Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis previously received clearance to run and cut on his new ACL. He has yet to obtain clearance to practice.
Revis remains certain he will.
“I’m confident,” Revis said Tuesday, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “I’m cutting. [Bucs trainer Todd Toriscelli] might tell me to slow down a little bit but I’m going full tilt and I’m cutting because I’m feeling good. Cutting and running and doing what I have to do. . . . I think the biggest thing is making sure I’m 100 percent when I step out there with the guys, my teammates, and we go out there and play some great football.”
That happens against the Jets, back in New York. A scheduling quirk that shows the league office has a sense of irony and/or humor.
Revis also have gotten a sense of gloom and/or doom as he has rehabbed.
“I heard a million ACL stories from people around the league and non-football players,” Revis said. “You hear them all. You hear the tragedies and everybody says it’s a pain, and it’s a long process. It’s usually six months to a year and some people recover faster and some people don’t. It takes time.”
The fans don’t pay much attention to the tragedies, but for every Adrian Peterson there’s at least one Domonique Foxworth. Peterson came back better than ever after a torn ACL; Foxworth had to retire.
While Revis seems to be at this point much closer to Peterson than Foxworth, it’s impossible to know that he’ll be 100 percent until he gets on the field and plays. Of course, Revis at least than 100 percent would still be pretty good.