Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Breaking: Belichick thinks Revis can help Patriots


Bill Belichick went all Bill Belichick Tuesday when talking about the New England Patriots' prized free agent acquisition of Darrelle Revis.

A dozen days after snagging one of the NFL's best defensive backs, the decorated head coach gave a less-than-enthused answer Tuesday when asked about Revis at the annual AFC Coaches Breakfast, which, of course, he showed up fashionably late to.

"I think he’ll help our team," Belichick said of Revis, via Patriots.com. "He's a good player, does a lot of things well, looking forward to working with him."

Thanks for the in-depth analysis, Bill.

Regardless, it goes without saying that nabbing Revis is a double win for the Patriots -- they filled a major void left by the departed Aqib Talib while sticking it to the rival New York Jets, Revis' longtime employer before his one-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Upon Revis' release from the Bucs, the Jets appeared to be in the running for his services, but the Patriots cut in front of everyone with their $12 million-a-year offer and reputation of annual success.

"You never know exactly how free agency is gonna go, there’s always twists and turns," Belichick said. "We’ll see how it comes together with us, what his role is, and how exactly he fits in our scheme and so forth. We’ll just have to see how that comes together, I mean I don’t know."

Revis will work opposite returner Alfonzo Dennard for at least the first four weeks of the 2014 season before newly acquired Brandon Browner, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks, gets off his suspension.

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