Darrelle Revis Unhappy With Coach Greg Schiano
By Allen Kim
It looks like there may be some turmoil in Tampa Bay.
“Schiano's rules are a little too strict for [Revis] after coming from Rex Ryan,” Garafolo said. “Also, not playing enough man coverage.”
Revis is accustomed to New York Jets coach Rex Ryan’s looser, player-friendly environment. Schiano, on the other hand, is known for his strict, militaristic approach to discipline.
Revis also seems to crave the challenge of shadowing the opposing team’s best receiver, and he’s not happy with the lack of man-to-man coverage on defense — something he excels in. After all, Revis Island can’t strand receivers by staying in zone coverage all game.
Things are getting ugly in Tampa Bay. The growing tension between Schiano and QB Josh Freeman has been building for some time now, and adding Revis to the mix for a team already in disarray certainly doesn't help. If Schiano can’t come to terms with his best defensive player and the team’s quarterback, the team will continue to fall apart at the seams as the season trudges along.
Schiano may not be completely on the hot seat right now, but he’s sitting on the edge.