Thursday, July 24, 2014

Belichick getting to know Patriots version of Revis


Bill Belichick got to see plenty of Darrelle Revis when the veteran cornerback was ruling the roost for half a decade in the New York Jets' defense.

Now that Revis is donning New England Patriots digs, Belichick is getting a little different perspective this summer.

"Just on a personal level, I never had a personal relationship with him so I’ve enjoyed that part of it," Belichick said Thursday, via "... Now we’ve seen him ourselves for 13 practices and the time in the spring. But again, it’s a new year, he’s in a new system so we’ll see how it all plays out but I’m glad we have him on our team. I look forward to working with him more."

The Patriots made the blockbuster signing of Revis in March, less than a week after the was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Belichick has like what he's seen so far from the five-time Pro Bowler and former AFC Defensive Player of the Year.

"He’s worked hard; smart guy. I’ve been impressed with him," Belichick said. "Very professional. Has a good understanding of the game, he’s a smart player and he’s had a real good focus and instinct. He’s a smart player scheme-wise but he knows how to play. He’s a very instinctive player."

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