The backpedaling from Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis is taking place both publicly and behind closed doors.
Revis took to Twitter to refute, sort of, the report that he’s frustrated with coach Greg Schiano — even if the message from Revis didn’t specifically mention Schiano or address the notion that Revis doesn’t like Schiano’s disciplinarian ways.
According to Andrea Kremer of NFL Network, who has interviewed Revis multiple times throughout his ACL rehab, Revis and Schiano also had a 15-minute meeting on Tuesday to “clear [the] air.” Per Kremer, Revis claims he has no issues with the head coach.
That seems like a fairly long meeting to clear air that had no smoke. The mere fact that a sit-down occurred shows that there was a reason for it. Otherwise, Schiano wouldn’t have violated on game-planning day the mantra he recited during last week’s post-loss drama regarding Josh Freeman: “The easiest way to be defeated is to be distracted.”
The Buccaneers currently have plenty of distractions. The best way to start making them go away would be to avoid another defeat on Sunday against the Patriots.