When Darrelle Revis signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2013 off-season, several NFL fans, including myself, expected great things. Along with the Revis signing, the Bucs also snagged free-agent safety Dashon Goldson. Essentially, two the most highly touted defensive backs in the league headed to Tampa.
The issue, however, is that the coaching staff hasn’t necessarily played to the strengths of their newly acquired stars. Revis, who had earned the nickname “Revis Island” for his ridiculous shutdown skills in man coverage, has been delegated nothing more than a place holder in a zone scheme. This has made some fans mad. Really mad. Several of them showed up at the Buc’s practice facility, more than willing to demonstrate to the coaching staff how to use Revis and his skill-set.
This article, in all honestly, is a few weeks late in my opinion. A secondary with insane talent finds itself shredded at the end of every Sunday. All the talent on the field means nothing if the coaches don’t put them in position to make plays. The author made several solid points, and the fact that fans actually showed up at the facility cracked me up. I thought it was well written, and the only thing missing was a couple quotes from Revis, himself. The featured video tied in nicely, and basically, if the Buccaneers don’t start winning games, Revis will be under new management anyway.