When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended the season, they couldn’t have been in a lower place. After starting string under new head coach Greg Schiano, the team imploded under it’s own young weight and they ended up with the 13th pick in the NFL Draft. But while they could have drafted a young star for the future with that pick, they instead elected to trade for Darrelle Revis in the hope that he recovers from his ACL injury and becomes the best cornerback in the NFL once again.
According to NFL Network, the Buccaneers still expect Revis to be ready t start week 1 against his old team the New York Jets.
On NFLN, Greg Schiano: Revis looks good in his rehab. He works incredibility hard. If I am a betting man, he is going to be ready.
— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) July 1, 2013
The Buccaneers have expected Revis to be ready all along otherwise they would not have pulled the trigger on the trade that landed him in Tampa. Last year was an abysmal season for the Buccaneers secondary which ranked at the bottom of the NFL. It was for that reason that they decided they needed Revis and so far the gamble is paying off.
Obviously we won’t fully know how well the gamble paid off until Revis starts making the Bucs defensive secondary better, but at this point him getting healthy is a victory and he seems well on his way to being exactly that in time for week 1.