Darrelle Revis Upset in Tampa Bay: Have We Heard This Song Before?


Sep 15, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) during the first half against the New Orleans Saints at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I think we have heard this song before, ladies and gentlemen.

Remember when Darrelle Revis was talking about how much better things are in Tampa Bay? He said that the atmosphere was more like a “family”, than it was in New York. He was so excited about being down there and being out of New York.

Well, it seems like that is all changing already. Mike Garafolo of FoxSports reports in this video below about how he doesn’t like Greg Schiano’s rules, or how he is being used, too much in zone and not much man to man. Take a look:

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Darrelle Revis is upset? He doesn’t like how he is being used? He is showing attitude towards the team that has chosen to employ him? We haven’t heard this song before, have we? Of course we have, and Tampa Bay fans better get used to hearing this song, because it will be on a broken record for many years to come.

Well certainly as long as Mr. Revis wears the Buccaneers’ uniform.

Dear Bucs fans, this is who you traded for. Darrelle Revis is not about your football team, in any way, shape, or form. He’ll say the right things at the beginning, as he did after the trade was made. But you can see already, he doesn’t care about the team, he cares about Darrelle Revis.

First, on the “rules”. I am not sure what rules that Schiano has that players don’t like, but I don’t care. I have heard from our friends at the Pewter Plank that many of the players on the team are getting fed up with Schiano’s rules. They feel he is too strict, without the winning resume to back it up. I get that, and understand it.

But it should be different for Darrelle Revis. He is a veteran. He has been around this league for many years now, he should go to his new team, and set an example. An example that the coach is the coach, and as a player you follow the rules, whether you like them or not. Maybe that is naïve, but that is what I believe, and what Revis should believe.

Well, what Revis should believe if he were a team guy.

Revis needs to pipe down about how he is being used. Being the greatest is not only about playing ability. It’s also about the ability to work with your team, and lift them up. Complaining about not being used in the role that you want to be used, does not lift your team. It will bring them down.

Soon enough, Revis and his agents will be the Bucs’ office doors, demanding a new contract. He will hold out, and hold out again, whine again, and again, and again. This news about Darrelle out of Tampa Bay makes me happier and happier that he is no longer in New York.

Good luck down there, they are going to need it.