Goodbye, Darrelle

March 12th, 2014


If the Bucs hadn’t signed a Pro Bowl cornerback right now, Joe would be in the market for a guy that hangs drywall because of the holes Joe would have punched in the walls of his house, after learning of the news the Bucs simply threw all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis in the nearest retention pond this afternoon.

It is simply unconscionable in Joe’s eyes to unload the best cornerback of our generation. It is very likely we will never see a cornerback this good to wear a Bucs uniform.

Yes, Joe knows Revis was scheduled to make $16 million a year. You want to know why Joe is not a capologist? Because the amount of spending on payroll does not equate wins and losses in the NFL. It just doesn’t.

In a division with Drew Brees, Matty Ice and Cam Newton, throwing a guy like Revis in the ditch is, well, Joe cannot come up with a strong enough adjective that matches his rage.

Joe will try to be polite and not discuss this anymore. Just know that if Revis returns a pick-six in a playoff game, the sirens you hear will be firemen flying to Joe’s house as he will have pulled a Pasco County stunt and set the neighborhood on fire in outrage.

Pardon Joe while he leaves for the bathroom to heave.

169 Responses to “Goodbye, Darrelle”

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:


  2. BucfaninMi Says:


  3. Theodore Says:

    A 1st rounder, fourth rounder and $16 million for rehabbing Revis for someone else. I’m sick.

  4. BucfaninMi Says:

    He’ll end up on the f****** Falcons!!!!

  5. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Who is really surprised this happened? I knew it was going to happen as soon as we learned a new regime was coming in. New regime = new team. Can’t build your own team when you’re overpaying a guy to the tune of 1 million per game.

  6. sam Says:

    not one team in the nfl would take on the stuoid contract. we had no choice but too cut him. wow good work “ROCKSTAR”

  7. Fritz50 Says:

    Let’s just speculate, & in 17 Minutes the Bucs haven’t cut him, or anyone else, what would that mean

  8. Bannor Says:

    In the end Revis wasn’t good enough to save Domanic’s job and it looks like that was the whole reason he was brought here to begin with.

  9. Patrick in VA Says:

    You realize that Lovie is aware that his job is to win games, right? If he thought that Revis was as pivotal a piece as you’re making it out to be he’d be a Buc. He knows what he’s doing. Take some Tums and maybe go for a run. Let some stress out.

  10. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Joe if you are enraged by this, I can’t imagine how you will be when the Bucs pass on Manziel. Better close the Skyway. 😉

  11. sunny Says:

    worst move in bucs hisotry, on the bright side we signed josh another career back up

  12. Bucfan40 Says:

    Josh McCown, Verner, and some other bum will cover that 16 million. I hate this team right now. Cut the best corner in football, waste 5 million on a scrub like McCown. Not sure I can convince myself to care about this team next year. I think GMAC is overpaid so lets cut him next for some one year wonder defensive tackle. Is Albert Haynesworth available?

  13. Theodore Says:

    It means the Bucs had the top secondary in the business.

  14. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    What a great move, I applaud the front office, This is like watching statues of dictators being torn down, this is the End of the pop-star era. This will bring about unity as a football team. No more high price mercenaries that are here to cash checks!!

    Fix this mess Lovie, and Be a Legend!!!!

  15. Fritz50 Says:

    Or, did I miss that it’s actually done?

  16. Kansasbuc Says:

    This is literally the dumbest move ever made by the bucs. We just cut one of the greatest CBs in our league.

    All we get is a third round pick back (does not guarantee a good player will come out of it) and give up a fourth.

    We get 16mil in cap back (hopefully to grab another pass rusher or CB) that we really don’t need.



  17. Gulbech Says:

    I cant believe this, why not hold him and give up the 3rd round pick – and then try to move him later or for gods sake keep him.

    Worst trade ever in NFL, and my support for bucs is an all time low after following this team my whole life 🙁

  18. bucrightoff Says:

    He’ll be an All Pro next year for New England. Best of luck Darrelle, we badly misused you

  19. NewBucs Says:

    I have NO WORDS to describe the straight MADNESS im feeling right now. We ‘ve just thru last years first round, and this 4th round pick in the TRASH!!! NOT a good start for lovie smith. BONEHEAD move releasing Revis. CB just became a HUGE need now!!

  20. G8rBuc Says:

    Joe, I get you don’t like seeing Revis leave and neither do I but I feel you are being a bit extreme. No corner is ever worth $16 million and we are a lot more than a lock down corner away from the playoffs.

    We have already made some very good FA moves and this extra cash coupled with a 3rd rounder instead of a 4th in a very deep draft will benefit us much more than the luxury of having Revis.

    I am angry about what we gave up for a one year rental of a less than 100% player but this is the right move right now as we build.

  21. Mark Says:

    Poor Joe. First it’s the QB then Revis
    How many people really thought the Bucs would keep him?

    Now we have money to send on a team instead of one player.

    Now I hope he goes to the Pats. Could stop the media BS compared to returning to NYJ. Besides it gives him a chance to chase a ring possible.

  22. Revis island 2014 Says:

    I cannot begin to explain how mad I am with the bucs. Letting revis go for nothing is the dumbest thing in franchise history. This team deserves to lose with moves like this one and letting go Bennett as well. Wtf. I don’t care that he was making a shit load of money. We lost a first and third round pick for renting revis. I mean wtf. This doesn’t make any sense. If we had verner and revis out secondary would be stout now I’m questing if this team is even really trying to win or is it just finding ways to let go of our best players like the did with lynch, sapp, brooks, and quarles. A good team is made on the backs of pro bowlers not mediocracy. Omfg I am livid.

  23. phil Says:

    It’s official. Lovie Smith is moron.

  24. lightningbuc Says:

    Will those that mocked Schiano for Rutgers south start to mock Lovie about him releasing Revis to bring in a Bear retread in McCown, and probably more in hester and tillman.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I don’t like losing him…but I like having the 16 million with someone who knows how to spend it better.
    We just simply have to get over players that are no longer here and focus on the ones we have. Forget about Bennett, Talib, Freeman, Joseph, Watson etc.
    Lets see what we get for the 16 million…so far, so good!!!

  26. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Forgot…..look at the bright side….we now have a 3rd rounder instead of a 4th….

  27. LJS4th Says:

    NOTHING!!!!! We got NOTHING for our #1 draft pick last year and 4th round this year!!!! NOTHING!!!! Great job Bucs!!!! I would have just kept him one more year istead of just throwing our draft picks away and the player!!!! Watch him go back to the Jets and play for less money and with the players they drafted with our picks!!!! NOTHING!!!!!

  28. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Lovie and Licht sure have put an awful lot of pressure on themselves. I sure hope they can deliver, because I’m going to be salty about this one for a while. I don’t see why we didn’t restructure this year (according to reports, we could have restructured it to a little over 5M against the cap, leaving the rest as bonus), and figure it out next year. Don’t get that, and never will. It’s completely stupid for a 4-12 team to get rid of a hall of famer. I don’t give a sh!t how much he makes.

  29. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Hey, didn’t they name an island off the coast of Florida “Revis Island” upon his arrival? Hahaha

  30. sunny Says:

    should have waited until finish deadline and offer would roll in

  31. G8rBuc Says:

    CB is not a huge need as we replaced Revis with a very good and very young two-time pro bowler with a very team friendly contract. We certainly need more CB depth now but with Tillman in the fold as a possible Nickle, our biggest concern should be O-line and a third WR. And don’t forget it was not this coach and GM that send a 1st rounder and conditional 3/4 when no one else would.

  32. Harry Says:

    @Theodore Says:
    “…A 1st rounder, fourth rounder and $16 million for rehabbing Revis for someone else. I’m sick.”

    And embarrassed… I really don’t think I could say it any better.

  33. Couch Fan Says:

    This is not the worst move in Bucs history. This is the result of the worst trade in NFL history. It sucks but needed to be done. Goodbye Revis. Best of luck wherever you go.

  34. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Hey, now we can sign Jared Allen and Devin Hester, maybe Peppers?

  35. Patrick Says:

    Joe, our only hope is that they pull an Elvis Dumervil and that the fax machine at One Buc Place broke and the paper work finally came in after 4 pm.

  36. Harry Says:

    this sickens me so much, I really don’t know what to say. As you know, I am usually not at a loss for words…

  37. frank - go bucs Says:

    If we had never taken him, we’d have kept a first rounder, kept a third rounder, and very possibly have had a much higher first rounder this year. I wish we could have kept him, because I am a fan of having future hall of famers on my team. However, I am sick that this ever happened, and I wish we had never traded for him. I used to be a Dom appologist, but over time I have learned that most moves he made were risky for no reason or “win now” moves when we were no where close.

  38. bucrightoff Says:

    Hawaiian you said it. Lovie and Licht have turned the pressure up on themselves with this move. A 6-10 season puts them in danger quickly

  39. stevek (MGM) Says:

    Myron Lewis lasted longer as a Buc, then did Revis.

    Good bye, Darelle, you are not worth the price of admission.

    We will get better because of this.

  40. Matthew Says:

    If Lovie’s pass Defense and overall D ain’t in the Top 10 this year he’ll be under fire after year one. New GMs/Coaches get the benefit of the doubt their first year so they can do wild and risky things even if they are unconscionably dumb like this move. Days like today I ask why my father had to start taking me to Bucs games at 5 years old, this franchise constantly kicks its small but loyal fan base in the dick more than it rewards it!

  41. DWE Says:

    Makes me sick as hell. Hope i have enough booze at he house for tonight. I would have rather have seen them cut Penn and saved 7 mill, then address off line in draft.

  42. Mitch Says:

    As cool as it was to have a premier cornerback he simply cost too much. especially if the supposed best corner back in the league means the 17th ranked defense and finishing under .500. Lets invest this money on collins or get the packs center!!!

  43. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I must confess I’m growing a little weary of our provincial view of the NFC South and the “great” Q.B.s.

    Many divisions have “great” Q.B.s. I’d just as soon take my chances with Breeze and Newton and Matty Ice as Wilson and Capaernik At least Brees and Matty Ice are old style Q.B.’s and not mobile scary.

    Is Matty Ice better than Jay Cutler? Philip Rivers? How about the AFC West..Rivers and Peyton. EVERY division has at least two great QBs.

    And at the end of the day…did perhaps the greatest QB in the game today win the SB….nope he got smoked!!! Smoked by a great defense because all things being equal…defense wins championships.

    Matty Ice…Cam Newton and Drew Brees can all bite me. They do not scare me. They are ALL beatable.

  44. StAugBuc Says:

    Other teams waste picks, too:
    Browns released QB Brandon Weeden.

  45. WalkdaPlank Says:

    If we weren’t the laughing stock of the NFL because of the constant losing records, sleepy leaky Rip Van Freeman situation, blitzing the kneel-down, and importing clown suits to be our new uniforms, this is the cherry on top.

  46. PRBucFan Says:

    Yup Hawaiian

    Especially when we simply just release him

  47. Drew Says:

    0.5 to 16.5 million in cap space. Lovieing it! Revis can no go somewhere else, pay the state tax and receive less compensation. Buc’s win and Dumb Arse loses.

  48. Matthew Says:

    Just remember Blaine Gabbart got a 6th round pick for Jacksonville via trade. The Buc’s managed to get ZERO…ZERO for a starting QB coming off a 4,000+ yard season and the best CB of his generation coming off a Pro Bowl Season. Great Job Team Glazer!

  49. Jeagan1999 Says:

    As good a CB as Revis is, he was never the right fit for our style of defense, he was never 100% last year, and he was grossly overpaid! I said it at the time…this was the wrong move! Too bad we had to lose a first round draft choice over it, but it’s better to rip this scab off cleanly and spend the money on players who fit our scheme! Now we have Verner, Tillman and more money to spend on getting better next season! Let some other team deal with his prima donna attitude!

  50. stevek (MGM) Says:

    Lovie/Licht had ZERO committed to Revis. What is the big deal?

    Revis @ 16mm per is just not going to cut it.

    Direct your anger at the Rock Star & the current Miami Dolphin GM. That “rockstar” brain trust really did a number on our team.

  51. MARK Says:


  52. Patrick Says:

    Michael Clayton lasted 6 seasons as a Buc. Revis only lasted 1.

  53. catdaddy Says:

    My first time ever posting something I always just read the stories and comments but I would like to let EVERYONE including joe that this was the smartest move by lovie n team just last yr JOE u were crying we paid him to much which we did n u wanted two cb’s for his price so make up your mind cause u sound like a hypocrite a BIG one at that…what we’ve done is add n fill holes where needed so what’s the argument lovie n team didn’t have ties to him n if he wanted to b here he would’ve reconstructed the contract which tells he wanted out as much as u n some of these don’t know much people cheer up n enjoy this playoff bound season n leave Mccown alone no one n the draft or free agent will do better

  54. simeon 97 Says:

    You should ask teammates of Peyton Manning how cap concentration impacts wins and losses in big games.

    The stupid move was not cutting him. The stupid move was the deal to acquire him, which is sunk at this point.

    Joe, i think part of your problem is that you respond to people’s posts, which discredits you further. Florio says dumb things too and you never see him entertaining the comments section.

  55. Sam Says:

    I’m still more upset about the uniforms.

  56. Seth B Says:

    Whatever Team Revis lands on will have an opportunity for short-term success and thats it. Revis’ salary demands will keep any team he’s on from being successful long term. No player is worth 1/6 of the salary of a 53 man roster unless they touch the ball on every snap.

  57. BirdDoggers Says:

    The signature acquisition of the Schiano/Dominik era. I can understand not wanting to overpay Revis, but he’s healthy and one of the top defenders in the league. In my opinion, this move was poorly played by Lovie and Light.

  58. jrivera Says:

    This is just wrong… bad move… bad bad move… smh

  59. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    BYE !

    Don’t Let The Door Hit You- Where The Good Lord Split Ya!!!

    Moving On-To Bigger & Better things!!

  60. LordCornelius Says:

    I feel like you aren’t looking at this the right way. All these moves are about being more competitive in 2014. It’s not simply a “I don’t like paying that figure” move; or a “that’s a bad contract” move.

    Lovie/Light believe that using his $16 million on a plethora of depth / other positions will improve the team by more than the impact of Revis alone in Lovie’s system. It’s obviously been a completely thought out calculated approach to fielding the team they want to field next year.

    If you want to be more thorough in your reaction and analysis; you could explain why you believe Revis + the free agents we could sign with our limited cap is a better team than No Revis + the total haul of free agents.

  61. Matthew Says:

    Blaine Gabbart got Jacksonville a 6th round pick via trade.

    Bucs Turned Starting QB Freeman coming off a 4000+ yard season, and Best CB of his Generation Revis coming off a pro-bowl year into absolutely ZERO return compensation. Bravo Bucs Management Bravo!

  62. Matthew Says:

    Blaine Gabbart fetched a 6th round pick, let that sink in

  63. ecspider33 Says:

    Congrats Matty Ice, Drew Brees and Cam Newton you can run all over us again

  64. Ron Says:

    How can anyone blame the new GM and coach. It was the rockstar that screwed this deal up.

    The new regime is just correcting the mistake. One player does not make the team. We still we 4-12 with him. Sure it was not Revis’ fault for 4-12, but no one else wanted that stupid contract that the rockstar made.

    I kinda blame the old coach, thinking one player could change things.

    A team is made of several players.

  65. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Another Piece of the (CRACK ROCK STAR)-GONE! YES!

  66. Jeagan1999 Says:

    And on the plus side…we only owe the Jets a 4th round pick now, instead of a 3rd!

  67. StAugBuc Says:

    As with the draft, only time can effectively evaluate these moves.

  68. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    So Long to 4-12

  69. Daffy Buc Says:

    Mevis was better than LJ but just as good as Banks!! Not worth 16m!! DeSean made him look silly, Mevis is not a top ten corner!! Great decision, now we can add more professional players who put team first.

  70. Matthew Says:

    Blaine Gabbart got a 6th round pick for his services, let that sink in fellow Bucs fans.

  71. PoundtheRock Says:

    From ESPN – The free agents the Bucs confirmed as visitors are Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman, Green Bay center Evan Dietrich-Smith, New England linebacker Dane Fletcher, Cincinnati offensive lineman Anthony Collins and Carolina wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr.

    Please,please get Smith and Collins…….PLEASE

  72. Matthew Says:

    Blaine Gabbart got a 6th round pick

  73. UnderDog Lefty Says:

    So far everyone of the big free agent moves made by the Bucs are on the defensive side of the ball. I really hoped that after being out of football for a year and having Tedford as his OC, coach had “learned” his lesson, defense keeps you in games, but offense wins games. Maybe the draft will be offense, offense, offense?

    LOL, Lovie will be Lovie.

  74. Tm Says:

    Be upset at Dominick and schiano who wanted him in the first place. No non-quarterback is worth that money. It would have been insane to keep him with so many holes on the team that 16m can fill. I hope Dominick never works again – or is hired by the saints, falcons or panthers.

  75. berserker Says:

    Those qbs you mention beat us with Revis. Now we have extra money to fill the holes

  76. brandonbucfan Says:

    been there done that over my lifetime with many
    organizations. As much as I LOVE #24 he wouldn’t have brought us to the playoffs much less a SB. We had WAY too many holes. Have to wait and see if this regime can fill them. Go Bucs

  77. UnderDog Lefty Says:

    BTW, McCown doesn’t count as a big free agent move, he’s a backup for a backup.

  78. biff barker Says:

    So far so good.
    Anyone who thinks that Lovie and Licht have much leeway in the decisions they have made so far has the IQ of a Browns fan.

  79. Capt. Tim Says:

    That’s it!
    We’ve signed a backup QB,DT,And TE.
    A Defensive end, who averaged less than 4 sacks, in 4 of his 5 years in the league.
    And a pretty good CB.
    Pretty much a scrap heap of other teams leftovers.

    And we just let the best CB in the league, walk away for nothing.
    Even last year- Revis graded out as the top CB in the league(PFF-18.5)
    Lovie is making the same mistakes again. He is unable to adjust. And the better teams in the league have already figured out how to beat the “Tampa 2”

    Our a Rookie GM couldn’t figure out how to re-work that contract?
    Or make a trade.
    Look at the teams pursuing Revis.
    The Pats, Broncos, Niners.
    All teams that realize that in today’s pass happy NFL, you have to have an elite CB to win.
    Now, we don’t have one.

    Schiano had the Dinosaur approach, that you could still win with a run first team.
    Destined to Fail
    Lovie still believes that a 20 year old defense, that avoids man coverage- can bring home the trophy.
    He’s just as wrong

    I have had a moment of Clarity. I’ve wanted this team since 1977,one of the longest records of ineptitude in sports history.
    And they still can’t get it right.
    I’m done. No more.
    I’ll miss Joe, and this site.
    But I’ve seen enough stupidity from this team, to drive me crazy.
    Peace out

  80. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    In to Captain Tim


  81. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Don’t blame the new regime, blame the old one

  82. mark2001 Says:

    Maybe we can pretend like the past 10 years were just some Gasparilla haze…last thing I remember before the blackout was Monte waving from a float in the SB parade.

  83. Hawk Says:

    Before the ink was dry on his contract, this outcome was already a foregone conclusion. If the Bucs had spent $16 (PLUS draft picks!) on the *best QB in the league* (or even RB), then there might have been a long term relationship. But you cannot spend that kind of money on a CB and still have another 7 holes on defense, AND 8/9 holes on offense. It would have been nice to have him for one more (healthy) year, but the math just couldn’t justify it. This is arguably, the second worse decision in Buccaneer history (first being the waste of the #1 pick on a player (Bo Jackson) who publicly announced he wouldn’t play football if the Bucs drafted him).

  84. StAugBuc Says:

    Matthew Says:
    March 12th, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Blaine Gabbart got a 6th round pick
    Don’t get the comparison. Wasn’t aware Gabbert had a $16 million albatross as well.

  85. Please Says:

    The real crime is still the jerseys. Blatant marketing pimping. Don’t succumb to whoredom… keep wearing those red and pewter (or even creamsicle).

  86. Fritz50 Says:

    Sorry guys, took me a while to find an actual announcement of the cut. Well, I guess that proves all the endless speculation correct. I’d have been OK if they had found a way to keep him, but it is what it is.

  87. Destinjohnny Says:

    dom is the man!!!! wow worst gm ever

  88. buddha Says:

    We can just as easily be 4-12 without him as with him. He’s an enigma and not a team guy. Everyone in the NFL knows that. The cap space is much more important to the future of the Buccaneers than is Revis. This a great move for the franchise–for the TEAM. It’s a move that took guts and smarts.

  89. bucrightoff Says:

    It is on Lovie and Licht. They can’t find a way to use an elite corner. We traded Verner for Revis and still have the same crap behind him.

  90. unbelievable Says:

    I have the same feelings. I was against this trade last year. In fact, I was downright angry when it happened. BUT for what we gave up, it seems like we should have kept him longer, and traded him when there was more value, either before the draft, or the end of next season. We might not have gotten a 1st rounder, but we could have gotten something decent (2nd, 3rd, maybe). He would have more value then vs. now, since every team knows the Bucs wanted to dump him, and would be releasing him outright. Nobody in their right mind would offer a trade.

    And we could have dealt with the 1.5mil owed at 4pm today. That’s chump change in this league.

  91. Vincente Says:

    Worst fans in the league. He didn’t play $16 mill worth and he don’t do it for any other team. He got away with nearly every play cause he wasn’t able to keep up. Go watch the film! Good job lovie. And joe your just as ignorant as the rest of these ppl.

  92. Buc1987 Says:

    Matthew Says:

    “Blaine Gabbart fetched a 6th round pick, let that sink in”

    No one was going to pay Revis 16 million. Let that sink in.

  93. Crotch McGee Says:

    Dominique becomes biggest punchline in history of Bucs personnel blunders, and there have been plenty. 1st rdr to Jets becomes Defensive ROY, we spend 16m on 1 player in a 4-12 season and now we have no 4th… Brutal mismanagement New regime had better hit on what they use “The Revis 16” on by making playoffs within next 2 seasons or they should be behind Dom at unemployment line. Make it happen. No more stupidity.

  94. Couch Fan Says:

    Bye Bye Timmy. Best of luck to you with your next team. Lol @ Luv. This stuff is comical.

  95. Phaneuf Says:

    Do the Florida brain injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group can help me I just put my head in the wall when I red that news

  96. Sunny Says:

    Dumb asses gain 16 mil in cap to go sign over the hill ex bears that should be retired, no teams wanting players

  97. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    December 2nd, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    Not worried about paying a CORNERBACK 16MILLION A YEAR!!!!! WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF…LOL

    Kinda reminds me of when the ’78 Buffalo Bills traded the former O.J Simpson (31) to the sadsack 49ers for a second-round pick. Simpson never gained more than 593 yards in a season while the Niners eked out successive 2-14 marks. Many believe it was one of the worst trades in NFL history.

    IMO-The Revis Trade was dumb period. WORST TRADE IN NFL HISTORY!!!!

  98. bucrightoff Says:

    Should have kept Revis and not signed Johnson. Revis and Verner would be the NFLs premier duo. Instead we have a middle of the pack duo

  99. Buc1987 Says:

    Matthew….Gabbert deal is irrelevant. No one wanted to pay Revis the 16 million.

  100. Canadian Tampa 2 Fan Says:

    Easy, Joe! If things had been done properly in the first place, you should never have had a chance to put your mancrush on Revis anyway. Fact is, Dominik/Schiano did a horrible job last year by bringing Revis here. If I was Lovie/Licht, I’d have done the same thing. $16M is a big deal for a team with as many holes as we have. Revis IS awesome, but simply not worth it at $16M. Simple question: If the team kept Revis & didn’t end up getting all the guys we just did, would we still have a chance to make the playoffs this year? I don’t think so.

  101. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Couch Fan


  102. deminion Says:

    cant be mad getting a all pro to replace a all pro and filled alota holes in FA #licht show

  103. Bucs55 Says:

    For fans that ain’t gonna watch us anymore or are mad and gonna hold a grudge don’t let the door hit u on you’re way out we don’t need fanz like ya and revis didn’t make the defense we were still ranked in the middle on defense people act like he was playing out der by him self like with him gone we will be the worse defense ever wake up revis do sent make a team he wasn’t even fat good last year the bucs are building for now and the future

  104. Diehard_Bob Says:

    You guys crack me up! THE SKY IS FALLING . . . THE SKY IS FALLING!!! The only way to get this team back to winning is by tearing some of it down and rebuilding it the right way which is exactly what they are doing. Revis was simply a luxury that we could not afford in the first place and should have never been signed in the first place. We already signed a pro bowl corner to replace him that is better suited for a zone defense so just chill . . . it will all work out in the end.

  105. ElioT Says:


  106. Buc1987 Says:

    Phaneuf Says:

    “Do the Florida brain injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group can help me I just put my head in the wall when I red that news.”

    What this was news to you? You are shocked by this? Pfft

  107. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    LETS GO!!!!

  108. Bucs55 Says:

    People don’t understand you don’t built true the back you start in the front

  109. bucrightoff Says:

    The worst part is gonna be seeing Revis take below market for New England or Seattle. People here are gonna flip

  110. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Its not over folks….still a draft and some money to spend….add it up, we aren’t near the cap yet.

    I like Revis but….we have lots of needs to fill….be patient!!!

  111. Buc1987 Says:

    LUV…I’m excited! For the first time in months I’m starting to get excited about next season. I better calm myself down though. Trust no one!

  112. kgh4life Says:

    Will the release of Revis hurt the Bucs in the short run? it probably will. Revis is an elite talent, however, Lovie and Licht new no matter how great a player is a team cannot put all its resources in one single player. For Revis salary the Bucs can probably get 3 quality players, not necessarily great, but players that can be quality starters or provide depth in some way. Licht said when he came here that he wanted value and in his mind Revis’s salary did not provide value. Thats what happens when teams mortgage their future ie. Dominik and Schiano, tough choices have to be made down the line. In the Bucs case it came pretty soon.

  113. William Says:

    It’s a new season. Flushing down the unnecessary waste of money. Building a NFC South contender.

    You Got To Lovie It! I can see the “Licht!”

  114. Buc1987 Says:

    bucrightoff…you think he will accept below market value?

  115. PRBucFan Says:

    Capt Timmy

    What new username can we expect you to show up as?

  116. Bucks_Sam Says:

    ESPN is reporting this as one of the worst moves in bucs franchise history.

    This may be one of the worst moves in NFL history. This is easily top 5 in spending to get a guy, only to cut him AFTER he gets healthy and productive.

    This is ten times worse than the Colts cutting Payton Manning!

  117. Jason Says:

    Terrible move here!! You find a way to make this guy fit. And if not you hold onto him someone would’ve eventually came calling. The problem was everyone knew the bucs would cut him by today cause they didn’t want to pay a roster bonus. Terrible day for the bucs, lost 1st rounder last year, now a 4th this year. But we could’ve still had one fo the best corners in the game

  118. mark2001 Says:

    You think Penn will be next if we ink Collins?

  119. Buc1987 Says:

    PRBucFan Says:

    “Capt Timmy

    What new username can we expect you to show up as”?

    Just as I was thinking this very thing, you drop it down.

  120. RealityCheck Says:

    OMGGGGGGGGG THE WORLD IS ENDING!!! He’s 1 player. He’s not a QB. We’ve already brought in a younger stud to help fill the void. Somehow we managed to win games without Revis before, I bet we can do it again.

  121. StAugBuc Says:

    PRBucFan Says:
    March 12th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Capt Timmy

    What new username can we expect you to show up as?
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  122. Buc1987 Says:

    The Bucs went 7-9 without Revis.

  123. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    LMAO Trust no One.

    December 2nd, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    The TRUTH is THAT REVIS has had “”A MAJOR KNEE OPERATION””…HE WILL NEVER, LET ME SAY IT AGAIN….HE WILL NEVER BE 100%…unfortunately, It is what it is. Don’t get me wrong, he still an above average corner, based on his mental approach to the game alone. He’s gonna have his good days and not so good days, that life after knee surgery; plain and simple.

    But for $16mill a year?????? Nah, we could give some of that to Peanut he’s a free agent next year.

  124. mark2001 Says:

    Dom and Milli Vanilli…both no talent lip syncing “rock stars”.

  125. StAugBuc Says:

    ESPN is reporting this as one of the worst moves in bucs franchise history.
    If BSPN said that, I like it even more!!!!!

  126. NY Buc Says:

    Having a tough time accepting the releasing him for nothing part, but I will try to give Smith/Licht the benefit of the doubt since it’s their asses on the line if this team tanks. I would say that all the good moves they appear to have made in FA have bought them some benefit of the doubt in my mind (though I still think letting Revis walk for nothing was beyond bone headed). Good luck fellow Bucs fans, hopefully they know what the hell they’re doing over at One Buc Place.

  127. Firethecannons Says:

    What a bunch of cry babies. You act like your mommy just threw away your new toy.

  128. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    LMAO Leave lone nah

    I just took a shot for his passing!

  129. SAMCRO Says:

    Revis must’ve given Joe a reach around or something. What was it about Revis game last year makes you believe he’s still this all-world corner? What makes you think that Revis will ever be the same or better than he was pre-injury? Revis is being paid for what he did in the past. It’s just like us to take on a contract of a damaged player, and then be enamored by his average play. Does Joe actually think Revis is SIX MILLION DOLLARS better than the other top paid corners at this time in his career?

    Maybe Joe can explain to me why other teams aren’t falling over themselves to trade for Revis under his current contract? Is it because they also don’t believe that he’s worth SIX MILLION DOLLARS more than all the other top paid corners. Does Richard Sherman think Revis is better than him? Look, I’ll come over and fix all the holes you’ve smashed in but you’ll have to find someone else to change your adult diapers.

    Verner will run circles around Revis, and cost us less than half of Revis’s salary. Stop the effin crying already. j/k Someone had said earlier how the Oakland Raiders is the team where aging vets go to retire. Well, sometimes I think Tampa Bay has to be a close second.

  130. Buc1987 Says:

    I’ve been a solid hard core fan since 1987. I’ve seen this team at far worse shape then they are in now.

    Capt Timmy….but but but no more Rutgers offense.

  131. Chef Paul Says:

    In Vegas, only a quarterback moves the odds by more than one point.

    It sucks he’s gone, but its business.

    Rescinding your fandom is two pegs short of an adolescent tantrum.

    Good riddance freak show posers

  132. bucbarf Says:

    We’re being a little dramatic yes? He’s a great corner no doubt, but there is absolutely no reason he should be he 4th highest paid player in the league. We should be embarrassed we made the trade in the first place. We should have gotten a franchise qb for everything we gave up for an unhealthy corner.

  133. Architek Says:

    Joe –
    Would you just report it unbias?

    I don’t care about anything but wins and losses. I support our leadership and team. It does not matter who is the best of what generation.

    Bottom line it didn’t make sense for where we are going, report it and keep it moving!

  134. kgh4life Says:

    Why don’t people on this board realize that Revis did not want to get traded because he wouldn’t have any input where he ends up and on top of that he would have to restructure his contract. Revis knows that he will not get $16mill on the open market, but he gets to choose where he goes, and the team he goes to will give him a lot of money just not $16mill. It seems Revis had the upper hand and the Bucs blinked.

  135. rayjay1122 Says:

    I hope all of you who wanted Revis gone are happy now and I also hope sweltering in the heat on Sundays watching this team lose due to getting torched by other teams passing all over us again. We got worse not better. Oh but we get that 3rd round pick again so maybe we can replace him with another Myron Lewis.

  136. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Chef Paul

    Tell It!

  137. StAugBuc Says:

    Joe talks about what interests Joe. He also gives his opinions. That’s what this site is all about.

    Your welcome Joe.

  138. PRBucFan Says:

    @87, Augustine

    Couldn’t help myself lol

  139. StAugBuc Says:

    PRBucFan Says:
    March 12th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    @87, Augustine

    Couldn’t help myself lol
    We must hold him to his word. 🙂

  140. stvcl Says:

    Priced yourself outta Tampa…cya.

  141. rayjay1122 Says:

    Oh yeah I forgot…now we can sign Tillman. ..The best CB in the NFL. What a joke.

  142. Buc1987 Says:

    The presser is on NFL Network right now!

  143. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Good riddance Revis. Go rip another team off with your high falutin opinion of yourself. You were serviceable at best. Pro Bowl… what a joke! I’ll always root for the Bucs, quite familiar in accepting of all the bumbling all these years. Revis is OVER RATED.

  144. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Wait the God Father has spoken-

    Derrick Brooks: Economics and scheme led to Revis being released #Bucs

  145. Mord Says:

    Revis was unwilling to restructure a deal that could have given him a few years, guaranteed money and STILL had him the highest paid CB in the league.

    This tells me that he and his agents probably sold the Bucs on this contract concept, anticipating this moment. He was able to use the Bucs to prove to the league that his knee was okay, collect an exorbitant sum, and THEN be a free agent, able to go to a contender of his choosing, on his own terms.

    IMO, this is not a poor reflection on “LoveLicht” … but sure makes Schiano/Dominik look stupid, while Revis and his agents look like master chess-players.

  146. buchead407 Says:

    Wow 16 mil first and fourth round picks…for what…a 4-12 season only to throw him.away for FREE!..let me type that again for FREE…NOTHING…I have faith in lovies defense but it’s sad to see a great player in his prime leave…..WORST trade in team history

  147. bucbarf Says:

    Revis or no Revis, we are a better team today than yesterday. We had him for 16 games last year and won 4.. what a difference maker!

  148. Buc1987 Says:

    buchead407….no team was going to pay the 16 million, that’s why he was thrown away for FREE!

  149. buchead407 Says:

    Thanks dom and glennon loving, college drill sargent, calling plays from his Thomas the train coloring book schiano….idiots

  150. Kaput Says:

    In a division with Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Cam Newton, it makes perfect sense to cut the best corner in the game. #NUTS

    It’s hard to be a Buccaneers fan. It really is, and I’m just about done.

  151. buchead407 Says:

    I know …that’s why it’s a horrible trade wasting picks…and it doesnt help a trade when everyone knows your gonna release him and bid on the fa market for less

  152. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Giving up a first and third is worth it for Revis. If he had lasted the contract we signed him to it would have been worth it. But to give up on him after I season makes the trade look idiotic. Dom wasn’t idiotic for making the trade, it was awesome at the time, because we desperate needed a corner and why not get the best in the game. The trade only looks dumb because we didn’t hold him to the contract.

    On the flip side it’s not completely idiotic for lovie to cut Revis and get the cap space. Teams do that kind of thing every year. But the combined trade and release of Revis is the worst series of events in bucs history. (Maybe second only to ever hiring Greg schiano)

    By themselves, doms trade was great, and locked release was justified. But the fact we only got 1 yr out of it all is moronic.

    I’ll feel better once glennon is released, he isn’t expensive but he’s a waste of roster space.

  153. Oahubuc Says:

    I’ll reserve judgement on this move for at least two years, unless he stays in the division, in which case my wrath will be immediate. I want to see in particular what they do on the offensive side with all this cap room. And, I want to see how they’ve evaluated lots of other DB’s. The people who made this trade are rightly fired and it’s not worth crying over a sunk cost.

  154. Jim Says:

    I hope I never meet Mark Dominik. He deserves more than harsh words.

  155. Trubucfan22 Says:

    And far from worst trade in nfl history. Saints and Ricky Williams still take the cake. Or even the Hershel walker to Vikings deal. Worst in bucs history, yes. Not in he nfl.

  156. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    “In regards to Darrelle Revis cut, Lovie Smith says it basically comes down to cash, they got 3 players for the price of one. @MyFoxTampaBay”

  157. Eric Says:

    Good riddance, good luck with Lou Albano.

    Btw, your not near as good as the myth.

  158. DrewDog11 Says:

    Revis is not the best corner in Football, maybe before his surgery. He still dropped open INT’s and got burnt just like the rest of the NFL CB’s however, only difference is we gave him 16 million in one season. Stop giving this Greed mogul the freaking title and a pass. You know, that last million that we gave him for that outstanding Saints Massacre, went right up a dog’s rectum. This is the first time in a long time that the Buccaneers have become a business organization instead of giving guys that we all complain about a paycheck. We get so caught up in the Darrell Revis Island BS, that we just accept his half heart attitude. Get this through all of yall turn coat-fair weather fans skulls. Darrell Revis don’t give a damn about nothing that you as fans say, all he cares about is the mighty dollar and will give you the middle finger as he squeals out of ONEBUCPLACE. If that’s not true then why didn’t he stay for all you that defend him?

  159. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Anybody who knows how to watch game film saw that Revis stunk last year.

    He got burned quite often.

    Drew Brees thoroughly enjoyed making him look stupid.

  160. NY Buc Says:

    Wow blaming Schiano and Dom for the way this Revis deal went down…really? Just like anyone with a sane mind can’t keep blaming Bush for things happening years later under the ‘new boss’ (yes I know…no politics on this forum blah blah), this one is all on the ‘new bosses’ Lovie and Licht. I don’t like the move, but I can understand it (they see other areas on the team that don’t fit their schemes and figured it was $16M better spent elsewhere). Again I hate seeing the Bucs get nothing in return (bone headed!), but at least put the blame on the guys currently in charge who let Revis go for nothing and not guys who probably would have kept Revis around if they were still in charge.

  161. jason77 Says:

    Go brake a leg Revis!!

  162. thegregwitul Says:

    And this is why Mark Dominik joined Greg Schiano in the unemployment line. I was all for acquiring Darrelle Revis, but Dominik basically bid against himself and surrendered multiple draft choices AND gave Revis a contract that had him making 6 million more than the next highest paid corner. At least the release of Revis didn’t cost the Bucs any additional money and the team gets back it’s third round pick while giving up their fourth round pick.

    This move stings for sure, however, look at the facts: The Bucs have the fewest picks (5) in a deep draft and holes to fill in the roster. If the Bucs had released Revis and sat on the money, I would be livid, but the new regime is hard at work plugging holes. Josh McCown is a bridge to the next Bucs QB. Will that next QB be in this draft or next? We’ll find out soon. And don’t sleep on Verner, who will do just fine and will help offset the loss of Revis. Peanut Tillman should hopefully come aboard soon, and the Bucs landed a premier pass rusher and other holes have been or will be filled in the coming days/weeks.

    The Bucs will be a better team if only because they will have better overall players, and not the best CB in the world surrounded by zero pass rush.

  163. Fritz50 Says:

    ” but at least put the blame on the guys currently in charge who let Revis go for nothing ”

    Insane, takes two to tango, if you got no buyers, kinda hard to sell the farm.

  164. Fritz50 Says:

    Specially a 16 Million dollar farm.

  165. Jordan Says:

    Mark Dominik = one of the worst GMs ever. 28-52 record – Only 3 of his first 22 draftees are still on the team. Busted on nearly every single free-agent signing.

  166. gahtadreem Says:

    Wasn’t the gripe all last year “We have no depth!!!” Now this regime decides it’s important to have depth and not build the team around one player and suddenly depth isn’t important….it’s all about Revis?? I’m sorry, I don’t get it. Seems like they have a plan. Let’s see what they can do in some real football games before getting all crazy.

  167. MTM Says:

    Mevis= overpriced media whore. There’s a lot of jilted jock sniffers today.

  168. FireLovieSmith Says:

    Well just changed my account name now. I think I might stop watching the Bucs as much. Its too damned painful

  169. BucsBoy28 Says:

    This was the only move we could make we are getting 6-7 guys for the price of one. He wouldn’t budge on the contract so he left us no choice if he really wanted to be a Buc he would have restructured his deal but he was his greedy self and wouldn’t budge but then goes to the Pats for 12mill on a one year deal so that just says to me he didn’t think we were good enough for less money. So I say see ya!!!! Enjoy the cold crappy weather dont let the doot hit you on the way out!!!! Greedy Bastard. And @fireloviesmith get another team you suck at life.