Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano knows that rushing cornerback Darrelle Revis back into the lineup could prove costly. Schiano recently provided reporters with updates about Revis’ recovery from knee surgery, but emphasized that it’s unknown when the star corner will be on the field again:
It’s gonna have to be played by ear. There’s so much talk about him and when he’ll play. The reality is he’ll play when he’s ready to play, and if that’s not Week 1, then it’s not Week 1. And if it is, great. I’m not saying that flippantly. He knows. This guy is a consummate pro, the best at what he does, and he’s coming off an injury that he’s never had before.
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 (NFL.com).
Tampa Bay gave up two draft picks to acquire Revis and gave the corner a six-year contract worth $96 million. Tampa Bay fans certainly want to see their franchise’s big investment out on the field, but it’s looking like we’re no closer to knowing when exactly that will be.