Revis Release Reaction

March 13th, 2014

Revis jersey burning

Joe has calmed down considerably from yesterday’s kick-in-the-groin news that the Bucs threw to the ditch all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis. Joe just wanted to dropkick the neighbor’s cat he was so outraged. It is quite likely Bucs fans will never see the likes of Revis at corner again.

The NFL itself, though it wasn’t shocking, rumbled last night with news that Bill Belicheat signed Revis for a cool $12 million. Not just Bucs fans were upset but it appears Jets fans have now taken to the streets in anger, and not just because they are homeless.

Pat Kirwan and Jim Miller, co-hosts of “Movin’ the Chains” on SiriusXM NFL Radio, had their take on the Bucs tossing Revis out with the garbage. Click the orange button below to hear their views.

49 Responses to “Revis Release Reaction”

  1. Matt Says:

    I acutally feel better that he went to the patriots. The jets stole a 1st round pick from us, and we in return let their hall of fame db go to there arch rival.

  2. OB Says:

    Joe seeing that Revis agreed to 12 mil instead of 16 mil and would not do this with the Bucs makes me believe that we are better off without him. He seems to be a player that if it doesn’t benefit him, he doesn’t do it, like the play in the last game, tells it all.

  3. Random Sports guy Says:

    everyone ive talked to seems to not really care that he is gone and are glad to have 16 million back in the cap, move on please.

  4. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    God forbid a player do what’s best for him. You know, there’s just so much loyalty coming from these NFL teams, right?

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Revis made the right move. He doesn’t owe Bucs fans anything.

  6. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Penn released!!!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It all totally depends on how well the replacements play…..Revis’ play is a given….excellent…but if we can get multiple production, then it will be worth it.
    I think Revis will and has played well no matter where he plays and that would have included Tampa next year….he is a cash machine & knows nothing else….

  8. Theodore Says:

    We have no clue what Licht offered Revis, so to say he’s all about money is untrue. Remember, before free agency, the top corners were getting $8 million, not 12.

    With said, I’d rather have the turnover/big play machine the Bears defense had under Lovie. So I too am glad it didn’t work out. We now have room to get play makers and sign our draft picks easily.

  9. Evan Says:

    Agreed. Though, I still kinda liked him and as happy as I was when I learned that we acquired him last year, it left a void in my heart when he was released. However reviewing the evidence and keeping up with the news, he wasn’t excited to be in Tampa. He said he missed the jets and on Twitter even said that making 16 mill was better than being on a winning team. Sounds very much like a selfish player and not even a leader when things got tough. It’s a shame that he couldn’t stay with us for his own selfish reasons and instead joined New England, it’s karma everywhere. Well get our star cornerback someday. Lessen learned, money doesn’t buy you success.

  10. bucrightoff Says:

    Revis doing whats best for him is awesome. The Patriots signed him to a disingenious 2-year deal, but its obvious they will cut him before next year. The NFL is about as unloyal as it gets. Players should give it back to teams as much as teams give it to them.

  11. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Revis couldn’t run or keep up with WRs anymore.

    Oh yeah… Donald Penn has been CUT… 🙂

  12. Revis island 2014 Says:

    Hey joe I dunno if you heard but the bucs just released Donald penn and save 7 million in cap space.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Matt Says
    “I acutally feel better that he went to the patriots. The jets stole a 1st round pick from us, and we in return let their hall of fame db go to there arch rival.”

    The only thing better would be if we traded him to the browns for a 7th round pick…just so he would have a horrible year.

  14. biff barker Says:

    Elvis has left the building.

    Cant blame Revis one bit and I only hope he lights up the Jets for NE.

    Better team overall and for less money too.

  15. Patrick McV Says:

    Sometimes you just have to take your lumps . We got to sign 3 players in positions of need for that same money . So they tried to redo the contract ,tried to trade him ,but in the end….. we took the hit got 3 good players and move on.

  16. BK Says:

    FLBoyInDallas Says:
    March 13th, 2014 at 2:14 pm
    Revis made the right move. He doesn’t owe Bucs fans anything.

    You obviously forgot that the BUCS released Revis not the other way around. Revis will be easily replaced. Verneer is a better player both stats wise and in the locker room. Revis is a cancer; ask anyone in the Jets franchise.

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Hard to believe Penn is not a part of the team any more. I understand the move, its just that he was a great personality.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    You don’t know he wasn’t excited to be in Tampa. We have no idea how much less money the Bucs were offering him. However, taking your fan cap away, at this moment in time, wouldn’t you rather play in New England for a perennial Super Bowl contender? Not to mention that he’s from the Northeast. Never blame a man for trying to take care of his family. That doesn’t make him selfish, just a smart businessman. They say like 70% of NFL players go broke – I guarantee you Revis won’t be one of them. It’s completely stupid to be loyal to a team and fanbase that won’t give a damn about you once your play begins to slip. He’s one more knee injury from being out of the league forever.

  19. SAMCRO Says:

    Penn released. They couldn’t stomach the thought of watching backup McCown get scrutinized by Joe for his inept offense, because he’s constantly running for his life or he’s laying on his back after every play when Penn keeps missing most of his blocking assignments.

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “You obviously forgot that the BUCS released Revis not the other way around. Revis will be easily replaced. Verneer is a better player both stats wise and in the locker room. Revis is a cancer; ask anyone in the Jets franchise.”


    Pure bullspit! They LOVED him in the Jets locker room. The owner didn’t like dealing with him when it came to contracts, but the coaches and players loved him unconditionally. He was also very well liked in the Bucs locker room. The guy just doesn’t play around with his money, period. He shouldn’t be blasted for that, he should be praised. He’s a very smart guy making very smart decision.

  21. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Some fans I know think Schiano tampered with Revis, for his friend Belicheat.
    They think Schiano assured Revis he had 12 million waiting in New England, so he turned down Tampa’s offer to keep him.

    I agree with the poster who stated that since the Jets ripped us off, it is very fitting that Revis went to their rival!

  22. Architek Says:

    Who cares about Revis anymore – penn is gone now too!

    Winter and Real football is coming!!!

  23. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    And I absolutely GUARANTEE you have never seen Verner play one game, so stop with all the crap that he’s a better player. How many YouTube highlight videos did you have to watch to come up with that expert analysis???

  24. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I highly doubt Revis and Schiano have been conversing on the phone. Highly, highly, highly doubt it.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Revis gets $12 million this year, $20 million or free agency next year

  26. Fritz50 Says:

    “You obviously forgot that the BUCS released Revis not the other way around. Revis will be easily replaced. Verneer is a better player both stats wise and in the locker room. Revis is a cancer; ask anyone in the Jets franchise.”

    YOU obviously forgot that they released him because he refused to re-structure his contract, which is , obviously, what the commenter was referring to. And which, Revis was under no obligation to do.

  27. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    could careless now that the mercenary is gone, I am just glad that the mistake was corrected. I would rather watch a football TEAM then a couple of high price talent on the field.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    BK Says
    “You obviously forgot that the BUCS released Revis not the other way around. Revis will be easily replaced. Verneer is a better player both stats wise and in the locker room. Revis is a cancer; ask anyone in the Jets franchise.”

    Sorry but Revis, when healthy, is the best CB in the league, bar none.

    But we don’t really need the best CB in the league. We just need too very good ones and the best Dline we can get.

  29. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I’m wondering what how far off from the Bucs offer of renegotiating that $12M figure is. I bet it’s not much

  30. $acbuc$ Says:

    Comedy… I said long term 11mill per year and he goes to new england for 12mil.. its a fudging conspiracy dude! We almost had top teer corners on both sides.. I’m starting to get pissed.

  31. MadMax Says:

    Bottom line, we had too many other needs to fill and just couldnt afford him….still have cable, just not all of the premium channels 😉

  32. Fritz50 Says:

    Honestly, why does this have to sink to the level of perjoratves, like Cancer, & Mercenary & the like. Both parties signed a deal they liked at the time. The Club decided they liked the cap space, more than having the player’s services, their perogative, he decided he had a valid contract, & felt no desire to take a pay cut, his perogative. Don’t see a whole bunch of loyalty from etiher side, so what “its a business”, just as valid a point from Revis, as the team. Prolly a bad deal at the start, not Revis’ fault. Could the team have kept his services, sure, all they had to do was pay the man, prolly too much, but that’s the deal the team signed. Everyone made their choices, time to move on & GET OVER IT.

  33. Mark Says:

    Revis is being felt in Boston, Wilfork asked to be released after the Pats asked him to take a cut.

    One player is not the team…….

    Love what it did to upset NYJ.

  34. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Great post, 100% correct!

  35. Buc a Deer Says:

    I just burned my #24 Mevis Mankini!! I use to wear it on Mevis Island Beach!!

  36. pick6 Says:

    i had a pretty harsh reaction to the news at first, and it still bugs me that we couldn’t get more from that asset, but i have to say he never really felt like a buccaneer. maybe it’s just his personality, but it just never seemed like he was into being a part of this team or community. Guys like Vincent Jackson & Dashon Goldson endeared themselves pretty quickly and seemed eager to be part of a winner for their teammates & fans, but revis’ name only seemed to come up in association with the bucs for stuff like controversial tweets, articles on the advice he was giving the coaches, and other things that had more to do with darrelle than the bucs. it’s like the opposite of my feelings towards the davin joseph cut or DB55’s eventual ousting…i will miss the talent far more than i will miss the man

  37. BirdDoggers Says:

    I’m not crazy about flat out releasing a player of Revis’s caliber. However, the contract would eventually become a problem and he doesn’t like the word “restructure”. He’s not the type of player to give up money so the team can address other roster needs. Vince Wilfork has reportedly been asked to restructure his contract and he’s asked for his release. Weather or not this relates to the money handed to Revis, this is the type of domino effect Revis and his inflated contract can have on a team. Revis is a great player but he doesn’t make up an entire team. He’ll probably do a grand tour of the league and sign short term deals with teams willing to pay him big money until he’s ready to retire or his play falls off.

  38. thegregwitul Says:

    @Hawaiian Buc: I have seen Verner play quite a bit. I have family in Tennesse and my cousin is a diehard Titans fan, so I’ve watched my fair share of games and was very impressed with Verner last season.

    Look, Verner isn’t Revis in his prime, no one is, but he was on par with Revis last season and is nearly four years younger than him. Verner was the one corner I was hoping Tampa would sign once the Revis news broke a couple days ago. With the huge cap figure, I knew Revis would have to be released, and believe me, I was not happy as a fan. When the news broke that Tampa landed Verner at a very fair price, I was ecstatic. I was ready to move on from front loading this football team with two or three elite players and subpar starters to build around them.

    The Bucs may have let Revis go for nothing (aside from gaining back their third round pick), but the team got better today, I can guarantee you that.

  39. bucrightoff Says:

    People like to use PFF as a reference point. Well, Revis was a +18.2 last year (that’s +18.2 above average), best corner in the NFL. Verner was +9.5. So yeah, according to them Revis is twice the player Verner is.

    Full disclosure, I like PFF but their methodology is flawed. Football Outsiders is the best advanced stats/metrics site by far.

  40. delson Says:

    What irritates me about revis, the reason why I can tell him to suck a fat one is that he took a paycut to join the pats. A paycut that the bucs asked him to take for him to be traded. He effed us one last time. Its about revis n his contracts not revis n his team. 16 million is too much for one player. Qbs will bs “earning” 30 million ten years from now.

  41. bucrightoff Says:

    To Delson and everyone using that horrible logic: Every last one of you would refuse to restructure just to be dealt to Cleveland or Oakland. Revis did what 199% of everyone would have done in that situation.

  42. Kevin Says:

    Nothing brings me more joy than Jet’s fans getting mad!!!!!!!!!!!I love it!!!!

  43. Evan Says:


    I don’t blame him for what he did. The NFL is a business and it was a smart decision for him. But there was never any physical proof that they were going to ship him off to CLE or OAK. We don’t know the numbers they offered. But if you just do a bit of research and look, the feeling of him being in Tampa never really stuck. Yeah he signed a 6 year deal, but he knew himself that he wasn’t going to be here THAT long. Although i can’t speak for the fanbase down here who have been rumored to be “fairweathered” (which i disagree), i as a fan enjoyed his time here and wished that he had more opportunities to make bigger plays. I was just stating that he didn’t take a leadership role when things went downhill like McCoy did.

  44. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Revis was’nt worth the loss of last year’s 13th pick, a pick that could of produced a multi year starter for the Bucs. The decision to trade the pick for Revis had to be pushed by Schiano, a rip off of our pick to be later pushed to the Patriots. I hope you Revis fans enjoyed his one year wonder tour here with the Bucs. Too dumb, yet another Buc blunder.

  45. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Hawaiian Buc

    Not to be a nitpicker but Pittsburgh is not in the Northeast. it’s closer to the Midwest especially in culture. I grew up in Cincy and relate to Pitt, Cle, StL, Chi,Minn..all fine Midwestern cities with similar values.

    Pennsylvania is the dividing line for me. Pittsburghers good..Philly yeech..New York and Boston great towns to visit but not like the Midwest at all.

    Meanwhile Revis had to hate Tampa or he is desperate for a shot at the SB. He took a HUGE AFTER TAX pay cut. Far more than just 4 million every year!

    Consider the taxes. Probably a good 20% higher than Florida…20% more from his 12 million is another 2.4 million out of #24’s pocket.

    He obviously doesn’t need money. He simply did not want to play here.

    Good for him, hope he’s happy, but I’m glad he’s gone. I LOVE living in Tampa Bay. If someone doesn’t, don’t let the door hit them in the butt on the way out.

  46. bucrightoff Says:

    Funny story, but I can guarantee you that Revis would love to be here every year we would pay him $16 million. Once the Bucs didn’t want to pay him is when he would take less. And he would only take a pay cut for some teams, namely the Pats, Niners, Broncos and Seahawks. Wonder what they have in common…

  47. JT Says:

    And why would Revis be willing to take a paycut to play here? The Bucs have been mediocre since like 07 lol. Of course a team like the Patriots wouldn’t have to pay as much as say the Raiders or the Browns or us. I hope (and I really think so this time) the Bucs got it right. The Rah-Schiano regimes were a joke. Hell last year may have been the most painful season since the Culverhouse years. So yeah im not surprised Revis would take less to play for a team with dignity.

  48. NY Buc Says:

    I’ve been trying to ease the pain of Revis walking away with no compensation for the Bucs other than freed cap space. Short of alcohol I have reminded myself that although the Bucs lost a 1st and a 4th round pick PERHAPS we will see better CB play out of the other defensive backs on the Bucs who played with Revis last year if for no other reason than they were able to witness how the best CB in the game goes about on field business. I’d like to think the seeing Revis study tape and taking angles will help a guy like Banks be better quicker than he would have been if he had never played with Revis. It’s not much, but it’s my coping mechanism.

  49. BoJim Says:

    I was kinda pissed that they let Revis go but I think we got some good people in FA. We will be pretty good this year.