Revis Wants Input On 2014 Changes

December 26th, 2013

RevispickWDAE-AM 620 Bucs beat writer Tom Krasniqi shared an intriguing nugget from Darrelle Revis this afternoon.

Per his daily notebook, Krasniqi said the $1-million-per-game cornerback wants a hand in improving his new team.

Bucs CB Darrelle Revis says moves must be made after the season: “I do believe we need to change some things in the offseason as we move forward as players and coaches.” Revis is hoping that he is asked for some input in regards to possible changes.

This summer, Ronde Barber was buzzing around Bucs training camp and told Joe he was very impressed by the “exit interviews” of Bucs players conducted by the New Schiano Order. And Barber explained that it extended not only to verbal communication but written questions and opportunities for input.

It was Barber’s take that Greg Schiano took player input very seriously and other players felt the same way. What good that did, or what significant changes that prompted, is unknown.

But Schiano will listen, and Revis surely will open up. Much like Schiano, Revis is a detail guy. He’s meticulous in many ways.

Joe’s going to raise a frosty cold one tonight hoping Revis will improve the Bucs secondary in 2014, and not just because his knee will be 100 percent.

46 Responses to “Revis Wants Input On 2014 Changes”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Agreed. But if Schiano is gone then who’s to say the new coach will give a sh-t what Revis has to say? There’s absolutely no guarantee that we won’t end up with another Gruden-type who lies to players’ faces and doesn’t listen to anything they have to say. Then where are we? Back to square one, with years of rebuilding in front of us.

    Tampa Bay Raiders here we come. Two years and a cloud of dust for each coaching staff. That’s all they get, and the fans get a perpetual carousel of never-ending frustration that they themselves asked for. How ironic.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ FlBoyInDallas

    “Gruden-type who lies to players’ faces and doesn’t listen to anything they have to say. Then where are we?”

    Superbowl Winners!!!

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:


    Three words: Tony Dungy’s Team

  4. scotty Says:

    schiano is not going anywhere! the Glazers are not going to pay him for three more years.And pay another head coach top dollar! he will get one more year like it or not! but that’s just my opinion.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Tony Dungy’s team with like 6 new starters on offense. Damn people can really be stupid sometimes.

  6. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    Every time I hear someone say Gruden won with Dungy’s team I realise I’m either listening to an idiot or a bandwagon fan. Maybe both in this case.

  7. JonBuc Says:

    FailBinBigD=Schiano’s agent

  8. Macabee Says:

    Be sure to underscore the fact that Revis said “I do believe we need to change some things this offseason as we move forward as players and as coaches”. Emphasis on coaches – good luck with that Mr. Revis!

  9. scotty Says:

    Dungy won with Payton’s team!(Ha,Ha)

  10. Rob Says:

    Three words: Tony Dungy’s Team…

    7 new starters on offense and a new #3WR..

    Gruden = Super Bowl Winners

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Lol…I love seeing the Dungy/Gruden pot get stirred. Even after all these years it’s still fun. Honestly though, I really don’t have a horse in that particular race because both guys were great coaches. And the truth of the matter is that yes, it was mostly Dungy’s team, but Gruden added some key finishing touches that took it from a playoff contender to a Super Bowl champion. But I still love seeing people get up in arms over the issue.

    And no, I’m not a Schiano homer. I just realize the best way NOT to win in the NFL is to change coaching staffs every couple years. At some point we have to endure the growing pains and stick with a staff for more than two freaking years.

  12. G Says:

    @FLBoyInDalas, go look at the roster the year Gruden won the superbowl compared to the previous year. I think you will be surprised just how much that was NOT Tony’s team. There were 25 new players from the previous year (almost 50%). Another simple fact is that Tony would not have won the super bowl the year Gruden did. He had many chances and just never could get over the top.

    Don’t get me wrong… I really like Dungy and would love for him to take over the Bucs front office NOW. However, I just hate it when people say “It was Tony’s team” when that was clearly not the case.

  13. Laughing Stock II Says:

    @G I’m with you!

    What’s even funnier is that Sam Wyche drafted Sapp, Brooks & Lynch.

  14. Mr. Patrick Says:

    You have to change coaches every 2 years when you keep hiring the wrong ones. Schiano makes Ray Perkins and Leeman Bennett look like football geniuses

  15. Mr. Patrick Says:

    If Revis REALLY wants to help the team become winners, he should start by re-negotiating his ridiculous contract so the Bucs could free up an extra couple of million to sign a needed player or 2

  16. RastaMon Says:

    Revis was brought in for 2013 Input….

  17. THETRUTH Says:

    we will be $17 million under cap for offseason after NFL raises cap.. thats without any player changing their contract. we need to ask PENN and Nicks(A.K.A GRANT HILL) to redo.. Only FA is D.Watson on team. Need to spend $17 mill very wise..

    Players love Gruden for getting them to Superbowl but hate him for being 2 faced and liar.. Thats from players mouth..

    Also heard same in Oakland years

  18. Mr. Patrick Says:

    The Bucs want to extend a couple of players in the off season so cap money will change. GRANT HILL – LOVE IT

  19. gulfcoast Says:

    Ol bandwagon fans kill me… Gruden won a Super Bowl with tony dungys team by beating grudens own team?? So Gruden had two super bowl teams based kn that idea!! The logic kills me, the hate is obvious. Go bucs!!

  20. mpmalloy Says:

    Gruden is the Ditka of Tampa

  21. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    IMO-Dungy did Extraordinary Job molding the teams Culture. But lets not forget most of the intrical parts of a defense were already here. Due in Most Part to Sam Wyche & Rich Mckay.

    *People are quick to forget, that we won more than -6 FREAKIN GAMES for the FOR THE 1ST TIME in 14 years in 95′. After winning five of its first seven games, we lost seven of its last nine games (7-9). He lift the team in faaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr better shape, then what it was-when he 1st arrived.

    Gruden took us to the next level though.

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Like the name gulf coast

  23. Andrew 1 Says:

    Good luck Revis, McCoy and MANY others have tried to help this coaching staff but to no avail. Schiano will back and all we can do is hope that the proverbial light goes on.

  24. stanglassman Says:

    4 out of 22 and no key players.


    TE Dave Moore to Ken Dilger
    LT K. Walker changed to Roman Oben
    G McDaniel for Kerry Jenkins

    Def only change was LB Jamie Dunkin for Quarles

    Thank you Gruden for coaching up the Bucs offense and winning Tampa the Superbowl but it was with Dungy’s team.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    How about we just trade Revis to the Bengals for the 24th pick. Keep our 3rd round pick (Flip the Jets our 4th round pick). Since he won’t be on the roster after 3rd day of 2014 league year.

  26. Mr. Patrick Says:

    The first person that I ever heard say that Gruden won the Superbowl with his own team and not Tony Dungy’s team was Tony Dungy

  27. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Sam Wyche

    Chidi Ahanotu

    Warren Sapp

    Brad Culpepper

    Derrick Brooks

    Hardy Nickerson

    Martin Mayhew
    Charles Dimry

    John Lynch

  28. Capt.Tim Says:

    Good! Glad Revision wants to have input! He is our best player, a deserves a say. The players all say that Schiano listens.

    We need to keep Schiano. I changed on my previous opinion due to Two factors.1) after rigidly refusing to change- he began to make huge changes in both his offensive and Defensive philosophies.

    And they worked! After that, we still weren’t a powerhouse-but we were competitive- and beat some good teams. He isn’t to rigid to adapt. That’s critical in the NFL.

    2) the players never quit on him. That surprised me- but it shows that they believe Schiano can get it done.

    I hope they bring them all back. But want to see a young QB in round one.
    We start Glennon, and see if we can groom a young QB behind him.

    Schiano has changed this team for the better. I hope he gets another year. I have begun to believe in him. Let’s hope he has gained a ill humility this season!

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I don’t give a rat’s ass who’s team anybody says it was…..Jon Gruden was the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won the Superbowl for the “Tampabaybucfan” and I have been a fan from the beginning….We may never win another one in my lifetime so I am eternaly grateful to Chucky!!!

    Nothing can ever take that away from any of us!!!

  30. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ TBBF
    Agreed 100%
    @ Capt. Tim
    The offensive strategies worked so well that the offense is last and worst in the league. Plus I heard 2 different players on the radio this week say that they were still playing for each other and their pride, neither mentioned the coach at all. And remember that right before Raheem got fired, a number of players including Penn and Ronde supported him and said he should keep his job. Schiano was brought in to change the “culture”. There was a losing culture then and there is a losing culture now. Completely different kinds of coaches and men, but on the field is the same results. 4-11 says so

  31. dmatt Says:

    Well, to help Revis out, for starters, install the no huddle offense that proved when used, we consistently moved the ball and put points on the board. Quick fix, Manning, Brees, n Brady have set the benchmarks for scoring n moving the ball. If we set those standards, we win more games n compete n playoff. It don’t take Einstein to figure that out.

  32. THETRUTH Says:

    Your the probably of same fans who complain that the glazers are cheap when no one is getting signed in offseason and say “why is everyone else spending money an we aren’t.” Remember those days!(2yrs ago) Be happy they signed the feakin best corner in NFL since deon and you wanna get rid of him. REVIS 2013= sack totals up, int’s up , defensive rank up. Hmmmm wonder why ( just like all experts said revis brings to team and he played at 85%. Look at defends numbers in 2012.
    Reading these comments people right on articles you see how much buc fans just are never happy win or lose.

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Revis is a stand-up pro….he is a huge influence on all things Bucs…..a winner in every respect…proud to have him….looking forward to the 100% Revis…

  34. oldfart44 Says:

    @Mr Patrick

    I agree that I don’t think he really takes any input from players.

    The nugget that I got in an email from another fan site from one of the lead writers was that it seems like he listens to players who want other players gone on the team. He specifically mentioned that 2 players went to Schiano to complain about Josh Freeman’s lack of accuracy. We all know what that led to; it should be easy to figure out who was bitching.

    I think too many fans get hung up on stats; like QB ratings. Check and see who is at the top right now and check where Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady rate. I don’t know if this is some hang up with fantasy football, or what, and I’m not being sarcastic. To me, the only important stat is whether the QB wins and whether he puts you in a position to win at the end of the game.

    I have the original email. But I have no intentions of saying who it is.

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Not wise to assume. Now I was against the Revis trade, for obvious reasons. We can use those funds to improve the front line on both sides. That’s where football games are won.

  36. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Only numbers I care about is, how does paying him a million a game; constitute winning (For the Bucs, not Revis).

  37. trubucfan22 Says:

    Well the addition of revis took us from the worst pass defense in the league, to respectable and leading the league in interceptions. I’ll gladly watch revis make a million a week if he can continue to help the defense the way he has. Well worth the money. Why spend big money on 4 new players when all you really needed was 1. Still need depth at cb but the defense is coming together. Add a new head coach with better knowledge of the nfl and we might have an elite defense in the near future.

  38. SteveK Says:

    I hope we keep Schiano. If Schiano is let go, then our GM better be too.

    I want a 3rd year of Schiano, a new OC and another great draft.

    If we get a new HC, then we need to go GM shopping as well.

    Failure would be new HC, same GM.

  39. Splengo Says:

    Whatever SteveK says, do the opposite!

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  41. Chris Says:

    Whatever ownership coaching staff(new or current) or front office, do not let Revis have any say. It’s the most idiotic thing to do when you bring a player in to help advise on personel changes. Help recruit? Sure. Advise and have a say ? The worst move ever.

    Revis needs to shut his mouth and earn his deal, which I haven’t seen yet. He’s played good but not 1st, 3rd and 16 mm a year good.

  42. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    “He’s played good but not 1st, 3rd and 16 mm a year good.”

    You know why? Because it’s impossible. Mediocre Mark made a deal no one else in the NFL would ever make. First round picks are in the league on an average 9.3 years. He would have to play like 2 Deions on the field at the same time to earn the picks and the $.

  43. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ SteveK
    I do not want a 3rd year of Schiano because I want a 1st year of winning

  44. SteveK Says:

    Mr. Patrick,

    I completely understand your sentiments towards Schiano returning in 2014.

    My question is how does Dominick get a chance to potentially draft his 3rd QB, and work with his third HC?

    If we fire Schiano, that’s fine so long as Dominick is with him.

  45. Mr. Patrick Says:

    @ SteveK
    I’m with you. I’ve been saying for a while now that Glazers need to clean house and bring in some experienced NFL executives and coaches that have already had some success in the league to get the Bucs back to Championship form. When Dom, Raheem, Schiano, Sully etc. were hired they had no experience for the position that they were hired for. There is no substitute for experience. And I do like Dom, but his record as GM is horrible

  46. pick6 Says:

    re: gruden\dungy….somehow this always ends up being doubly unfair to gruden. aside from keyshawn and brad almost every guy who touched the ball that year was hand picked by gruden, and the mindset of the defense was refreshed by him too. meanwhile, callahan took the exact raider roster & scheme gruden built to the big game as AFC champs. the reality is Gruden took 2 teams to that superbowl, while many bucs fans want to say he had zero.