If there was one recurring theme coming from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during last week's NFL owners meetings it was that this team isn’t looking back.
New coach Lovie Smith and co-chairman Joel Glazer both refused to dwell on the past. Glazer talked about how the team was looking forward to 2014 when asked if hiring former coach Greg Schiano was a mistake. When asked about releasing Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, Smith kept the conversation moving forward.
“There’s a lot of tough moves you have to make, but you have to define what’s tough,’’ Smith said. “Darrelle Revis ended up going to a great organization and a great situation, so that was good for him. For us, we were able to get Alterraun Verner plus other players. I feel like both of us won. It was a tough decision, but I think it was a good decision for both parties and we're both excited about it.’’
There really is no sense in rehashing the past. It’s pretty obvious to all that hiring Schiano was a big mistake. It’s also obvious that Revis and his $16 million cap figure didn't fit in Tampa Bay's new defensive scheme.
The Bucs were 4-12 last year and they're well on their way to overhauling the roster. The best thing the Bucs can do right now is forget last year and keep moving forward.