Practices Will Be Tougher Than Games For RevisApril 23rd, 2013
The lone resident of Revis Island spoke with the local chapter of the pen and mic club to talk about all sorts of things football yesterday, after appearing at a press conference to introduce Bucs fans to their newest star.
Darrelle Revis knows playing in the NFC South will be tough, but he said practices will be tougher than games.
“You have to understand my background. I came from a high school [Aliquippa] that is used to winning championships in Pennsylvania,” Revis said. “Just some names that played there, Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett, Ty Law. I am about winning. That is all it is about.
“Any day a receiver is out on Revis Island, it’s not a good day for that receiver. The NFC South, oh, I know. I have played against this [division] in the past. Drew Brees is awesome. Atlanta’s passing attack is awesome. Cam and Steve Smith have a good connection. It is fun, it is going to be fun for our secondary. Not just me, but for our secondary. It’s a team effort.”
Revis truly believes that battling Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams each day in practice will get him more than ready to face Julio Jones or Roddy White or Marques Colston or Smith on Sundays.
“VJ [Jackson] and Mike Williams, they will make me a lot better,” Revis said. “Practice will be the hardest. I think the games will be the easiest for all of us. And for Josh [Freeman] as well. We will try to challenge him too. He has some big weapons with Mike and Vj but it will be fun.
“People who know me, and I think this is why I am here, I get after it. I know VJ don’t mess around either. Practices are going to be fun. VJ is not easy to cover. He is basically LeBron James playing wide receiver. It is going to be fun.”
Joe just loved Revis’ attitude that practice will bring out the best in him. Talk about a leader! It is guys like Revis and Jackson who show the younger guys what it takes to be among the NFL’s best.
Joe’s pretty sure the Bucs will draft a corner later this week. Who better for a rookie to learn from than a passionate, driven stud like Revis?