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Larry Brown Sports:
When you move past the fact that Darrelle Revis is coming off major knee surgery and will be making more money than any defensive back in NFL history, he looks like a steal for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If you’re going to give up a first-round pick, you might as well do so for arguably the best cornerback in the league.
However, not all fans, players and former players are sold on Tampa’s new acquisition. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp doesn’t feel that Revis contributes to a championship formula.
“He’s selfish and he’s never been a team player,” Sapp told The Tampa Tribune on Sunday. “We didn’t win the championship that way. Derrick Brooks and I always cared more about the team than ourselves.”
Former Bucs safety John Lynch, who was also part of a championship-caliber defense in Tampa, offered a different opinion.
“I played with Champ Bailey in his prime and I know what a cornerback like Revis can do for a defense,” Lynch said. “Like Champ, Revis is a guy who can neutralize No. 1 receive
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It was quite shocking that the Buccaneers signed Darrelle Revis to an extension that will pay him $0 guaranteed.According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Jets could have signed Revis to the same type of deal, but were never interested in negotiating with him.Funny part of all this is the #NYJ could have gotten the same $0 guarantee, but they never asked to negotiate— Jason...
The stare-down between the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Darrelle Revis could be nearing an end.
The Bucs have been granted permission to have the star cornerback visit Tampa Bay and undergo a physical, according to multiple reports. The Jets have expressed a desire to have Revis on the trading block for a while, and the Bucs, trying to find an answer to correct the...
TAMPA, Fla. This was a memorable Monday at One Buc Place, possibly a landmark one if cornerback Darrelle Revis helps make Tampa Bay a playoff contender or more, and coach Greg Schiano left little mystery about where he stands following the Bucs' ability to secure the games best defensive back.
He no longer had to be coy, speak in coded language like, If we have an opportunity...
As the dust settles on the blockbuster Darrelle Revis trade, it's clear the All-Pro cornerback chased every penny of his historic $96 million contract with the Bucs.
Color Warren Sapp unsurprised.
The former Buccaneer and current NFL Network analyst slammed Revis for possessing a "selfish," me-first mentality, something Sapp was rarely privy to in Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers feel they've already had a strong draft.
Landing three-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis in exchange for the 13th overall pick of the first round not only addressed the team's biggest need, but offers general manager Mark Dominik and coach Greg Schiano some flexibility in the team's approach in later rounds.
The acquisition of Revis from...
As we’ve been reporting, Jets GM John Idzik must have finally seen the light, because he’s now moving with a sense of urgency in the Darrelle Revis trade negotiations.
Revis has already been granted permission to travel to Tampa Bay to take a physical for the Bucs, and visit with the organization.
Now Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Jets have agreed to trade Revis...
Former Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp told The Tampa Tribune that Darrelle Revis is a selfish player for the way he’s held out for more money over the course of his career.
“He’s selfish and he’s never been a team player,” Sapp said. “We didn’t win the championship that way. Derrick Brooks and I always cared more about the team than ourselves.”
It only makes...
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10) If you know any Jets fans right now, please feel free to reach out and remind them that there is so much more to life than football
9) Revis has $96 million coming from the Bucs, but if he stays hurt, he won't make a dime, which is kind of a massive refutation to the idea that the NFLPA exists
8) The Jets might now be able to draft a CB with the pick...
While his ability is hard to question, there was a level of
uncertainty surrounding the injured knee of cornerback Darrelle Revis. Even so,
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sent two draft picks to the New York Jets in exchange
for Revis, and the team is apparently confident in his health. Bucs general
manager Mark Dominik told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that he expects
Revis to be...
Will the Darrelle Revis Era in Tampa Bay live up to the hype?Photo Credit: Kim Klement USA TODAY Sports on SI.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced their newest asset this week after a whirlwind Sunday of speculation and intrigue. After passing his physical, Darrelle Revis signed his contract and excited fans across the Bay area.
However, as history shows, Buccaneers fans may...
Darrelle Revis is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, and one particular Jet is not taking the trade well. Jets pro bowl cornerback Antonio Cromartie grew extremely close with Revis, and according to Around The League, Cromartie is devastated, saying “it sucks.”
“It sucks. That’s my reaction: It sucks,” Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie told New York Daily News reporter Manish...
Why do they say what they say? Do football players just not know what is coming out of their mouths?I mean, Darrelle Revis gets traded to the Buccaneers and turns right around and says that the Jet's management lied to him about wanting to keep him on the team! Really?With all of the major moves going on the last few weeks, why does Revis think that he is the only one who fell...