Revis “almost certain” to be back for opener

AP

 

There’s obvious motivation for Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis to get back for the opener, since it’s against his old team, the Jets.

But the Bucs are being careful with his rehab from last year’s knee surgery, and they’re encouraged their prize acquisition should be fine.

Bucs General Manager Mark Dominik told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that he was “almost certain” Revis would be able to go in five weeks.

Revis himself tapped the brakes lightly, which is probably a defense mechanism as much as anything.

“At this time,’’ Revis said, “I can’t tell you. But it is my goal to be ready for the first game, and it’s coming along well.’’

Revis hasn’t had any setbacks as he’s worked gradually back into action, and they’re going to hold him out of at least the first two preseason games, if not the entire exhibition slate. There’s no point in risking him then, really, considering what the Bucs invested in him.

14 responses to “Revis “almost certain” to be back for opener

  1. “What’s the over/under on number of times Revis picks off Sanchez?”

    He averages one interception per 4.1 games in his career. So I would say a 25% chance?

  2. “What’s the over/under on number of times Revis picks off Sanchez?”

    Well, since Sanchez won’t be playing, I’ll take the under, thank you.

  3. If Week 1 lists him as ‘questionable’, I wouldn’t even play him. It would be beneficial to us (Bucs) obviously to have him on the field, but with Santonio Holmes out I’m not super worried about the receiving threats of the NYJ wideouts.

    After that we play New Orleans who has plenty of people that need covered, but I think my kids and their neighborhood friends could cover the Jets receivers.

  4. zeke2517 says:
    Aug 5, 2013 11:58 AM
    “What’s the over/under on number of times Revis picks off Sanchez?”

    Well, since Sanchez won’t be playing, I’ll take the under, thank you.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I wouldn’t be so sure about that. In fact I can give you 8.25 million reasons he is going to come trotting out onto the field week 1. I’m not saying he finishes the year as the starter, but I’d be shocked if he isn’t the guy out of the gates.

  5. I heard Dominik say on a radio interview Saturday that Revis was ahead of schedule on his rehab but they were no going to push it. They will keep on the time table schedule that the doctors and trainers had put together. It would be a huge disappointment to fans if he was not ready for the Jets game! GO BUCS

  6. That stat about Sanchez averaging one INT per 4.1 games over his career is wrong. That would be only about 4 INTs a season. He’s thrown 69 INTs in 62 games, which is 1.1 interceptions per game, not per season.

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