Darrelle Revis’ new football team picked up their first win of the season Monday night.
It was Revis’ old team, or rather the fans of his old team, that were the focus in the locker room after the game.
Revis vented to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post over “bitter” New York Jets fans that have constantly sent him threatening messages and harassed him on Twitter.
“You’ve got to have a backbone, because guys are saying, ‘F–k you!’ and ‘I want to kill you!’ It’s crazy, but I’ve been getting death threats from them since my first holdout [in 2010]. It’s just bitter Jets fans,” Revis said.
Revis lashed out last week at a Jets’ fan on Twitter who questioned whether Revis would rather have the $16 million contract he had on a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team or the $12 million deal he was under with the 5-4 Jets. Revis said he’d rather have the extra $4 million and didn’t back off of what he said on Twitter Monday night.
Revis said he’s not bitter at the Jets organization, just Jets’ fans that can’t let go of the fact that he no longer plays for the team and wants to blame him for that fact.
“They’re still not over the fact that I’m not there no more, and they give me crap all the time on Twitter,” Revis said. “If they would understand the business of it and understand what happened, then maybe they would know and maybe they would quit trying to point the finger at me. That’s where it is.”
Revis sealed the Buccaneers’ first victory of the season with an interception of Ryan Tannehill with less than two minutes to play. Revis said he doesn’t regret any of the circumstances that led to him playing for Tampa Bay this year.
“No regrets at all,” Revis said “Definitely no regrets. I’m fine. I’m going to make plays regardless of where I play. It doesn’t matter where I play.”