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Revis now 100 percent, expects 2014 to be better than 2013

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Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis expects to be better in 2014 than he was in 2013.

Although Revis started all 16 games last season, he wasn’t completely healthy after missing most of 2012 with a torn ACL. But Revis says he is completely healthy now, and he thinks he’ll look this year like he did the last time he made it through a season healthy, in 2011.

I’m 100 percent, man,” Revis told JoeBucsFan.com. “I feel real great. You know, through the course of the year it got stronger week to week. And I’m just trying to continue to improve and get back to where I used to play great ball.”

Asked if Buccaneers fans can expect him to be better this year, Revis answered, “Yes they can. Yes they can.”

If Revis really is all the way back in 2014, then new coach Lovie Smith may have inherited the best cornerback in the NFL.

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34 Responses to “Revis now 100 percent, expects 2014 to be better than 2013”
  1. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 25, 2014 10:57 AM

    Mevis will never be the same as he used to be. He’s still not bad, though, but definitely not on Sherman or Petersons’s level as a pure shutdown corner now.

  2. laughingwillow says: Jan 25, 2014 11:07 AM

    If Revis is coming back, Lovie Smith just inherited a $16 million per year punch to the gut for a team with a widespread talent deficit

  3. nfloracle says: Jan 25, 2014 11:08 AM

    Oh oh… sounds like preparation for a hold-out to get more money.

  4. JackedUpSports says: Jan 25, 2014 11:10 AM

    they used him the wrong way for an entire season. lovie smith better put him one on one. waste of talent otherwise

  5. myworldurjuslivinit says: Jan 25, 2014 11:13 AM

    100% off season = plz don’t draft my replacement

  6. tennesseeoilers says: Jan 25, 2014 11:22 AM

    If he does by chance return to form, won’t even Richard Sherman be a somewhat distant 2nd best?

  7. fishfiletkray says: Jan 25, 2014 11:23 AM

    This is going to be a very scary defense next year. I wish I could say the same about the offense.

  8. ghjjf says: Jan 25, 2014 11:31 AM

    Great! Now he will be able to hold those receivers just like he used to!

  9. fifthinterception says: Jan 25, 2014 11:37 AM

    couldn’t be much worse, could it?

  10. osiris33 says: Jan 25, 2014 11:38 AM

    Lovie Smith inherited Richard Sherman? Whaaa…?

  11. joenash72 says: Jan 25, 2014 11:49 AM

    What, is Lovie the new Seahawks coach? Is he coaching the Superbowl next week, them?

  12. vaphinfan says: Jan 25, 2014 11:53 AM

    You would think a cb that’s as good as everyone says he would be able to play well in any scheme and not blame the hc for using him wrong as an excuse for having a bad year.

  13. green41563 says: Jan 25, 2014 11:57 AM

    How is it that he “still wasn’t a hundred percent” a month ago but *is* a hundred percent now?

    How’d that happen?

  14. sportnorcal says: Jan 25, 2014 11:58 AM

    If a tree falls in the forest …

  15. 1rockyracoon says: Jan 25, 2014 12:05 PM

    He should also expect a pay cut if he wants to stick around. No cornerback is worth that much cap space.

  16. 13maram says: Jan 25, 2014 12:08 PM

    As an athlete who had the same surgery (patella tendon graft ACL reconstruction) 15 days before Revis I can attest to this. I returned to playing in 6 and 1/2 months but I really didn’t feel like my old self until about 13-14 months after.

  17. therealraider says: Jan 25, 2014 12:16 PM

    Asked if Buccaneers fans can expect him to be better this year, Revis answered, “Yes they can. Yes they can.”

    I do expect more than 2 INTs from a guy making $13 million a year.

  18. edwinmoses says: Jan 25, 2014 12:49 PM

    I dig Revis but feel like things are coming full circle for him. Never liked it when he wud call out an old T.O. Us athletes all have our Windows of prime time, some more than others

  19. lordfletcher says: Jan 25, 2014 12:52 PM

    What happened to all the trade talk or him being cut?

    Serious question

  20. dodohead418 says: Jan 25, 2014 12:58 PM

    Sherman better be ready to really be competitive!

  21. meatcarroll says: Jan 25, 2014 12:58 PM

    Mevis is yesterday’s news.

  22. bossbertozzi says: Jan 25, 2014 1:41 PM

    Even at less than 100% this year, he was the number 1 corner.

  23. cheapglazers says: Jan 25, 2014 1:42 PM

    You play in Tampa now, that means merelevant. Mevis, if you are trying to destroy another locker room, good luck cause this one is diseased.

  24. officialgame says: Jan 25, 2014 1:50 PM

    Wonder what the Shermanator thinks?

  25. bolts0621 says: Jan 25, 2014 2:37 PM

    Yawn. His best days are behind him. He had a mediocre year…he’ll never be elite again

  26. FlashPatterson says: Jan 25, 2014 3:28 PM

    He’s just trying to get one or two more years of big money in. Everyone knows he’s washed up, the “injury” is an excuse.

  27. dapperdom15 says: Jan 25, 2014 3:43 PM

    I hope these aren’t Tampa fans with these comments . If so jump shop we need a Poitier fan base not all you fair weather fans. He will return to his dominant ways. If you watched any of the games you’d see he progressed as the season went on. Go be Seahawks fans. Sure there is room on the bandwagon

  28. dapperdom15 says: Jan 25, 2014 3:48 PM

    Damn auto correct. Positive fans base. Go walk the plank and jump ship

  29. bornayankee says: Jan 25, 2014 4:19 PM

    Revis is a has been. And do you people really think Sherman is worried about him? Why would Sherman be worried about another mediocre player?

  30. thebirdofprey2 says: Jan 25, 2014 4:34 PM

    Even Revis at 100 % will not be the level of these younger guys with more physical ability and commitment to improve. He’s in the Pro Bowl but he wasn’t top 8 this year.

    Richard Sherman size and ball skills were on full display to send his team to the Super Bowl. 1 less Int in 3 years of play vs 7 years and still seeing some of the fewest targets in NFL. That’s not even looking at passes defensed where its a landslide.

    Patrick Peterson has that top tier speed and explosiveness to go along with his ball skills. His technique is still raw sometime but he’s only 23.

    Maybe even Joe Hadden takes another step forward. None of them are going to ask their team to break the bank and spend 16 million a year. Revis’ is eating off Al Davis giving Nnamdi crazy money a few years back.

  31. rogerrodgers says: Jan 27, 2014 12:22 AM

    it’s the off season, he’s 100% for his vacation…but when OTA comes around, he’ll be about 10% again.

  32. rogerrodgers says: Jan 27, 2014 12:23 AM

    I think he meant he wants 100% of his money

  33. labucs says: Jan 27, 2014 1:54 PM

    I would rather have Richardson on the D line

  34. mjmistretta says: Jan 27, 2014 7:00 PM

    You should check stats before talking. Revis was only averaging being thrown at 2 times a game and he held Megatron to one catch on third down that was not converted before the HALF BEFORE HE WENT OUT WITH A INJURY.

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