Darrelle Revis spent one season with the New England Patriots, playing a pivotal role in the team winning its fourth Super Bowl. Despite the success he enjoyed with the organization, however, he apparently does not have a lot of fond memories to look back upon.
Appearing on the I Am Athlete show alongside fellow ex-Patriot Chad Johnson as well as Brandon Marshall, Channing Crowder and Jared Odrick, Revis reveleaed that he did not enjoy playing in New England.
“No, I did not,” Revis said.
“When you deal with the things up there, it’s a little bit strenuous. And nobody likes it in the locker room. That’s to be honest. Nobody. Nobody likes it.”
A former first-round draft pick by the New York Jets, who established himself as the league’s best cornerback in the late 2000s, Revis arrived in New England in 2014. Serving as the Patriots’ number one cornerback during their championship run that season, he was voted to the Pro Bowl and named first-team All-Pro.
Still, he pointed out that other coaching philosophies suited him more — including that of former Jets coach Rex Ryan.
“You know, I’m happy for the grind and the hustle of winning Super Bowl 49, but you know, waking up every day and, you know, walking into the facility and having to deal with the tension. You know, you see why they’ve been in 10 Super Bowls, you see the hustle and the grind of it. But at the end of the day, there’s other philosophies to win,“ Revis said.
“And it doesn’t have to be that way. I mean you got 32 teams with 32 coaches. Some are intense, some look at things another way, and there’s different philosophies to win the game.”