Barring a setback, cornerback Darrelle Revis will return to the Big Apple -- and the starting lineup -- on Sunday when his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, faces his old one, the New York Jets. There are countless reasons to like the Bucs to win this game: Vegas have the Jets as home dogs (+3.5), the Jets are a dysfunctional mess, and the Jets are starting a rookie quarterback who has no plans to study tape of Revis.
Then there's this: Revis, who spent six seasons in New York and was the league's best cornerback until he suffered a season-ending knee injury last September, has every intention of telling Bucs offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan about his former club.
"I'll spill the beans and let him know what we used to run," Revis said of Sullivan, via the Tampa Bay Times. "What things Coach (Rex) Ryan might do. It's almost like stealing a little bit. That's what you've got to do."
Either way, credit to Revis for, you know, preparing for an opponent.
"I don't understand why [laughing] he didn't study me?" Revis said of Smith. "[Laughing more] Because I will be on the opposite side. But I don't know what their gameplan or their preparation is. And personally I don't know what Geno's preparation is but I would hope if you're playing against another opponent you should [laughing once more] study everybody on the opposing team.
"I'm studying him," Revis continued, still laughing. "Just to let him know, I'm studying him."