The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a bold move this offseason while trading for injured All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis suffered an ACL injury last season and his return to elite status was in question when the Buccaneers traded for him this past offseason. According to reports on Wednesday, he is helping his new team with intel on his old team.
On Wednesday, Jets head coach told reporters during a conference call, that when Revis is in a game, a “Revis Rules” apply. Revis was known as the best lockdown corner in the game prior to his injury and has not seen the field in preseason games yet this year. He is expected to start this week as the Buccaneers enter Met Life Stadium to take on the New York Jets.
According to reports from the Tampa Bay Times, Revis has ben filling in the coaching staff about the current roster of offensive players from the Jets roster. “I’ve got a bunch of tips on those guys. And…I’ve been sharing them with our secondary. It’s almost like stealing a little bit, and that’s what you’ve got to do,” Revis told the paper.
In all sincerity, Revis wouldn’t have to share much with his new team. The trio of Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes is not striking fear in any defensive coordinator with rookie Geno Smith under center. The Buccaneers will gladly accept any help they can get from Revis seeing as he is pulling down about $1 million per game this season. Both teams hope to start out the regular season and find themselves on the Road to Met Life Stadium this post season and play in the Big Game at the end of the year. This year’s Super Bowl will be hosted in Met Life Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets.