The rumors and speculation surrounding Darrelle Revis and his level of contentment with his head coach can now be as officially debunked as they could be. Revis has spoken, and spoken in no uncertain terms, that he’s happy in Tampa Bay and there are no truth to the rumors.
Revis reportedly met with Greg Schiano of his own volition to discuss the rumors, and set the record straight amid outside reports of unrest with the All Pro corner.
Revis felt the need to clear the air Tuesday when he set up a meeting with Schiano. “That was brief and very nice of him to come up to see me, not necessary,” Schiano said. “There was a lot of stuff floating around I guess. He said ‘Coach, I just wanted to set it straight’. It was great. It was good to see him but really not necessary.”
Revis said he wanted to make sure that he and Schiano were “on the same page” on some issues. Coming from the Big Apple, Revis thought he was past all of the drama.
“I thought those New York days were over with,” Revis cracked.
Schiano wasn’t the only person to learn today that the rumors were untrue. Tampa Tribune beat reporter Roy Cummings tweeted this comment directly from Darrelle:
Bucs CB Darrelle Revis says there is “zero truth” to the reports he is unhappy with the way he’s being used and Bucs coach Greg Schiano
— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsTBO) September 18, 2013
So there you have it. As far as the public is concerned, this issue is over.
The question becomes where the reports came from at first. It’s still possible that someone in Revis’ camp planted the rumor. It’s also possible that any other number of current or former Bucs who are unhappy with the situation at One Buc Place could have leaked it. Furthermore, it could be possible that Revis is unhappy, but doesn’t want it to be publicly known.
No matter the reason, it’s clear that Revis is still in good enough spirits to clear the air and focus on winning against his old rival Tom Brady on Sunday.