On Wednesday morning, Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano opted to give Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis the Voldemort treatment. Later in the day, Tampa G.M. Mark Dominik was slightly less careful.
Appearing with Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Dominik was asked whether Revis is on the trade market.
“I don’t know if he really is, honestly,” Dominik said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “That is a tough question for me to answer. You have to get [Jets general manager] John Idzik on here Pat and grill him about that.”
It has been widely reported — and contradicted publicly nor privately by neither team — that the Bucs have been trying to acquire Revis from the Jets. The thinking is that the Jets want at least a 2013 first-round pick, but the Bucs want to give up at most a first-rounder in 2014, which under the loose NFL system of valuing picks equates to a second-round selection now.
Against that backdrop, Dominik’s words could be interpreted as a not-so-subtle suggestion that the Jets’ demands translate to a lack of desire to do the deal.