Revis Says Bucs Know How Good They Are

October 9th, 2013

No. 24 says the Bucs are not outcoached or outclassed every week

The men practicing football over at One Buc Palace are not Jaguars. The Bucs are losing but they’re not having the spirit beaten out of them and they’re no laughingstock, says Darrelle Revis.

The Bucs’ $1 million-per-game cornerback says the Bucs know how close they are to being 3-1, so that’s what’s got the attitude right in the Bucs’ locker room.

“We could have been 3-1, you know,” Revis said. “We really felt that [only] New England really legitimately beat us. I mean, I think that’s the thing you can pull out of the whole situation is, and I think that’s what makes guys positive and keeps them rolling and not sink and fall into the trap of saying, ‘Oh, we’re 0-4.’  … We’ll be fine. We’ll win some games. We’ll rack some up. We’re not getting outclassed. We’re not getting outcoached. You guys see the games; they come down to a couple of plays, man, one or two plays.”

Joe gets what Revis is saying; Bucs players know how close they are. Just like Falcons players know how close they are to playing winning football.

Unfortunately, close doesn’t count.

16 Responses to “Revis Says Bucs Know How Good They Are”

  1. Tampabaybuctfan Says:

    Close doesn’t count but being blown out does. It sometimes hurts more to be edged out than stomped….when you’re edged its usually one or two plays or calls that makes the difference.
    I’d rather be close….our defense has kept us in the games. Its time for the offense to step up. What our coaches have to deal with is fear. They have to fear losing the same way. If they make the necessary changes, they will probably win…but if they don’t at least they will go down trying and trying it a different way.
    Revis is a stand up PRO!!!

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Freaking offense…

  3. Splengo Says:

    I don’t doubt Revis for one minute, but would you guys show it to us….like this Sunday. Because some of us haven’t seen it yet.

  4. MadMax Says:

    Oh, you missed that goal line stand in the Saints game Splengo?….also the Barron interception in the end zone?

  5. mindyr Says:

    what a load of BS the only thing that counts is the acutal record yeah they could be 3-1 why arent they poor tackling bad penalties poor coaching this sounds like it was someone elses fault

  6. zam Says:

    Of course it counts! Losing by 28 points is not fun to watch and is poor effort. Losing by 1 point may mean that nerds can’t jagoff to incrementing the W column but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a well played game and enjoyable to watch.

    Eventually you will win. Especially with a minor (or major) correction.

  7. Oldguy Says:

    Despite the off field happenings (worst in my memory) to start the season, it is true that they could easily be 2-2 or 3-1. Against some pretty good teams. IMO, this means the talent is there. Just need some better QB play and better on-field coaching. My guess is it will get better now that the air is somewhat cleared. Be optimistic if you are a Bucs fan. It could turn around.

  8. Harry Says:

    MadMax – The D is playing great, but you have to have a little O to go with the D. Somewhere along the way, we have lost our O.

    In todays NFL, I am not sure the D is all that important. It is a game of having to keep pace with the other teams scoring, i.e., Denver, Saints, Patriots when they are full strength, etc.

  9. jb Says:

    Yeah Darrelle, you COULD be 3-1 if you had a real NFL head coach! Those 3 make believe wins, were all losses directly due to the ineptitude and hardheadedness of your head coach. Maybe you all will start to realize that when he blows another couple of late game leads.

  10. buc4lyfe Says:


    who dials up a defense that puts it’s weakest defender on an opponents strongest, tallest receiver

    who gets beat by rookie quarterbacks on the last drive of a game 3 times in a row

    who plays man press with undrafted rookie corners, then drafts a press corner and trades for the best press corner in the game only to play zone

    last year this team needed structure and direction because we didnt have the veteran players but ok you have revis, goldson, vjack, nicks, davin joseph is back, mccoy has stepped up so who needs that hardnosed attitude now, you have players that can control the locker room, this coach is firing himself

  11. PRBucFan Says:

    Wah wah wah

    Schiano’s the devil

    Wah wah wah

    On another note, weren’t these guys supposed to have quit on Schiano?

  12. Bobby Says:

    Harry says..

    In todays NFL, I am not sure the D is all that important. It is a game of having to keep pace with the other teams scoring, i.e., Denver, Saints, Patriots when they are full strength, etc.


    Huh???!!? This is exactly why defense IS important. We held Drew Brees and the Saints to under 20 points. You’re not going to win a shootout with Drew Brees. Ask Tony Romo if he wishes he had some defense. The only thing that will allow you to keep pace with the Saints, Patriots and Denver is to hold their scoring down with good defense. There are no QB’s in the league that can keep pace with Brees and Manning or Brady when he has all his receivers healthy. Romo had a freakish game and he still lost to Manning. That’s why our Super Bowl team beat Oakland’s offense.

  13. bucsdeluge Says:

    Wow!! To hear a couple of you is just f-ing frustrating. All your posturing to blame the coach for everything is tireing. Players are coming out and showing their support for coach, including a well respected one who actually played for the man(Rhonde). And I’m sorry, I’ll take his word over any of you coach killers. Freaking let the man build his team, and allow him to make his rookie mistakes. He’s done a fine job turning the defense around, and if not for a cancer in the locker room(Freeman) we could have been a lot further.

    Lay off the damn man and support your team. And Joe, how about you stop trying to incorporate your own agenda in your stories. We all know how you feel about the coach, you are doing the same thing that both deumeg and polowski does and that’s using your media platforms to influence your own agenda. This is a new NFL coach and he’s gonna make mistakes. I hope people weren’t that rough on you when you were a rookie writer.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  14. Bobby Says:

    @buc4lyfe…if you knew how to read the difference between man and zone you’d realize Revis is in man most of the time…like 75-80% of the time. YOu don’t put a guy coming off of an injury like his in man to man every down. You don’t have to. Let the coaches coach . I mean c’mon…you’re missing a lot. You thought Freeman was good.

  15. Ricky Bobby Says:

    PRBucFan Says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    Wah wah wah

    Schiano’s the devil

    Wah wah wah

    On another note, weren’t these guys supposed to have quit on Schiano?


    Not yet, Shiano still has another 2 games before our defense quits on him and does an end of year losing streak… The offense just started early.

  16. Tom Says:

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, likewise a defense and now a new offense. Most of the pieces are there; they just need a chance to get used to each other. I am not a fair weather bucs fan. I don’t believe in throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Compared to the days of “buckie bruce” at least the games are entertaining and fairly competitive.