That article is ridiculous. Does Pat think the fanbase is idiotic?
They'll lose credibility if they overpay, not if they walk away from a bad deal.
I'm guessing you missed the point...going all in one player during a FA where you could've improved in multiple ways is kinda the issue here. The prolonged dance with the Jets does nothing but make the situation seem more desperate.....do you honestly believe a GM wants to go into a critical season having NOT addressed the CB position after such terrible showing in 2012? That would be the equivalent of career suicide....even an idiot could see that. hehe
Pat's entire article is based on the "perception" of the trade. As in our perception of it.
Quite simply, the Buccaneers have set themselves up for (perceived) failure if they don’t trade for Revis.
He points out that making a fair deal is in the best interest of the team.
I get it that Dominik is playing the waiting game because he doesn’t want to give up too much of his team’s present or future as compensation. That’s smart and the prudent thing to do.
And yet, because of star power and roster "sizzle"...
That’s why the Buccaneers need to go ahead and make the Revis trade. If they don’t, they’re going to look really bad to their fans, who have been waiting for this deal for weeks.
If the Buccaneers somehow don’t pull off a deal that has looked like a sure thing for a long time, they’re going to have a lot of explaining to do to a fan base that doesn’t want to hear anything but that Revis is coming to Tampa Bay.
This is ridiculous, and a waste of writing space.
1) Don't the Jets also need to worry about fan "perception" when Revis walks for nothing but a possible compensatory pick?
2) Dominik doesn't care about perception, he cares about wins. Screwing the Bucs future for short term success will just delay the axe.
3) Which would us "stupid" Bucs fans be more upset about:
"Hey, we left the trading table. Revis is great, but they wanted way too much, and that would have compromised our talent level for years."
"Hey, we got Revis! We did have to trade 2 firsts, a second, and a third round pick to get it done, but... we knew you just HAD to have this trade happen, or we would have lost precious credibility in your eyes. You understand, right?"
...and I apologize in advance for the flippant tone. Not a good morning...