New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was asked to clarify some recent comments about New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. When Revis appeared on ESPN as part of the Madden 13 Cover competition, he was asked to play a word association game, and was prompted with Bill Belichick. His reaction: “Jerk.” It was a hot topic today and Revis, known for his ability to backpedal on the field, did anything but when asked to clarify his comments.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis took exception to the way New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacted after his team’s 37-16 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium in November. He made that clear when he called him a jerk on ESPN. Asked to clarify, Revis did so.
“I don’t know. Talking about the best defense… they can suck my… All that stuff. That’s just ignorant. Why go there? You won fair and square. Hey, we shook your hand after the game. We’ll see you in New England or wherever in the playoffs, ok.”
Revis went on the clarify the difference between what Bart Scott said and what Belichick said.
“Bart (Scott) said his thing… “Can’t Wait” thing, but he still didn’t disrespect. He just said that they feel like they’re better than us. That’s okay. He didn’t say go suck– go do this or go do that. It’s personal. It’s disrespectful.”
Revis was then asked about Antonio Cromartie’s comments about Tom Brady. Revis said that was a response to Brady’s previous disrespectful actions.
“That’s his personal opinion about him. If that’s how he acts on the field. That’s how he acts. He wants to throw a touchdown and point at our sideline. That’s disrespect, man.”
Good. This is how it should be. Don’t tiptoe around it, these teams don’t like each other. The Jets have something to prove now after going 0-2 against the Patriots last season, including a three-touchdown loss on their home field. Revis is a leader on the team, the best player on the team, and if he feels disrespected by an opponent he has every right to say something.
Ding ding, let’s get it on. October 21 can’t come soon enough.
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