What I can't wait for is all of the people currently blasting Revis will be talking about him like he's a God once he's no longer a Jet.
Same as some fake fans around here.
Revis as a Jet - Injured guy who is overrated
Revis as anything else - God, only Deion challenges him for being the best ever
I didn't see that reported.
Citing multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Profootballtalk.com reports the Bucs are indeed willing to trade the Jets the No. 13 overall pick in exchange for Darrelle Revis.
To this point, the trade hangup was believed to be Bucs GM Mark Dominik's unwillingness to surrender pick No. 13. That's no longer the case. Tampa Bay appears to have placed the 13th pick on the table, but Jets GM John Idzik "wants a lot more," per PFT's sources. Yahoo's Jason Cole reported late Sunday that Dominik has offered the Jets first-, third-, and sixth-round picks for Revis and is open to paying him upwards of $16 million annually. This trade is clearly heating up as both sides continue to posture through the media.
If we do end up with TB's 1st this year, I can honestly say I pity the guy they take with that pick. Because he will eternally be compared to Revis. And there's a very slim chance that any guy we pick will turn out as good at his position as Revis is / was at his.
"We gave up the best CB in football to pick THIS guy?".
@NFL_ATL: Considering the offer reportedly on the table, a Bucs-Revis trade sounds inevitable http://t.co/nkut4UOsDM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want Darrelle Revis badly. The more information that gets leaked out, the clearer that picture becomes.
The latest: NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers are willing to send the No. 13 overall pick in this year's NFL draft for Revis, but the Jets want more. ProFootballTalk first reported the story. This follows a report from Yahoo! Sports that the Buccaneers are willing to spend first-, third- and sixth-round picks for Revis. (Not to mention a hefty long-term deal for Revis.)
Previously, it was believed the Buccaneers were attempting to acquire Revis by only giving up 2014 draft picks. Of course, this is the time of year for misinformation and conflicting information. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that that Bucs aren't sure about giving up the No. 13 pick. The team reportedly has a loose "self-imposed deadline" of about a week before the draft to complete a deal for Revis.
Here's what we think is happening: The Buccaneers and Revis' representatives are getting frustrated with the pace of trade negotiations. They are trying to pressure the Jets into pulling the trigger through the media. Both the Bucs and the agents want a deal to be completed and don't mind giving information out, but the Jets don't seem to be in any hurry. And why should the Jets hurry?
From the sound of it, the Buccaneers' offer for Revis keeps getting better. The draft still is weeks away. The Bucs' reported offer is more than fair at this point and there don't seem to be any suitors other than Tampa Bay, so a deal still seems inevitable.
The Buccaneers and Revis' agents both may be getting frustrated, but it's not like they have a lot of options. No matter how impatient they are.
Let's say we go Warmack or Cooper - however good they turn out there will still be many that complain we traded a CB for a "friggin' guard".
Let's say we go for someone like Austin - he might be a good WR, but will he ever be rated Top 10, never mind #1? Again I feel the weight of expectation will overshadow what he achieves.
Look back at D-Rob - more people were down on him because of the picks we gave up for him. Had we got him at our original slot the expectations would have been a lot less, yet the player would still have been the same.
I almost feel that if we got a very good safety (maybe Vacarro) it might actually soften the blow as he strengthens the same unit that gets weakened if we lose Revis.
I think Idzik is playing a pretty mean game of poker right now.
Look at what has reportedly happened so far, Tampa has gone from originally not wanting to give a first round pick at all, to offering a first but in 2014, to now offering the first this year.
Let's do this!
Get it done Rexzik!
Hold out for the '14 number 1 too!
They'll look back fondly on their precious CB who bled green and would've gladly given away his firstborn to stay in Rutherford but was unceremoniously shown the door without a second thought for some scrub guard who didn't make the ESPN highlight reel once over his 15-year career.
The fact that the Jets probably weren't going to be able to keep Revis after the season anyway, and were lucky to walk away with what they got won't even enter the discussion . . .