Revis Says New England Is “Open Book” Test

September 20th, 2013

The Bucs’ $1 million-per-game cornerback, Darrelle Revis, says the Bucs did, in fact, gain an edge against the Patriots by practicing with them in Foxborough this summer. The question is whether the Bucs can take advantage.

Revis painted a picture of the Bucs gathering intelligence and now it’s up to the New Schiano Order to make the most of it.

“I think what we all got is we got to see what they do, you know, it’s almost like you’re in the bushes with a camera watching their practice,” Revis said on WDAE-AM 620 last night. “It’s almost like it’s just cheating. You get to see their formations. You get to see how Tom [Brady] runs the offense. You know, our offense gets to see their defense and vice versa. So it’s almost like an open book test in school. You’ve got the answers right there. You just gotta figure out a great game plan to go up there and beat those guys.”

Joe appreciated this take from Revis. Of course, it can be a huge edge to practice with a team and observe them for days. Downplaying would be silly.

However, there also is a superstar head coach on the other side, Bill Belicheat. And he knows all about cameras and hiding in bushes.

The Bucs have the talent to beat the Patriots, and on paper the Bucs match up pretty will with this banged up edition of the Pats. Joe suspects coaching, game plan and discipline will have huge roles on Sunday.

11 Responses to “Revis Says New England Is “Open Book” Test”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ” Coaching,Gameplans, Discipline”….that is why we are 9 point underdogs…..which I actually like being.

    It isn’t necessary for the other team to know our offense….my 1 year old grandson knows our offense….my Wife who doesn’t even like or know football can call our plays before they happen.
    We have the most predicable offense in the NFL.

  2. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    We nearly beat the Saints, and I think they are a better team then these Patriots.
    I am rooting for my Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win this one.

  3. passthebuc Says:

    Take the spread.

  4. BucsfaninChina Says:


  5. bucfanjeff Says:

    That goes both ways though…

  6. flmike, is back... Says:

    very winnable game against a Pats team who struggled against the Jets and Bills (yeah, we did too, but, we’re not the Pats) if not for stupid penalties both teams would be 2-0.

  7. bucrightoff Says:

    Was he trying to be ironic with “hiding in the bushes with a camera” line considering he was talking about filming the Patriots?

  8. TrueBuc Says:

    That pictures caption should read:

    Schiano: Darellllllle? I dont think my players like me. Can I get a hug?

    Darelle: You serious? Alright man, do it quick though!

    Schiano: Thannnk You. (sniff sniff) I needed that. ALRIGHT TEAM! TOES ON THE MOTHERF**KIN LINE! HUSTLE! HUSTLE!

    Darelle: (wow)

  9. TrueBuc Says:

    “it’s almost like you’re in the bushes with a camera watching their practice. It’s almost like it’s just cheating.”

    Belicheck – “In the bushes with a camera? Pshh! Amateur!”

  10. 76buc76 Says:

    Makes you wonder about team’s spying on team’s. Buging hotel room’s, dressing room’s, hidden camera’s. I bet some of this stuff goes on. We all see games that leaving us saying “it’s as if they know the playbook”. The eye in the sky don’t lie. Or the eye in that skyscraper with 2000 times zoom.

  11. TrueBuc Says:


    This may be a tinfoil hat theory, but theres technology out there to direct an EMP to knock out electronics communications….. Like in a helmet???