Dec 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) is congratulated by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) after he made a sack against the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Top 5 Things the Buccaneers Could Do That Would Be Dumber Than Trading Darrelle Revis

There have been more rumors spreading around the NFL Media that Darrelle Revis might be traded. If you really want to read them, head to the Twitter timeline of CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora and see for yourself.

Here at the Pewter Plank, we think that would be one of the worst things the Buccaneers could do. Revis is still in his athletic prime, and is more valuable now than he was when the team surrendered a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and 16 million dollars to acquire the All-Pro cornerback.

But what could the Buccaneers do that would be dumber than trading Darrelle Revis? Here’s our top five list of potential boneheaded decisions.

  • 1. Re-hire Greg Schiano as strength and conditioning coach.
  • 2. Trade Gerald McCoy because he’s “too nice” and doesn’t fit the team’s new look with a meaner logo.
  • 3. Invite Vinny Testaverde to offseason workouts to compete for the starting quarterback position.
  • 4. Reduce the locker room cleaning and sanitizing budget for 2014, figuring that there’s no way MRSA will ever return.
  • 5. Fire Gene Deckerhoff as “Voice of the Buccaneers” and replace him with Keyshawn Johnson.

Clearly, trading Darrelle Revis would be one of the dumbest things the Buccaneers could do, especially if they don’t get back more than what they gave up to acquire the dominant cornerback.

There will likely continue to be rumors about Revis until the start of the season, and there’s always the possibility that they’re based in facts. But unless the Buccaneers receive RGIII-like compensation for Revis Island, it makes no sense to move one of the best corners in league history one year after committing to him for the long haul.

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