Darrelle Revis left the New York Jets on somewhat bad terms. The Bucs open the regular season against the Jets and Revis is eager to get on the field and also doesn't mind sharing some tips on what the Jets run offensively and defensively.
Revis is doing everything he can help his teammates get ready for the Jets. He's provided tips about some of New York's defensive players to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and discussed some of the Jets' offensive playmakers with Goldson and the rest of Tampa Bay's overhauled secondary.
"It's just one of those things, when a player comes from another team, [offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan] is asking a couple of questions about [the Jets'] defense and what are the base calls, I spill them," Revis said. "I'll spill the beans and let him know what we used to run and let him know what things Coach [Rex] Ryan might do. It's almost like stealing a little bit. That's what you've got to do. You take the information and pass it to the offensive coordinator."
"I know these guys. I played against them every day in practice. So I've got a bunch of tips on those guys," Revis said. "And the good thing about it, I've been sharing them in our secondary. ... We will come into this game real comfortable. We really will, just from the experience I had there and knowing these guys."
Revis and the Buccaneers defense has to be licking their chops knowing they'll be facing a rookie quarterback in Geno Smith. Revis also heard news that Smith hasn't studied any film on him.
"I don't understand why he didn't study me because I will be on the opposite side," Revis said. "But I don't know what their game plan is or what their preparation is and personally, I don't know what Geno's preparation is. But I would hope that if you're playing against another opponent, you should study everybody on the opposing team. If that's the case, that's the case. I'm studying him. Just to let him know, I'm studying him. I guess we'll just leave it at that."
If this goes how I'm thinking, this game could wind up being a repeat of of Super Bowl XXXVII, where the Bucs happened to know everything the Raiders were running since their coach Jon Gruden was Oakland's old coach.
If the Jets fail to have any success Sunday we'll know what some of the reason is.