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Greg Schiano won’t talk Revis, says Bucs open to making a trade

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Word out of New Jersey is that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL, which is good news for any team looking to acquire the corner in an expected trade that sends Revis Island to new waters.

The Buccaneers either comprise the list of teams looking to make a deal all by themselves or they are at the very top of it, but that doesn’t mean they are free to talk about the prospect of adding Revis to their defense. Tampering rules still apply, which is why Tampa coach Greg Schiano evaded talking about Revis on Monday while also making it clear that the Bucs are ready and willing to make a deal they feel improves their team.

“I hope you understand why I have to answer the way I do because that’s the rules and I certainly understand why you ask the question,” Schiano said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I mean, you have to ask the question. Generically I’ll answer to that, not in this situation, in that whenever we can get better, we’re going to do it. I don’t care if it’s midnight or…it doesn’t matter. If we have an opportunity to get better, we’re going to do it. That’s our philosophy period, covering all trades, all acquisitions, all things we can do as a team and as a program.”

The Jets have reportedly hit the pause button on trade talks with Tampa as the two sides try to come to an agreement on a deal that would send Revis to Tampa. Schiano spent a little time Monday talking up Eric Wright, but all indications remain that Revis is the apple of the team’s collective eye. If the play button on talks should get hit again, Schiano may be able to talk about Revis in the near future.

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14 Responses to “Greg Schiano won’t talk Revis, says Bucs open to making a trade”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 15, 2013 3:30 PM

    “You’ll have to talk to John Idjit of the Jets about this…”.

  2. greysolon says: Apr 15, 2013 3:32 PM

    Keep your lives simple, Bucs:

    Forget the aging superstar with the bad knee, keep your draft picks, keep your $15 mil per year, draft one of the top two CBs and lock him up for four years for much less than what you’d pay Revis for one.

  3. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 15, 2013 3:42 PM

    I’m still waiting for the Bucs to sober up and pull their insane offer.
    I can’t believe they actually made the offer, to be honest.
    My prediction is that Revis finds exactly zero offers in the value range that he wants when he hits free agency.
    The level of compensation for cornerbacks has corrected itself to what the position is actually worth.
    Certainly it’s not worth quarterback money.
    Not even close.
    No team will tie up 10-12% of their cap in a player who doesn’t handle the ball or put points on the board.
    I think Al Davis had the market all screwed up with his idiotic contracts. Those days are gone.

  4. coltzfan166 says: Apr 15, 2013 3:47 PM

    This Revis thing is getting so annoying

  5. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 15, 2013 3:52 PM

    greysolon- You have it right. Hope the Bucs hear it.

  6. itsunclepauley says: Apr 15, 2013 3:59 PM

    John Idzik is handling this negotiation like a boss….he knows that the Bucs have already decided they’re going to do whatever it takes to get Revis, and by calling their bluff he’s going to squeeze the maximum amount of compensation out of them, whether or not anyone else is even interested in Revis. The Bucs will NOT get the best of this deal.

  7. strokeytheclown says: Apr 15, 2013 4:01 PM

    I really hate it when one player holds two teams, the press, and most importantly, the fans, hostage like this. Either do it, or don’t do it. This is what I hate about the last few weeks before the draft every year.

  8. getitrightflorio says: Apr 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    Tampa needs Revis. Eric wright? Tampa will stay at the bottom if they don’t get revis. Who are they going to draft Millner and Rhodes will be gone by 13, good luck Tampa. You better get Revis

  9. ruggyup says: Apr 15, 2013 4:14 PM

    ‘itsunclepauley’ has a pretty clear picture of this deal. Notice there is no chatter coming from the Jets camp, anywhere. No rumors. They are shut down. Even big chief running mouth head coach has the zipper closed. What’s that tell you. Idzik has the helm on this one.

  10. tpa43 says: Apr 15, 2013 4:19 PM

    They can get better by firing Sciano!

  11. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Apr 15, 2013 5:36 PM

    Whats the worst that can happen?

    Revis stays a Jet. I’m good with that! Hes our best player. He says he wants to be a Jet for life. Rex says he’s the best, and that they are not actively trading him.

    This made up story reeks of the “When will Tebow replace Mark Sanchez?” crap from last year.

    Much ado about nothing.

    I can’t wait for Hannah Storm and ESPN to be camped out at Revis house during the entire draft…

  12. gbmickey says: Apr 15, 2013 6:28 PM

    How many different ways can an article be posted that actually reveals nothing?

  13. mackcarrington says: Apr 15, 2013 6:31 PM

    I find it interesting that so many reporters will always asks teams about other teams players. It’s as if they don’t know or care about the tampering rules, and are looking to entrap someone into a “tampering comment”. If they understood the rules they wouldn’t “ask the question”.

  14. wjmoffatt says: Apr 16, 2013 6:58 AM

    Please someone tell me a player at number 13 you would take over Revis. Also considering that yes you may have to pay him good money but who are the FA CBs again next offseason? No one worth mention, that’s right. What is the strength of this draft again? Depth and the fact that no one stands apat from pick 4 all the way to pick 64. So why not trade? You have lots of cap room, with the potential to have even more cap room considering most of the big contracts on the roster will go down to $0 in dead money after this season.

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