Greg Schiano and Bill Belichick are friends who have some similarities to their coaching styles, but star cornerback Darrelle Revis says after playing for Schiano’s Bucs last year and signing with Belichick’s Patriots this year that he sees a major difference: Belichick’s style works.
Revis previously said he doesn’t miss anything other than the weather in Tampa and that Schiano’s coaching style didn’t work, but Revis praised the way things work in New England.
“They work their butts off in New England,’’ Revis told the Tampa Tribune. “As soon as you get into the offseason program, it’s non-stop. They want to be winners. They know what I can bring to the table and at the same time, we want to win. As a Jet, we had a rivalry with [the Patriots] and from the outside looking in, I looked at them differently. We respected them, but you want to beat them. Inside looking out now, I’ve got way more respect because I’m there. I get to see everything, how it operates every day.’’
After playing for a 4-12 Bucs team last year and a 6-10 Jets team the year before, Revis is happy to be in a place where he thinks he has a real chance of getting to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career.
“I’m really excited,’’ Revis said. “I went down a list of teams where I thought I could win and New England kind of stuck out for me. It’s been great and I can’t wait for training camp.’’
When he gets to camp, Revis will be a happy camper.