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June 8, 2013 @ 8:10 am
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Dominik Says Revis Could Be Ready For Training Camp

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Bucs GM Mark Dominik was a guest on NFL Total Access Friday night and spoke about the progress of cornerback Darrell Revis who he expects to be ready Week 1, and even perhaps training camp.
Sporting his brand new Marine Corps-style haircut, Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik sat in front of the NFL Network cameras on Friday evening, and seemed like a man full of optimism that newly-acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis would not only be ready for week 1 against the Jets, but also for Week 1 of training camp.

Dominik was asked by Scott Hanson on NFL Total Access what his confidence level was that Revis would be ready for the start of 2013,

"Fully confident," Dominik said. "He's in great shape right now, he's running full speed, he's cutting, he's doing all the things we'd want him to do from a training standpoint, a rehabilitation standpoint.

"We're going to keep him at our pace, but the whole point is that he'll walk out to the first day of training camp, he'll have the pads on and he'll be ready hopefully for the Jets (in) Week 1. We're expecting that."

Revis of course was brought in via a trade with the New York Jets the week prior to the NFL Draft in April for the Buccaneers No. 1 pick (13th overall) and a conditional pick next season (third round), and is expected to help improve the NFL’s worst secondary from 2012.

On Wednesday Revis spoke to the media following Tampa Bay’s OTA (organized team activities) practice and was pleased with his rehab.

“I am confident,” Revis said. “I am cutting. [Trainer] Todd [Toriscelli] might tell me to slow down a little bit, but I am going forward and I am cutting because I feel good. I am cutting and running and doing what I have to do. I still have to listen to Todd and go through the process for them to clear me to get back on the field.

“I feel myself getting in shape. It is certain steps through this process and we got to knock those steps down when they approach. That is how you got to handle this situation. When those steps approach you, you knock them down and if it is a step back it is a step back. If it is a step forward then you move forward.”

Like Dominik, Revis is confident that he will walk out of the tunnel at MetLife Stadium in September, suited up and ready to play.

“That is the goal,” Revis said. “ That’s the goal to be out there Week 1 and play. If anything other than that we will have to see when that time comes, but we got to have a goal set. I think coach has the same goal too. To be out there Week 1.”

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    I think if Revis is ready for training camp,then TAMPA BAY GOT THE STEAL OF THE ENTIRE OF THE DRAFT-GO BUCS
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    How are they NOT gonna b ready for the opener? I'm JAKKD!!! come onnnn training camp
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    I don't think the Bucs are overlooking the Jets one bit, anything you hear along those lines have come from the fans, not the team, and anyone who knows the game of football will have a hard time believing that rookie QB Geno Smith will have his way with this secondary, there is nothing to suggest our new, revamped secondary will turn out any different than advertised, therefor, those who still believe that these are the same old Bucs that allowed teams (even with average QB's) pass on us like our db's had 50lbs ankle spats on, is in for a BIG surprise because that's just NOT gonna happen in 2013. It's the same thing every year around this time, nobody ever thinks the Bucs will amount to much, as if they didn't improve their team one bit from last season, so, as always the Bucs will have to earn respect the hard way, which is fine with me, there is NO way they will even come close to resembling that pathetic defensive backfield of '12, it's unheard of to have a defense play so bad (last in the league) against the pass, while maintaining a number one ranking against the run all season long, it should be a mortal sin! My point is, I believe we got better on the defensive line, don't allow Michael Bennett's 9 sacks fool you into thinking that he is a better lineman than DaQuan Bowers, NO WAY! Bowers is poised to etch his name in stone this year. The question will be is if Akeem Spence will turn out to be better than Roy Miller at DT, they both specialize in stopping the run, but Spence had 141 tackles in just 2 years, that's VERY productive for a DT, I truly believe he will be another Dominik gem! So if we remain status quo on the D-line, and our secondary has improved as much as we KNOW it has, then there is no reason that our Bucs wont be not only the most improved team in the league, but also the most feared team to play!
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    Pink, my son was was giving me the same warnings. Seems like every NFL game is a struggle, especially with our beloved Bucs. I'll be biting my nails the rest of the fifteen games, but I'm going all out on this one, Bucs destroy Jets in opener.
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    The J...E...T...S...fans are no doubt thinking their new savior, QB Geno Smith will pick on old # 24 and lead their team to victory. They'll wonder why Sanchez is even on the team. Then when G...E...N...O...disappoints the fans will boo him. Many will even demand Tebow Time not realizing he's not even in the NFL anymore. Geno will head to the sidelines and pout as he did at the Draft.
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    MY concern was and still is the DL. We will play every game as a must win game; I expect no less from all our opponents.
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    @pinkstob You make a bunch of good points. But an overdrafted rookie starting his first NFL game ever against some of the best DBs in the game with only one legit receiving option, no chance. I don't want to be too cocky, but it could easily be a shutout.
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    Surferdudes, I hope our first game does turn out to be as easy as you make it out to be. I just hope the players are taking that game seriously and preparing like they were going to play the Patriots on the road. As much as everyone piles on the Jets (and they deserve it) they did manage to get 6 wins last year, not far from our 7. They'll have three 1st round picks rushing after Freeman and three 1st round picks starting at the CB position. The Jets were great against the pass last year even without Revis. Also, Stephen Hill is in his 2nd year and hails from the same program that produced Calvin Johnson and Demetrius Thomas. Chris Ivory has proven to be a Buc killer. Finally, while Geno Smith isn't a great leader, he's pretty darn accurate and we've been beaten by many rookie QB's before. I think we'll win, but I think it will be a low scoring game that will cause far more heartburn than a preseason game should.
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    He'll be ready for that 5th, and final pre season game against the Jets. The game will count as a regular season win.
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