Jason LaCanfora reported earlier this week that teams are interested in trading for Darrelle Revis. The trade may seem far fetched, but the Bucs could rid themselves of Revis’ $16 million salary if they move him. Bucs beat writer Ira Kaufman joined Booger and Rich to discuss just how real a Revis trade could be.
Kaufman said that he thinks Revis is ready to reclaim his throne as the best corner in football. He said if the coaches can’t find a way to use one of the best corners in football then shame on them.
Kaufman said that we have to remember that the Tampa 2 is based on a furious four man pass rush but the Bucs don’t have that. Unless they go out and get a premiere pass rush, then they don’t have the personnel to play the cover 2 defense. Kaufman isn’t willing to give up the best corner in football.
One thing Kaufman didn’t like about Revis was the way he seemed to pack it in the last game of season in New Orleans. He said Lovie Smith will see that on tape but overall, he had a good season especially when you consider that he wasn’t 100%.
Kaufman did say that anyone thinks Revis will restructure his contract is crazy.