Volin On Toucher & Rich: Revis Deal Puts Pressure On Wilfork To Take Pay Cut Or Restructure

March 13, 2014 1:33 PM
Volin On Toucher & Rich: Revis Deal Puts Pressure On Wilfork To Take Pay Cut Or Restructure
" BOSTON (CBS) – Give Ben Volin of the Boston Globe credit, because when he was writing columns and figuring out ways for the Patriots to get Darrelle Revis, most of the media members in this town pooh-poohed the idea and dismissed it altogether.

Well now that Darrelle Revis is a Patriot for one year and $12 million later, who’s laughing now?

However, even Volin admits he wasn’t totally right.

“I overestimated. I thought it might cost the Patriots a second round pick, maybe throw in a player and figure out how to get him under the cap. But this move was such a no-brainer,” said Volin Thursday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show.

“They upgraded the position and there’s no long term commitment, just a one-year deal. Pretty awesome job by the Patriots to get this done.”

Normally the Patriots don’t sign players to contract extensions unless they’re below market, which is a term that cannot be found in Darrelle Revis’ vocabulary. Volin says they’ll reassess that after the All Pro cornerback plays the 2014 season.

“Other than Revis they’re definitely done making big splashes in free agency. Now it’ll just be your typical value players "

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