Darrelle Revis’ status for Sunday’s game against the Panthers is up in the air after suffering a groin injury last week against the Lions.
“He’ll be day to day, so that should tell you it’s not real bad,’’ head coach Greg Schiano said via ESPN.com. “Will he play Sunday? I don’t know. We’ve got to figure that out.’’
Schiano was happy with what he saw from Johnthan Banks last weeks after he was forced to cover Calvin Johnson.
“It wasn’t an easy decision,’’ Schiano said. “As a matter of fact, we took the field thinking that we might just play right and left and whoever got him got him. Then, we got on the field and it was just a gut feeling, let’s get Johnthan on him. Johnthan, you’ve got to remember was coming off an injury [shoulder]. Johnthan had gotten banged, so it wasn’t like he had a full week of practice, either. Sometimes you get a feeling.’’
If Revis can’t play this week, Schiano wasn’t ready to say that Banks will guard Steve Smith.
“There are certain matchups we’ll do with him,’’ Schiano said. “Will we do them without him? I don’t know. That’s a decision we’ll have to make.’’