TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis isn’t necessarily anxious to get to the offseason, but is looking forward to it. An offseason, Revis said, is what he needs to regain full strength and flexibility in his surgically repaired left knee.
Revis missed the last 14 games of the 2012 season after tearing his left ACL. He has said he has yet to regain his old form, though he’s confident an offseason of work will allow for that.
“Oh, trust me, I’ll be fine,’’ Revis said. “Once this season is over and I get back to work, get back there with my trainer Brett Fischer, who I was rehabbing with after surgery, I’ll be ready.’’
Revis said his knee prevented him earlier in the season from playing the man coverage schemes he’s accustomed to playing, but has improved as the season has progressed.
His play certainly doesn’t seem to have suffered. ProFootballFocus ranks Revis first among all cornerbacks in the league with a plus-17 performance grade, but Revis believes he can still be better.
“It’s not where I want it to be, but I’m out there doing what I can with what I’ve got,’’ Revis said. “I just want to finish the season strong and work my butt off this offseason and prepare for the next year.’’