“He Knows Our Route”

November 14th, 2013

Darrelle Revis isn’t completely back to his Revis Island self yet, but he’s having a strong season and is sure to return to Hawaii in February.

But Revis doesn’t just impress opponents. Veterans in the Bucs locker room steadily are learning more about what it means to be one of the all-time greats. Bucs backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky, a nine-year veteran of four teams, is a true student of the game and is a guy some consider future coaching material.

Orlovsky said yesterday he’s never seen any player’s professionalism top that of Revis.

“I go against him on the scout team and our receivers will come back [to the huddle] and be like, ‘he knows our route.’ You know, and that’s on a Wednesday, it’s impressive, because that means on Monday and Tuesday he’s really taking his job seriously,” Orlovsky said. “I’m telling you; it’s impressive. It’s as impressive as any player I’ve been around as far as doing their job.”

(To translate a bit, scout team players come out on Wednesday and run plays that week’s opposition are likely to run in order to prepare the first-team defense. Revis knowing routes means he’s put in the advance homework to school himself.)

Joe’s waiting to see when Revis will fully assert himself as a leader on the Bucs defense. Joe suspects Revis has been giving more attention to perfecting his knee and adjusting to his new team. He was a leader with the Jets, and look for Revis to grab more of that role here, especially when he can participate completely in the Bucs’ offseason training.

2 Responses to ““He Knows Our Route””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hopefully he will share his strategy with Banks, Johnson & Melvin, Adams, Gorrer, Barron & Tandy…..
    Learning the opponents routes can even the playing field considerably for a younger less-experienced player….

  2. John23 Says:

    A guy like Revis is someone who leads by example something that is so good for this team.