Apr 22, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis is introduced at the press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are banking on Darrelle Revis to make a return to the level that he was playing at in New York. He was arguably the best cornerback in the game.
Can he be the Darrelle Revis that he was before the ACL injury? Bucs head coach Greg Schiano thinks so:
“We’re saying ‘yes’ and he’s saying ‘yes.’ And I fully believe that. I can’t wait because he lets you do a lot of things defensively that otherwise you wouldn’t be able to do.” – Sports Talk Florida
When you trade your first round draft pick and pay a dude the amount of money that Revis will be making, I would hope that he is ready to get on the field and produce. If he is able to play at the top notch level that he was at, then the Bucs should have a stout defense. He can shut down a team’s best option and the rest of the defense wouldn’t even have to worry about the ball going in that direction.
I am sure that quarterbacks will test him early in the year. He better be prepared for it.