I will admit, I was a bit of a doubter. I was worried that Darrelle Revis could wind up pulling a Derrick Rose and sitting out longer than needed to rehab his injured knee. I was worried that he may never be the same player, and that the Buccaneers may have overpaid for what would likely be an above average corner rather than an elite corner. But my doubt is quickly fading away.
If you haven’t yet, stop, take a moment, and check out this video over at NFL.com. The NFL Network had some excellent video of Darrelle Revis’ physical progress that they used as filler over an interview with Mark Dominik. Revis is changing direction, doing strength training, and doing other football-like drills on his knee, and shows no signs of any hesitation or struggle against pain.
And then comes Revis’ boss and his comments. Buccaneers’ GM Mark Dominik said of Revis that he is “in great shape” and “doing all the things we’d want him to do from a training standpoint” and that he is “fully confident” he’ll be ready for week one of the regular season against the New York Jets.
Dan Hanzus of NFL.com points out that this comes just days after Revis himself told NFL.com that he’s confident that his work with Todd Toriscelli, Buccaneers’ trainer, is going to lead to an appearance week one against his former team.
So what do you think, Buc Nation? Is Revis going to be ready week one? And if so, is he going to be himself? Let us know in the comment section below!