Revis: “Reuniting” With Wannstedt “Awesome”

April 22nd, 2013

There were all kinds of happy Bucs feelings flowing from Darrelle Revis today. First, at his introductory news conference, Revis talked about deciding to come to Tampa Bay because of all the great players on the roster and, in his opinion, the Bucs already were a playoff team without him.

Revis later lit up with love when he joined Steve Duemig for a one-on-one on WDAE-AM 620. Duemig asked Revis about the attraction of his former college head coach at the University of Pittsburgh, Dave Wannstedt, who now coaches Bucs special teams.

“It’s awesome,” Revis said. “It’s reuniting with [Wannstedt], coach [Jeff] Hafley as well, Definitely awesome.”

Hafley was Revis’ position coach at Pitt and now is a Bucs assistant defensive backs coach.

Revis also added that he enjoyed playing against Greg Schiano’s teams at Rutgers and there was a mutual respect there. He and Schiano, per Revis, were “just talking about family and the [Tampa Bay] area nothing about football,” when Schiano picked up Revis at a Tampa airport on Sunday.

Revis also revealed that he’s a Florida resident already, living somewhere on the east coast.

8 Responses to “Revis: “Reuniting” With Wannstedt “Awesome””

  1. Ruggyup Says:

    Maybe Fisher Island. If not now, then soon with that contract.

  2. Tom Says:

    I have this strange feeling that Dominik and Schiano brought Wannstedt and Hafley in for a reason

  3. Northend Says:

    Revis has a Modest place in Dolphin country,Plantation fl on the Water.Im sure he will sell it now and move to the bay area.

  4. Eric Says:

    Oh nooooooooooooo.

  5. RastaMon Says:

    I hope the ST coach respects the turf of the DB & DC..bad chemistry in the waiting..

  6. gorillapimp Says:

    The guy is not smiling he doesn’t look happy did you bring him down to the dollhouse to get some preflight instructions?

  7. gorillapimp Says:

    the Island of broken dreams he has a petchulant look on his puss like he landed in san quinton on life bid

  8. RustyRhino Says:

    @Tom you are correct here. I think it is good coach Wanndstadt and coach Hafley, both coaches recruited and coached Revis in college now they again are on the same team. Built in chemistry…

    @Rastamon I hear ya on this bad chemistry. I don’t think this will be the case, I have my fingers crossed. Coach Wanndstsdt is a professional coach he knows he is the special teams coach only. I think this gives Revis an inside the team but outside his position set of eyes willing to always talk with him.

    Looking at this coach, former player returning to again be teammates, creates a “family” environment for the team. I think this is part of the plan.