The Tampa Bay Buccaneers allowed the New England Patriots‘ first team offense to march up and down the field last night, and it left many Buccaneer fans wondering just when Darrelle Revis would swoop in to save the say.
According to head coach Greg Schiano, there’s no definite timeline, but he will take a big step in his rehab on Monday.
Albert Breer of NFL.com quoted Schiano as saying the following about the All Pro corner:
“We’ll get him into the general practice population now, and get him doing some team stuff, just get him playing a little bit more. He did a little 7-on-7 last week in the red area, we’ll give him some more, and just take it, add a little bit, see how he is the next day and add a little bit more.”
He would go on to say that the point of every step in the rehab process is to get Revis to a point where he’s confident to say “I can go out and play.” Playing in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 with other players running around and bumping into him will be a great step towards that goal.
Greg Schiano and Darrelle Revis both know what he means to this team, but they also know how awful it would be for any setbacks to occur. So that’s why caution has been job one all summer long. Monday will be an important day for Darrelle, who must get back to the point where he knows he can be “Revis Island” once again and make all the cuts and breaks he used to make.
Stay tuned for more updates as we learn how well Revis is progressing towards appearing week one against the New York Jets.