4 unforgettable Buccaneers that only spent one year in Tampa
By Rob Leeds
A shutdown corner for the Buccaneers
Widely regarded as one of the best corners in NFL history, Darrelle Revis will always be one of the more painful departures for the Buccaneers. At first, this looked like one of the best decisions in team history.
Revis was one of the most high-profile players in the league at the time and looked like a turn in the right direction for a team that was horrible in the free-agent market. It felt like the only selling point for playing in Tampa Bay was the money, and Revis looked like the start of a change.
The Buccaneers needed a big-name player to help shift the narrative surrounding the team, and Revis is the type of player who could still dominate most competition and was in his prime. There was no amount of money too great to secure a player like this, and the Bucs signed Revis to a massive contract.
At the conclusion of a solid first season, the Buccaneers reached a point with a new coaching staff that didn’t see a future with Revis. While most teams would play to their player strengths, the Bucs tried to move on from Revis and his massive contract to find players that better fit the system.
Revis leaving left the fanbase confused and, in many cases, upset at a team that failed to ever make the right moves to improve the quality of the team, and Revis’ All-Pro 2014 season after leaving the Bucs caused fans to continue to question the front office.