Darrelle Revis hasn’t been a Buccaneer long, but he’s come to realize one thing.
It’s not exactly like being a Jet.
Back home at his football camp in Aliquippa, Penn., Revis said the difference in environments is noticeable.
“Going to Tampa is great. I look at it as a new chapter in my football career,” Revis said, via the Beaver County Times. “The organization’s great. It’s real laid back down there. It’s not a lot of pressure as it is in New York.”
Even though he obviously played at a high level, he said the scrutiny was tough to deal with after growing up in the Pittsburgh area and playing his college football there.
“It can be tough. I got drafted as a junior and I didn’t know anything about New York or about the media, coming from being born here and going to the University of Pittsburgh. It’s a different market,” Revis said. “I accepted it. I just wanted to play football.
“The next thing you know you’re a celebrity, and it’s like, ‘OK … I just play football. You’ve got to be mature about it.”
There are some who might wonder about his application of that word, given the way he handle his contract situations. But he seems relaxed now, and once he’s recovered, that should be good news for the Bucs.