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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?
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?
The Darrelle Revis contract saga appears to be over. The Jets and Buccaneers have reportedly agreed to a deal that would send the disgruntled cornerback to Tampa Bay, where he would sign a contract extension. Revis had been holding out in New York looking for a bigger deal. The Bucs -- who were last in the league in passing defense in 2012 -- would send multiple picks (including No. 13 overall) in this week's draft to the Jets in exchange for the three-time All-Pro. So what do you make of the deal?
If it weren't for this thunderous dunk, we might be talking more about Jeff Green's excellent night, or the Heat's streak finally coming to a close. Of course, said dunk did happen, helping the Heat overcome the Celtics and frankly ruining Jason Terry's good name on Twitter. We're reminded of a similar dunk that you all know by now: DeAndre Jordan's devastating slam over Brandon Knight. Was LeBron's better?