2014 will be a nice, fresh start for one of the best defensive backs in the NFL, Darrelle Revis. After two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which weren’t exactly the two most promising of his career, he’ll get a chance to get his Hall of Fame career back on track with the New England Patriots, who picked him up as a free agent this offseason following his release from the Bucs.
When we debate who the best cornerback is the game is recently, an argument that Revis used to easily win, his name isn’t even brought up in the conversation with Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson. Therefore, you have to wonder whether or not Revis will be out to prove a point this year that he’s still among the elite in the game.
In an interview recently with the Boston Globe, Revis made it very clear that he has absolutely nothing to prove, to anyone.
“No, I don’t feel like I have to prove nothing to anybody. The only thing I have to prove is to my teammates, that I’m there for them and I’m there to win games and help us win,” he told the Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young.
So as not to stir up any controversy with some of the other elite corners in the game, Revis also chimed in with his comments of respect for the likes of Sherman and Peterson.
“All that other stuff, it really don’t matter,” Revis said. “It really doesn’t. Anybody can say anything; it is what it is. I respect all those guys, I really do. I respect them all.”
With the defensive system that the Patriots run, and also assuming that Revis can stay healthy, one would have to think that it won’t be too long into the season when his name is once again brought up in that conversation.