Bucs assistant has some fun with 'chirping'

TAMPA, Fla. -- Buccaneers defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan had some fun with the media when asked about how he’s been using cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Fans have been saying the Bucs are using Revis in zone defense, instead of playing to his strength in man to man.

“What are [fans] chirping about?’’ Sheridan said with a laugh. “Tell me what they’re chirping about.’’

Several media members explained the chirping, and Sheridan responded with a smile.

“Well, what I want to invite them to do is to join us. I get here about 5:20 every single morning and they’re more than welcome to hang around until about 11 for the first four nights of the week,’’ Sheridan said. “And they can help us put the whole game plan together. We’ve got all the free Cokes you could want in the building and we’ll be happy to take their suggestions on how they can better use Darrelle. Trust me when I tell you we painstakingly game plan how best to use all of our personnel, not just Darrelle. But I appreciate the chirping.’’

Revis also was asked about how he’s being used, but he wasn’t nearly as entertaining as Sheridan.

“I don’t get into all of that,’’ Revis said. “I don’t get into the fans or press clippings or what people have to say. The only thing we can do is control what we’re doing here. I’ve got to do a better job as well as a number of my teammates of executing the plays better.’’