Hot reads: Bucs CB Revis enters uncharted territory
Darelle Revis, right, is amping up his practice appearances as the season nears. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Published: August 23, 2013
Updated: August 23, 2013 at 07:34 AM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis moved into what — for him, at least — was uncharted territory Thursday, when he was full go at practice for the fourth straight day. “That’s the longest stretch we’ve went with him,” Bucs coach Greg Schiano said of Revis, who continues to work his way back from a 2012 season-ending left knee injury. Schiano still has not committed to playing playing Revis in the Bucs’ third preseason game Saturday at Miami. He said he will talk to Revis about possibly playing before making a final call. The likelihood remains, though, that Revis will be held out of the game. Schiano has said he does not need to see Revis play in the preseason and is only interested in having him ready for the Sept. 8 regular-season opener.
“So far, he’s been able to stick to the plan and the increase in workload,” Schiano said. “Certainly (he’s) sore; every player is sore. But the part that we’re worried about — he’s doing well.” Another step forward Schiano seems a little more open to playing RG Davin Joseph in Miami. As with Revis, Schiano said he will talk to Joseph before making a decision, but he also suggested Joseph will have a lot of input in the matter. “I wanted to finish (Thursday’s) work and see how he feels and then talk with him and see what he wants to do,” Schiano said. Joseph, coming off a season-ending knee injury suffered in the third preseason game last year, returned to full duty this week, and at least one of his offensive linemates believes he’s ready to go. “He’s had a great week of practice,” LT Donald Penn said. “I think he’s kind of underestimating where he’s at right now, because he really did great this week in practice. He really looked good.” Quote of the day “We want to start fast and see how we can maintain the tempo and try to keep going and put up points.” — Bucs WR Mike Williams on what the offense’s goals are for its game Saturday against Miami Upcoming schedule PRESEASON Saturday: at Miami, 7:30 p.m. (NBC, Ch. 8) Aug. 29: Washington, 7:30 p.m. (NBC, Ch. 8) REGULAR SEASON Sept. 8: at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (Fox, Ch. 13) Sept. 15: New Orleans, 4:05 p.m. (Fox, Ch. 13)