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Darrelle Revis calls trade “a great move on my part”

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Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis said at his introductory press conference that he believes he has joined a great team in Tampa Bay, and he’s going to help them make a statement that they’re ready to get back on top.

“We’re going to make a lot of noise, don’t worry about that,” Revis said. “This was a great move on my part to come be a part of this organization.”

Revis said he thinks the Bucs have talent on both sides of the ball, and he’s excited to play with that talent.

“We have some great guys and that was one of the things that me and my team looked at,” Revis said. “I think they were a playoff team even before me being a part of Buc Nation. I’m just adding a piece to it.”

Before Revis can prove that trading a first-round pick and a likely third-round pick to the Jets was a great move for the Buccaneers, he’ll need to get all the way back from the torn ACL that cut short his 2012 season. The trade became official only after the Bucs gave Revis a physical, so the team doctors must be confident that he’s making good progress, but Revis declined to say how his knee feels right now.

“We’re not really going to get into the health issues right now. I’m working as hard as I can,” Revis said.

If Revis is 100 percent recovered, and as good with the Bucs as he was with the Jets, then this was, in fact, a great move for the Bucs.

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62 Responses to “Darrelle Revis calls trade “a great move on my part””
  1. inyofaceagain says: Apr 22, 2013 12:26 PM

    Hard to fathom Revis being as effective as he was in NY. CBs just don’t dominate for long stretches like that. Tampa woulda been better off with the picks.

  2. huskersrock1 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:27 PM

    There may be talent on both sides of the ball until it gets cut to make room for his 16 million dollar salary.

  3. ozymandias121 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:27 PM

    2 years then the Bucs say, small ya later.

  4. jeremycrowhurst says: Apr 22, 2013 12:28 PM

    Yeah, it’s a real banner day in Tampa. If Revis doesn’t make a spectacular comeback (and not too many 28 year olds do after an ACL injury), they’ll be overpaying him by about $12M.

    If he does make a full recovery, they’ll be overpaying him by about $4M, and he’ll be complaining about how he’s underpaid and demanding a new contract.

  5. packerman1968 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:28 PM

    Even with Revis(Island) they are still the 3rd best team in their division. Little chance of making the playoffs.

  6. westampa says: Apr 22, 2013 12:29 PM

    Bucs paid too much. He should have been in the price range of what the Bears gave up for Brandon Marshall – 2-3rds or maybe a 2nd and 3rd.

  7. lostsok says: Apr 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    Getting away from the Jets is a good move on anyone’s part. I’m sure Sanchez spent the week texting “take me with you!’

  8. wilsonwillbreaku says: Apr 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    In a related story…Darrelle Revis had a bowel movement today…sources close to the new Tampa Bay CB say that it smelled like roses…

  9. explosionsauce says: Apr 22, 2013 12:31 PM

    A team that held the 13th pick overall is not a playoff team. I know he has to play up the move but “you ain’t gots to lie Craig”

  10. jeagan1999 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:31 PM

    Last year the Bucs were making great progress. If it hadn’t been for the woeful secondary, the Bucs probably would have won 2-3 more games and been at least a wildcard team. With a healthy Revis, the Bucs could very well challenge Atlanta and N.O. for the division title!

  11. kbookert says: Apr 22, 2013 12:31 PM

    Great player but not worth the stress. Hope he doesnt do to the Bucs what he did to the Jets.

  12. brianfromcanada says: Apr 22, 2013 12:31 PM

    Help! I’m being revis’d to death! Please! No more Revis!

  13. gotampabay52 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:34 PM

    Just try throwing the dam ball against us Barron Goldson Revis bring your best Tampa ainy playing around you all can go off how we played in past years so easy to pick on us by trash talking we will pick you qb off enough said bunch of fans talking we will shut you all up so keep on trash talking so look like fools

  14. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 22, 2013 12:36 PM

    Yeah it is a great deal and situation for Revis. His agent did a fantastic job.

  15. scrp2 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:38 PM

    All the Bucs did was franchise tag him.

  16. seatownballers says: Apr 22, 2013 12:41 PM

    I’m actually excited for the bucs. Hoping the bucs take division now. Watching Atl win thirteen games every season has gotten old

  17. nflsucker says: Apr 22, 2013 12:42 PM

    Weird how it’s easy to like the guy’s talent, but not very easy to like his persona. I’m betting he’s not quite going to be the shut-down corner he once was, and once it’s obvious that Revis Island sinking under the waves, he gets cut. One or two more decent years, then one of those me-first guys the fans are glad to be rid of.

  18. rodgersrodgersheisking says: Apr 22, 2013 12:47 PM

    does revis ever stop talking? driving me insane.

  19. diabetic1010 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:47 PM

    “I’d like to thank God and Darrelle Revis” said Revis….hopefully by the time of his next holdout he will be irrelevant in this league

  20. ephillips122 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:48 PM

    Bucs need corners, plain and simple.

  21. jaginmi says: Apr 22, 2013 12:48 PM

    Thank God. I was afraid the streams that would support a minimum of 5 – 6 Revis stories a day would dry up. Now the ‘news’ angles are endless.

    Revis … great movement. Revis … good movement. Revis … no movement … will Bucs trade a 4th rounder for a colonic?

    Revis … eats breakfast. Revis … skips lunch. Revis … decision time … baked or mashed potatoes?

    And on and on. No need to fear a lack of Revis, uh, feed. We are safe.

  22. magicbucs says: Apr 22, 2013 12:49 PM

    $0 of his contract is guaranteed so if he sucks he won’t get paid.
    An 80% revis is better than any CB the bucs have or anyone they draft anyway. Has to be a win for the bucs

  23. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 22, 2013 12:53 PM

    ‘A great move on my part?’

    I guess loud-mouthed Sapp was finally right about something…he is selfish.

  24. wludford says: Apr 22, 2013 12:55 PM

    It’s interesting that given the importance and demand for high quality CBs in this league, Tampa Bay was the only team interested in acquiring Revis, arguably the best CB in the league.

    Obviously the Bucs are gambling Revis returns from his ACL in his previous form, otherwise giving up the picks makes no sense.

    Paying a top CB $16 million/year is also questionable at best. Bucs could’ve bought a lot of talent in FA for that price, not to mention giving up their #13 pick too. That translates into at least 4 quality starters. I’m not sure the Bucs are that stocked with talent at other positions to pay that much for one player.

    Jets never had a choice but to trade Revis. They’re over the salary cap have a whole roster to upgrade. CB is one of their stronger positions in terms of personnel.

    Bottomline, the Bucs overpaid for Revis. This deal made more sense for the Jets than the Bucs, but it isn’t going to make much difference for either team.

  25. floratiotime says: Apr 22, 2013 12:56 PM

    It’s time for fans to stop calling themselves ‘XXX Nation’.

  26. b3nz0z says: Apr 22, 2013 12:56 PM

    i’m hoping this saga ends up worse than the Nnamdi to Philly boondoggle.

  27. FinFan68 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:57 PM

    Is there anything likeable about this conceited clown? The overkill of coverage isn’t helping.

  28. jagsfanugh says: Apr 22, 2013 1:04 PM

    Do the Bucs have a pass rush? If not, all the corner help in the world won’t help.

  29. ss376 says: Apr 22, 2013 1:11 PM

    I could definitely see the Bucs cutting him in two years’ time. I remember everyone was SURE Asomugha was going to be the same lockdown corner in Philly that he was in Oakland. And he didn’t have an ACL injury.

    I think Revis forgets that his stats are half-talent, half-reputation. If QBs aren’t even willing to test you (which they weren’t for a few years), of course you look like a lockdown corner. But if QBs start to throw at you, then you might get exposed…

    Also, it’ll be REAL interesting to see how Revis does when he has to deal with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan twice a year, not to mention Tom Brady and Colin Kaepernick…

  30. wkdblc52 says: Apr 22, 2013 1:11 PM

    God, am I glad this is over, this clown sounds just like Ricky Henderson when he broke the stolen base record calling himself the greatest of all time.

    Talk about arrogance, this guy is a joke !! Hope you love having him Tampa ’cause you fans will (never) get six years outa’ him before he starts whining again about his contract !!

  31. mrbullgator says: Apr 22, 2013 1:13 PM

    I like how everyone likes to give their own assesment like they can obviously see and read talent better than an NFL GM. I really don’t care what they gave up for him and how much they are paying since the bucs had tons of cap space, he is only 27 and hopefully will continue to dominate his entire tenure with the team. But before I judge I’ll just wait and see and hope the Bucs were right.

  32. imoatravesty says: Apr 22, 2013 1:13 PM

    PFT is a great site, but all the Jets articles really turn me off. Who cares about the Jets and what color underwear Tebow wears.

  33. smcgaels1997 says: Apr 22, 2013 1:13 PM

    Just try throwing the dam ball against us Barron Goldson Revis bring your best Tampa ainy playing around you all can go off how we played in past years so easy to pick on us by trash talking we will pick you qb off enough said bunch of fans talking we will shut you all up so keep on trash talking so look like fools
    ________________________________
    Revue is a shadow of himself, and you grossly overpaid for Golston who can’t cover. Yes there’s fear to play Tampa

  34. mjhutmkr says: Apr 22, 2013 1:14 PM

    They call him, Mr. Humble.

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. wkdblc52 says: Apr 22, 2013 1:21 PM

    Mark you calendars folks for the 3rd of November……Tampa Bay vs Seattle and the war of words and the tale of the tape Sherman vs Revis…..should be crazy that week !!

  36. jaginmi says: Apr 22, 2013 1:27 PM

    Along with dropping the XXX Nation we should demand an end to the use of ‘we’ and ‘us’. Most users of these terms would run screaming louder than a B-movie queen if they found themselves on a football field … during the off-season.

  37. andymannfl says: Apr 22, 2013 1:45 PM

    “We’re not really going to get into the health issues right now”

    Lol. Oh, ok DR. But the Bucs who are paying you $16 mill this year might want to hear something a little more optimistic.

  38. rcali says: Apr 22, 2013 1:47 PM

    Mevis has turned “dream team” into “Me Team”

  39. jones112m says: Apr 22, 2013 1:50 PM

    You had no choice revis

  40. jamaltimore says: Apr 22, 2013 1:58 PM

    “Great move on My Part” says all you need to know about Revis. He lives on a island cause nobody else wants to come visit. Nice that he choose to go to a team that has another washed up 3rd year qb in Josh Freeman so I’m sure the complaining will start soon enough assuming he ever comes back to play at full strength.

  41. hehateme2 says: Apr 22, 2013 2:04 PM

    jaginmi says: Apr 22, 2013 1:27 PM

    Along with dropping the XXX Nation we should demand an end to the use of ‘we’ and ‘us’. Most users of these terms would run screaming louder than a B-movie queen if they found themselves on a football field … during the off-season.

    and last but not least, stop calling everyone a “beast.” That is all.

  42. shaggyjeff says: Apr 22, 2013 2:09 PM

    lol @ the haters ….

    Bucs will be taking over the division !

  43. dondiraider says: Apr 22, 2013 2:09 PM

    Pride before the Fall….sorry for the Bucs!

  44. chargerdillon says: Apr 22, 2013 2:10 PM

    When Revis was healthy, he helped the Jets get to 2 AFC championship games matching up on elite WR’s in the playoffs.

    A healthy Revis IS unquestionably the best CB in football.

    This deal is much like the Drew Brees deal. If Revis can regain his former talents, then the Bucs made out on this deal. If not, then the deal is a bust for the Bucs.

    Huge upside and downside both ways. The Jets without him won’t make the playoffs in their current condition.

  45. bcgreg says: Apr 22, 2013 2:12 PM

    It is a great move…until you hold out at the start of training camp next year.

  46. bcgreg says: Apr 22, 2013 2:15 PM

    “We’re going to make a lot of noise…”

    LOL. You just came from a team that made a lot of noise and nothing else.

  47. brianfromcanada says: Apr 22, 2013 2:22 PM

    If he’s so amazing I wonder why only 1 out of 32 teams were activly peruing him? TB Will suck again!

  48. expertop says: Apr 22, 2013 2:50 PM

    imoatravesty says:
    Apr 22, 2013 1:13 PM
    PFT is a great site, but all the Jets articles really turn me off. Who cares about the Jets and what color underwear Tebow wears.
    ————–
    Interesting comment – since the story is about Darrelle Revis. Neither Tim Tebow, his underwear, nor the color of his underwear is mentioned anywhere.

    Except by you. Hmm.

  49. bearclaw69 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:32 PM

    What an arrogant, self-entitled twit. Hey Revis, YOU didn’t arrange this trade, your OWNER did. You are an employee, and REGARDLESS of what you may have wanted, NOTHING was going to happen unless the organization you worked for would have allowed it. Get over yourself.

  50. TheePerfectGentleman says: Apr 22, 2013 3:33 PM

    The hate for Revis is amazing, why so many people dislike this guy? So what if he’s selfish, why is that your problem? So what if Tampa overpaid, it didn’t come out your wallets, let this situation play out stop acting so butt hurt lol it’s just a game but these post are looking like political debates, lighten up.

  51. toybkshr says: Apr 22, 2013 3:46 PM

    If Revis returns to All-Pro form it’s a great deal for the Buccs. If he’s anything less than All Pro caliber it’s a great deal for the Jets.

  52. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 22, 2013 4:15 PM

    over/under on Revis INTs vs. NFC South:

    Thumbs up over 4.5

    Thumbs down under 4.5

  53. tarmacjerry says: Apr 22, 2013 4:25 PM

    As a Falcons fan I can’t tell you how happy I am about this. The Bucs had the sort of cap room to do some real damage. Now they’re guaranteed to be cellar dwellers for the next 6 years.

  54. greg285 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:42 PM

    There are a lot of ‘Haters’ on this blog but hate on! Revis island has relocated to Tampa Bay and if you think he’s not gonna be the same Revis of old, the tape will say it all this season!! BLUF: Tampa Bay ha addressed the weakness from last season as most people have forgotten they added All-Pro safety Goldson to play alongside Barron, Ronde and Wright! The only team to thoroughly beat the Bucs within the division were the Saints in New Orleans. Not afraid of Atlanta or Carolina …..

  55. kaferwerks says: Apr 22, 2013 4:50 PM

    so Revis goes from a crummy division having only Brady to worry about twice a year to the NFC south where he gets to face Brees, Ryan and Newton six times a season. Coming back from a major injury, anyone who thinks he’s going to look like his pre-injury form will surely be disappointed.

    when it comes to QB, the NFCS is probably one of the toughest divisions. Revis will be exposed.

  56. hehateme2 says: Apr 22, 2013 4:53 PM

    otampabay52 says: Apr 22, 2013 12:34 PM

    Just try throwing the dam ball against us Barron Goldson Revis bring your best Tampa ainy playing around you all can go off how we played in past years so easy to pick on us by trash talking we will pick you qb off enough said bunch of fans talking we will shut you all up so keep on trash talking so look like fools?

    What???

  57. countryteeth says: Apr 22, 2013 6:43 PM

    Its a lot of money, but at least the Bucs didn’t backload the contract and defer cap hell. In fact, the Bucs frontload all of their deals. If a player underperforms, they don’t have cap hell to pay moving forward. So Revis has to back up the talk. If not, he’ll be 29 and starting over like Ashmouga. Its hard to argue a 13 pick for an All Pro that is 6 months removed from ACL surgery and all of the doctors check off. If it doesn’t work out then they wasted the pick and cut him with no cap hit. The odds are much better than hitting on an All Pro corner back in the draft. The Bucs have paid out a lot in free agency over the past 2 years (you always overpay in free agency), but they have been able to get young (less than 28 years old) high quality talent. They saved the money to rebuild. Hard to argue with the method. Fill in depth on the DL and secondary and get Freeman to make the jump under OC Sullivan like Eli and the team could be stronger than most people think.

  58. allen227 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:48 PM

    After one year he’s gonna hold out and want more $. He’s not even the top 3 corners in the league.

  59. buffalogoose says: Apr 22, 2013 7:53 PM

    I’ve been heard that his surgically repaired knee is mending, but I’m wondering about that hammy.you know the one that he was grabbing at after an Aging Randy Moss blew by hima couple years ago. Has that healed fully yet?

  60. jetsfan80 says: Apr 22, 2013 8:30 PM

    Like most every other day, it’s a sad day to be a Jets fan. And not just because they lost their best defensive player since Joe Klecko, but because they prove time and time again that the front office has no idea what they are doing.

  61. dolphins512 says: Apr 22, 2013 9:17 PM

    Phins fan here….have watched Revis play for a number of years now and he is an excellent corner. I think the Bucs did this right. The have no obligation year to year and can back out anytime. Revis on the other hand has to earn his money each year…..and with Brees, Ryan and Newton in the division, he will definitely have to earn it.

    Another thing to consider is all that cap space. The Bucs are in a similar position to my Dolphins. We aren’t paying our QB typical starting QB money and that is freeing up a lot of cap space. Once Freeman actually gets paid….the cap situation will change significantly.

    One more thing….the Bucs were rolling last year, until the offense went flat and Freeman played poorly in mid season. I think the Bucs did a good job improving that league worst secondary….but your QB play has to be better to compete.

    Good luck Buc fans! I wish you well. I am old enough to remember the Bucs drafting Ricky Bell instead of Tony Dorsett and Doug Williams could throw a football through a brick wall.

  62. retroreed86 says: Apr 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    The Bucs lost five games by a touchdown or less last season. I think Revis is arrogant as well, but his presence in the secondary with the addition of Dashon takes the team to at least 11 wins. Freeman is good, but streaky, with a secondary that can get some takeaways and put mental pressure on QBs in crutch time, gets the bucs the ball back and increases their chance of success. The Bucs swept the Panthers, split with the Saints and the “almighty” Falcons. So yes, the NFC south will be up for grabs next season and also is arguably the best division in the NFC. Opinion mixed with facts, Bucs are solid even before the draft….FACE IT.

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