He makes valid points and this scared Joe before the trade. Seeing what Dominik (didn’t) give up in return for Revis calmed Joe considerably.

Joe would have to admit a hobbled Revis is likely better than a healthy Myron Lewis. So all would not be lost if Revis were not 100 percent.

22 Responses to “Not All On Board With Darrelle Revis Trade”

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You don’t win championships without taking some risks. This was the best draft to take a chance like this, because it’s not a great first round.

  2. Meh Says:

    If Revis busts, we can cut him without penalty. We’d be out a 4th next year. That’s it. It is just barely worse than a 1st rounder busting. The payoff if he’s the old Revis is huge. It is a gamble, but we’re on the right side of the risk/reward.

    Dom did very well with this.

  3. robert Says:

    guess the guy bitch about to somethin to get his name in print

  4. Kirk Says:

    It could be true that the knee may have some complications down the line, but a knee injury can happen any time to any player.
    This is just some ratchet opinion.

  5. Justin Says:

    Pete Prisco is the worst NFL sportswriter in America. And I am not saying that because I dont like his view points. I’m saying that because he is.

    Just go read his generic, 3rd grade reading level articles. They guy has no personality whatsoever. Bland words with no substance. A true hack. He just says asinine things to be different.

    Look at something Pete Prisco published and then go read Peter King. World of a difference. I don’t know how Mike Freeman at CBS has not supplanted Prisco.

  6. Wisconsin Bucs fan Says:

    If Revis is 3/4 of old self he is still best corner in NFL, not even close!

  7. BucMike Says:

    75% of revis is better than any other CB we currently have. ill take that revis defending julio jones, roddy white, steve smith, colston, etc. over the other bums we have. plenty worth the risk involved.

  8. Jerry Says:

    Is Prisco Shaun King’s twin?

  9. stevek Says:

    What a knuckle headed fool.

    Prisco is obviously pissed that Mrs. Prisco isn’t putting out anymore.

    This is a great deal.

    Joe- pleaase take a look at this perspective of the trade, it goes thru the last 25 years of NFL drafts, comparing the 13th overall selections plus the 16th pick in the 3rd round (for arguements sake), and there is only 1 player drafted that is arguably better than Revis (what he has done already): Tony Gonzalez.

    This guy is a friggin joke, and must be paid to spew GARBAGE.

    This is the ultimate trade from Dominick. We are in a very fortunate place to have Revis now, and guess what, there is 100% no guarantees.

    Prisco must be a butt hurt Jet fan, because he really butt fumbled this argument.

  10. Mike J Says:

    I think this deal was something of an indictment of the talent level in this year’s draft. From that POV, it makes more sense to take the risk.

  11. tdog23767 Says:

    Prisco’s only looking at one side of the equation just like Bill Polian did, unconvincingly, on NFL Live.

    Yes, there’s risk that Revis won’t be what he was. But there’s also risk that the 13th overall pick is a bust. The trick is the ability to weight these risks.

    I have a feeling at least Polian knew this, but the ESPN producers were making him “embrace debate” with Mangini.

  12. mark ferris Says:

    Revis is a risk…… ask John Elway about Payton, Sean about Brees, what did the Viking think when AP went down. Same as Revis… Hope he comes back strong.
    Only time will tell. Till then, writers keep your OPINIONS coming.
    Remember reports at a fire tell what’s happening, but they don’t help by putting out the fire.

  13. Christopher Says:

    Prisco is such a douche it’s painful—so, it’s a “heck of a deal”, even though that deal only happens IF REVIS’ KNEE IS INJURED. Otherwise, there’d be other teams lining up to trade for him, *&/or*, there’d be plenty of teams lining up for him in FA. The fact is that this is the weakest draft in 20 years—you’re not getting ANYBODY @ 13 that’s a player the caliber of even 80% of Revis—& as players have recently shown, a knee injury…esp. simply an ACL tear…is no big whoop anymore. Tell Prisco to go back to believing in his “get off my lawn”-era science, & let modern humans enjoy real life.

    “I’m not taking this risk”…no sh*t, Sherlock, that’s why you just lob grenades @ people who produce & DO things for a living, i.e., a football GM. This football GM just came off the worst pass defense ever (almost), & is fired if he doesn’t produce a playoff berth. THAT guy takes this risk, not uninformed/hemming & hawing dips like Prisco.

  14. Brian D. Says:

    It’s less of a risk than grabbing a rookie in the first round to fill the void…It’s less of a risk than signing a guy like Sean Smith or Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie…who have the potential, but have never put it on the field. Prisco is wrong.

  15. Jerry Says:

    The Buc’s trainers have brought Cadillac and Davin Joseph back from patellar tendon injuries which is much more serious than an ACL. Revis is in good hands.

  16. tonytwocents Says:

    Just reading his bio, it looks like this 5’6″ dwarf makes his living by throwing sh!t on anything his midget a$$ can reach. He needs a radio show with Shaun King, itd be called “The Circle Jerks”. douchebag…

  17. Anzac Buc Says:

    Adrian Petersen came back from a serious knee injury and nearly broken the season rushing record. Revis will be healed, fresh, and hungry.

  18. BamBamBuc Says:

    Myron Lewis? Hmm.. Lewis, that name rings a bell. Where do I know that name from? Oh wait!! Wasn’t he the guy they deemed the wealthiest Welfare recipient since the creation of the “Great Society”???

  19. kh Says:

    He’s playing the lone contrarian, he makes no valid points. You don’t try to get a top 10 player in the league because he had an injury? Please.

  20. Vic66 Says:

    SteveK ; I agree 100% with you. Dominik has scored big with this trade and will be recognized for such when Revis shows that he still has what it takes. I bet, when Revis proves every naysayer wrong, this mental midget will not have the guts to say he was wrong. Bullies always attack from the rear or throu a weakness or injury.

  21. Bubashep Says:

    Like Joe Maddon says – “Fortune favors the bold” – GO BUCS!!!

  22. NashVegasRyan Says:

    Prisco is anti Tampa. He always has been. I use to live in the Jacksonville area and he had an afternoon radio show. He was always had anti Tampa rants. He loves himself some Matt Ryan and Falcons head coach Mike Smith(ex Jag coach), he talks like a 16 year old girl going on her first date when they call into his show.