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Revis goes from Bucs to Pats

Revis Island is taking a trip up the East Coast. After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Darrelle Revis signed a deal to join the New England Patriots. For the Bucs, it was a money and draft-position-saving move. For the Pats, it's a way to replace the departed Aqib Talib. For Revis, it's "basically about just winning." What do you make of it all?

  • Do you agree with the Buccaneers' decision to release Darrelle Revis?

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  • Is Darrelle Revis still an elite cornerback?

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  • How much of an impact will Darrelle Revis have on the Patriots' defense?

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  • How will the Patriots fare in 2014?

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Revis goes from Bucs to Pats

Revis Island is taking a trip up the East Coast. After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Darrelle Revis signed a deal to join the New England Patriots. For the Bucs, it was a money and draft-position-saving move. For the Pats, it's a way to replace the departed Aqib Talib. For Revis, it's "basically about just winning." What do you make of it all?

  • Do you agree with the Buccaneers' decision to release Darrelle Revis?

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      63%
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      37%

    Discuss (Total votes: 43,779)

  • Is Darrelle Revis still an elite cornerback?

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      51%
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      49%

    Discuss (Total votes: 209,403)

  • How much of an impact will Darrelle Revis have on the Patriots' defense?

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      67%
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      33%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,087)

  • How will the Patriots fare in 2014?

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      12%
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      34%
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Revis on the trade block

The Buccaneers aren't actively shopping Darrelle Revis, but given his expense and relatively poor performance last season, the team is reportedly listening to trade offers for the veteran cornerback. When healthy, Revis is one of the finest corners in the league, a shutdown player with a nose for interceptions, but the Buccaneers could be worried about the $16 million in cap space he's currently taking up. A team with some free space and a need for pass defense might just decide that Revis is due to bounce back.

  • Should the Buccaneers trade Darrelle Revis?

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  • Which team will Darrelle Revis be playing for next season?

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  • Who is the better cornerback?

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  • Which team will win the NFC South?

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Trouble in Tampa Bay?

Despite his tweets that he's "happy to be a Buccaneer," Darrelle Revis is reportedly unhappy about Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano's insistence on playing zone pass defense rather than the man-to-man coverage at which Revis excels. That, along with reports that quarterback Josh Freeman is at odds with Schiano and wants a trade, makes us wonder if there's not a mutiny brewing amid the Bucs' 0-2 start. It's certainly possible that a win or two could put a smile back on the Jolly Roger. But keep this in mind: The Bucs are 1-7 in their last eight regular season games under Schiano. Will he be asked to walk to plank if things don't turn around soon?

Are the Buccaneers a dysfunctional team?

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  • What's your take on recent reports of complaints by the Buccaneers' Josh Freeman and Darrelle Revis?

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  • Will Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano keep his job through the end of the season?

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  • Which of these coaches should be on the hottest seat right now?

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  • Which of these jobs is more difficult?

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Revis tells Sherman to 'earn it'

We've still got time before the NFL season kicks off, which means wars of words will have to do. Still raging: Darrelle Revis vs. Richard Sherman, with the latter declaring himself the best cornerback in the NFL and the former countering (through the media) that "you can't crown yourself anything in this league," and "you've got to earn it." The two undoubtedly are among the best corners in the league, even with Revis recovering from an ACL injury. But do they need to talk so much?

  • Who is the best cornerback in the NFL?

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  • Will Darrelle Revis return to form in 2013?

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  • What is your opinion of Richard Sherman?

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  • How do you feel about players engaging in wars of words, such as Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis?

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