Revis Was A No-Brainer Move By Dominik

May 2nd, 2013

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Many NFL types in the fourth estate are trying to grade the Bucs’ draft and include star cornerback Darrelle Revis as the Bucs’ first-round pick, since it cost a first- and a third-round pick (2014) to land him.

Jason Cole is among that group. He appeared Wednesday on “The Fabulous Sports Babe Show” to explain why Revis may be the Bucs’ best draft pick in years.

“If he is healthy, he is a star, a big time star player,” Cole said of Revis. “Ask yourself: Would you rather have Sheldon Richardson or would you rather have Darrelle Revis?

“I took the No. 13 overall pick the past 25 years and No. 80 overall pick [third round] and only three guys of those 50 players are even or better than Revis: John Abraham, Keith Jackson and the only guy who was clearly better was Tony Gonzalez. I like my odds, I will take Darrelle Revis.”

This is why, if Revis proves healthy, the trade was a robbery of the highest order by Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik.

Joe was unaware the No. 13 pick was that vapid the past two decades. Good research by Cole; good stuff.

As for the drafting of quarterback Mike Glennon, Cole said, “He doesn’t make my toes tingle.”

24 Responses to “Revis Was A No-Brainer Move By Dominik”

  1. Capt. Tim Says:

    Absolutely a major theft by Dom. There is no other way to view this trade. Revis may be the best defensive player in the NFL. And Dom got him for a first and a third, plus no guaranteed money ?


    I have beat the guy up for not fixing our secondary. And for gambling on horrible character players.

    But there isn’t one bad thing anyone could say about ” The great Revis robbery.” Not one. It was a career defining transaction- and Dom absolutely won one every level.

    I salute him for. My critisms will be forever tapered by the epic win he accomplished on that deal alone.

  2. Biff Barker Says:

    No toe tingles? OK. Beats Freeman making my blood boil.

  3. HFXBUC Says:

    Glennon has a ton of great attributes, and many ‘experts’ who really really like him. He’s a great pick.

    He can sit and learn and develop. No need to rush him. Worst/Best case (I’m not sure this is the worst case or best case) he becomes an in demand player we can trade for a future draft pick or picks. Best/Worst case he starts for us next year and we’ve only had to use a 3rd round pick for a new starter and are able to stay competitive.

    great value pick.

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    Saint Revis needs to put the A game on film before we send white smoke up the chimney. Pope Dom is a bit premature.
    New system, tougher division and rehab issues are all squarely in front of Revis.
    Expectations are running as high as his contract.

  5. tampabaybucfan Says:

    We also were able to fill a need….in addition, Revis has experience that he use to help young DBs….any other traditional draft pick would have to learn. Revis will produce right out of the starting gate.
    Except for longevity, this could be the Bucs best draft pick ever….sorry LeRoy & Warren

  6. the_buc_realist Says:

    i agree with Biff Baker, Some say that the last time we trade 2 draft picks for a player with a bad wheel and made him the highest paid player at his position, we only got a good year in return after that he would run down the field pushing off everyone like George Costanza after someone yelled fire.

  7. TrueBlue Says:

    I’m certainly on board with the trade, but that does not make it a sure thing. If Revis performs as advertised then it will the steal everyone says it is. Even better in Dom’s portfolio of accomplishments however, is the total makeover of the secondary. Revis is the key component (if healthy), but the additions of Goldson and Banks are more than significant. And if Wright comes to play this year, being motivated for a return to a big contract, this secondary could be special.

  8. Fritz50 Says:

    “If Revis performs as advertised ”

    And if he doens’t, people will be calling for Dom’s head. I’m not sure that Sainthood or Offing his head are appropriate in either case. In point of fact no-one can ever be certain how a deal will pan out. Price was a prime example, I defy anyone to reliably predict a freak injury like that, it just can’t be done, and before the injury he was really looking good for us. Same could happen with Revis (knock on wood) & I don’t think I’ll be calling for Dom’s head if it does. You can only go by what knowledge you have, and imagining all possible bad outcomes will only lead to paralysis. Then we’d all be yelling for Dom to ‘DO SOMETHING – ANYTHING’ . Seems like the guy’s in a no win situation. It’s prolly a very good thing that the only people he has to keep happy are the Glazers.

  9. Sambizle Says:

    @Biff I am with ya and he can walk as a free agent if the Team let’s him go “any year.”

    I’m a 3x season tix holder. I love the Bucs. But Revis is a CB next to a RB they cut the most. Bustin ur knee is a major hurdle. Players are different season to season, week to week, game to game, now ur knee is not what it once was…let’s not jinx the Defense yet….My Lakers got a bunch of players this year but a crap load of them were hurt, yes they made the playoffs but they didn’t even win one game.
    One more negative thought on this they got to mold together not only as a secondary but as a whole Defense.

    Routing for your team is one thing but telling the world that ur Team will “do this, do that,” is either being silly or delusional.

  10. Adam L. Says:

    He had to pull the trigger. He saw Scott Pioli get fired with an almost identical record, the same tenure, and a slew of Pro Bowlers. He knows he has to win now and roll the dice on Revis’ knee.

  11. john Says:

    Lets just play a little devils advocate what if he isn’t revis anymore?

  12. Tampa2 Says:

    The Fabulous sports babe. She is horrible to listen to. Her voice is abhorrent. Basically, I can’t stand her

  13. Tiny tim Says:


    I agree with you man. I don’t know who is running things at that station, but adding her to the 7-10 slot (my after work commute time) was a bad idea. I have never been a fan.

  14. Tampa2 Says:

    Yep, I get off at 7 as well. I miss listening to Todd Wright tonight coming back from Clearwater to South Tampa. So much better

  15. William Says:

    Revis is the best player in this draft because he has done it better than most to ever play the game…. Mel Blount and Primetime were the only ones to do it better…. and he shut the best WR (CALVIN JOHNSON AKA MEGATRON) in the game down to just 1catch 13yds……

  16. PRBucFan Says:

    Mark acted per Glazers orders, he may have pulled out spectacularly but he acted on a request from the Glazers.

    So IF Revis doesn’t work out I don’t think Dom’s seat will be as hot as y’all are thinking lol.

  17. mike Says:

    Of course revis is the best player in the draft , but thats not the question! The question is, would you rather have revis who was injured OR Xavier rhodes AND an extra 13 million dollars Every year ???? starting next year revis will cost us another player. He will either prevent us from resigning our own or he will prevent of from siging one of the top 10 free agents availible. If mccoy and freeman have probowl years, one will walk or we will have to cut a vjax joseph or nicks

  18. BamBamBuc Says:

    Or we’ll have to renegotiate Revis contract to include some guaranteed money and free up some cap for signing Free and GMC, if that’s the case. No need to panic, we have plenty of options.

  19. Adam Says:

    BamBabBuc… excellent point.

    They’ll pull a VJax at some point and decrease the next year’s salary in exchange for $2 or $3 mill guaranteed during the current season to give them future cap relief. I have no doubt MD/Glazer brought that up and used Nicks and Jackson as an example.

    And Jackson and Revis have the same agent so I’m sure it was all kosher with Revis.

  20. flmike Says:

    If Revis plays anywhere near his old self we stole him. The $16 mil is set in stone as to his pay each season, it’s just how will it be paid, and I’m sure this will be based on his productivity, and his productivity has to be calculated differently than other CBs, it’s not going to be based on ints or passes defended, his has to be be based on his shutdown abilities. Where teams get in cap trouble is when they try and get cute with the cap and start laying money off years into the future, I love the Dom-inator’s philosophy of pay the player now and take the hit as quickly as possible to get it off your books as in quickly a manner possible. It truly gives the Bucs much more cap flexibility than 99% of the teams in the league.

  21. Sneedy16 Says:


    I’m pretty sure Dom has the cap under control. Injured Revis is wayyyyyyy better than Rhodes. Signing top free agents I doubt the Bucs will be dipping into free agency next year like the last few years. They will focus on resigning their own players. McCoy rookie contract is so high that the bucs will save money resigning him. He is the 3 highest paid DT at 11 million. Next year he will be around 13 million, and 2015 he will be around 5 million. They are in no rush to resign him until then.

  22. Bobby Says:

    @Fritz50…You can’t compare Revis and an ACL to Price and two hamstrings being reattached. The surgery on Price had never been done before. They basically screwed the hamstring back onto his bone. The ACL surgery has been refined over the years until now it is very non-invasive. The used to have to open you up like a zipper but not now. I like that the doctors are happy with his progress. Look at Adrian Peterson and his ability to come off of ACL surgery and have a record season. Don’t think this is going to turn Revis into a cripple. He will be fine if there are no complications and he sticks to his rehab program.

  23. stevek Says:


    Great point, the Revis contract presents yet another strength.

    Dominick and GMC are trending upward… Join the party Josh!

  24. MR.T Says:

    I’ve watched a lot of Glennons game film and he will do fine here with the great offense we have put together. Strong arm, can make all the throws with touch and accuracy, can throw well on the run, maybe this dude should go to a podiatrist and have his toes checked, his shoes might be too tight.