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April 21, 2013 @ 3:47 pm
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Bucs Trade Two Picks For Revis, Sign Him To 6-Year Extension

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UPDATED: The Bucs traded a first-round pick in 2013 for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis, who signed a six-year contract extension worth $16 million per season. The four-time Pro Bowler is coming off a torn ACL injury that cost him most of the 2012 campaign, but he's considered the NFL's best cornerback when healthy.
In an effort to upgrade the league’s worst-rated pass defense, the Buccaneers acquired Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis in a blockbuster trade with the New York Jets on Sunday. The trade was a long time coming and executed between Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik and new New York G.M. John Idzik, who worked with Dominik as the Bucs’ capologist in Tampa Bay under Rich McKay.

Dominik and Idzik spent over a month in a showdown over compensation, which was ultimately won by Dominik, who brokered a fantastic deal in terms of compensation to the Jets and contract structure with regards to extending Revis with a new six-year deal.

"We are thrilled to add a player of this caliber," Dominik told the media at One Buc Place in advance of a press conference, which is scheduled for noon on Monday at the team's facility.

The Bucs gave up a first-rounder in 2013, which is the 13th pick overall, a fourth-round pick in 2014, which becomes a third-round pick if Revis is on Tampa Bay's roster on the third day of the new league year in 2014.

Idzik initially wanted two first-round draft picks, but when it was
clear that wasn't going to happen, he wanted three draft picks –
reported to be a first-rounder, a third-rounder and a fifth-rounder.
Dominik balked and was only prepared to give up two draft picks, and set
Monday as the deadline for getting any deal done prior to the 2013 NFL
Draft, which begins on Thursday, April 25.

The Bucs, who received permission to speak with Revis and give him a physical to gauge the progress of his surgically repaired knee on Sunday, April 21, executed the long-rumored trade to the Jets to acquire the player that is believed to be NFL’s best cover cornerback when healthy. Revis second game of the season and missed the final 14 games. According to Dominik, his rehab is either on schedule or ahead of schedule, and the team fully expects him to be ready to go for the first day of training camp.

Ironically, the Bucs open the 2013 regular season against the Jets at New York and Revis will have a chance to square off against his old team in his first game back in action.


The Jets felt compelled to trade Revis because of his contract demands. Entering the final year of his contract, Revis wants a new deal that will pay him a reported $15 million per season and Jets owner Woody Johnson was unwilling to do that. Johnson has grown weary of dealing with Revis and his contract demands in the past, and had to endure a 36-day holdout in 2010 before signing him to a four-year, $46-million deal.

Without dealing Revis or re-signing him, the Jets were poised to lose him to unrestricted free agency in 2014, as the team couldn’t apply the franchise tag due to language in his contract. The Jets would then be left to get as little as a third-round compensatory pick in 2015 for letting Revis go, and that was unacceptable for Johnson, Idzik or head coach Rex Ryan, who is on the hot seat in 2013.

With $32.8 million worth of salary cap space in 2013, the Bucs have the available cap room that the Jets didn't have to meet his contract demands and sign him to a lucrative six-year extension worth $16 million per season. The deal includes no guaranteed money and no signing bonus, which safeguards the Bucs in case he suffers a major injury or the team wants to part ways with him. There would be no salary cap impact on Tampa Bay's cap if he is released.

Revis will receive $13 million in base salary each year with a $1.5 million workout bonus and a $1.5 million roster bonus annually.

The Buccaneers are no strangers to blockbuster trades. In 2000, Tampa Bay and the Jets made a deal that sent Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson to the Bucs for a pair of No. 1 draft picks. Two years later, the Buccaneers brought in former Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden by trading two first-round picks and to second-round picks, along with $8 million to pry Gruden from Raiders' owner Al Davis. Of course both were instrumental in bringing the city of Tampa their first and only Lombardi Trophy.

Revis will team with Eric Wright, who restructured his deal and is now on a one-year, $1.5-million contract, to become the starting cornerbacks in 2013. The Bucs struggled mightily against the pass in 2012, which was head coach Greg Schiano’s first year in Tampa Bay. The team’s pass defense was ranked last in the NFL, surrendering an average of 297.4 yards per game, and came within 38 yards of giving up the most passing yards in NFL history in a single season.


A four-time Pro Bowler (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) and a three-time All-Pro (2009, 2010, 2011), Revis was also named the AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.



Revis was healthy for the first three years of his NFL career, playing in all 48 games before missing three games with an injury in the 2010 season. He returned to start all 16 contests in 2011 before tearing his ACL in the Jets’ second game of the 2012 campaign and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.



Nicknamed “Revis Island” due to his ability to play single man coverage on an island against opponents’ top receivers, the former Jets star has recorded 19 interceptions, including three which he returned for touchdowns, five fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and one sack, in addition to logging 294 tackles.



His best season came in 2010 when Revis picked off a career-high six passes and returned one for a touchdown, while breaking up 31 other attempts. In his last full season in 2011, Revis had four interceptions, including one, which he returned 100 yards for a touchdown, along with 21 passes broken up. Last season prior to being placed on injured reserve, Revis notched 11 tackles, forced one fumble, recovered a fumble, picked off one pass and broke up three others.



Revis, who is 5-foot-11, 198 pounds, give the Bucs a cornerback with size, toughness and speed. The former first-round pick has sub 4.4-speed in the 40-yard dash and has a history of shutting down some of the league’s best wide receivers.


Revis has a history with several members of the Buccaneers organization. He played for new Tampa Bay special teams coordinator Dave Wannstedt when he was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers. Bucs safeties coach Jeff Hafley was Revis’ position coach at Pitt under Wannstedt. Revis also played against Schiano when he was the head coach at Rutgers.

On the second day of free agency, the Buccaneers signed Pro Bowl free safety Dashon Goldson. The acquisition of Goldson, who signed a five-year, $41.25-million deal, and Revis, along with last year’s first-round pick, strong safety Mark Barron, immediately turns Tampa Bay’s biggest weakness – its secondary – into a team strength.


To find out more reasons why the Bucs felt compelled to trade for Revis and how he can fit into Tampa Bay's plans, read the 24 Reasons Why The Bucs Need To Trade For Revis article from last week on PewterReport.com.

Last modified on Sunday, 21 April 2013 17:36
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    To include the Gruden trade as a blockbuster is wrong. It was more blockhead. The BUCs paid way too much and the lack of draft picks was a big part of why we haven't been back to the SB. On a brighter note, Oakland made poor use of the extra picks and never got anything out of the deal either.
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    What did the Bucs do this off-season? Added the best free safety in the league, along with the best corner since Dion Sanders. What did it cost? The 13th pick in a ho-hum draft class and a mid-round pick next year. Fellas, we owe the front office a standing ovation!!
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    Well Bucs Fans Tampa got's its man.Period and only gave up two picks WOW. I say Tampa with the rest of their picks intack for the draft Tampa can move back in and get that DE from SMU Maybe Tampa gives up a #2 in 2014 and Tampa #3 pick. Maybe! But we will see.GLH in South Fla
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    Let's make this real simple and have a little "what's better" challenge like the cute TV commercial where a group of kids has to choose. OK gather round kids. Is it better to have Xavier Rhodes or Darrelle Revis? Is it better to have a Candy Island or a Revis Island? Is it better to spend $16,000,000 (of someone elses money) for an island or have it sit in the Glazers buried treasure chest?
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    ummmm I think the kids would choose candy island though......but I get the point
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    Let us hope that Dominik can work his magic for a second straight year and jump back into the first round to pick up a top notch DE,DT or CB. I think he did a pretty incredible job last year in moving back into the first round to get Doug Martin. Hopefully he will be able to do the same to get Marcus Hunt whom he seems very high on or maybe Tank Carradine or Sheldon Richardson. Most of the supposed high grade DT's,DE's and CB's will be gone in the bottom of the first. I think Hunt is probably the one that may still be there because of some doubts but who knows because he was also impressive at the combine. I am in hopes that Dominik finds a way to get the CB Alford in rounds 2,3 or 4 He was really impressive in the Senior Bowl. I guess when the Bucs lost pick 13 any hope of getting Tavon Austin also was gone. What a game breaker he is going to be. He would have looked great In Pewter and Red. Hopefully the Bucs will find a kick returner one of these days. If I was Dominik I would try to everything possible to get Austin. Everyone has dreams.
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    We who aren't happy with this deal shouldn't flame Dom on this. Even though I am personally not happy with the Amount of the contract (the best FA CBs this season didn't get half of what Revis will get per season). My guess is we had to pay 3-4 mil a year more then Revis probably would have gotten as a FA because of the structure of the deal which CLEARLY favors the Bucs. So, I, as a fan, can live with the contract. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As for the "Cap Hell" some people are worried about, well with McCoy, Freeman and Revis potentially taking 35-40% of our money after this year it could be very real. "Cap Hell" is a concern even if it wont be from "dead money". -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As for the draft picks, Revis does present some risk from injury and from holdout/team disruption. That risk and the factor of Revis's age is about equal to the cost of the draft picks imo. My feelinig is that Dom should have done better as the Jets were going to lose Revis to FA next season and only get a 3rd rounder. We had almost all the leverage. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I would have been happier with giving up a 2 and a 3... But with that said and with the #1 being from this draft we should certainly live with it. Besides, IF the draft plays out the way most experts are seeing it, the elite players will be gone at 13 and the player the Jets will get should not have a much better chance at success then the one the Bucs get in round 2. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Basically I'm on board, but not over the moon about this deal. Welcome to the team Revis and Go Bucs.
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    fully agree with roland. It´s a great trade, but could turn out badly (if knee doesn´t hold). But yeah, so far there are all the hopes/indications for some bright years to come. You guys here on the board convinced me about this trade :)
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    johnnyclark66, I hear ya on the whiners and complainers. But there are glass-half-empty people everywhere and the Tampa Bay area has its share. These are the same people who started in on Jon Gruden the year after we had won the Super Bowl and didn't stop complaining until they got Gruden replaced. We know how that worked out. Oh, and when Revis makes Pro Bowl next year they'll claim they were for the trade all along.
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    Fantastic job by our GM. The Jets basically blinked on this trade. The trade is also way above expectations on the contract front given the no guaranteed money part. As regards the knee injury any comparison to the Cadillac Williams knee injury can be thrown out the window. ACL injuries are an entirely different beast than the ruptured patella tendon injury Cadillac had. This ACL tear is the same injury Adrian Peterson had in 2011 and we all know that Peterson had a Pro Bowl season last year. Anyone who is flaming Mark Dominik over this deal does not have a remote clue about what they are talking about. CB's with Revis' pedigree do not grow on trees. It is extremely unlikely any CB in this draft will come close to accomplishing what Revis at age 27 will be able to do in the remainder of his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Great job Dom!
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    Atrain-40 I agree completely well said!
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    @Deacon Blues: This trade is like: "Drink Scotch, Whiskey- all Night long" (which is fine... but maybe) - "Die behind the wheel" Ultimately, it boils down to wether his knee will hold, or he becomes Caddilac. I´m realy afraid, that he get´s injured again and then another season is lost and we missed some possible top talent >>would be setback and bad trade. I love having Revis in Tampa, but i´m not sure it was wise to trade for him in expense of the 1st. it´s a gamble and the "build through draft" path was nice and easy (aquiring a No1 CB next year). But let´s see and hope it´ll be Jackpot.
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    This is a great trade. There are zero players that will be available at number 13 that anyone can say will be any better or less risky than Darelle Revis. Revis should be more of an impact player than anyone else over the netxt 6 years. This is not meant to be a bash on Gruden and Bruce Allen, but let's list the 1st round picks during most of that time Bruce Allen 2004 - Michael Clayton - Failed 2005 - Cadilac William - did well but was always injures 2006 - Dave Joseph - Impact player Great Pick 2007 - Gaines Adams - Failed 2008 - Aquib Talib - Failed although a good player. Dominick 2009 - Freeman 2010 - McCoy 2011 - Clayborn 2012 - Barron, Martin 2013 - Darelle Revis Who is complaining about Dominick now? Who did Allen draft that is less risk than Revis?
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    Well played by Dom - hat's off! He has managed to defer any issues on cap and left himself flexibility to manage the players he wants in the next few years...including Revis. The "no-guaranteed" money means the contract is year to year and if Revis doesn't pan-out he can cut him...with our only real loss being this year's #1...call it Rhodes...which we could probably replace in free agency (with $16m again) if we cut Revis later anyway....so all-in-all I have to say Dom did very well...yes he'll still have to make some choices about players ($16m is not something any GM can easily defer with paying signing bonuses early, especially now that we'll be running very near the cap each year (post Freeman's new deal) with very little room for bringing future salaries forward) but he has left himself the room to make those choices and for that I say he beat my expectations....still not willing to call him a financial contract genius, but better result on Revis than I was expecting.
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    For those of you who keep saying its "Cap Hell" really have no freakin' idea what you are talking about. 1. No guarenteed money protects TB in the short term. 2, Dominik does what he did for Jackson & Nicks. Turns a portion of the future years into a signing bonus then prorates over the course of the contract which frees up Space. Most of you have no clue about anything.......
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    Good move for our bucs and most importantly the true loyal fans that stick with the team through thick and thin. Go bucs let's have a unforgettable season!!!!
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    I've never lived in Florida, but I've always been a TBay fan. I wonder if the pewter report boards represent the average tbay fans, b/c if they do then the tbay fans are the most negative b!@$@s that I've ever encountered. Dom has been on fire for the last year and you are still complaining. A 1st and a 3rd for the top corner with no guaranteed money. Plug him into a defense ranked best against the run and worse against the pass and you are still complaining! You guys need some medication. You complain when the owners don't spend money and you complain when they spend money. I'm glad I don't live in the area, b/c I don't think I could stand to listen to the local sports talk radio.
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    johnnyclark66- I lived in the area most of my life and yes Tampa is one of the most fickle fan bases I have ever seen they are never happy unless we win the bowl otherwise its *censored* city.
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    "Showdown won by Dominick" Way to go Mark. If we don't spend on quality players, the fans co0mplain; if we do spend, the fans complain. Revis at 80 per cent is way, way better than anyone available in Free Agency this year. How about a little credit, where credit is due? We hot two pro Bowlers last eyar during Free Agency; this year we get two more. Anybody who doesn't thinkt hat we are tons better right now than where we finished the season last year, just doesn't know anything. All the gripers are those who just want to sit in front of their TV on Thursday night waiting for the 13th pick to be announced.
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    I wonder if Jets fans are dancing in the streets of New York tonight?
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    Maybe a war dance. If you have read any of the Jets message boards they are totally out for Rex Ryan's head. The Bucs won this deal hands down. ESPN just said Mark Dominik handled this negotiation "masterfully". I totally agree.
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    No!!! I can tell you with certainty they aren't!!!
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    Great move. Way to hold tight Dom. Terms and contract are both acceptable. I look forward to Revis shutting the haters down along with the opposing teams WR/QBs.
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    I'm so glad this is done and over. It would have set us backwards I don'tknow how much if this deal wasn't done and we passed on other good free agents who were available earlier...It would have really damaged Dom's creds. So props just for getting the deal done! Now we'll see what happens. Gotta be better right? Also, I am glad that after the Keyshawn fiasco, when the Bucs appeared to be turned off star players, we have gotten over that and reach out for some real honest to goodness star players. Vincent and Darelle and others....Maybe this will somehow inspire Wright to show up and a few other as well. Star players bring out the bst in their whole team. Josh...I cannot tell you how much we are counting on you this season to shake off the haibts that make you inconsistent. Be a mensch. Stand up and get it down!
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    The compensation wasn't that bad, though I still think we could have gotten him for less....I think it's an OK deal that could work out. But if one of the OT's or Star slides to 13, I will be upset. But I can live with it. And I will talk myself into it by training camp. Go Bucs!
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    Mr. Revis better darn well walk on water. I would truly love to be wrong, but I fear this is a colossal mistake. In a few years, hopefully many, when Revis' days as a Buc are done, we'll all be able to look back and determine if my dark hunch about today's trade is right or wrong. At that point we Bucs fans better be able to look back over that period with a smile on our faces about at least one Super Bowl appearance, or I for one will conclude that my dark foreboding about this trade was quite correct.
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    GrayBuc...Superbowl or Bust? Setting the bar high, eh? This move is move in the direction of the Superbowl, but one player (unless it's a QB) isn't going to take the Bucs straight there. This trade is addressing a weakness in the Bucs' D with a guy who could be a HOFer. Imagine being a Raider fan and having to watch your team trade 2 first-round picks to the Bengals for Carson Palmer. Palmer isn't on the team now, and the Bengals will be using the Raiders' first-rounder again. Now, that would suck.
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    bashear: If we do not get to at least one Super Bowl during Revis' time as a Buc, how can you believe that we wouldn't have been better off with getting potentially the full careers of a 1st round player and a 3rd round player. Very likely they'd both still be playing when Revis is no longer a Buc. And that's to say nothing of the $16 million we are going to have to pay Revis each and every year he's on our roster. What better uses could that money have otherwise been put to?
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    GrayBuc, just stop now before you embarrass yourself further. Think of how often 1st round picks wash out without having even a 5 year career. You apparently haven't been paying attention. Darelle Revis was All-Pro from 2009-2011. I guess if you don't get it by now I'm wasting my time by writing this.
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    Let's have a parrrtaaayyy (in my best Bud Light Pitbull voice)! This deal is better than I thought it would be. A 1st this year (no one in that round that I liked that we had any chance of getting), a 3rd or 4th next year and no guaranteed money? Great job Dominik! Now all we need is a DT, TE and SLB as starters and we can find all that in the draft! We need depth at CB, DE and RT, but we have enough draft picks to address all 6 of those positions. Go Bucs!
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    Pinkstob- for once in 3 yrs I agree with your opinion, lol
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    Nobody has been madder at the Glazers than I have since they went cheap before the 2007 season and let Gruden take the fall. This is a big, big move, though - to get the 2009 DPOY for the number 13 and maybe a third? I have to say I like it. At the very least, it gets people talking about our team again. Now if only we had a D-line :(
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    I see this signing as an omen for the future and similar to when we signed Keyshawn Johnson. One side of our football team was good back then (the defense) and one side was not (offense). Signing Keyshawn was a major image boost to the Bucs at that time and Keyshawn was a name brand free agent. Now it is the reverse. Our offense is good and our defense needs help. So what do we do? Of course, go out and get another Jet big name free agent. SuperBowl bound in a few years? Ha! One can only dream...
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    Imagine you're a 2nd or 3rd round Tampa CB pick in this year's draft. (Where the bulk of the depth is.) You have speed & size. Say for fun, Ronde returns. Are you not shipping your pants to be in that DB room; watching film? Pro Bowler to the left. Pro Bowler to the right. Pro Bowler in the middle. I'm a HOF'er son. I do not get the Dom haters. How did we not just get the best player in the draft @ 13? I didn't even have to wait until Thursday. Open'd my present early this year.
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    Some people are just miserable people who can never be made happy. You nay-sayers are out of your mind. This is a beautiful move by Dominic. Everything but our first round pick sill in play this year!? We are in great shape. After being reminded of what was given up for Keyshawn and Braden, (a total of for first round picks) there's no wonder we went thorough such hard times for so long. We have in no way given up the farm for what is now an intriguing group of talent with room in years to come to being in more. We are set up for a championship with in the next year our so. That's no cool aid, that's just a great job by Dominic.
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    Grow up complainer! Talent is expensive. High effort from less talented players is what we've been dealing with. If you've coached a day in your life you know what I mean. Talent either walks in the door or it doesn't.
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    First off: it´s still cap hell, since he costs 16Mio a year. Second: i agree with Metador, because we could have got a sure fire talent for the next 8 years, as he said (not like "experts" say: not every pick pans out) Although i´m curious seeing him play for Tampa, the risks with this deal are simply to high, because we could get double busted: If he injures again within next 4 years, we missed out on that top talent pick and dont have money to pay FA additions or resigning our grown talent. I understand the Bucs got multiple injury insurrances in the contract, but still his 16 Mio will count against the cap by the start of every season, making it hard to getting/retain top talent. Let´s see, hopefully they thought it all over... And stadiums still wont be packed: People suddenly didnt get more money in their pocket to afford it all. GoBucs
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    Haters sssshhhhh! Love this trade!
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    I like the idea of Mark Barron giving Darrelle Revis No. 24 jersey and taking No. 42 ( H.O.F. Ronnie Lott's Number). What do you think Mark?
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    Revis might want to take his old college No. 25 because FS Kerry Rhodes had it when he was drafted in '07. It's available since Talib is gone!
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    Sure, the guy is talented, but he'll be 28 yrs old in 3 months. Ask yourself this - would you do this trade next year? Give up your first rounder plus a 3/4 on a 29 yr. old corner (whose seasons have been shortened by injury 2 of the last 3 yrs)? Of course not, yet somehow it's a good idea to trade away our best pick today, and people like me who pointed out a yr ago that Josh plays force-ball instead of foot-ball will be reviled on these boards. Desperate reach by a GM trying to save his a-- which is on the firing line because of numerous draft day misses, and by an ownership team looking to boost short term ticket sales and TV revenues. It would almost be better if this gamble fails so we can get Dom Hickey & *censored*. out of the building. Even if he plays well for two years it will still be a mistake; a productive 1st rounder should be here for 8 yrs. The Gruden and Key trades made sense because we had a rock solid foundation (Key) and a coach who knew absolutely nothing about running an offense (11-6). We don't even know if we need to draft a QB next yr and start that process over. This is just Dom gambling the team's future to save his own skin. Embarrassing.
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    He's not 29 though, so that isn't the case, and how old is Ronde Barber, 38? There is a lot of potential for this trade, and the cost really isn't that high considering the talent level of Revis and the team's needs at CB. If it doesn't work out, we lose 2 picks and we cut him with no guaranteed money. This isn't much more of a risk than taking an unproven rookie at 13.
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    Well Revis might not work out and the 1st and 3-4th picks might not work out, or Revis might work out and the 1st and 3-4th pics might work out, or Revis might work out and the 1st and 3--4th picks might not work out, or Revis might not work out and the 1st and 3-4th picks might work out. I think that covers the options. We don't know what will happen, we can only hope that this does work for the Bucs. It doesn't matter any more what we thought was best, but that on paper the Bucs look better and Dom, Schiano and the Glazers are trying to put a winning team on the field this year. There are no guarantees in anything, but these guys are willing to take a risk and go for it, so even though I would have chosen differently, good job on showing that you have the cajones fellas and go win Bucs.
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    Matador, your position is duly noted. We will see how this works out. Will you be man enough to admit you were wrong next year? Are you really a Bucs fan? Who the h*ll would you rather have running things. Get a clue!
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    Dom did good with this deal,and the Jets got more then they would've had Revis left next year.Hope this pays off, now do we move back up into the first round? Time for some draft talk, we still have seven picks left.
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    No guaranteed money and basically our first round pick, this is a fantastic deal for the Bucs. I'm sure some of you are slicing the humble pie and realizing that Dom had it under control all along.
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    I'd love to hear Scott and Mark's opinion on the trade???
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    I love the move! There is no guaranteed money. Its basically a year to year contract so thereis no issue of a "cap hell." We just got the best defensive player in football for a 1st round pick and a conditional 2014 pick. For those complaining, you think the Bucs are a better team using the 13th pick on Xavier Rohdes or Trufaunt? They might not ever pan out. We usedthe same 13 pick and got the best in the business. Revis, Wright, Barber, Goldson and Barron = A pro bowler, 2 all pros and a future all pro AND the best defensive backfield in the leage. Not to mention the best offensive line, top 5 running back, top 5 wide receiver duo. I cant believe some fans arent happy. I dont care what anyone says, a Super Bowl run is now possible. We are just as talented as the Ravens were last year.
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    Dominic is a genius. How he got this guy for essentially no guaranteed money is just beautiful. What a great deal. This one guess down in history as the day Dominic kept his job for the next decade.
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    So it's like we traded up in the first round this year giving up a 3rd round pick next year to get the top CB in the league. I like it. I believe Jet fans are going to be upset they didn't sign and keep him.
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    I'm on board. He's cleared his medical and he's a superstar. With Goldson/Barron deep and (hopefully) Barber back to play a lot of Nickle alongside Foster and David, McCoy and ??? in the middle with (hopefully health) Bowers and Clayborn, I see us being able to do a LOT defensively in a Nickle package particularly with all the players we have now, regardless of what happens in the draft. Revis is worth the first and 4th/3rd next year. Again, as always in football, hopefully everybody stays healthy, but there's always that concern every season (we got burned last season). I think this finally gives us what we need on offense and defense. A beefed up secondary gives our slower run stuffing line the time to either get to the QB, force a mistake or confidence to execute a blitz. This defense now will allow the coaches to run what they want, what they're comfortable with. The bad-*censored* O-line, Martin, Jackson, Williams, Freeman.... go Bucs!!!
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    No guaranteed money! = No cap hell. The draft came early. Not a bad 1st rd. pick if he is close to his pre-injury self. Our D-line will need to get after it. They should have the time to get to the QB.....Welcome Mr. Revis! Bring a championship secondary back to the BUCS.
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    HELL YEA! This year's first round a just one conditional pick next year, with ZERO money guarunteed in the contract?! Way better than I thought! Go Bucs!
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    I agree bucdiezel90, The Bucs got the best cb in the nfl for only 2 draft pick and no guarantee money. Congratulations goes to Mr. Dominik and the Glazers for their hard work and a job well done. The secondary was once a weakness and is now a strength.
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    I think based on the trade terms and contract terms, I love the deal. With him healthy, my biggest concern is will he holdout again if he comes back 100%? High risk , high reward
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    we should have offered our 4th, 5th because he can't draft anything decent after the 3rd round anyway, he's proven that many times which is part of the reason we have little depth and have to spend big in free agency
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    early reports were #13 a 3 & 5 this year and a 2 or 3 next year
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    A 1st this year and a 4th or 3rd next year for the best corner in the league is nothing to complain about. Great deal. Now we have a solid secondary, and we still have our 2nd, 3rd and two 4th's this year to shore up other positions. And no guaranteed money in the contract. How could anyone complain about this?
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    Fitting this will be one of Dominick's last moves(hopefully). Seriously WTF, why give up a good portion of our future for damaged goods that we could have gotten for free after the season??? Way to go Dominick you scumbag, it's not like we were Revis away from winning a Superbowl. With so many needs and arguably two of the deeper drafts in recent memory coming up and you throw it all away... Glazers, if you at all care about building a true championship organization and not a laughing stock of one, please for God's sake get us a GM that knows WTF he is doing... this trade was a joke, we bid against ourselves and still lost in this one.
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    Seriously dude? You called Mark Dominik a scumbag?
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    Curious seeing him play for Bucs, at the same time forcasting a dark future.. Welcome Cap-hell, bye bye Championship? Hello medicoreness
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    Oh Yeah!!! Go Bucs!!!
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