As the Bucs struggle to get a win, cornerback Darrelle Revis struggles to get back to full strength.
More than a year since tearing an ACL without contact, Revis says he’s “not even close” to 100 percent.
That’s what he told Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock of NFL Network in meetings conducted prior to Thursday night’s game between the Panthers and Buccaneers.
The still-healing knee has limited the ability of Revis to play press coverage, since he doesn’t know when he will and won’t be able to muster the speed he needs.
“Sometime’s the explosion’s there,” Mayock said Revis told him. “Sometime’s it’s not.”
Revis explained that others who have had ACL surgery explained to him that, sooner or later, the explosion shows up on a consistent basis.
Hopefully for Revis and the Bucs, it’s not later. Even more hopefully, it’s not never.