Props to MD for sure, but I think calling this a 'successful move' is a bit premature; for all we know Revis could re-injure his knee in the preseason and never play a down for the Bucs in 2013.
But I digress, as I think this move will turn out to be one that is very beneficial for the franchise.......
So could the 13th pick they would have taken. At least with Revis you KNOW what you have when healthy.
Yes, but the point is Revis is just coming off the type of major injury that significantly increases his chances of re-injury.
No it doesn't. The extent of the ACL damage was NOT that significant according to what I have read. Re-injury, dues to the past injury, would be due to a similar type of hit - which was rare, to say the least.
But that's not the point, nor the most important TWO aspects which I think have to be acknowledged, have been put on the table...
Its like this Bucs fans... You could have picked up a Dee Milliner (or player X defensive back of your choice - THIS draft of course) at the 13th selection, and then... Prayed like HELL his game would translate well to the NFL level required.
OR....... Remove all doubt, in terms of NFL skill level, and bring in the games BEST friggin DB on the market...! Whether or Revis has healed, and can perform at (or even 85%) of his previous level, is the ONLY risk - IF you can even call acquiring the BEST player at such a critical position in todays NFL, a risk?
ZERO guaranteed moolah is incredible, and basically makes Revis expendable the minute he cant play at an elite level. Such a friggin coup!
For those thank disapprove of this deal, do you think the 13th pick (whoever the hell it is) of this years draft will ever have these amongst their credentials:
4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
3× All-Pro (2009, 2010, 2011)
AFC Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
AFC Interception Return yards leader (2011)
Ranked #5 in the Top 100 Players of 2012
Ranked #8 in the Top 100 Players of 2011
College awards and honors
Tell me the last player in Buccaneers history to have this many accolades (and the guy IS only 28 years old...!)
SOFA KING...! Sofa king stoked we got Revis!